Mr. Paul B.
Yelp Review 2/2/21
"I've only ever had my clothes slightly altered by local dry clean shops. But I knew for my wedding that wasn't going to be good enough. But I also didn't know where to start. So I literally Googled "best tailor Philadelphia", and the top result was a Philadelphia Magazine article listing Wardrobe Clinic as the best in the city. So I called them. Ron answered, and immediately made an appointment with me just a few days later and said he could do the turnaround in a couple of weeks.
I got my suit from Bonobos and already thought it looked pretty good, but I had NO idea how much better suits can be, especially in the hands of someone like Ron. You can call or text him any time, and I don't think I ever had to leave a voicemail. He was very responsive.
At first, I think I thought his prices were a little high, but if you compare each individual service he does on a suit, and the quality--it's a steal. He does more tweaks to garments than your typical dry cleaners or generic tailor would, and the quality of work is amazing.
But the real magic was Ron himself. He is kind, engaging, knowledgeable, and strikes the perfect balance between the "I'll do whatever you want" kind of professional, and the "I can guide you and suggest things to make this look even better" type.
I *think* most people probably take a garment in and have only one round of alterations done and they're happy. I was so indecisive, though--not knowing about how clothes ought to fit and changing my mind about how I wanted it to fit. Ron was incredibly patient with me. I went back three times to get little tweaks, and one time was even after he offered to let me take it home and just situ with it for a bit. He willingly took it back and did a couple more things. And it was all included in the original price for the alterations.
And it all paid off. I still don't think I've ever, in my entire life, looked as good as I did on my wedding day (I didn't hold a candle to the bride, but that's as it should be). I even had Ron do a second suit for me. This guy is my tailor, as long as he's in business, and I won't even think of going anywhere else.
In short, Ron and the Wardrobe Clinic are old school professionals that know what they're doing and treat their work as a true craft in which they take great pride, and they treat their customers as real humans. They care for you and your garments and make you feel really good about your decision to use them. I see others here have had occasional bad experiences. That happens in every business, and I hope and trust each of those things got resolved. But as for me, it seems that Ron and Wardrobe Clinic are, across the board, the best tailoring in Philly.
COVID-19 Note: I had all this work done in the Summer and Fall of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ron was safe and masked at all times, and requested that I and my fiancée were as well. He was incredibly conscientious and considerate, and even made face masks out of leftover material from my suits so they'd match!"
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