Franklin Report Report Card for Tiecrafters in New York City
★ Franklin Report Card
252 West 29th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 629-5800
Main Contact: Andy Tarshis
Dry Cleaning & Laundry

Services & Specialties
Boutique specializing in the cleaning and tailoring of ties and scarves

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Those with a fondness for niche service providers are sure to love Tiecrafters, whose sole function is the cleaning and alteration of ties and scarves. The shop has serviced over 4 million pieces since opening its doors in 1950, and the long-time staff all know what a tie is "supposed to look like" (i.e. never "flat as a pancake"). More than half the ties that pass through are "opened up" to ensure proper cleaning and pressing, then stitched back together by hand. Turnaround time is typically "on the slow end" given that most customers have ample alternative neck wear, but rush orders can certainly be made.

Gentlemen with a closet full of outdated ties will be happy to know that Tiecrafters can trim them to a more fashionable width or length. Owner Andy Tarshis claims that thin ties are "in" again and we're inclined to believe him--Tarshis has been in the business for over thirty years and has born witness to all kinds of tie trends. Prices are invariably higher than your neighborhood cleaner, but the shop's devoted clientele (a surprising amount of whom are from out of state) pay a premium to keep their quality ties in "tip-top shape." Tie cleaning starts at $11.79; alteration at $19.50.

Representative Client Comments:
"I've been sending my ties here for over 20 years, for both cleaning and alteration." "I love niche businesses and Andy has a clear passion for his niche." "Would I send my $20 bought-it-on-a-whim H&M tie there? Of course not. But my $150 a pop Paul Smith ones? You bet."

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