South End tailor keeps Boston in stitches

Roger Hinds is the man many designers across New England rely on to turn their ideas into something tangible.

Roger Hinds of Hinds Lines & Designs is the secret behind Boston's fashion scene.

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Roger Hinds of Hinds Lines & Designs is the secret behind Boston's fashion scene.

Boston, MA - 08\14/14 - Hinds sewing in his South End space. Roger Hinds, who is the man behind the scenes for much of the fashion industry in Boston. He makes everything for everyone, from tailoring suits for Patriots players to helping start ups make prototypes to producing lines of clothes, often knowing more than the designers themselves. Lane Turner/Globe Staff Section: METRO Reporter: in caps Slug:

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“Everyone goes to Roger,” said Sondra Grace, chairwoman of the fashion design department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

Hinds serves everyone from dress and accessory designers to a Patriots player who uses him as a tailor.

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Hinds serves everyone from dress and accessory designers to a Patriots player who uses him as a tailor.

Hinds hosts a steady stream of appointments — and walk ins — in his converted loft studio on Wareham Street in the South End.

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Hinds hosts a steady stream of appointments — and walk ins — in his converted loft studio on Wareham Street in the South End.

Hinds’s ability to source materials and turnaround jobs quickly is part of what’s earned him star stitching status.

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Hinds’s ability to source materials and turn around jobs quickly is part of what’s earned him star stitching status.

Start-ups have a soft spot in Hinds’s heart. But while naivete may charm him, laziness doesn’t.

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Start-ups have a soft spot in Hinds’s heart. But while naivete may charm him, laziness doesn’t.

Hinds has a blunt, time-is-money manner that many designers respect.

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Hinds has a blunt, time-is-money manner that many designers respect.

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