About Us

Meet Mario

Mario Duarte’s tailor training goes back all the way to his childhood days in beautiful Guatemala. He began his training at his brother’s and family friend’s tailor shop at an early age.  This is where his love for tailoring was born.  By 1990, Mario continued to hone his skills under one of the best custom tailors in all of Houston.  Mario eventually became the head tailor at Leopold Price and Rolle clothing store. In 1992, Mario began to utilize his skills and expertise working at Neiman Marcus.  By 1994, Mario founded Prestige Tailors and ran the shop until 2007 when he decided to sell the business. Just two years later, Mario’s itch to get back into the tailoring business cumulated in the opening of Memorial Tailors with his nephew Elwin. 

Mario’s creativity has also been used to design custom dance uniforms for all the Houston professional teams: Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo girls. You can see Mario’s latest custom design uniforms on the current Houston Rockets Clutch City Dancers. Mario absolutely loves what he does, and it shows in every stitch, on every garment at Memorial Tailors. 

Meet Elwin

Elwin grew up in and around the family’s tailor shop. It was at an early age that he found a passion for tailoring, fashion and an eye for details.  Elwin is a co-owner at Memorial Tailors and has been instrumental in developing and bringing in talented tailors to join the Memorial Tailors team. Elwin’s expertise and skills in alterations is evident in all the garments that come through the shop. He is committed to providing outstanding customer experiences and perfectly fitted clothes!  Elwin’s commitment and hard work is reflected in the fact that Memorial Tailors has again been voted Houston’s Best Tailors. 

Elwin is always on top of all the latest fashion trends; this allows him to provide specialized consultations to all our customers. Whether it is a pair of jeans or a wedding gown, Elwin has the knowledge and expertise to achieve amazing results with perfectly fitted clothes.  Whether you have a unique idea for a custom dress or a suit, or even curtains and cushions, Elwin is your man.  Come experience the Best Tailor in Houston!


Established Business Since 1993

Our founders, Mario Duarte and Elwin Tejada, were surrounded by tailoring their whole lives.   Growing up in and around Tailors shops, our story began as kids, where we developed the passion for the Art of Tailoring.

Memorial Tailors is a professional tailor shop, servicing Houston and surrounding areas since 1993. We  have designed dance uniforms for all the Houston professional teams such as the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo girls!  Memorial Tailors in Houston offers the highest level of service to all our customers. As a result of our commitment to the highest customer care, you will have a one-of-a-kind tailoring experience. We are conveniently located by Memorial City and soon will have a Bridal Specialty location in the Montrose area. We offer a money back guarantee on our alterations. If you are not completely satisfied, simply let us know and we will work with you… It’s that easy! It’s no wonder so many satisfied Houston customers count on us for all of their fashion needs since 1993! Numerous retail and specialty stores from malls all around Houston trust us and send their customers to Memorial Tailors. Come experience for yourself why we have been Voted Best Tailors in Houston year after year.

Our Passion

We are passionate about what we do! So whether it is a simple alteration or a complete custom piece, every stitch on every garment is stitched with pride and love for our work.  We always stay current with the new trends in fashion and are here to help you achieve the results you are looking for.

Our Commitment

We put our 30 years of experience to work for you, providing our clients with an amazing customer service and the best tailoring skills in Houston. Use our easy online book an appointment feature and come see us for your next alterations needs.  Experience what fitted clothes can do for your image.