Menswear: Alterations in London


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schtoop
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12856 posts since 9/4/07

21 Sep 2015 09:02
Best place to get a boxy shirt taken in abit? Shoulders are fine since I'm quite broad shouldered just want abit of a slimmer cut
jeg
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2242 posts since 12/12/01

21 Sep 2015 12:25
Bails78 wrote:
Vazza wrote: Thanks, was thinking about them but pretty sure they don't do tapering etc.? Any other suggestions

Fashion Work rooms in Holborn/Covent Garden might be worth a visit

I just had some casual trousers made much slimmer with Fashion Workrooms - quite a fiddly job as other people wouldn't touch it. They are spot on - exactly what I wanted. They seem pretty busy and it was a few weeks turnaround, but very good job. Best going to see em and chatting stuff through rather than emailing
Crackajack
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6692 posts since 21/4/05

21 Sep 2015 13:02
Yes, but phone first if you want something tricky done as they specialist staff who aren't always on site.
schtoop
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12856 posts since 9/4/07

23 Sep 2015 16:12
schtoop wrote: Best place to get a boxy shirt taken in abit? Shoulders are fine since I'm quite broad shouldered just want abit of a slimmer cut

Anyone?
MoB
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36296 posts since 31/8/04

1 Nov 2015 10:02
I'm assuming shortening the length on a topcoat is pretty standard?
Crackajack
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6692 posts since 21/4/05

24 Nov 2015 09:38
Can anyone recommend a place near Victoria station or Balham / Clapham?

Just to have some belt loops removed (Laughing out loud) so I don't think it's worth making the trek to London Fashion Workrooms - who are excellent and my usual choice.

OnlyOneStop
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2749 posts since 3/8/08

24 Nov 2015 12:40
Crackajack, do you have a pricelist for alterations at London Fashion Workrooms?
selkiefolk
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418 posts since 27/3/13

24 Nov 2015 12:59
Most recent thing I got done was trouser hemming - £14.

Crackajack
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6692 posts since 21/4/05

24 Nov 2015 13:20
OnlyOneStop wrote: Crackajack, do you have a pricelist for alterations at London Fashion Workrooms?

No, and they charged me £12 for hemming recently.

I have phoned for quotes on more difficult stuff and they often say they need to see it, which I think is fair.
Sneakysbest
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1847 posts since 28/1/12

2 Mar 2016 14:31
need the crotch repaired on a pair of jeans and need some tapering, where in SW london is best?
illwill
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2904 posts since 17/5/04

23 Mar 2016 13:36
Got a whole load of Uniqlo oxfords that I never wear because I feel that they are too long and blousey below the waist to wear untucked.

Anyone have any luck with alterations to remedy this?
suki2shoes
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891 posts since 6/10/04

15 Apr 2016 08:27
anyone recommend a specialist suede tailor in London? Looking to make a jacket fit smaller without altering the appearance.
Crackajack
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6692 posts since 21/4/05

10 Jul 2016 18:50
Going to try and dash to London Fashion Workrooms tomorrow before they close to have a suit jacket altered.

Looked back over a few months in here but can anyone recommend another option that is open later or closer to Victoria? Thanks
jwool
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2675 posts since 16/2/10

28 Dec 2016 12:21
Does anyone know roughly how much replacement zips for a leather jacket would be?
Egan
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384 posts since 17/10/11

28 Dec 2016 12:26
Is it easy enough to taper the bottom of thick trousers?
Beau Brummel
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491 posts since 16/1/11

28 Dec 2016 17:23
jwool wrote: Does anyone know roughly how much replacement zips for a leather jacket would be?

Usually around the £30 mark to replace the main zip.
More if numerous zips.
sciphiyem
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494 posts since 7/9/11

2 Jan 2017 17:20
anywhere in shoreditch that can put patches or fix a hole in a thickish aran wool sweater?
Crackajack
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6692 posts since 21/4/05

20 Apr 2017 21:22
Anyone had a shirt shortened? I have seen some nice Oxford cloth button down shirts but they are cut long (to be tucked in). A custom one is £70 more where length can be altered but surely a £20 job from a tailor?
illwill
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2904 posts since 17/5/04

20 Apr 2017 21:26
Can end up weird looking and out of proportion.
TheConductor
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4086 posts since 17/11/09

21 Apr 2017 06:50
sciphiyem wrote: anywhere in shoreditch that can put patches or fix a hole in a thickish aran wool sweater?
Came across this site yesterday http://www.darnanddusted.com/ Think I saw some knitwear on there.

I've never used them before, but yesterday I emailed to see about them fixing a pair of jeans. Knee blowouts.