Menswear: Alterations in London


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seenmy
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6503 posts since 17/6/06

29 Dec 2010 20:19
esco wrote: any advise on this appreciated…

got some trousers with quite high rise on the seat / crotch… Is it possible for a tailor to drop down the crotch slightly to allow more room for me to be able to wear the trousers higher on my waist and free up some space for my genitalia (no homo). Is this worth it? Anybody else had anything like this done? would this in turn dramatically affect the leg length?

Not sure if it's worth doing but I do really like the trousers they just sit quite low on my waist at the moment because of the rise. just want to gauge how straight forward this is. cheers.

Im pretty sure this would not be possible as there would be no excess fabric in the garment to make it larger with out adding a panel,this would be expensive and not look right as it wouldnt be the right fabric and would change the garment adding extra seams etc,if the trousers dont fit i suggest buy a style that dose
esco
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288 posts since 14/7/06

29 Dec 2010 23:02
yeah you may be right… I wouldn't be too worried about adding in a panel if thats what it takes, I think it would suit the style anyway. it's all dependent on cost.
phelen
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6387 posts since 16/8/06

31 Dec 2010 14:50
seenmy wrote: erm maybe about a 100 on re working a jacket i think from memory,basically its worth it if its expensive gear

Perfect, anychance of an address and contact number please?.
seenmy
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6503 posts since 17/6/06

31 Dec 2010 14:55
il track it down,I seem to have misplaced it,might be at work
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

17 Jan 2011 15:40
Found this link on time out london

http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/features/7303/London-s_best_repair_shops.html

Invisible menders of Knightbridge are meant to be decent. Need to get them to shorten my SNS Stark by a couple of inches. Anyone ever used them? Or even had alterations done to thier SNS.
jwool
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2675 posts since 16/2/10

8 Feb 2011 17:46
How much can the waist of trousers realistically be taken in by without them looking odd?

Need a waist taken in at least 2 inches but didn't know if it's possible.
electrolux
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655 posts since 6/11/08

8 Feb 2011 19:57
so i got the sleeves taken up on a shirt i own and despite me asking for them to be taken from the shoulder, they've been taken up from the wrist resulting in loads of excess material flapping around above the wrist which looks ridiculous.

Just checking before i go and complain tomorrow, am i right in thinking this would have been avoided had they been taken up from the shoulder?

Cheers
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

8 Feb 2011 20:00
they cant correct it, so ask them to slim the arms. very few alterations places will shorten sleeves from the shoulder seam
electrolux
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655 posts since 6/11/08

8 Feb 2011 20:23
i understand this probably can't be corrected now, but wanted to know for sure if shortening them from the shoulders would have avoided leaving a load of excess material on the wrist?
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

8 Feb 2011 20:42
indeed, they have replaced the cuffs higher up the arm, so it'll liklier be wider at that point. just get them to slim out the arms.

you'll find few tailors let alone alterations places that will alter from the shoulder though - they simply don't like tackling it.
electrolux
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655 posts since 6/11/08

8 Feb 2011 21:01
thing is i asked them to do it from the shoulders and they said they could and would. Will see if i can get a discount on getting the arms slimmed.

thanks anyway mate.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

8 Feb 2011 21:02
no discount mate - gratis. accept nowt less.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

10 Mar 2011 09:30
How easy is it to fuck up the slimming of the arms and body of a shirt?

Also, if it's quite easy, can anyone recommend someone who can do it well and at what price?

Merci
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

10 Mar 2011 11:10
Page 4 is amazing by the way, if you haven't read it.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

16 Mar 2011 09:54
BOOKSTORECORE wrote: How easy is it to fuck up the slimming of the arms and body of a shirt?

Also, if it's quite easy, can anyone recommend someone who can do it well and at what price?

Merci

Any ideas? Want to get it done this weekend.
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

16 Mar 2011 10:00
is it an expensive shirt?

they'll make out it's difficult so dunno whether anyone who claims they're great will do it in a few days.

if it's cheap take it anywhere cheap. you/they could unpick the stitching round the armpit. take it in at the sides, this will close the armpit hole slightly so you can then stitch the arm back to the torso. this will make the sleeve slightly smaller. you can unpick the sleeve seam or just stitch it together (smaller).
b.bravo
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1079 posts since 13/8/08

16 Mar 2011 10:02
went to the chinese spot opposite bodeans in soho.

got my jeans patched and a shirt shortened.

was happy with the work (7/10 patching but i was impatient and they done it within 2 days)

£15 for the patching (3 holes including crotch) and £6 for the shirt shortening.

would recommend for quick fixes.

and bookstore, theres a tailor on 51 lexington street (green doors, go in, its upstairs) they might be able to help you out. no idea on price though
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

16 Mar 2011 10:17
It's not an expensive shirt, around £40, got it from the US and had to pay customs on it though, cba going through all the palaver of reordering and paying duties again if it's messed up. I'll take it the old lady round the corner and see what she says, just know that she'll have a different idea of 'slimming down' than I do. It's OK length wise, but too wide in the body and sleeves, looks like I'm wearing my Dad's shirt.
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

16 Mar 2011 10:20
she wont be able to change the shoulders (i know you didnt say that) it makes the arm hole bigger.
it's quite easy to do what i said. you could do it by hand.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

16 Mar 2011 10:26
I can't even thread a needle, it'd end up a monstrosity. I guess if the shoulders weren't slimmed it might look a bit odd, like a tapered shirt…not sure if that's an impossible job though. Seems like a lot of effort for a $40 shirt.

http://images.urbanoutfitters.com/is/image/UrbanOutfitters/19872993_041_b?$detailmain$

It's that one, I'd reorder it but it's sold out in small now.