Our History

Our History

Taglis Tailor (TT) was established in 1941 as a tailor shop in Downtown Buffalo, catering to the business professional, on a highly personal level. As a “mom & pop” establishment, customer service was their first priority.

In 1993, Taglis Tailor was passed on to Jimmylee, the current Designer/President of TT New York. As a graduate from Buffalo State College, with a degree in Business Administration, Jimmylee used his knowledge in business and his distinct eye for fashion, to bring about a company geared for the 21st century. Jimmylee turned Taglis Tailor into a custom design shop and began tailoring clothes for the “elite” of Buffalo with clients such as the former mayor, congressmen, bishops, professional sports players, entertainers, and more.

In 1998, Taglis became the first custom design tailor shop and dry cleaner to enter a mall.

In 2001, TT New York was opened as an upscale dress boutique with a custom design and tailoring shop on site that values the same level of one on one customer satisfaction as started in 1941.

In 2007, Jimmylee created his own line of dresses, Jimmylee Designs. The Jimmylee Designs line was designed with a fashion forward edge kept simple and elegant. Jimmylee Designs is sold exclusively at TT New York.

In 2011, Motivator was created by Jimmylee and his partner Ashley to help make women fit and feel even better in there dresses. The Motivator line is a shapewear line that offers support and unparalleled comfort to all women.

“I’m Buffalo born, Buffalo raised, and here to make Buffalo proud!”
-Jimmylee