I have a keen interest in unique items. I purchased a couple of Vintage Wool Hudson Bay Co. Plaid tailored suits from the 1970’s. Everything on these suits had to be re-done. The suits were in great shape, but the size was a 44” and I’m roughly a 29”. In short, the suits needed to be re-cut and re-built. I called several places in Calgary and even wore the suits at two high end locations only for them to tell me they wouldn’t do the job. It required too much work and they would only be willing to ‘Fit’ the suit if it was close to my size. Which they were not.

So after many failed attempts I called almost every place in the Calgary Tailor Directory. I stated I needed a re-cut, Not just a fitting. Only for most to tell me that made to measure work was being outsourced to other countries to perform the work, then shipped back so their shop can do the fitting/adjustments to keep costs down.

Then I found Dave, he said “Come on down and bring what you have.”

The suits turned out great, on time to meet my deadline and at a great price! Wearing them is a lot of fun and brings so many comments.

He has done several for me now as I will go nowhere else and the quality is incredible. I would recommend his work to anybody.

If you want quality and something unique, Dave is the guy in Calgary!

Morris Reid – Stone Waterson Inc.

Dave’s Custom Tailoring has been my only destination for the finest tailoring for many years. I have had suits taken in, pants tapered and jackets and sleeves shortened to perfection but was amazed at their ability to also completely update clothing to today’s fashion standards. This includes removing pleats in pants, adding vents to jackets and even altering out of fashion wide suit shoulders! This level of expertise is alive and well at Dave’s Custom Tailoring and will give your expensive clothing new life.

The amazing personal service and extended hours are just an added bonus. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for me over the years.


Barry Tuff, CityTV

This is to confirm that Dave’s Custom Tailoring has been taking care of my London-made suits for several years now. The suits have been maintained, repaired when necessary; cuffs, pockets, etc. The work has always been impeccable, and very reasonably priced. Dave would always be my first recommendation for alterations etc for valuable suits.

– A.B.H.

When I first moved back to Calgary I lived for a few months in the southwest and that is how I came to know about Dave’s Custom Tailoring. I have since moved to the north and for the last 7 years I still drive clear across the City to bring all my alterations to Dave.

Dave and his staff do exceptional work on all types of alternations: large or small, straight forward or complicated, formal wear to blue jeans and everything in between. Dave and Zena always greet their customers with a big smile when you walk in the door and I have always been made to feel very welcome. My rush jobs are accommodated and I appreciate their suggestions about what would look best on me when I am unsure about what to do to improve the fit of a particular outfit. You won’t be disappointed by Dave’s Custom Tailoring!

– Wendy

My name is Paul A. Kazakoff and I have been practicing law in the city of Calgary for over 30 years. For the last 25 years I have used Dave’s Custom Tailoring to do custom alterations to slacks, shirts and suit jackets for myself and my son. I have also had Dave custom tailor some suits as well.

So, for gracious service and excellent custom tailoring, I recommend Dave’s Custom Tailoring without any reservation.

I have been a client of Dave’s since I relocated in 1996.  He does excellent work whether it’s hemming and tailoring a new pair of slacks or making you a bespoke pair.  His work is incredible and it has saved me cash and more than one ‘favorite’ garment.  I highly recommend Dave’s Custom Tailoring for your tailoring needs.

Chuck Mulvenna , Canada Safeway

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