Tailoring and alteration services
with a 100-year legacy.

Joe Ziker first opened a tailoring shop in 1917 on Michigan Street in downtown South Bend. Three generations later, his grandson David Ziker is bringing tailoring services back to the family’s Ziker Cleaners locations with a new brand that reflects on the past and looks forward.

Experienced, committed tailors.

Joe Ziker emigrated from Russia to the United States, alone and as a teenager in the early 1900s. He soon opened his tailoring shop and began to build a life and family here.

Over the past several years, we have recruited a team of tailors who share his commitment and have the experience to get the job done right.

Do you like looking sharp for work, or dressing up for a night out on the town? You will feel your best when your clothes fit right.

Let Joe Z’s tailoring and alterations services lend a hand–you will feel your best when your clothes fit right. Bring your men’s, woman’s, or children’s garments in for a free consult to customize your fit. Our pricing is competitive and turnaround time on most jobs is very reasonable.

Tailors working Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and by appointment

Tailoring Locations

  • 625 E Jefferson South Bend (next to Barnaby’s)


  • 420 E Ireland Road, South Bend (corner of Fellows)


  • 7424 Gumwood Road, Granger (Toscana Park)


  • 1241 Bittersweet Common Granger (SR23 in front of Granger Post Office)


Services and Prices

Hem Pants/Shorts/Skirts – Shorten/Lengthen


Tapering Pants from Knee


Tapering Pants from Waist


Let out Waist in Pants/Shorts/Skirts


Replace Pant Zipper


Replace Jean Zipper


Shorten Shirts/Blouses


Take in sides Shirts/Blouses


Shorten/Lengthen Sleeves on Sport Coat


Elbow Patches on Sport Coat


Sport Coat Side Seam Alteration


Sport Coat Center Seam


Replace Lining in Sport Coat


Zipper Replacement in Coat (Highest Cost)


Repair 3″ Seam/Patch/Tear


Repair 3″-6″ Seam/Patch/Tear


Add/Remove Patch (Each)


Shorten Unlined Basic Dress


Shorten Dress with Lining


New Zipper in Dress


Sew Eye/Hook


Add/Replace Buttons (Each)


Zipper Tab Replacement