Tailor Job Description


Boyds Philadelphia is an iconic, luxury fashion destination. Family-owned for four generations, Boyds features Women’s and Men’s designer collections and accessories from the world’s finest brands.

The Tailor is responsible for Altering, repairing, or fitting garments.


  • Fit and study garments on customers to determine required alterations.
  • Measure clients to ensure proper product fit.
  • Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
  • Operate sewing equipment.
  • Measure parts such as sleeves or pant legs, and mark or pin-fold alteration lines.
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators.
  • Make garment style changes, such as tapering pant legs, narrowing lapels, and adding or removing shoulder pads.
  • Let out or take in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
  • Take up or let down hems to shorten or lengthen garment parts such as sleeves.
  • Assemble garment parts and join parts with basting stitches
  • Record required alterations and instructions on tags, and attach them to garments.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Remove stitches from garments to be altered, using rippers or razor blades.
  • Repair or replace defective garment parts such as pockets, zippers, snaps, buttons, and linings.
  • Examine tags on garments to determine alterations that are needed.
  • Fit, alter, repair, and make made-to-measure clothing, according to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit, and applying principles of garment design, construction, and styling.
  • Press and smooth garments using hand irons.
  • Maintain garment drape and proportions as alterations are performed.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in tailoring
  • Jackets: ability to take in sides, shorten sleeves, collars and jackets.
  • Pants: ability to hem, take in waist, seat, and crotch
  • Shirts, Blouses, Vests: ability to shorten hems and shorten sleeves from the top, take in side seams & add darts
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience with Men’s suiting a plus

  • Prolonged periods of sitting
  • Ability to perform repetitive movements for a long period of time