Tailoring is one of those services you don’t think about too much until you really need it, however, there’s something to be said about working it into a routine trip. The right tailor can make your clothes look more expensive, bring longer life to your favorite outfit, or make you look great for that special occasion. These are five of the best tailors in the Detroit that range from last minute fixes, alterations for every day wear, or specialize in making wedding dresses look like a million dollars.

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Lott Anter Tailoring and Cleaning
The Buhl Building
535 Griswold Street Suite 10
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 282-2684

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lott Anter Tailoring and Cleaning is located in downtown Detroit. The business has been family owned for over 90 years with three generations of exceptional tailors. Clark “Lott III” has been refining his craft since the age of six when he started out hemming pants under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. The shot is great for last minute alterations with turnarounds within a day. If something needs to be hand sewn, they will do so to ensure the best quality of their work. All of this is done with reasonable prices that are based on each pieces need. They even text you when the work is done. How is that for service?

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Eddie’s Alterations
826 East 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 542-3583

Hours: Mon to Fri 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans and it can be hard to find someone to do quality work. Eddie’s Alterations is one of those rare tailor shops that does quality work with denim, and will take extra special care of your favorite pair. For the fancier lot, Eddie works with business, casual and formal wear. Anything you need, whether it is to shorten a sleeve or lengthen a pant, he can do and at your convenience. Most importantly, it won’t bust your budget. One satisfied customer had three slacks lengthened to meet her 34.5″ inseam for $38, and it was done within a day’s time. If you have been putting off alterations because you think it will take time or cost a lot, throw that out the window and make time to stop at Eddie’s.

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Habib the Tailor
32577 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI 48066
(586) 293-8880

Hours: Mon to Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In the lovely northshore community of Roseville sits an unassuming tailor shop. Inside it is filled with a warm and friendly staff ready to help you find a suit or alter an existing one. The best part about Habib the Tailor is its expert staff can alter store bought suits without charging more than what you paid for it. Have a special occasion? Not a problem. Habib also does tuxedos. Fast, courteous, and reasonably priced, he will transform your men’s wear from ill fitting to GQ in no time.

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The Sewing Room
45536 Van Dyke Ave
Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-0178

Hours: Tues to Fri 10a.m. – 5p.m. Thurs 10a.m. – 6p.m. Sat 10a.m. – 3p.m.

The Sewing Room specializes in bridal and formal wear. Nothing is more important than making sure your wedding dress fits perfectly for the big day. Having a tailor who can resize garments without losing fine details and beadwork is invaluable. Need proof of the tailor’s attention to detail? The online photo gallery shows examples of their beautiful craftsmanship and creative solutions, which brings form and functionality to a new level. Make sure to check out The Sewing Room’s solution to resizing a formal gown from a zipper back into a corset.

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Sophia’s Tailoring and Altering
209 North Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 665-7099

Hours: Mon to Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sophia’s Tailoring and Altering in Ann Arbor can do everything from bridal and prom to business and casual wear. Sophia herself is from Greece, studied in Germany, and moved to the United States in the late 70s. In 1979, she opened her shop and has been replacing zippers, hemming and resizing garments ever since. Known for being able to work with various types of fabrics and materials, Sophia’s Tailoring and Altering’s commitment to quality is the reason why it has been a successful business for the last 30 years. Bring your clothes to Sophia’s and breathe new life into your old favorites.

Marci Savage has recently adopted Detroit as her new hometown. Besides writing for online news publications, she has been an executive director for a disability advocacy organization, a small business owner, a financial adviser, a licensed personal banker, an expert quilt teacher, a model and a published author. Her interests include fashion, politics, art, theater, storm chasing, Sci-Fi, and technology. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.