Nothing fit right when Michael Tang was little. With a frame on the small side, he couldn’t just slip on a pair of jeans or a new shirt from the store and have it look right—but luckily, his mom was a seamstress. He’d watch her at work as she tailored his wardrobe, and at 16 years old, he started to pick up her skills. He began with hemming jeans and progressed to the point where he was able to refit anything from a jacket with lining to a three-piece tuxedo for a circus elephant. And so blossomed his own enterprise, Threads Fashion Alterations.
In addition to clothing alterations, the shop offers eco-friendly wet cleaning, which gently cleanses delicate garments using biodegradable soaps. The staff also alters bedding and drapes to perfect the fit of sheets or refit drapes for windows that have shrunk.