Menswear: Alterations in London


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Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

28 Nov 2009 18:34
was just reading the free booklet on my town that you get thru the door every month, and saw this article and it all clicked.
this is the dry cleaners in my town centre, and a while back i took my neighborhood fucked up jeans in ther cos i put my foot thru the hole in the knee putting them on. i took them to this dry cleaners and i showed the geezer what i wanted done to repair it and it came back better than the 'rip and repairs' that were originally done by neighborhood all over the jeans.
and now it all makes sense, the penny has suddenly dropped. what a result, i feel i can take anything to be altered or repaired now with complete confidence. all in walking distance as well, hows that for a tickle.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

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.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

8 Mar 2010 19:11
Anyone?
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

8 Mar 2010 19:15
It's easy but some charge a lot for it.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

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?
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

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.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

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.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

15 Apr 2010 13:47
loom wrote: 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.

Yes, I've had it done to a couple of shirts at a local clothing alterations place, cost about £20 a pop and you couldn't tell it had been done.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

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.
suki2shoes
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892 posts since 6/10/04

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 ?
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

20 Apr 2010 12:30
Popeye Doyle wrote: he moved last weekend to 71 angel street, which is the road parallel to nottingham court.

you'll see a black gate, press the buzzer which says maurice on it, go through the court yard and its the one the on far left.
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

20 Apr 2010 13:07
It's endell street he's on.
suki2shoes
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892 posts since 6/10/04

20 Apr 2010 15:22
whoops cheers lads
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

31 Jul 2010 14:00
is maurice the bloke that's good with selvedge?.

http://www.qype.co.uk/place/264401-Maurice-Alterations-London

who's best - maurice or denim doctor?

http://www.thedenimdoctor.co.uk/7.html
rural
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17389 posts since 26/9/06

31 Jul 2010 14:13
EVERS wrote: is maurice the bloke that's good with selvedge?.

http://www.qype.co.uk/place/264401-Maurice-Alterations-London

who's best - maurice or denim doctor?

http://www.thedenimdoctor.co.uk/7.html

Don't rate that Maurice bloke at all. Try Son of Stag in East London for selvedge denim.
Dee
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10855 posts since 22/11/07

31 Jul 2010 14:20
used both & imo denim doctor is better.
cassini
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455 posts since 13/6/10

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?
Madvillainh
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313 posts since 15/5/10

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.
OnlyOneStop
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2778 posts since 3/8/08

1 Aug 2010 09:21
Amount of material shouldn't make any difference. Should cost around £10-15
exactlythat
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2331 posts since 27/10/07

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?