John Pontello Tailoring Atlanta
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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, 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