Professional Clothing Alterations


Meet Ali – “The Wizard”

If you’ve been looking for an amazing custom tailor, your search is over.

The Greener Cleaner is now proudly offering custom tailoring, alterations, and repairs, by Ali Tajik – one of the most talented tailors in Chicagoland.

If you need any sort of tailoring or alterations done, he’s your new best friend.

Ali is relatively new to the United States, emigrating from his native Iran in 2015.  Only in his 20’s, he already has more than 10 years of tailoring experience, as Ali explained in a recent interview, “In Iran, we start working very young.  I began to learn to press at age 10, and by age 13 or 14 I was learning alterations.”

Mike Bleier, owner of The Greener Cleaner said about Ali, “His skill and talent were apparent the day he walked in the door.  I offered him the job on the spot, and we’ve never looked back.  I’ve never worked with a more talented tailor in all my years in the dry cleaning industry”.

Ali can do anything you might need, including custom suit alterations, wedding gown/bridal party alterations, amazing repair work, and he’s even created custom pieces like draperies and bedspreads, from fabric brought in by our customers.  Whatever you can imagine, Ali can do!

Ali splits his time between our two locations.  If you’re looking to get measured, or would like to speak with Ali directly about your alterations or repairs, you can find him at the following locations and times:

 Drive Cleaning                                    Greener Cleaner
4837 Oakton St.                                   5312 N Broadway
Skokie, IL 60077                                  Chicago, IL 60640
Monday – Saturday, 9am – 1pm           Monday – Saturday, 3pm-6pm