Photos by Nathan Michael.
I got in the habit of tailoring thrift store clothes back in college. My at-the-time girlfriend’s mother was a fairly proficient sewer, and took-in a number of my second-hand shirts and jeans. Did a pretty good job too. After graduating and moving to Chicago, and breaking up with said girlfriend, I set out to find a suitable replacement (tailor, that is). I remember Googling a variety of different keyword combos (“best tailor chicago” “highest rated tailor chicago” “best alterations chicago”), and every time, the same name kept coming up: Golden Needle.