About Us

We opened on June 20 1979.

We decided against buying a franchise. We earned a reputation instead.

Tailoring While U Wait is a full service tailoring, alteration and cleaning service company located in Toms River, NJ. We have been serving the community for over 35 years.

Our staff has over 100 years of experience. 30 of these years were in Europe.

On July 31, 2014 we lost our Founder, Jon ‘The Tailor’ Baum. His ‘co-founder’ and son, Erik Baum, is dedicated to continuing to serve our customers and keeping the staff gainfully employed. He can always be contacted at baum@tailortr.com



THE BOSS (Always & Forever)



August 31, 1940 – July 31, 2014

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I grew up in the dry cleaning business. I graduated from a dry cleaning Institute that taught me how to ​keep the chemical solvent clean and how to take out spots.

In 1963, When I was 23, I bought my first dry cleaning plant. The money that I made was unbelievable.​

Dry cleaning plants were opening all over. Everybody was making money.

Then in the early 70s, Wash and Wear clothing appeared.

Dry cleaning was no longer a money maker.

In 1975 I open my first tailor shop. It was in Roselle Park at the corner of Westfield Avenue and Galloping Hill Road. I called the place, Tailoring While U Wait. My store sign had a big zipper on it. Up to that time tailoring usually took 2 to 3 weeks. People liked getting their tailoring back sooner.

I knew 75% of tailoring. I found a school in South Plainfield where the owner agreed to let me bring a tailoring job that I did not know how to do. She taught me how to do that job. I always had top-notch workers. They taught me everything else I had to know.

Tailoring can have a lot of handwork that slows down production. I began developing techniques that use machines rather than hands. This enabled us to get to work out much faster and at a smaller cost.

We passed along the savings to our customers.