John Pontello Tailoring Atlanta
Voted "Best of Atlanta" by CBS Atlanta!

I will come to you for large alteration orders, wedding alterations, custom suits and shirts for men, and more! Call 770-943-0251 for an appointment.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

John Pontello Tailoring Now Visits Macon, GA Weekly for Alterations & More!


That’s right! John Pontello Tailoring now serves Macon, GA ever Friday and Saturday for alterations, clothing repair, wedding alterations, personal wardrobe shopping, and more. John sees clients from a Macon area hotel, and only makes house calls for certain services like Wardrobe Consulting and Wedding Alterations.

John Pontello Tailoring has been trusted in metro Atlanta for over 20 years as a personal tailor and wardrobe consultant, and has visited several clients in the Macon area over the years. So many of John's clients have moved to Macon that popular demand has led to a weekly visit.

For more information, visit

Friday, July 1, 2011

Take 15% OFF In-Studio Alterations in July

Take 15% OFF alterations dropped off at my studio in Powder Springs through the month of July! (Please call 770-943-0251 for an appointment.)

Leather garments and other exclusions may apply.

Print Google Coupon or display offer on your mobile device to redeem.

Expires: July 31, 2011
PROMO CODE: 2011-01

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Back in the Studio

I am back in the studio today from my vacation, don't forget about my special this month: Take $2.00 OFF All Pant Hems with no Minimums or Maximums!

Call me with any questions or to schedule a pick-up and delivery at 770-943-0251.

Friday, June 10, 2011

John Pontello Tailoring will be having fun in the sun until Tuesday!

John Pontello Tailoring
I am going on vacation for the weekend!

My studio and pick-up and delivery service is closed as of Friday, June 10, 2010 and I will reopen again on Tuesday, June 14, 2010. I will not receive any emails until I return to the office on Tuesday, at which point I will respond to any messages.

Thank you so much for using John Pontello Tailoring!

John Pontello

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

John Pontello Tailoring is Back from the Holiday Weekend

I hope everyone enjoyed their extended holiday weekend - I enjoyed mine!

I will be running my route as usual today and then back in the studio this afternoon.

John Pontell Tailoring is the Atlanta tailor that comes to you! If there is anything I can help you with, give me a call at 770-943-0251 today!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Closed Monday for Memorial Day

I will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2011, in observance of Memorial Day. I will check emails and phone messages on Saturday, May 28, and I will resume normal business and check all messages on Tuesday, May 31.

Please take a moment on Monday to remember all the brave men and women who have lost their lives protecting our freedom and the loved ones that they left behind. We are blessed to experience the freedoms that we have been provided and are often blind to the cost.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tips On Picking Out Bridesmaid Dresses

When choosing your bridesmaid dresses, consider thinking about the body styles of your girls over a certain style that you might like. You may be wanting a style that looks better on a size 4 when your bridal party may all be sizes 10 and up.

Your bridal party will love you if you are considerate of their tastes. Something that can worn again and is not swamp green in color may be greatly appreciated! Remember that everybody may not feel comfortable in sleeveless. Think about Susie that had a baby 2 months ago and is still working on getting back in shape. I have done a lot of bridesmaid alterations and have heard, “I could just kill her for picking this out.”

If you are able to keep your size range close, that is great. i.e.: 2, 4, and 6. If you are not so lucky and you come up with a 2, 4, 8, and 14 you may want to allow the girls to pick out their own bridesmaid dresses as long as you approve it and the dresses match in color.

In the example above, a 2-piece may work better with the size 14. I very much like 2-piece dresses because they can be easier to work with when you have fit issues. Vendors will usually sell different styles within the same collection and a little variance amongst the girls can be tasteful, especially if all the bridesmaids look their best!

Bridesmaids should have their dresses at least 30-60 days before the wedding to allow time for alterations, but try not to order the dresses too soon! I once had a bride order dresses almost a year in advance and did not know that she had a pregnant bridesmaid. The wedding happened when the bridesmaid was in her 8th month. They were able to order extra fabric and I was able to alter the dress, but you never know what can happen.

I want to wish all you future brides luck with choosing the right dresses for everyone in the bridal court. If you should need any help selecting bridesmaid dresses and you are in the Atlanta or Cobb County areas, give me a call at 770-943-0251!

I can also help you with your wedding dress alterations and will be glad to do on-site fittings for the bride or her entire bridal court. I also make myself available to brides onsite the day of their wedding to make sure that the dress fits perfectly and to help out with any last minute wardrobe problems amongst the girls!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

4 Easy Time & Money Saving Wardrobe Shopping Tips


Frustrated from shopping, spending too much, and still not having what you need? Here are four easy wardrobe shopping tips that will save you time and money!

1. Give Yourself a Quick Wardrobe Consultation before Shopping

Go into your wardrobe closet and see what kinds of pieces you have, considering colors, textures, et cetera, and think about what kinds of pieces or accessories will make a good match. Having a game plan will help you to complement your wardrobe, not complicated it.

2. Never Buy Clothes for Your Wardrobe at Full Cost

4 Easy Time & Money Saving Wardrobe Shopping Tips
Even if you are a millionaire, that new outfit will be on sale next week - do not waste your money on new items! Start browsing at the front of the store to see what items you love, and remember them as you end up shopping on the sale racks in the back. The next time you are there, that new blouse you loved will be at least 25% off.

3. Browse Online for Your Wardrobe before Shopping in Person

Spend a few minutes browsing items online before you go into the store so you will already have an idea of what you want and need when you get to the store. To save even more time, write down the item information or print out the items to hand to a sales associate when you walk in.

4. Think You Love It – Leave It

Although we cannot admit to it, most all of our purchases are impulse buys. When you come across something you think you just have to have, walk away from it. Go back the next day, or the next time you want to go shopping, and see if you still love it. If you do, get it! If not, look at the price tag and be proud of the money you saved!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wardrobe Consulting & Makeovers from the Atlanta Tailor that Comes to You


Does your wardrobe need a makeover? Ask yourself: Are you tired of not getting the compliments you expected when choosing an outfit? Are you tired of buying great pieces only to find that you have nothing that goes with them? Are you tired of being frustrated every time you try to get dressed?

Wardrobe Consulting & Makeovers from the Atlanta Tailor that Comes to You
You probably need my help! I have made a mark in Atlanta as the tailor that comes to you for alterations, fittings, and deliveries, but in my 20 years of traveling tailoring, I have saved hundreds of people from complete wardrobe meltdowns in the mornings!

Having an eye for fashion comes naturally to me. Through my fashion study and experience with custom tailored clothing, I see not only colors, but lines, shapes, and how well clothes are (or are not) worn.

When I do a wardrobe consultation, I talk to my client about styles and colors that they like and try to get a feel for their tastes. Usually I have already worked with the client on various alterations and I personally know the look and feel that they go for. I typically find that the client has pieces that are great, but they try and use the pieces in poor combinations that take away as opposed to adding to the overall look and statement.

I may ask the client to try on several pieces so I can get an idea of how they really fit and look on the client. After I have seen the client wearing pieces, I get a better idea of what is working and what is not working. At this point, I am able to start making recommendations on how to piece different existing pieces together – and how not to – as well as discuss the pieces that should be scrapped and the kinds of pieces that are missing.

I try to keep the wardrobe consultation light hearted and uplifting because I know how apprehensive people can be about making changes to their wardrobe. Simply put, some people have sentimental attachments to pieces that really may not be that flattering – we all do it!

After working with the client and talking about different styles and goals for the wardrobe, I offer my personal shopping service to the client; since I know what the client should be looking for and will be the one to make any alterations if necessary, I find it convenient for myself and the client and it also prevents the client from falling back to unflattering shopping choices that led to a wardrobe consultation in the first place!

If you feel like you could use some help in the closet, I would love to talk to you about a wardrobe consultation today! I will help you makeover your wardrobe from start to finish so give me a call for more information at 770-934-0251.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day from John Pontello Tailoring

I want to thank each every mother out there today - I hope you all receive lots of love and enjoy your special day.

To my mother, I love you very much, you are so special to me!

Mothers Don't Forget, I am celebrating your special day all month long with 15% OFF of women's alterations.

See Google coupon for details

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Celebrate Mother's Day All Month With 15% OFF Women's Alterations

Mother's Day is this month and I am offer a 15% discount on all women's alterations all month long - simply mention this offer or bring in a coupon.

Wedding alterations and other exclusions may apply.

Print Google coupon to bring in our display offer on your telephone or mobile device to redeem.

Offer expires May 31, 2011.

PROMO CODE: 1105-01

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Studio Closed April 29 through May 2

My alterations studio and pick-up and delivery service will be closed on Friday, April 29 through Monday, May 2 as I will be traveling and taking a vacation.

I will be back in the studio on Tuesday, May 3 to check all emails and messages.


John Pontello

Saturday, April 16, 2011

2011 going well.

Spring has boomed with business. I have to thank everyone for all the referrals. Its tried and true. Referrals really fuel my business. Thank you everyone.

Clothing is still so inexpensive that people are shopping, and that also brings me business. I do alterations for a Macy's store and there business has been great the past couple of months. They always have a sale going on.

Wedding alterations are starting to come in. In April 15th I have assisted 2 brides.  I am also a member of the Cobb Bridal Alliance. ( The we site is a great source of info and vendors to help with your wedding.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Take 10% OFF Clothing Alterations

Take 10% OFF your clothing alterations in the month of April by mentioning this ad or brining in a Google Coupon. Some exclusions may apply.

Print Google Coupon to redeem or display on your telephone or mobile device.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

The CBA's Boutique Bridal Show Is Today!

The Cobb Bridal Alliance's Boutique Bridal Show
The Cobb Bridal Alliance's Boutique Bridal Show is this afternoon, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at the Taylor-Brawner House & Hall in Smyrna!

Come out and join us today for wedding workshops, guest speakers (including yours truly), and so much more! The first 150 brides to enter will receive a SWAG bag at the door.

The event is free and invaluable for brides to be!

The Boutique Bridal Show
Taylor-Brawner House & Hall
3188 Atlanta Road SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

If you would like to RSVP or learn more about the event, please visit the event's Facebook page:

This event is sponsored by: Bel Fiore Bridal, City of Smyrna, Confetti, Fonix Entertainment, In the Moments Photographs, Unlimited Party & Event Rentals

Monday, March 14, 2011

Join Me At The CBA's Boutique Bridal Show This Sunday!

I am very excited about the first Boutique Bridal Show by the Cobb Bridal Alliance that will be held this Sunday at the Taylor-Brawner House & Hall in Smyrna and I hope that you will come out and join us!

The Cobb Bridal Alliance's Boutique Bridal Show
I will be speaking about wedding gown fittings, bride's maid dresses, undergarment foundations, and more aspects of my wedding services. There will be several workshops and booths to learn about the latest in invitations, venues, gowns, photography, and so much more!

The first 150 brides to enter will receive a SWAG bag and you just may run across several other freebies! Best of all, the event is complete free to attend!

The Boutique Bridal Show
Taylor-Brawner House & Hall
3188 Atlanta Road SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

1:00 - 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 20th, 2011

If you would like to RSVP or learn more about the event, please visit the event's Facebook page:

This event is sponsored by: Bel Fiore Bridal, City of Smyrna, Confetti, Fonix Entertainment, In the Moments Photographs, Unlimited Party & Event Rentals

Monday, February 28, 2011

Promote Awareness of Rare Diseases on Monday by Wearing Your Jeans!

World Rare Disease Day
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World Rare Disease Day
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Local Tailor Has 'Old-School Tailor Mentality'

John Pontello Tailoring on Patch News

A few days ago I spoke with Michael Stone, the editor of the Powder Springs - Lithia Springs Patch News Website about my tailoring services and my upcoming workshop at the Boutique Bridal Show on picking the right bridesmaid dresses.

This morning he has posted an article about me on the website. Click the link to view:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Prom Is Almost Here! Is Your Dress Ready?

Prom season is right around the corner, girls! Remember, the sooner that you have your dress picked out and ready to take to the tailor, the better! Getting the dress to fit you perfectly will most likely require minor alterations, and you want to be sure the tailor has enough time!

If you have any questions about the fit or alterations of your prom dress, give me a call at 770-943-0251!

I wish all of you girls luck on finding that perfect dress and hope you all have a wonderful time at the prom!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Saint Valentine's Day!

Today is Saint Valentine's Day! We at John Pontello Tailoring want to wish you a wonderful day full of love arrows and delightful chocolates!

Today is a route day for my pick-up and deliveries but it is business as usual!

Valentine Treasures
A Poem by Joanna Fuchs

Happy St. Valentine's Day from John Pontello Tailoring
Valentine treasures are people who
have often crossed your mind,
family, friends and others, too,
who in your life have shined
the warmth of love or a spark of light
that makes you remember them;
no matter how long since you’ve actually met,
each one is a luminous gem,
who gleams and glows in your memory,
bringing special pleasures,
and that’s why this Valentine comes to you:
You’re one of those sparkling treasures!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Get a Custom 2-Piece Suit from $375.00 through February

For the entire month of February, I am offering custom 2-piece suits for men and women from $375.00 and up.

Print Google Coupon to bring in or display on your phone to redeem.

$375.00 is the base price and with some garments, the final price may increase. Shipping charges are additional.

PROMO CODE: 2011-02

Monday, January 31, 2011

John Pontello Tailoring now a member of the Cobb Bridal Alliance

Cobb Bridal Alliance
John Pontello Tailoring is proud to be a part of the Cobb Bridal Alliance, a wonderful resource for brides trying to plan a picture perfect wedding in the Cobb County area.

The Cobb Bridal Alliance has great wedding resources from event and location planning, to the invitations, to the big dress - and so much more!

Be sure and visit the website and check them out on Facebook!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

John Pontello Tailoring Is Getting A New Look

John Pontello Tailoring - Alterations & Custom Clothing
I have decided to have my whole website and blog platform updated. Starting today, my website will appear differently and will remain under construction through Monday, January 24, 2010. During this time, various areas of my website will fail to function properly and may not display at all.

My email address - - may fail to work for a few hours today during the initial server transition, but should not be down for very long at all. If for whatever reason you are unable to contact me via email, please call me at the studio at 770-943-0251.

Users who are subscribed to my blog through FeedBurner should not be affected and should see a seamless transition in updates. However, I will not longer be using WordPress and subscriptions through WordPress will cease to exist.

Please check out my new website next week when everything should be functioning at 100% - - and feel free to leave any comments on my blog!

Thanks for your patience and understanding in this new website transition!

-John Pontello,
Tailor and Fashion Designer

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Customers Take 10% OFF In-Studio Orders

Try John Pontello Tailoring during the month of January and take 10% OFF your alterations or custom clothing order.

Promotion only valid at Powder Springs alterations and fitting studio.

Print Google Coupon

PROMO CODE: 2011-01