What We Do

Our goal is to provide our clients with one on one solutions to the wardrobe issues most of us face in today's cookie-cutter retail world. Manufacturers and large retailers need to scale their services to fit the largest segment of society and keep in line with forecasted trends.  This allows them to keep costs low at the expense of fit and stylistic variety.  Our ability to alter clothing right here in our shop or make unique garments and shoes through one of our partner factories can help solve these problems.  Whether your issue is proportion, size, or asymmetry, we can help.  Maybe fit is not your problem, but you are looking for a certain combination of style options that doesn't currently exist, we can most likely help.  Call us to find out how we can help you fill in the gaps left by traditional clothing retail services.


We perform all types of alterations and repairs for both men and women's clothing. 

We perform all types of alterations on a variety of garments, from the most simple trousers to the the most complex gowns and everything in between.  Whether you have gained or lost weight or need to alter a new garment to achieve your desired fit, we can help.

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Our world is rapidly changing and we have changed to keep up! We still offer traditional tailored formal wear, like suits and tuxedos, but now also offer a curated selection of business casual attire including trousers, jeans, chinos, sweaters, outer wear, sport jackets, shirts and accessories.

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Made to Measure

By partnering with the highest quality factories, we are able to provide the size and proportions you need with the styles and fabrics of your choice.

By combining our knowledge and experience with the production capabilities of multiple factories, we are able to create garments that are otherwise not available.  We are able to source fabrics internationally from the most renowned mills and fabricate outside of the usual size scales.  We also have the ability to utilize men's or women's clothing patterns to blend, blur or defy traditional gender stereotypes.   Whether it is a tuxedo or a suit for a formal occasion or just an everyday sport coat or trousers, each piece can be created for any body type and in many style options.


made to order shoes

Grand Ave New Haven, our exclusive line of made to order shoes, belts, bags and accessories all at your fingertips! 

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Wardrobe, Styling & Branding

Let our experienced Stylist and Image Consultant Alicia help you with your wardrobe and styling needs. 

Whether you are a young professional just entering the corporate world, a CEO gearing up for an audience, a bride or groom newly engaged, a mom, or a savvy socialite, we can help you to present your best image and brand and determine your best colors, styles and fit.

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tuxedo rentals

We offer a wide variety of styles, colors, and accessories for your special day. 

Let's face it, sometimes we need a temporary garment for an infrequent occasion, or we need to look good while keeping within a certain budget. Valentino Tailors is a authorized retailer of Sarno & Sons Formalwear and Jim’s Formalwear. Utilizing these two rental wholesalers gives us access to a wide variety of updated styles, colors and sizes that would otherwise be impossible for a small shop like ours to keep in inventory. Click the links below to see the many styles available.  
PLEASE NOTE:  We are by appointment for all rental services, including selection, measuring and final try-on and pick up of the garments. We take a limited number of rental parties per weekend and require at least three months notice to ensure that we can accommodate the order process. We can handle out of state members for any wedding party, however we require all rental garments be tried on in our shop before taking home for the event. We provide on site basic alterations to the pant and sleeve length as needed, and of no additional charge.  We look forward to making you look your best for your event!

Sarno & Sons

"The Joy Of Dressing Is An Art."

John Galliano