John And Paulette's Tailoring

★★★★☆
Midtown Manhattan Fashion District tailor offers alterations, sample making and custom-fit clothing.
  • 307 West 36th Street

    New York, NY 10018

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  • 212-564-3102

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Mon-Fri 7am-6pm Sat 7am-3pm

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I used to live in Manhattan and had always heard great things about John and Paulette's.

While visiting NYC with my husband last month, we realized he needed some tailoring done to a business suit -- stat. I trekked on over to the shop

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I used to live in Manhattan and had always heard great things about John and Paulette's.

While visiting NYC with my husband last month, we realized he needed some tailoring done to a business suit -- stat. I trekked on over to the shop

Pros: VERY quick turnaround

Cons: None from my experience

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I brought two dresses to be altered. One needed some simple nipping and tucking, but the other needed to be virtually reconstructed across the shoulders (and it was a well-made dress to begin with, so the work was not easy).

I'll start with the bad: The dress that needed simple work done seemed to have been forgotten and when I went to pick it up, I was told that it wasn't even started. They offered to get it done in just a few hours, however, I had some time before I needed it so I said it could wait. The bigger problem, however, was the price. I felt a bit overcharged for the simple work on the first dress but I was absolutely SHOCKED at how expensive the quote was for the second dress (even with the difficulty level, it was more than the dress itself).

Now the good: The dress that needed the reconstruction was done perfectly and fit me very well when it was complete. It was beautifully sewn and looked like it was made just for me. The woman was very careful to make sure that I was happy with it before making any cuts and I was very pleased with the outcome. She also did the work in less than a week for a wedding I have this weekend, so the speed of service was remarkable.

Overall: If I had more time, I probably would have shopped around for a better price, but I don't know if I would have found someone who would have done better work. It may have been a blessing that I needed this dress so quickly in terms of the outcome, though not for my wallet.

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★★★★☆

I brought two dresses to be altered. One needed some simple nipping and tucking, but the other needed to be virtually reconstructed across the shoulders (and it was a well-made dress to begin with, so the work was not easy).

I'll start with the bad: The dress that needed simple work done seemed to have been forgotten and when I went to pick it up, I was told that it wasn't even started. They offered to get it done in just a few hours, however, I had some time before I needed it so I said it could wait. The bigger problem, however, was the price. I felt a bit overcharged for the simple work on the first dress but I was absolutely SHOCKED at how expensive the quote was for the second dress (even with the difficulty level, it was more than the dress itself).

Now the good: The dress that needed the reconstruction was done perfectly and fit me very well when it was complete. It was beautifully sewn and looked like it was made just for me. The woman was very careful to make sure that I was happy with it before making any cuts and I was very pleased with the outcome. She also did the work in less than a week for a wedding I have this weekend, so the speed of service was remarkable.

Overall: If I had more time, I probably would have shopped around for a better price, but I don't know if I would have found someone who would have done better work. It may have been a blessing that I needed this dress so quickly in terms of the outcome, though not for my wallet.

Pros: Service, Workmanship, Speed

Cons: Price

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Apparently John no longer works here. When I came in a woman came in before me and was disappointed to discover that he had retired. The previous review that talked about a "second skin" bridesmaid dress at a reasonable price was the OPPOSITE of my experience. They charged me half as much as the dress itself had cost (and it was EXPENSIVE!) to do alterations and gave me a date 3 weeks in the future. When I came three weeks later to pick it up it was still in the sewing machine! I waited for an hour and a half and they said it was done, and they hadn't pressed it or even sewn the straps on. Ridiculous. It is still too big.

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★☆☆☆☆

Apparently John no longer works here. When I came in a woman came in before me and was disappointed to discover that he had retired. The previous review that talked about a "second skin" bridesmaid dress at a reasonable price was the OPPOSITE of my experience. They charged me half as much as the dress itself had cost (and it was EXPENSIVE!) to do alterations and gave me a date 3 weeks in the future. When I came three weeks later to pick it up it was still in the sewing machine! I waited for an hour and a half and they said it was done, and they hadn't pressed it or even sewn the straps on. Ridiculous. It is still too big.

Pros: they have a sewing machine

Cons: they do not use it well

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I had a pair of trousers hemmed here and am not happy with the work. The seams were left unfinished and there were burn marks (possibly from the iron?). Not to mention an unpleasant staff who blamed me for the burn. Why come here when there are so many better tailors in this city?

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★★☆☆☆

I had a pair of trousers hemmed here and am not happy with the work. The seams were left unfinished and there were burn marks (possibly from the iron?). Not to mention an unpleasant staff who blamed me for the burn. Why come here when there are so many better tailors in this city?

Pros: Location in relation to my office

Cons: Lack of professionalism and skills

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This was an all around miserable experience for me. My jeans were hastily sewn in front of me after waiting patiently for 20 minutes on my pick up date. They were a complete mess and not the way I wanted them done. After seeing that they were potentially ruined, I decided not to ask them to work on them further but to bring them elsewhere. I had paid in advance for the work last week and as I was leaving, already disappointed, I was ambushed by one of the women who worked there accusing me that I had not paid making absurd empty threats asking where my receipt was (after I had given it to them so they would know who I was) and the nasty employee continued to scream in the background while the other found my receipt and I desperately recounted the conversation we'd had last week down to the amount of change she had given me and she FINALLY remembered that I had indeed paid! I have a suspicion that they tried to beat me out of the $35 thinking that I would pay again and realizing that I would not back down, they retreated. Bottom line: they are horrible tailors and do not know how to conduct a business, I will never go back there and do not recommend John and Paulettes to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was an all around miserable experience for me. My jeans were hastily sewn in front of me after waiting patiently for 20 minutes on my pick up date. They were a complete mess and not the way I wanted them done. After seeing that they were potentially ruined, I decided not to ask them to work on them further but to bring them elsewhere. I had paid in advance for the work last week and as I was leaving, already disappointed, I was ambushed by one of the women who worked there accusing me that I had not paid making absurd empty threats asking where my receipt was (after I had given it to them so they would know who I was) and the nasty employee continued to scream in the background while the other found my receipt and I desperately recounted the conversation we'd had last week down to the amount of change she had given me and she FINALLY remembered that I had indeed paid! I have a suspicion that they tried to beat me out of the $35 thinking that I would pay again and realizing that I would not back down, they retreated. Bottom line: they are horrible tailors and do not know how to conduct a business, I will never go back there and do not recommend John and Paulettes to anyone.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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Jean and Mary at Jean and Paulette's Tailoring did a great job on fitting my husbands 2 suits and altering several formal dresses
of mine. I would recommend them to anyone. Great prices. Very pleasant to work with.

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★★★★★

Jean and Mary at Jean and Paulette's Tailoring did a great job on fitting my husbands 2 suits and altering several formal dresses
of mine. I would recommend them to anyone. Great prices. Very pleasant to work with.

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just picked up two pairs of jeans that were hemmed. quick service, very courteous and good pricing. will definitely go there from now on!

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just picked up two pairs of jeans that were hemmed. quick service, very courteous and good pricing. will definitely go there from now on!

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I saw an existing review that said John & Paulette had completed a bridesmaid dress on a tight deadline and for a reasonable price - well that was an understatement!!

I had just over a week to get my dress altered and not only were John & Paulette able to complete my request, but they did so for a GREAT price (really inexpensive, especially for NY and the garment district) and with a smile on their faces. My dress looked BEAUTIFUL and fit like a second skin - and seeing as how I was the maid of honor, it was especially important the dress turn out well.

I will come back to John & Paulette for all of my tailoring needs - no matter how large or small.

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★★★★★

I saw an existing review that said John & Paulette had completed a bridesmaid dress on a tight deadline and for a reasonable price - well that was an understatement!!

I had just over a week to get my dress altered and not only were John & Paulette able to complete my request, but they did so for a GREAT price (really inexpensive, especially for NY and the garment district) and with a smile on their faces. My dress looked BEAUTIFUL and fit like a second skin - and seeing as how I was the maid of honor, it was especially important the dress turn out well.

I will come back to John & Paulette for all of my tailoring needs - no matter how large or small.

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I used John & Paulette's Tailoring to hem 2 pairs of pants and was very happy with the service as well as the end result. The pants were professionally done for a good price and they were even ready a day earlier than promised! The only downside is that they accept cash only - no credit cards. I will absolutely use them again.

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★★★★★

I used John & Paulette's Tailoring to hem 2 pairs of pants and was very happy with the service as well as the end result. The pants were professionally done for a good price and they were even ready a day earlier than promised! The only downside is that they accept cash only - no credit cards. I will absolutely use them again.

Pros: Good, Professional Service

Cons: Cash Only - No Credit Cards Accepted

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I needed last minute alterations for a bridesmaid's dress, and was in a panic to get it done in one shot. John and Paulette quickly and quietly worked together to take my measurements, and the resulting alterations look fantastic. Work was completed on time, and the price was lower than I expected. I would return here for sure. They are a great team.

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★★★★☆

I needed last minute alterations for a bridesmaid's dress, and was in a panic to get it done in one shot. John and Paulette quickly and quietly worked together to take my measurements, and the resulting alterations look fantastic. Work was completed on time, and the price was lower than I expected. I would return here for sure. They are a great team.

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I love this place. John is so nice and he always gets my dress alterations done perfectly and promptly. His prices are always fair as well.

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★★★★★

I love this place. John is so nice and he always gets my dress alterations done perfectly and promptly. His prices are always fair as well.

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I needed some last-minute alterations done to a tux for a wedding. Not only did John get them done the same day, but his prices were also very reasonable! Highly Recommended.

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★★★★★

I needed some last-minute alterations done to a tux for a wedding. Not only did John get them done the same day, but his prices were also very reasonable! Highly Recommended.

Pros: Fast, Friendly, Reasonably priced

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