I have had about 8 pairs of jeans and pants sitting on a chair in my living since we lived in DC. I haven’t been able to wear them because they all needed to be hemmed. I have had some hemming disasters – including a pair of Joe’s Jeans that ended up as clam diggers and a pair of Seven’s that my little sister wears as cut-offs. Needless to say, I am a little hesitant to get things hemmed.
Martin’s Tailoring came recommended by a sales clerk at Fashion Square’s Gap. Since I’m wearing jeans everyday to work now, I figured I should probably get off my butt and do something about the unwearable pile. The shop is in the shopping center across from Barrack’s Road Center next to El Puerto and behind the yellow brick building. It definitely seemed like the place to go to get things altered and hemmed as the little bell on the door was ringing constantly. Most people seemed to have an actual friendship with the little Asian man pinning all of their items as they stood on the wooden hemming blocks. His name is not Martin. He worked very quickly pinning Charlie and me and a week later Charlie and I had new beautifully hemmed jeans to add to our wardrobe. The hems match the originals and they are all the perfect length. I think we had 8 pairs of pants to hem for $47. My fears of hemming may be subsiding.