Menswear: Alterations in London


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Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

18 Jan 2007 11:16
Marian wrote: Ruben I think I know that tailor - hardest working geezer in W10. always grafting away, open late, proper old school tailor.


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Editor of fuk.co.uk

I just used the exact phrase 'proper old school' in a pm with his details Laughing out loud

I love it in there, tiny place with reams of fabric hanging everywhere.
OnlyOneStop
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2815 posts since 3/8/08

5 Feb 2009 22:54
Ruben wrote:
Marian wrote: Ruben I think I know that tailor - hardest working geezer in W10. always grafting away, open late, proper old school tailor.


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Editor of fuk.co.uk

I just used the exact phrase 'proper old school' in a pm with his details Laughing out loud

I love it in there, tiny place with reams of fabric hanging everywhere.

Ruben, is this place still going? Can you chuck me the details? Thanks.
staygold
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

9 Feb 2009 10:31
Seeing as there is mention of dry cleaners in this thread I thought i'd ask in here… Are they pretty much all the same? Having a coat dry-cleaned and I don't want those detergemt marks on the black buttons that you usually get, would a good one cut them off and restitch them after?
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

9 Feb 2009 11:02
i'd recommend jeeves for anything valuable when dry cleaning.
staygold
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

9 Feb 2009 11:09
Thanks, look good. Any idea on the price for getting a jacket cleaned there?
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

9 Feb 2009 11:20
wool coat last time was £50ish. takes about 5 working days, did a few minor repairs too. this was at the belgravia branch near sloane street.
staygold
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

9 Feb 2009 11:53
Thanks for the info
themistake
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10511 posts since 20/2/06

12 Feb 2009 09:43
thought id put in here about the guy dale who works in covent garden who does alterations that everyone on here recommended.

took two pairs of dior to him to be tappered, he done them to a good standard but he charged £30, which i thought was a little expensive. but im happy so i cant complain. better than having a £380's worth of jeans ruined, which im sure would have happened if i took them anywhere local
morning mist
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3127 posts since 29/5/05

12 Feb 2009 12:44
Alterations is a must, most of my clothes have some type of alteration done to them. (no weight gainer/diet freak)
ala*
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3001 posts since 20/2/03

12 Feb 2009 14:08
themistake wrote: thought id put in here about the guy dale who works in covent garden who does alterations that everyone on here recommended.

took two pairs of dior to him to be tappered, he done them to a good standard but he charged £30, which i thought was a little expensive. but im happy so i cant complain. better than having a £380's worth of jeans ruined, which im sure would have happened if i took them anywhere local

i took 2 pairs of diors there for repairs to the crotch and the bottom, where they had been trodden on.. he did a good job but stung me for £50.. steep.
lilbrooks
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2 posts since 15/2/09

15 Feb 2009 18:43
i have heard of a really good place in brick lane,maybe go and have a look around
b.bravo
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1079 posts since 13/8/08

15 Jun 2009 21:39
would you gents give me the details of the place please?

thanksssssssss
poohat
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1446 posts since 1/12/08

15 Jun 2009 22:23
most London alterations tailors are in Soho, many on Kingley street just behind Oxford Street.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

9 Nov 2009 19:44
How easy/cheap is it to get a large tshirt altered to a medium?
Oasisunit
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5169 posts since 8/5/03

9 Nov 2009 19:58
Just keep on the pot noodle diet and you'll soon fit the large
Bails78
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599 posts since 6/1/08

9 Nov 2009 20:11
recently purchased a pair of 19cm Clawmarks, but since I'm a short ass, I needed to get then shortened somewhat, my inside leg is 31.5" so took them to Dale in Covent Garden for him to shorten, I asked him if could put the original hem back on, which he did, however when I tried them on, I wasn't impressed with the end result. They didn't look right, they look like a pair of butchered 19cm Clawmarks.

My question is this how do you keep the original shape of a jean when your getting them shortened, in particular reference to to Dior's and APC's? Should I be asking the tailor to taper them to the original shape/measurements??
Any help appreciated.
themistake
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10511 posts since 20/2/06

9 Nov 2009 20:27
i used to use dale, but now i go to franko on kingley street.
themistake
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10511 posts since 20/2/06

9 Nov 2009 20:28
that probably deserved a {no homo)
OnlyOneStop
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2815 posts since 3/8/08

9 Nov 2009 21:41
Care to share contact details for the alterations guy in Kingly Street? I need replacement front pockets on my Samurai's now they have disintergrated. Cheers.
D4N
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3070 posts since 27/9/06

11 Nov 2009 19:37
Bails78 wrote: recently purchased a pair of 19cm Clawmarks, but since I'm a short ass, I needed to get then shortened somewhat, my inside leg is 31.5" so took them to Dale in Covent Garden for him to shorten, I asked him if could put the original hem back on, which he did, however when I tried them on, I wasn't impressed with the end result. They didn't look right, they look like a pair of butchered 19cm Clawmarks.

My question is this how do you keep the original shape of a jean when your getting them shortened, in particular reference to to Dior's and APC's? Should I be asking the tailor to taper them to the original shape/measurements??
Any help appreciated.
I just asked for my dior raws to be shortened and they turned out fine.