Menswear: Alterations in London


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kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

9 May 2012 22:55
I stopped using Franco because the thread was raggedy on one of the shirts he did, just poor stitching. I also put my hands in the pocket of some trousers he did and cut myself on a needle he left in. Who leaves a fu(king needle in trousers?!
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

9 May 2012 23:25
Laughing out loud
Fez
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10 posts since 15/5/12

15 May 2012 12:51
swiftus wrote:
16simon wrote: i've been going to Michael Wood (No One Famous tailoring) for alterations recently as he's just down the road from me in Leyton and stays open in the evenings so I can catch him after work. prices are good and i'm happy with the quality of his work, nice person too.

i'd recommend him to any FUKers living in this part of London as a good alternative to the west end tailors.

Contact details? (Tried Google…)

I believe these are the details http://www.qype.co.uk/place/1448892-Tailoring-Alteration-and-Design-london. Called up Michael, will see him tomorrow during my lunch break for some suit alterations…
Robadob
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1435 posts since 29/12/04

31 Jul 2012 21:30
Does anyone know a decent alterations place in camden that could do a one-day turnaround if I pay a bit extra?
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

19 Aug 2012 23:22
Can't find any other alterations threads, so thought I'd ask in here. Has anyone ever had a long sleeve shirt turned into a short sleeve?
I have a chambray up in the classifieds and the sleeves are just a bit too short. No-one seems to be interested in buying so I thought I might take it to an alterations place and see what they can do. I'm assuming it's a fairly straight forward job, there's no extra fabric inside the shirt that could be used to lengthen the sleeves and they are the same width as a couple of short sleeve shirts I have, so the proportions should be alright. Just wondering if there are any issues that I've not anticipated or if anyone else has had this done?
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

20 Aug 2012 00:16
Won't be a problem.
myfreshjive
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30 posts since 21/12/11

20 Aug 2012 00:47
Any cheap places for jeans? got short legs Oops Preferably in SW area?
rural
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17520 posts since 26/9/06

22 Aug 2012 21:31
Is it possible to lengthen a blazers sleeve length (theres some extra fabric under the cuff) without it showing/looking crap?
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

22 Aug 2012 21:58
Depends on the amount of lining in the sleeve as well. There's always some excess but it's to account for when you bend your arms.
Also depends on the blazer material, could be tricky to get rid of the crease at the end of the sleeve if you lengthen it.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

22 Aug 2012 22:14
^ should be fine then, but check the opening as some jackets add like a diagonal cut off to where the stiching meets. Harder to do if this is the case
timmbo
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3406 posts since 9/2/10

22 Aug 2012 22:15
how much is it being lengthened? placement of the sleeve buttons can look a bit off it's a decent amount
rural
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17520 posts since 26/9/06

22 Aug 2012 22:18
Only an inch.
rural
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17520 posts since 26/9/06

22 Aug 2012 22:20
Same jacket as Mr Mazes in waywt OL japanese Bombed Blazer has about 2 inches under the fold of the cuff?
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

25 Aug 2012 23:38
any one used Franco lately? need to get a winter jacket fixed up. No doubt on the quality of work but the finish on a bedford he did for me was awful. Almost tempted to go and see my local dry cleaner tailor who at lest finishes neatly
rural
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17520 posts since 26/9/06

25 Aug 2012 23:44
Guido wrote: Franco is overrated

pm'd Serbia
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

26 Aug 2012 00:13
Just dropped a couple things with him today, great. How do you mean finishing - it comes back all crumpled?
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

26 Aug 2012 00:53
Farrell wrote: Just dropped a couple things with him today, great. How do you mean finishing - it comes back all crumpled?

threads all over the place, not trimmed off etc. just looks untidy
exactlythat
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2331 posts since 27/10/07

4 Sep 2012 01:04
got a label under construction trapezium skirt/ shorts that are knitted. long story short i've taken out one of the layers of knit (made of two layers hooked together) and now they don't feel as substantial. can a tailor add lining to knitwear? does anyone know a tailor who's good with knitted fabric?

cheers
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

24 Sep 2012 10:49
Asking in here due to our wonderful search engine.

Anyone recommend a top notch dry cleaners in central London? Want to get my Junya varsity cleaned, but a bit worried about taking it somewhere that'll balls it up.
teckbout
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1 posts since 25/9/12

25 Sep 2012 12:11
I always prefer Dress Alterations to specialists in alterations.