A good tailor can make you look like a million bucks. A master tailor can genuinely make you feel like a million bucks. Quang Dau, the master tailor holed up in the back of Sid Mashburn’s eponymous boutique, has been honing his craft for over 40 years. Since Mashburn opened his doors in 2007, Dau has ensured every client is meticulously finished. He’s known to magically transform pleated trousers into flat fronts, taper classic 501s and consistently hoists the holy grail of custom tailoring—reconstructing a jacket. “Pay close attention to fit and finish—a good tailor is essential,” advises Mashburn.
“I can do anything." —Quang Dau, master tailor
Photographed in Atlanta, GA
Don’t have a guy yet? Start looking for one in your area. I look to my tailor solely for alterations. When you do choose your tailor, visit (with) him—on a regular basis. My tailor understands the intricacies and nuances of my style. Every time I bring in a pair of trousers Nam knows I want a 29” inseam. More importantly he listens to me—and I listen to him.