8 Mar 2010 17:19
How easy/hard is it for a tailor to slim down the chest and arms of a Baracuta , I've had this lovely one in 'ochre' for ages, but I need to slim the arms before it's wearable.
8 Mar 2010 19:15
It's easy but some charge a lot for it.
8 Mar 2010 19:25
It won't be in London, it's this tailor in Liverpool who's actually also a part of the Magic Circle.
So hopefully it'll be cheaper. I'm hoping for £20-30… does that sound about right?
8 Mar 2010 19:38
Yeah, that's not bad. That guy in covent garden asked for 45-50. Crap ones would probably do it for 10-15.
15 Apr 2010 11:40
Is it a pretty straightforward affair to make a boxy shirt slimmer?
Have my eye on a couple of shirts that are fine in length but nearly 2 inches too wide.
15 Apr 2010 13:52
Sweet, thanks thats really helpful.
I was most paranoid about the body being slimmer but the shoulder opening being the same size after the alteration….but I guess when I ask for this to be done they'll naturally make sure proprtions are kept.
20 Apr 2010 12:06
Anyone got the number for the guy in Covent Garden ? last i heard he had moved elsewhere, is he still in the back of that hairdressers ?
20 Apr 2010 13:07
It's endell street he's on.
31 Jul 2010 14:20
used both & imo denim doctor is better.
31 Jul 2010 14:51
could anyone recommend a good place to get a blazer altered in London? It doesn't fit too bad at the moment but it's a bit too boxy for my liking so would like to have the side seams taken in a bit and the sleeves shortened a tad.
Not had a blazer altered before - is messing with the seams the sort of thing that can go horribly wrong or relatively straightforward?
1 Aug 2010 02:15
How much should I expect to pay for a alright/decent tailor to do a simple alteration on a shirt, just making it more tapered around the waist?
And does material make much of a difference? I might be getting it done on a chambray and heavy work shirt.
1 Aug 2010 09:21
Amount of material shouldn't make any difference. Should cost around £10-15
6 Aug 2010 23:25
need to get some trousers slimmed in the leg, they're quite wide. want them taken in by 1-2inches. can this just be done with a high taper (want the end result tapered anyway) from the pocket down + inseam, or a lot of work with the top block for a decent result?