Garment Specialists

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Vanessa Wilkerson, Owner 

Vanessa Wilkerson attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in the early ‘90’s while working in the costume design and wardrobe industry. In 1996 Vanessa moved to Austin and began working as an entry level fitter for Ace Tailors. Since then she has steadily moved up through the ranks, proceeding from Fitting Consultant, to Master Tailor and finally to her current position as the Director of Operations for all four Ace Tailors locations. Vanessa loves the fashion industry and enjoys designing and sewing her own clothing in her spare time.

For major alterations on bridal gowns or formal dresses, please contact Vanessa via email or phone at 512-658-6234.


Will Abernathy, Managing Partner/Director of Marketing and Business Development

Will Abernathy attended the University of Texas and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts in English. He began his career with Nordstrom in 2011, holding various roles in both apparel and shoe departments. He made the transition to Ace Tailors in 2014 as the Customer Service Manager. For a year, he moved to Dallas to manage the Bonobos Guideshop, but he belonged in Austin and he always knew that, so he returned as a Partner at Ace Tailors. Will likes hunting Sith Lords and fighting epic light saber battles in his spare time. 

For major alterations or reconstruction on suits, tuxedos, or leather garments, please contact Will via email or phone at 512-779-7488.