"I stopped by here recently to alter a suit for a wedding and also asked for a custom tailored shirt to go with it.
The suit was finished in a few days and surprisingly the shirt was finished ahead of schedule and both were flawless. I'm very happy with the work he does.
He will make custom suits and shirts for men as well as alterations. He will also do women's clothing alterations so long as they're modern apparel as opposed to vintage/unique designs which will be at his discretion.
Robert used to work for the movie/tv studios back in the day so he's got the craft down right. A class act and a great place for tailor work."
- Scott S.
"This guy does great work. I take all my clothes to Mr Lim because i know i'm going to get quality work."
- When L.
"This tailor is a throwback, he cares about his work and it shows. My slacks needed serious alterations and in a hurry! I was pleasantly surprised to not only be accommodated with a quick turnaround (less than 24 hrs), but I also received very professional service to which I am grateful. My pants fit great and the price was also reasonable, I will definitely return."
- Liah N.
"I have to say, this place is a hidden gem in the middle of the Koreatown Shopping Center.
Originally, I stumbled upon Mr. Lim's shop out of sheer curiosity, as it was placed in a newly developed shopping suite behind a shoe boutique and across from the cafeteria. The place might be small, but when I stepped in, seeing the racks of cloth spools made me realize this guy is the real deal.
Robert Lim has a bit of a history, especially one with presidents, actors, and the general riff-raff of Hollywood. He has numerous pictures out front of his glory days, with presidents and famous actors. But what really stands out is, despite the simplicity of the establishment, there is a seemingly hidden talent underneath the slightly spartan and utilitarian room design. You see, what the room lacks in beautiful chairs and a massive display, Mr. Lim has in skill and a quiet, unassuming humbleness that turns out quality workmanship.
So far, I've had a suit, several suit pants, and multiple dress shirts, jeans, and even casual wear adjusted and tailored here. From the most formal of styles, to the most up to date, waist hugging European tailored look, Robert's quality and workmanship matches that of higher end Beverly Hill boutiques without the steep price tag.
Next time you want to have your shirts, pants, or anything fitted, tailored, tapered, or everything in between, come to the City Center's hidden gem. Squared away in the back of the shopping suite, is a place where you can even create your own suits from spools.
Think quality. Relative to the workmanship you get elsewhere, I would easily say the price Robert charges is reasonable."
- Grady H.
"Another amazing experience at Robert's shop. Got a custom suit that fits like a glove and is so well priced, I will never buy off the rack again."
"I originally became acquainted with this place when I was wondering around the plaza while waiting for Boiling Crab. I met Mr. Lim as he was closing up shop, and he seemed like a nice guy. I asked him about his pricing, and it was very reasonable, so I came back the following day to give him a try.
I first gave him one of my cheaper Kenneth Cole suits to tailor. The pants were too long, and the top was too wide. I'll be honest, I thought I had to return it back to Macy's but then Mr. Lim said that it would be possible for him to unhem it, make the modifications and put it back together. I said, sure why not. Right after, he asked me when I wanted it, and I said "as soon as possible".
Low and behold, two days later, I get a call from him saying my suit was ready to go. I tried it out at the shop and I've never had such a perfectly fitted suit. In fact, coming into the office, I received compliments on how nice my suit was - as it's a $99 polyester.
So I decided to try out some of the fancier suits. I first started with my Boss by Hugo Boss Suit - perfection. Then had him tailor my YSL and Zegna suits - stunning. Next thing you know, I'm the guy in the office that's walking around with the "perfect" fitted suits.
Even when I gained a little weight, I took it back to Mr. Lim and he made adjustments to make it wider. And when I lost some weight, he made the adjustments to make it smaller again. Amazingly, the suits have held up, and you can tell by his workmanship that this is more than just tailoring - it's an art form for him and he does a hell of a job at it.
I'm so glad I found Mr. Lim. In fact, I'm taking my best friend's groomsmen all there to get their suits tailored. Thanks for the great service and for making me look great!"
- Jasper L.
"Mr Lim is one of the original Old School Tailors to the stars. His sartorial skill is unsurpassed. Other tailors have been doing alterations for years but Mr Lim has been making suits and custom clothing for decades. Don't be misled by the quiet and unassuming storefront. In these hard times all of the other businesses in the adjacent spaces have gone belly up and he is the lone survivor.
Custom suits are the only way I will go. You actually end up happier and it is more cost effective. Buying a suit off the rack usually entails tailoring anyway, but can also drive up the cost. I recently got fitted for a tuxedo using super 180 English wool. Most places don't even carry that quality of fabric. And since he is Old School, he carries a lot of fabrics that are conservative. If you are not used to custom tailoring, the best point to start is to bring a picture of the suit you have in mind. He will then walk you through all the finer points and details. If you want a more updated look, then ask him for references to some fabric stores and you can bring him the swatches. Most likely all the big brands like Armani, Gucci, etc do not have tailors at this elite level making their suits for you. He made a custom tux for my wedding that I asked to be a hybrid. It is amazing b/c I can wear it for other occasions without it looking like a tux. Who says that you have to wear your wedding outfit only once?! This suit will last me at least 10 years (as long as I don't start growing my waistline). My tux would have cost $2000 anywhere else and that is without the tailoring. I only paid $1500 out the door and it included a silk vest.
So unless you have the dimensions of a mannequin, I strongly urge you to go to Mr Lim for all of your tailoring needs."
- Hion L.