Hong Kong Alterations & Tailoring
After apprenticing with a Shanghainese master in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, John perfected his craft as an alterations master for Aquascutum, a major UK clothing designer. Years later, he packed up his seam rippers, measuring tapes, and songbird sewing assistant and headed to New York’s famed garment district. There, the expert tailor cut professional samples for prestigious brands such as Ann Taylor. Now in San Francisco alongside veteran tailor Betty, the two expert needle wielders adjust clothing so that it flatters the body’s best features. Capable of perfecting garments ranging from casual to formal wear, the clothing experts are more than willing to work with any fabric—including leather—with rush and same-day services available.