Menswear: Alterations in London


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Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

20 Feb 2012 11:53
no here

http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/139468-invisible-menders-of-knightsbridge

would go in and speak to them/show them what you want. have to be crystal clear with them
figurine
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5568 posts since 14/5/07

20 Feb 2012 12:00
They got an email address, can't see anything there. I live in Belfast so wouldn't be able to go in to them unfortunately.
figurine
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5568 posts since 14/5/07

21 Feb 2012 12:59
figurine wrote: Anyone had any experience getting a woolen jumper repaired? My dog has chewed a whole in a cardigan of mine and I'd rather try and get it fixed than bin it. Can't find anywhere local that seems to do repairs to wool and don't mind sending it off to get it fixed, is there something like Denim Doctor for wool?
Any suggestions?
CType
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49 posts since 3/6/11

21 Feb 2012 13:34
Had my suit altered by Franco off carnaby st - jacket taken in, sleeves shortened and trousers hemmed. Overall good job and and 3 day turnaround. Cost was 70 quid which dunno if expensive or not but main thing was he didn't balls it up.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

21 Feb 2012 15:13
sleeve shorten from crown or cuff? for that money i'm saying cuff.
bonus
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209 posts since 4/9/03

26 Mar 2012 11:43
can anyone recommend a decent tailor/alteration-er around covent garden. need some trousers tapered and jacket sleaved shortened.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

26 Mar 2012 19:56
got a rip in a suit jacket, any one recommend someone to repair it, ideally in se1? cheers
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

26 Mar 2012 22:07
bonus wrote: can anyone recommend a decent tailor/alteration-er around covent garden. need some trousers tapered and jacket sleaved shortened.

look 2 posts above you, maybe have a read through the thread
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

28 Mar 2012 02:06
anyone used these guys? they on the cut, - http://www.dress2kill.com/ ?
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

24 Apr 2012 20:07
bit of an urgent one, i have a suit which cost about a monkey which has an inch long rip on the arm sleeve (front and back). Tailor said he can send it to invisible menders but will cost 140 Evil to fix. It will look like it never happened, but it's a lot of dough for 2 1 inch tears. Or he said he can patch them, cheaper but the finish will be visible which is putting me off.

anyone had this type of repair done? How bad does the patch option look?

cheers
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

5 May 2012 12:10
Does anyone know a place near Old Street or Liverpool St stations, where I can drop my suit trousers off for alterations today? Would pop over to Maurice in Covent Garden but I'm pretty sure they're not open at the weekend. (Please, thanks!)
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

7 May 2012 11:33
Anyone know if these guys are any good?

http://www.ramontailoring.co.uk/

I used Candilio Raffaele but the stitching has come out on some of the stuff he's done Sad
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

8 May 2012 19:45
*~~LYK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TYM~~*
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

9 May 2012 12:36
Laughing out loud

if you don't tell them and they're not the dr or son of stag type, they won't give a fuck
Razorlight123
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4348 posts since 13/1/10

9 May 2012 13:04
If you saw the state of alterations I got today, I nearly cried in the changing room.

Fit was perfect, did a turn up…. He fucked up the selvedge, he basically cut it off. Fucked up my LVCs and Edwin's

He said he can 'put it back' I await the results to tomorrow.

To his defence I didn't tell him to keep the selvedge but come on.
Razorlight123
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4348 posts since 13/1/10

9 May 2012 13:05
Farrell wrote: Laughing out loud

if you don't tell them and they're not the dr or son of stag type, they won't give a fuck

I thought common-sense would prevail man.
eazypz
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2946 posts since 16/4/10

9 May 2012 16:47
General tailors dont know what selvedge is so don't know the importance of keeping it.

EVERS wrote: sleeve shorten from crown or cuff? for that money i'm saying cuff.

I've had trousers hemmed, jacket taken in and sleeves shortened (from the shoudler) for £40 from my tailor. Granted I used to work next door so know them well and their work is brilliant, they're usual business is making and altering wedding dresses and gowns.
You go to Central London you pay Central London prices!
esco
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288 posts since 14/7/06

9 May 2012 17:29
eazypz wrote: General tailors dont know what selvedge is so don't know the importance of keeping it.

EVERS wrote: sleeve shorten from crown or cuff? for that money i'm saying cuff.

I've had trousers hemmed, jacket taken in and sleeves shortened (from the shoudler) for £40 from my tailor. Granted I used to work next door so know them well and their work is brilliant, they're usual business is making and altering wedding dresses and gowns.
You go to Central London you pay Central London prices!

Cool
esco
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288 posts since 14/7/06

9 May 2012 17:29
EVERS wrote: sleeve shorten from crown or cuff? for that money i'm saying cuff.

i agree Eye-wink
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

9 May 2012 21:12
Ju wrote: *~~LYK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TYM~~*
fucking karma, wore some recently hemmed trews for the first time today and the stitching unravelled! Was done at Franco's as well, thought he was good? Either way, gonna take em back to be re done Evil