It's my first time having any clothing tailored, and I was really nervous when I first brought my suit to Ron. After about half an hour, I left feeling reassured that my suit was in good hands. About a week and a half later, I am glad to confirm that my gut reaction was right - I picked up my suit today and Ron did an excellent job! The suit was tailored to my expectations, exactly as we had discussed.
You can tell that Ron takes pride in the quality of his work. He uses some machine sewing, but a good deal of hand-stitching. During our initial meeting, I was struck by his attention to detail. He was very honest with me about what he would and wouldn't be able to do, a quality which I think is very important. He also clearly has an eye for fashion, and all of his suggestions on how to tailor the suit were very tasteful - hence, why I felt comfortable leaving my suit in his hands. In addition, you get to try on your clothes when you pick them up, to make sure that everything is to your liking.
I was charged $200 to have multiple alterations to my suit jacket, suit skirt, suit pants, and blouse - this may seem like a lot, but Ron broke down the prices for me, and his prices are comparable to most tailors' in Philadelphia. He gives a slight discount to first-time customers, too! Ron told me several times that if, after a few wears, I decided I wasn't 100% pleased with the changes, I could bring it back in and he would alter it/adjust things for free. I really appreciate this guarantee - it's further proof that Ron prides himself on quality.
I definitely trust the quality of Ron's work and his excellent service. I'll be bringing back my next suit, dress, or other more complicated piece of clothing to the Wardrobe Clinic. However, for more simple and time-sensitive alterations, I might opt to stop by my local dry cleaner's.