Who's Your Go-To Guy?

Fairfield County's best kept secrets


It takes a lot of shrunken shirts, cracked heels, and mismatched pant legs to find the right tailor and shoe cobbler, which is why so many of us (you know who you are!) keep our go-to “guys” secret from even our closest friends and family.

Luckily for you, however, we are opening up the vault and spilling Fairfield County’s best-kept secrets, including some of the areas best tailors, and yes, shoe cobblers.


Ted the Tailor:Best of the Gold Coast” winner Ted the Tailor knows a thing or two about making clients look sharp. After all, they’ve been at it since 1974. Located in a charming red brick building in Greenwich, Ted the Tailor offers alteration services for all types of garments — from fur to leather to suede. 2 Church Street, Greenwich, CT 06830; (203) 869-5699

Fairfield Clothier: Whether you’re channeling your inner Cary Grant or have a special affair to attend, Fairfield Clothiers has your back (literally). Using only the best materials from mills around the world, this family-owned business is dedicated to bringing its client’s custom, unique garments. 1551 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824; (203) 255-8889

Pietro Simonetti Custom Clothier: With over 35 years of experience, Pietro Simonetti has perfected the art of designing custom clothing for men and woman. Combining his traditional Italian techniques with contemporary style, Simonetti has gained a long list of loyal customers. 1011 High Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06903; (203) 595-0771

Shoe Cobblers

M&M Shoe Repair: When you walk into M&M Shoe Repair, its like you’ve died and gone to Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe closet, where the walls are filled with everything from Manolo Blahniks to Jimmy Choo. M&M Shoe Repair provides a wide range of services, including resoling and strap/heel repair. Ladies, he even carries red non-skids for Louboutin red soles! 265 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880; (203) 227-0454

Greenwich Shoe Repair: Tucked away on East Elm Street in Greenwich, Greenwich Shoe Repair is your quintessential neighborhood shop. Whether your old pair of shoes need some much-needed TLC or your favorite briefcase needs a new buckle, Greenwich Shoe Repair does it all — from shoes to boots to suitcases to handbags. 15 E Elm St Greenwich, CT 06830; (203) 869-2288

Izet’s Leather & Shoe Repair: Since 1986, Izet’s Leather & Shoe Repair has been servicing customers the one and only way — the old fashioned way. Having made shoes since the age of 13, owner Izet Music understands the true meaning of quality craftsmanship. So whether you need a shoe re-heeled or a minor leather alteration, Izet is your man. 60 Atlantic St Stamford, CT 06901; (203) 323-0319