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Chayban's Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd Lancaster, NY 14043

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With over 40 years experience, we are the premier Tailor’s in the W.N.Y. area.  Chayban Tailor’s specializes in making custom suits, without paying the price of top designers!  1000’s of fabrics to choose from to make that one of a kind suit.  If you want something with that personal touch, and unique outfit that no one else will have.

  Stop in  for your everyday Alterations and Dry Cleaning at an affordable price!

 Chayban's also specializes in Wedding, Prom and Formal Dress Alterations!

 Give us a call at one of our many locations. 

elmwood galleria

513 Elmwood Ave - Buffalo                            Galleria Mall near Macy's

716-835-3662                                                 716-685-8666

orchardpark maple

4254 N. Buffalo Rd - Orchard Park               8078 Transit Rd - Williamsville

716-667-1333                                                    716-634-4181

Niagara Falls Blvd. transit

1606 Niagara Falls Blvd- Tonawanda                    4727 Transit Rd - Lancaster

716-833-0379                                                    716-656-0550

Fun Facts From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

Although the term dates to the thirteenth century, tailor took on its modern sense in the late eighteenth century, and now refers to makers of men's and women's suits, coats, trousers, and similar garments, usually of wool, linen, or silk.

The term refers to a set of specific hand and machine sewing and pressing techniques that are unique to the construction of traditional jackets.  Retailers of tailored suits often take their services internationally, traveling to various cities, allowing the client to be measured locally.

Traditional tailoring is called bespoke tailoring in the United Kingdom, where the heart of the trade is in London's Savile Row, and custom tailoring in the United States and Hong Kong.  This is unlike made to measure which uses pre-existing patterns.  A bespoke garment or suit is completely original and unique to each customer. 

The Dry Cleaning Process is outlined on Wikipedia as follows:

A dry-cleaning machine is similar to a combination of a domestic washing machine, and clothes dryer. Garments are placed into a washing/extraction chamber (referred to as the basket, or drum), which is the core of the machine. The washing chamber contains a horizontal, perforated drum that rotates within an outer shell. The shell holds the solvent while the rotating drum holds the garment load. The basket capacity is between about 10 and 40 kg (20 to 80 lb).

During the wash cycle, the chamber is filled approximately one-third full of solvent and begins to rotate, agitating the clothing. The solvent temperature is maintained at 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), as a higher temperature may damage it. During the wash cycle, the solvent in the chamber (commonly known as the 'cage' or 'tackle box') is passed through a filtration chamber and then fed back into the 'cage'. This is known as the cycle and is continued for the wash duration. The solvent is then removed and sent to a distillation unit comprising a boiler and condenser. The condensed solvent is fed into a separator unit where any remaining water is separated from the solvent and then fed into the 'clean solvent' tank. The ideal flow rate is one gallon of solvent per pound of garments (roughly 8 litres of solvent per kilogram of garments) per minute, depending on the size of the machine.

Garments are also checked for foreign objects. Items such as plastic pens will dissolve in the solvent bath and may damage textiles beyond recovery. Some textile dyes are "loose" (red being the main culprit), and will shed dye during solvent immersion. These will not be included in a load along with lighter-color textiles to avoid color transfer. The solvent used must be distilled to remove impurities that may transfer to clothing. Garments are checked for dry-cleaning compatibility, including fasteners. Many decorative fasteners either are not dry cleaning solvent proof or will not withstand the mechanical action of cleaning. These will be removed and restitched after the cleaning, or protected with a small padded protector. Fragile items, such as feather bedspreads or tasseled rugs or hangings, may be enclosed in a loose mesh bag. The density of perchloroethylene is around 1.7 g/cm³ at room temperature (70% heavier than water), and the sheer weight of absorbed solvent may cause the textile to fail under normal force during the extraction cycle unless the mesh bag provides mechanical support.

Many people believe that marks or stains can be removed by dry cleaning. Not every stain can be cleaned just by dry cleaning. Some need to be treated with spotting solvents; sometimes by steam jet or by soaking in special stain remover liquids before garments are washed or dry cleaned. Also, garments stored in soiled condition for a long time are difficult to bring back to their original color and texture. Natural fibers such as wool, cotton, and silk of lighter colors should not be left in dirty or soiled condition for long amounts of time as they absorb dirt in their texture and are unlikely to be restored to their original color and finish.

A typical wash cycle lasts for 8–15 minutes depending on the type of garments and degree of soiling. During the first three minutes, solvent-soluble soils dissolve into the perchloroethylene and loose, insoluble soil comes off. It takes approximately ten to twelve minutes after the loose soil has come off to remove the ground-in insoluble soil from garments. Machines using hydrocarbon solvents require a wash cycle of at least 25 minutes because of the much slower rate of solvation of solvent-soluble soils. A dry-cleaning surfactant "soap" may also be added.

At the end of the wash cycle, the machine starts a rinse cycle wherein the garment load is rinsed with fresh distilled solvent from the pure solvent tank. This pure solvent rinse prevents discoloration caused by soil particles being absorbed back onto the garment surface from the "dirty" working solvent.

After the rinse cycle, the machine begins the extraction process, which recovers dry-cleaning solvent for reuse. Modern machines recover approximately 99.99% of the solvent employed. The extraction cycle begins by draining the solvent from the washing chamber and accelerating the basket to 350 to 450 rpm, causing much of the solvent to spin free of the fabric. Until this time the cleaning is done in normal temperature, the solvent is never heated in dry cleaning process. When no more solvent can be spun out, the machine starts the drying cycle.

During the drying cycle, the garments are tumbled in a stream of warm air (60-63°C/140-145°F) that circulates through the basket, evaporating any traces of solvent left after the spin cycle. The air temperature is controlled to prevent heat damage to the garments. The exhausted warm air from the machine then passes through a chiller unit where solvent vapors are condensed and returned to the distilled solvent tank. Modern dry cleaning machines use a closed-loop system in which the chilled air is reheated and recirculated. This results in high solvent recovery rates and reduced air pollution. In the early days of dry cleaning, large amounts of perchlorethylene were vented to the atmosphere because it was regarded as cheap and believed to be harmless.

After the drying cycle is complete, a deodorizing (aeration) cycle cools the garments and removes the last traces of solvent, by circulating cool outside air over the garments and then through a vapor recovery filter made from activated carbon and polymer resins. After the aeration cycle, the garments are clean and ready for pressing/finishing.

Products & Services

Chayban's Custom Tailoring & Dry Cleaning offers many products and services.  We specialize in :

Men’s and Ladies Alterations
Dry Cleaning
Custom Made Clothing
Specializing in Bridal Alterations
Leather Repairs
Formal Gowns

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Chayban's Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd
Lancaster , NY 14043

The people and service here are exceptional. My experience was very pleasent each time I visited the shop. Also, price and value of the services is more than reasonable; quality and quick turn around.

Pros: I received good quality work at great prices.

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Dec 20, 2014
By: Jim

Chayban's Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd
Lancaster , NY 14043

My neighbor recommended I take my tired, dirty, worn and torn favorite suede jacket to Chayban's. They made it like new again. I couldn't believe how gorgeously it turned out. Well worth the very reasonable price *and* they were super nice through every interaction. Thanks Chayban's!

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Aug 31, 2014
By: Jenny

Chayban's Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd
Lancaster , NY 14043

No rating! Sub Par service! I had to give it half star or I couldn't submit my comment.

Cons: My son dropped off clothes to be dry cleaned. Unknown to him( because he was not told) the equipment broke down 2 weeks prior and was supposedly being repaired. After numerous phone calls to find out if the clothes were ready ONE MONTH son called and was told they were ready. (Note that they never called him) So he goes to pick them up and the owner said he was sorry but they were sent to a different location! My son said he was'nt leaving until he had his order. The owner called his mother to pick them up and deliver them to the proper location. After all this he was charged full price. My son asked for a discount and got a small percentage back. What a hassle. .This is no way to run a business and he shouldn't have been charged anything on his $60.00 order. ****Do NOT...DO NOT GO THERE!****

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Jul 24, 2014
By: a

Chayban's Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd
Lancaster , NY 14043

***Warning do NOT Ever go here*** The following review is for their dress shirt laundering. I bought 8 expensive new shirts wore them 1 time and brought them to chayban tailors who owns the cleaners (Nye Park). The shirts were done in a week or so. I got them home inspected them and brought them back the next day. 1 shirt had massive brown stains all over it !! The other shirts had white and golden spots all over them and were pressed incorrectly. The signs of a bad cleaner were present: Buttons were pressed into the shirts, there were creases all over the back of the shirts pressed into them and the bottoms of the shirts. Another shirt had a new dark spot on it when returned. We were assured by Joe who was very pleasant at chayban's that the errors would be corrected. I trusted him very nice gentleman who runs the store on Elmwood ave that the work would be fixed. 1 week went by no answer, 2 weeks nothing, 3 weeks, and we starting going there. We were informed by Joe that he sent the items back to Nye Park cleaners because he himself found the items to still be unacceptable and still required proper pressing. 3 weeks later after calling Joe, we went directly to the cleaners to inspect the work done before it was sent to Joe who has no control over the work they do directly. It was a total joke. They had fixed nothing after 3 weeks. The items still were pressed with buttons into them the back of the shirts still had creases were none existed and look totally unprofessional, the white/gold spots were still there, the worst part was when the shirt still had the chalk mark around the large dark spot I asked to be removed was still around it. Clearly they did not even look at the items or care to clean them. The shirt they made stains all over still had stains even worse!! I ended up just telling them to pack up the shirts. I was done with them! These shirts looked better than when I brought them in worn. I expect to be reached out by the owners with a written apology. This was the worst and only negative cleaner experience I have ever had. These cleaners ruined my shirts and I have good mind to file a complaint against them with the BBB and maybe even in court.

Pros: They do pants properly. Joe is a nice guy but the people doing his work are terrible.

Cons: Can't do a shirt to save their lives! Avoid at all costs!

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Jun 13, 2014
By: JeffM

Chaybans Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd
Lancaster , NY 14043

I have been going to Chaybans for the past year. And I have been satisfied with ever tailored job they have done for me. Great business.

Pros: Great company.

Cons: N/A

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May 02, 2014
By: D

Chaybans Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd
Lancaster , NY 14043

Chaybans is the BEST place to go for tailoring in Erie County. I will not go anyplace else. I have gone here for at least 20 years.

Pros: reasonably priced, friendly service and quick return on your tailored items

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Apr 27, 2013
By: Marcia

Chaybans Custom Tailoring

4727 Transit Rd
Lancaster , NY 14043

They do a great job!

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Feb 28, 2013
By: Mike

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Areas Served

  • Akron
  • Alden
  • Amherst
  • Angola
  • Athol Springs
  • Black Rock
  • Blasdell
  • Boston
  • Bowmansville
  • Brant
  • Buffalo
  • Castile
  • Chaffee
  • Cheektowaga
  • Clarence
  • Clarence Center
  • Colden
  • Collins
  • Collins Center
  • Concord
  • Crittenden
  • Depew
  • Derby
  • East Amherst
  • East Aurora
  • East Concord
  • East Eden
  • Ebenezer
  • Eden
  • Eden Valley
  • Eggertsville
  • Ellicottville
  • Elma
  • Evans
  • Getzville
  • Glenwood
  • Grand Island
  • Hamburg
  • Harris Hill
  • Holland
  • Kenmore
  • Lackawanna
  • Lakeview
  • Lancaster
  • Langford
  • Lawtons
  • Marilla
  • Millgrove
  • Newstead
  • North Amherst
  • North Boston
  • North Buffalo
  • North Collins
  • North Evans
  • North Tonawanda
  • Olcott Beach
  • Orchard Park
  • Patchin
  • Riverside
  • Sardinia
  • Sloan
  • Snyder
  • South Buffalo
  • South Wales
  • Springbrook
  • Springville
  • Swormsville
  • Tonawanda
  • Tonawanda City
  • Town Line
  • Town Of Aurora
  • Town Of Tonawanda
  • Town Of Amherst
  • Wales
  • Wales Center
  • Wanakah
  • West Amherst
  • West Falls
  • West Seneca
  • Westfalls
  • Williamsville
  • Wolcottsburg
  • Woodlawn

Established: 1978