What a Knock-Off

If there’s one relationship worth your time, it’s finding the perfect tailor.

He (or she) is the one person that will help you through thick and thin — literally. Like your hairdresser, a tailor can be your best friend. Even if he doesn’t speak the same language as you, he can still make the most of what you’ve got.

At least that’s how it is with Jack. You may find it’s a bit like playing a game of Pictionary at first, but once Jack gets to know you, he can custom-create nearly anything. We’ve spied women bearing pictures of Katayone Adeli skirts and Helmut Lang trousers. Recently, we brought a pair of Frankie B. leather pants, and Jack, without so much as a flinch, knew what to do. No matter what the task (miniskirt into tube top, recreating a Gucci dress), chances are Jack can do it for less than any retail price.

And unlike most men, he actually understands your body language.

Hong Kong Tailor Jack, 136 Waverly Place, at Sixth Avenue (212-675-0818).