Leon Tailoring Co Inc

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Indianapolis, IN

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So, I read all the reviews here before going in to Leon's, and totally understand why people wrote what they did. Larry is a nice guy, but he does indeed come off as a bit *ahem* arrogant. He is of an old school mentality where he, the professional, knows how a suit should look and fit. Doesn't matter what the current styles are or what feels like a good fit to you, you (and everyone else, models, magazines... everyone), is wrong! :)
They also have a very small selection in the shop, as their speciality is completely custom-made suits.

If you don't know what you want, or want someone to tell you what is 'best' for you, or want a custom-tailored suit, this place will be great for you.

If you know what you want, and what you want is a more modern fashion, this is not the place for you. Larry assured me repeatedly that there was no point in looking elsewhere, there was no way I'd find something that fit me and had the modern (slim) cut I wanted; my only choice was to get a custom-tailored suit (starting at $1100+). Nope. I went to J. Benzal next and immediately found 2 suits that looked and fit great for half the price.

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★★☆☆☆

So, I read all the reviews here before going in to Leon's, and totally understand why people wrote what they did. Larry is a nice guy, but he does indeed come off as a bit *ahem* arrogant. He is of an old school mentality where he, the professional, knows how a suit should look and fit. Doesn't matter what the current styles are or what feels like a good fit to you, you (and everyone else, models, magazines... everyone), is wrong! :)
They also have a very small selection in the shop, as their speciality is completely custom-made suits.

If you don't know what you want, or want someone to tell you what is 'best' for you, or want a custom-tailored suit, this place will be great for you.

If you know what you want, and what you want is a more modern fashion, this is not the place for you. Larry assured me repeatedly that there was no point in looking elsewhere, there was no way I'd find something that fit me and had the modern (slim) cut I wanted; my only choice was to get a custom-tailored suit (starting at $1100+). Nope. I went to J. Benzal next and immediately found 2 suits that looked and fit great for half the price.

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I recently moved to Downtown Indianapolis and was recommended to Leon's by a co-worker. I am very thankful for the recommendation. Yes, you will pay a little bit more (maybe 10% if that), however, the quality of the suits and the fit is 100% better than the other suit stores. Bottom line is Leon's does not sell crap. I started with one suit (jacket, pants, silk Italian tie & very nice shirt) was a little over $500. I was so happy, I just ordered a tuxedo from Leons. It is amazing. A complete tux with all the accessories (2 shirts, cumberbun, vest, bow tie, cuff links and studs) all for a little over $700. Nice thing is, buy the suits/tux at Leons, the future tailoring is free. One last thing...the staff is very professional, especially Larry. (He is very talkative). They will not BS you. I took some jackets/pants in to get re-fitted. He was very honest. He told me which clothes were worth the money to fix and which clothes I should simply turn in to goodwill. He was not mean about it, but simply did not want to waste my money. Some people may find that rude, however I appreciate the candor. Anyway, just my two cents, I love the place and will not go to another place other than Leon's for suits and tailoring.
P.S. They also treated my partner Sam with respect and even asks how he is doing when I go in to the store. Sam took some clothes there also and let me tell you, he is one picky man. He was very pleased.

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★★★★★

I recently moved to Downtown Indianapolis and was recommended to Leon's by a co-worker. I am very thankful for the recommendation. Yes, you will pay a little bit more (maybe 10% if that), however, the quality of the suits and the fit is 100% better than the other suit stores. Bottom line is Leon's does not sell crap. I started with one suit (jacket, pants, silk Italian tie & very nice shirt) was a little over $500. I was so happy, I just ordered a tuxedo from Leons. It is amazing. A complete tux with all the accessories (2 shirts, cumberbun, vest, bow tie, cuff links and studs) all for a little over $700. Nice thing is, buy the suits/tux at Leons, the future tailoring is free. One last thing...the staff is very professional, especially Larry. (He is very talkative). They will not BS you. I took some jackets/pants in to get re-fitted. He was very honest. He told me which clothes were worth the money to fix and which clothes I should simply turn in to goodwill. He was not mean about it, but simply did not want to waste my money. Some people may find that rude, however I appreciate the candor. Anyway, just my two cents, I love the place and will not go to another place other than Leon's for suits and tailoring.
P.S. They also treated my partner Sam with respect and even asks how he is doing when I go in to the store. Sam took some clothes there also and let me tell you, he is one picky man. He was very pleased.

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I am not sure about some of the above negative comments, but my experience was excellent. I was a grad student at the time looking for a nice suit. I had went to all the stores around town looking for OTR suits, but nothing under $2000 was cut for an athletically built man (drop of around 11"). A lot of my physically fit friends have the same problem. I went to some of the Keystone stores and found that msm suits would be around $2500 and above. I found that at Leon's I was able to get a half canvased or fully canvased suit (not sure?) for around $1200. The fabric is top quality, the cut was classic (and will be in style long after the super skinny labels are silly looking) and the fit was perfect. They even allowed me to pay in installments while the suit was being made. The suit was much nicer than Canali and BB of the same price, and def. on par with the Zegna suits I look at for $2500+, that still didn't accommodate the drop I had. I will buy all my staple suits from Leon's. Its better to pay a little more and have a perfect suit, then a bunch of crap suits that cost $300-$600, that you know don't fit like they should/could. I would also shy away from buying cheaper quality suits and having them tailored to an inch of their life. They will end up fitting oddly and you'll have a $700 suit that fits and looks ok, when for a little more you could have a top quality bespoke suit.

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★★★★★

I am not sure about some of the above negative comments, but my experience was excellent. I was a grad student at the time looking for a nice suit. I had went to all the stores around town looking for OTR suits, but nothing under $2000 was cut for an athletically built man (drop of around 11"). A lot of my physically fit friends have the same problem. I went to some of the Keystone stores and found that msm suits would be around $2500 and above. I found that at Leon's I was able to get a half canvased or fully canvased suit (not sure?) for around $1200. The fabric is top quality, the cut was classic (and will be in style long after the super skinny labels are silly looking) and the fit was perfect. They even allowed me to pay in installments while the suit was being made. The suit was much nicer than Canali and BB of the same price, and def. on par with the Zegna suits I look at for $2500+, that still didn't accommodate the drop I had. I will buy all my staple suits from Leon's. Its better to pay a little more and have a perfect suit, then a bunch of crap suits that cost $300-$600, that you know don't fit like they should/could. I would also shy away from buying cheaper quality suits and having them tailored to an inch of their life. They will end up fitting oddly and you'll have a $700 suit that fits and looks ok, when for a little more you could have a top quality bespoke suit.

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My Partner and I stopped by Leon Tailoring on whim. I am a very slim man and so is my Partner. We are older gents and we can no longer find clothes that fit in department stores. Larry and Norm were very helpful because they had other customers with similar problems relating to fit. I ordered 4 shirts and a suit. No clothes have EVER fit and looked as good as my new stuff from Leon. I have received more compliments than I can tell you on my appearance. These guys are super. Neither of us ever felt better about the way we look. If you want to look great, go to Leon.

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★★★★★

My Partner and I stopped by Leon Tailoring on whim. I am a very slim man and so is my Partner. We are older gents and we can no longer find clothes that fit in department stores. Larry and Norm were very helpful because they had other customers with similar problems relating to fit. I ordered 4 shirts and a suit. No clothes have EVER fit and looked as good as my new stuff from Leon. I have received more compliments than I can tell you on my appearance. These guys are super. Neither of us ever felt better about the way we look. If you want to look great, go to Leon.

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I purchased several items for a wedding from Leon Tailoring in May 2010. One of the items included a hat for my husband, an Active Duty Military Personnel, stationed in Charleston, SC. When my husband tried on the hat, we discovered it was not the right size. I immediately contacted Judy, the sales rep at Leon Tailoring, to inform her of the problem. She told me I could return the hat for store credit or a refund.

I mailed the hat back with a brief note explaining the return and the conversation I had with Judy. I requested a refund to my credit card. After months of not receiving a refund or hearing from Leon Tailoring, I called on October 28 and asked for a manager. I spoke with Larry, who was very rude. He would not even let me finish a sentence before he would cut me off to tell me that they did not accept returns on hats due to Health and Safety rules. This was a completely different story than Judy had told me. He said he would talk to her and get back to me within a day. I never heard back from him.

I tried calling several times over the next month to ask Larry the status of the refund. I left several messages and was placed on hold for over 15 minutes on one occasion. On December 3, I was finally able to speak to Larry. Again, he was very rude and would not listen to my questions and concerns; he would only cut me off to tell me he could not accept a return. I tried to ask him why no one had contacted me in the past several months about the hat. If they couldn't accept a return, why were they still holding the merchandise and the funds? His answer to all of my questions was "I don't know... I've slept a few times since then."

This company has very poor customer service and business practices. Judy told me to return the hat for store credit or a refund, so I did. Not only have I not received my refund, but I've been given the run around from Larry Ettinger about why I have not been contacted or why they still have the hat.

So now they have my $130, and a Fedora Hat! Thanks Leon Tailoring, you really know how to take care of your customers!

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★☆☆☆☆

I purchased several items for a wedding from Leon Tailoring in May 2010. One of the items included a hat for my husband, an Active Duty Military Personnel, stationed in Charleston, SC. When my husband tried on the hat, we discovered it was not the right size. I immediately contacted Judy, the sales rep at Leon Tailoring, to inform her of the problem. She told me I could return the hat for store credit or a refund.

I mailed the hat back with a brief note explaining the return and the conversation I had with Judy. I requested a refund to my credit card. After months of not receiving a refund or hearing from Leon Tailoring, I called on October 28 and asked for a manager. I spoke with Larry, who was very rude. He would not even let me finish a sentence before he would cut me off to tell me that they did not accept returns on hats due to Health and Safety rules. This was a completely different story than Judy had told me. He said he would talk to her and get back to me within a day. I never heard back from him.

I tried calling several times over the next month to ask Larry the status of the refund. I left several messages and was placed on hold for over 15 minutes on one occasion. On December 3, I was finally able to speak to Larry. Again, he was very rude and would not listen to my questions and concerns; he would only cut me off to tell me he could not accept a return. I tried to ask him why no one had contacted me in the past several months about the hat. If they couldn't accept a return, why were they still holding the merchandise and the funds? His answer to all of my questions was "I don't know... I've slept a few times since then."

This company has very poor customer service and business practices. Judy told me to return the hat for store credit or a refund, so I did. Not only have I not received my refund, but I've been given the run around from Larry Ettinger about why I have not been contacted or why they still have the hat.

So now they have my $130, and a Fedora Hat! Thanks Leon Tailoring, you really know how to take care of your customers!

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Larry and Norman Ettinger have been friends, consultants, tailors and confidants for more than 20 years. 50+ Shirts, 20+ slacks, 7 Sport Coats, 2 Suits, a Tuxedo and dozens of Ties, Fitted Jeans and Sweaters to fill my closet.
When my shirts are made, they are PERFECT! More than 50 custom fitted shirts and each one is an exact fit, long wearing, and the most comfortable to wear.
Leon's is better than anyplace I have ever gone and that includes London, Paris, Hong Kong and the Phillipines. Normally, I am the hardest customer to make happy, but these guys and their co-workers alway seem to get it right.
When I wanted a Sport Coat made for the Irish Festival, they helped me get the Tartan fabric for my family clan and then made a perfect fit coat that was nothing short of spectacular. I could have probably spent less to go somewhere else, but cannot ever seem to get a good fit from the others I've tried. NOT CHEAP, but the best quality you can imagine.
I could go on for pages about the custom slacks, suits, tux and accessories, but the best description for my experience is......... I buy all of my fitted clothes from Leon's and will continue to do so as long as I buy clothes.
Tim Coughlin

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★★★★★

Larry and Norman Ettinger have been friends, consultants, tailors and confidants for more than 20 years. 50+ Shirts, 20+ slacks, 7 Sport Coats, 2 Suits, a Tuxedo and dozens of Ties, Fitted Jeans and Sweaters to fill my closet.
When my shirts are made, they are PERFECT! More than 50 custom fitted shirts and each one is an exact fit, long wearing, and the most comfortable to wear.
Leon's is better than anyplace I have ever gone and that includes London, Paris, Hong Kong and the Phillipines. Normally, I am the hardest customer to make happy, but these guys and their co-workers alway seem to get it right.
When I wanted a Sport Coat made for the Irish Festival, they helped me get the Tartan fabric for my family clan and then made a perfect fit coat that was nothing short of spectacular. I could have probably spent less to go somewhere else, but cannot ever seem to get a good fit from the others I've tried. NOT CHEAP, but the best quality you can imagine.
I could go on for pages about the custom slacks, suits, tux and accessories, but the best description for my experience is......... I buy all of my fitted clothes from Leon's and will continue to do so as long as I buy clothes.
Tim Coughlin

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Tailoring????? How about torture. If Amy comes to assist, run the other way. Over priced rude staff, and all they want is your money. What happened to customer service or service with a smile. I left dissatisfied and feeling worse than when I walked in. I would rate with zero stars but this review forces you to rate them with one meaning unsatisfactory. I would not recommend Leon and I will not be back. Makes me so angry I don't even want to drive on Delaware Street because it reminds me of the awful experience I had with Leon Tailoring.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tailoring????? How about torture. If Amy comes to assist, run the other way. Over priced rude staff, and all they want is your money. What happened to customer service or service with a smile. I left dissatisfied and feeling worse than when I walked in. I would rate with zero stars but this review forces you to rate them with one meaning unsatisfactory. I would not recommend Leon and I will not be back. Makes me so angry I don't even want to drive on Delaware Street because it reminds me of the awful experience I had with Leon Tailoring.

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Response from this business:

Tom W. As one of the owners of Leon Tailoring Company, I must in this case reply. As our staff is normally very courteous, helpful and knowledgeable, which is why most of the stores recommend us for work they cannot do and for merchandise they do not carry. I would like to state, that we do not have an "Amy" working here, so whomever you mean, I have no idea. If you had a problem, the old fashion way of communication, which is a telephone, would have been more appropriate, so that we could iron out your complaint. If an apology is needed, we would be happy to oblige.
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Don't be fooled when you walk in and see all the pictures of famous people. If you think they will treat you well you will be disappointed. The staff is rude, they don't know the meaning of customer service and everything that is wrong will somehow be your fault. If you must do business with them remember the saying let the buyer beware. If there is a problem you will be the one to pay and you will be the one inconvenienced.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't be fooled when you walk in and see all the pictures of famous people. If you think they will treat you well you will be disappointed. The staff is rude, they don't know the meaning of customer service and everything that is wrong will somehow be your fault. If you must do business with them remember the saying let the buyer beware. If there is a problem you will be the one to pay and you will be the one inconvenienced.

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I have been a customer of Leon's for the past 20 years and a friend to them for just as long, that is how they treat you as soon as you walk through the door. I had a few alterations done to some pants the first time in and now I have tailor made suits that fit amazingly. I have and will always recommend Leon Tailoring Co.

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★★★★★

I have been a customer of Leon's for the past 20 years and a friend to them for just as long, that is how they treat you as soon as you walk through the door. I had a few alterations done to some pants the first time in and now I have tailor made suits that fit amazingly. I have and will always recommend Leon Tailoring Co.

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I have been purchasing my business suits from Leon's for over the last 25 years and have always found the quality to be "Top Drawer", the service impeccable, and the wearing of the garments long lasting. The Leon group always has treated me with dignity and found that their recommendations on what looks best to always be right on the money! As a man of size I was never sold anything that didn't make me look like a "Million Bucks" ! I no longer live in Indianapolis, but have continued to return yearly to purchase new suits from Leon's. I am always asked where I get my suits from and I always recommend Leon's to them if they are going to be in Indy. I tell them to just call Norman or Larry and they too can have the same fine suits. I highly recommend them and their tailors!!
Kevin C

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★★★★★

I have been purchasing my business suits from Leon's for over the last 25 years and have always found the quality to be "Top Drawer", the service impeccable, and the wearing of the garments long lasting. The Leon group always has treated me with dignity and found that their recommendations on what looks best to always be right on the money! As a man of size I was never sold anything that didn't make me look like a "Million Bucks" ! I no longer live in Indianapolis, but have continued to return yearly to purchase new suits from Leon's. I am always asked where I get my suits from and I always recommend Leon's to them if they are going to be in Indy. I tell them to just call Norman or Larry and they too can have the same fine suits. I highly recommend them and their tailors!!
Kevin C

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My brother went in to buy a tux for his wedding. Now he's a big guy, but then he already knows that. The owner measured him and was rude about every bit of it...downright insulting. Not to mention they assured everyone that they would beat Men's Warehouse in price but failed to mention that price would not include shoes or accessories. So our tux rental ran at least $20 more than expected. Our issues would include: 1. Misquoted price. 2. Down-right poor customer service. 3. The grooms special order tux was about 3-4 inches short in the legs. 4. The tallest guy in the group received the shortest jacket & tie. 5. The shortest guy in the group received the longest vest & tie. 6. 2 of the 8 tux jackets did not match the rest. Specifically the cover over the faux front pockets. 7. One tie had to be returned because it was missing a strap. One might wonder why it was given to us even though it was clearly marked as defective. Now you might say to yourself "all of these issues would have been taken care of by trying them on before we left". Except that the lady we spoke to insisted there was no need because all items were carefully selected and put together. And insisted that we take the tux home to try it on there and bring it back if there were problems. Maybe that would be fine if the location was right around the corner! But it's a 20 minute drive from home. Now none of these items were enough to bring the wedding to a screeching halt. But for the cost and service compared to quality I could not recommend Leon Tailoring with a good conscious.

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★☆☆☆☆

My brother went in to buy a tux for his wedding. Now he's a big guy, but then he already knows that. The owner measured him and was rude about every bit of it...downright insulting. Not to mention they assured everyone that they would beat Men's Warehouse in price but failed to mention that price would not include shoes or accessories. So our tux rental ran at least $20 more than expected. Our issues would include: 1. Misquoted price. 2. Down-right poor customer service. 3. The grooms special order tux was about 3-4 inches short in the legs. 4. The tallest guy in the group received the shortest jacket & tie. 5. The shortest guy in the group received the longest vest & tie. 6. 2 of the 8 tux jackets did not match the rest. Specifically the cover over the faux front pockets. 7. One tie had to be returned because it was missing a strap. One might wonder why it was given to us even though it was clearly marked as defective. Now you might say to yourself "all of these issues would have been taken care of by trying them on before we left". Except that the lady we spoke to insisted there was no need because all items were carefully selected and put together. And insisted that we take the tux home to try it on there and bring it back if there were problems. Maybe that would be fine if the location was right around the corner! But it's a 20 minute drive from home. Now none of these items were enough to bring the wedding to a screeching halt. But for the cost and service compared to quality I could not recommend Leon Tailoring with a good conscious.

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I took some suits I bought at Talbot's to get altered at Leon's. I chose this place because I wanted the alterations to be done right for two interview suits (I'm a law student). Plus, I thought if I was happy with the experience, I would go back in a few years and have them make me a suit. The person I worked with was really rude, and called my clothes cheaply made. I don't think my suits are cheaply made, but even if they are, why insult a customer? They did an alright job with the alterations, though I've since had to get some of them re-altered (the pants were still too long, even wearing the same shoes I wore to the fitting). I probably should have just taken my clothes and left, but that was my mistake. The price was also very high for the alterations, I thought ($200+ for two pants, a skirt, and a jacket) Horrible service--save your money and go elsewhere!

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★☆☆☆☆

I took some suits I bought at Talbot's to get altered at Leon's. I chose this place because I wanted the alterations to be done right for two interview suits (I'm a law student). Plus, I thought if I was happy with the experience, I would go back in a few years and have them make me a suit. The person I worked with was really rude, and called my clothes cheaply made. I don't think my suits are cheaply made, but even if they are, why insult a customer? They did an alright job with the alterations, though I've since had to get some of them re-altered (the pants were still too long, even wearing the same shoes I wore to the fitting). I probably should have just taken my clothes and left, but that was my mistake. The price was also very high for the alterations, I thought ($200+ for two pants, a skirt, and a jacket) Horrible service--save your money and go elsewhere!

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I could not believe the great quality of service here. the staff here is great. I was welcomed as soon as I walked in the door. this place is set up great, everything is so well organized. They do a great tailoring job. I found the staff here seemed to pay great attention to detail. It is a nice location and it was easy to get to.

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★★★★★

I could not believe the great quality of service here. the staff here is great. I was welcomed as soon as I walked in the door. this place is set up great, everything is so well organized. They do a great tailoring job. I found the staff here seemed to pay great attention to detail. It is a nice location and it was easy to get to.

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Impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics have set Leon Tailoring in a class by themselves. Prices are much less than you might expect for custom-fitted garments also!

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★★★★★

Impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics have set Leon Tailoring in a class by themselves. Prices are much less than you might expect for custom-fitted garments also!

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We would like to invite you in to our store. We have been a family owned business since 1905, therefore we are doing something right! We consider ourselves a business that has stuck with tradition and customer service. We have received many awards acknowledging our service and ability and take pride in the fact that we are still able to serve our customers after this many years.