Menswear: Alterations in London


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rural
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13925 posts since 26/9/06

16 Mar 2011 11:17
bayy wrote:and bookstore, theres a tailor on 51 lexington street (green doors, go in, its upstairs) they might be able to help you out. no idea on price though


You mean Thomas. He used to be my tailor. He's gone now unfortunately. These twin brothers bought his business, i've had a few things done since, but nothing too complicated, they seem alright.
india
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5328 posts since 31/10/05

16 Mar 2011 11:38
Before you got it done she could just pin it for you to see. Or she could take the body and sleeves in and leave the excess material inside (so you could let back out). It'd be a bit messy and uncomfortable though.
If you're having it done somewhere you just need to keep saying what you done (like Bateman in the laundrette scene).

Your mom or nan not got a sewing machine?
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

16 Mar 2011 12:02
Don't think so, no. I'll have a wander to the local alterations place and see what they say, if not, I might try the place bayy mentioned.
Serbia
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4816 posts since 22/3/06

16 Mar 2011 13:03
i would recommend invisible menders of knightsbridge
jwool
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2205 posts since 16/2/10

28 Mar 2011 15:35
I want some trouser legs tapering but no where near me will do it (can't be arsed to) because they have a double seam both sides:



Anyone recommend somewher I can send them to get them done?

jwool
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2205 posts since 16/2/10

29 Mar 2011 09:51
Bump for help Smiling
m15try
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1049 posts since 18/8/09

13 Apr 2011 23:27
Seems the most appropriate place for this:
Basically, I have a shirt which has small tears where the button's are supposed to be attached because some cunt grabbed my shirt on a night out. It's a hole where the threading of the button is, obviously no thread or button there anymore, and I was just wondering how fixable this is, been to one tailor and she wasn't too keen on doing it because she couldn't guarantee how long it would last.
danny-mo
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66 posts since 4/2/11

14 Apr 2011 23:54
Not as well asking them to give it a go? Sounds like its fucked as is, so whats the worse that can happen?
b.bravo
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1021 posts since 13/8/08

15 Apr 2011 00:59
buy a new shirt lol

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but srsly, less u can patch that hole then thread a new button on it i dont see how it would work.

cant stitch together cos that will pull the fabric making it look shit right??
Sleuth
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5124 posts since 12/9/04

6 Jul 2011 21:52
Not about alterations in London but how easy is it for a tailor to make alterations to the sleeves of a jacket. They are too long. Is it possible for them to be shortened? And what would be a ball park for this if someone has had this work done before? Cheers
ew2
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498 posts since 9/3/08

6 Jul 2011 22:03
Shortening sleeves is OK, just had it done on new wool suit jacket. They can move sleeve buttons up too if necessary. Don't pay more than £15 I reckon.
walnuts
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2434 posts since 17/6/06

6 Jul 2011 22:06
Denim doctor?

jackwooly wrote:I want some trouser legs tapering but no where near me will do it (can't be arsed to) because they have a double seam both sides:



Anyone recommend somewher I can send them to get them done?


jwool
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2205 posts since 16/2/10

6 Jul 2011 22:10
Oh I couldn't find anywhere so I sold them ages ago. Cheers though Smiling
Sleuth
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5124 posts since 12/9/04

6 Jul 2011 22:24
ew2 wrote:Shortening sleeves is OK, just had it done on new wool suit jacket. They can move sleeve buttons up too if necessary. Don't pay more than £15 I reckon.


Excellent thanks, I thought it would have been more expensive and quite a laborious task.

Thank you.

Smiling
kushty
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292 posts since 2/7/09

19 Jul 2011 09:26
Does anyone know of a good British tailor for suit/shirt alterations in London? I want to deal with the same person every time rather than a faceless company.

Someone recommended Candilio Raffaele on here but the guy is 72, which makes me think he could go blind/mental/die at any point.
Noble Locks
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63110 posts since 10/7/03

19 Jul 2011 09:33
he will make it to 80, that gives him 8 years to finish your whistle. go for it.
if he croaks in between doing it, ill buy you anew one. deal?
kushty
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292 posts since 2/7/09

19 Jul 2011 11:03
No deal! I want to build a rapport with a tailor. It's no good if he retires/becomes ill. Does anyone know any other British tailors in London?
eent
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8948 posts since 25/2/05

19 Jul 2011 13:13
Best option is to have a google, find a bespoke tailor, read some testemonials and go in for a chat.

Had my suit altered recently, took me a while to find someone, but i'm happy now
Ketters
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1055 posts since 8/2/11

5 Sep 2011 16:45
Can anyone recommend somewhere in town (anywhere's fine) that'll taper a bulk amount of trousers at a half decent price? Would use my normal place but they don't do discounts on multiple stuff, got about seven pairs I need doing.
16simon
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317 posts since 21/4/11

5 Sep 2011 16:57
kushty wrote:Does anyone know of a good British tailor for suit/shirt alterations in London? I want to deal with the same person every time rather than a faceless company.


I've used Franco in Kingley Street a lot for alterations and would definitely recommend him; you can tell he knows his stuff, and the quality of his work is excellent. I've told him I'll get him to make me a suit up when I get a new job.