By Master Tailor Jason Yu

Since opening its doors in Balmoral 1992, Ellen Tailors have been recognized as a high quality, well respected clothing specialist for alterations and made to measure garments in Auckland.

Services provided by Ellen Tailors include Suit Hire, Clothing Alterations and Made-to-Measure.

Ellen Tailors is run by Master Tailor Jason Yu, please visit us to see the range of custom tailoring work we can do for you. As a drycleaning contract agent, Ellen Tailors is a convenient drop off point for your drycleaning items.

Our philosophy is to build a strong relationship with our clients, to understand and reflect their expressions about apparels they wear from head to toe. We are focused on client satisfaction and excellence in providing professional services in: clothing alteration, making made to measure orders for men’s and women’s suits, coats, trousers, and similar garments. We offer expertise in group uniforms for corporates, film/tv and functions.

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius. Our work is supported by modern sewing machines, overlockers, steam pressers, blind hemmers, twin needle seam cover industrial sewing machines, etc. Current customers benefit from state-of-art Tailoring Point-Of-Sale program and online order tracking system. Your orders will always be hassle free, and delivered on time.

Jason Yu

Master tailor and owner of Ellen Tailors, was born in Shanghai and has been practising tailoring since 1976. Jason worked many years in the family tailoring business that created the basic practical experience in bespoke cloth construction that he uses for creative designing and altering clothing for clients.

Through years of working at Leather Fashions Ltd in Auckland, Jason developed the expertise in many pattern techniques and dealing with commerical orders.

1992 – Opening the shop doors at the old Balmoral address, Ellen Tailors has welcomed many thousands of customers.

1996 – Jason introduced one of the first software systems for tailoring, establishing each customer’s body dimensions and taste preferences for shirts, suits, jackets, along with detailed records of all past purchases and numerous photos of each customer. With little advertisement except word of mouth, Jason’s high quality service became well known inAuckland;

2000 – Ellen Tailors customer base grew and relocated to Mt Eden Auckland.  For 12 years, Jason served many many ordinary New Zealanders and clients from overseas, with a few fashion designers, corporates, celebrities, sports personalities, and politicians mixed in them.

2012 – Ellen Tailors moves to Epsom with expansion of Ellen Tailors and Suit Hire. All suit hires will be measured to fit by Jason.

Today, Jason’s continues to dedicate his time to create individuality in clothing, and improve people’s personal wardrobes for many years to come.


Clothing Alterations, Made to Measure and Suit Hire fitted by Auckland's #1 Master Tailor