A modern tailoring outfit that nonetheless has a legacy feel, they also have the coolest name around! Situated in Murrayfield, they really are a house of all (tailoring) trades. Matric dresses, business suits, tuxedos and more are all capably tailored to your needs. Dresses and gowns, costumes and special occasions – all garments are amended to suit. Pattern makers and dressmakers, they’ll also take on your upholstery work and make a fine thing of it. Try this house of needle and thread first.
Situated in Church Street in the city, this is officially a retail clothing outlet, but the guys here will sort you out with any and all tailoring needs. If Goolab HJ & Sons don’t do it, they’ll definitely direct you to someone who can. If it’s an old school, city gent’s experience you’re after, this is the place.
Another venue that many find handy, is Station Tailors in Scheiding Street. Also in town, the shop’s proximity to cobblers and the like makes for an organised trip when you do have some repairs to get done. Men and women are welcome, and service is usually pretty swift.
A newer outfit running out of Danville, Bantu Satin is getting rave reviews for their handiwork. Making life easy for individuals with little fiddles they want done, they’re perfectly capable of from-scratch design too. Moms, teenagers, working adults – you name it – personalised service and excellent results are the norm here. Dressmakers and seamstresses par excellence, their approach is professional but warm. They appear to genuinely value longer term relationships with their clients, and maintain an ethos of great service and personal care. Best to buzz them on 065 931 583 or 074 082 1443.
Tip Top Tailor
With branches around Gauteng, this company knows its business. Situated in the Menlyn Mall, Tip Top is a snazzy option for many in need of a stitch in time to save nine. Catering for men and women, dressmaking and tailoring in all materials, including leather, this is a full-service outlet.
A group of dedicated seamstresses servicing the Moreletta area, Local Sewing will take in both men and womens’ garments. Churning out great alterations and tailored solutions, hierdie dames is op en wakker hoor? Here you can expect personal care and great results, and they’ll also produce glorious gowns and evening wear.
One solely for guys, O.S Man specialises in tailor-made mens’ suits, dinner jackets, tuxedos, shirts, slacks and even jeans. Ties and bow ties feature too, and they aim at being able to tend to any need the well-dressed gentleman might have. Capable of modern funky styles as well as classic design, they’ll make whatever you can draw, to fit. A full-service outlet, these guys are legacy tailors with a returning clientele.
The Green Tailor
Maybe we’ve saved the best for last – the male best anyway – as Benjamin Saccaggi is a bespoke tailor of the new generation. Carrying the ethos of a gentleman’s tailor, he’s also part violin rock star, quite apart from being a demon with a needle and thread. Also, the guy takes bitcoin…. what more can you ask? This is definitely an upcoming young Garsfontein tailor destined to perpetuate the hale tradition of mens’ tailors. If it’s professional, caring, individualised service you’re after, give The Green Tailor a buzz.