Random Questions: Cheap, good tailor in London


welhul
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27 posts since 3/1/12

18 Aug 2015 22:41
Hi! Some damn moths made lots of holes in all my woollen sweaters. I delivered them to a dry cleaner, but I want to repair them later. Any idea where I can get the job done as cheap and good as possible? I know they usually charge per hole, and there are lots of holes, probably around 10 all together. I called British Invisible Mending, but their prices are ridiculous. Any ideas??
broadcast
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185 posts since 10/5/09

posted 18 Aug 2015 22:55, edited 18 Aug 2015 22:55
Cheap

Good

Pick one. You could try May Tailoring on Essex Road.
welhul
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27 posts since 3/1/12

19 Aug 2015 13:17
Thanks! How much do they charge for hole repairs?
figurine
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5991 posts since 14/5/07

19 Aug 2015 13:18
http://www.maytailoring.co.uk/Contact-Us.html
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

19 Aug 2015 18:29
I walk past that place a lot, it doesn't look inspiring
welhul
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27 posts since 3/1/12

19 Aug 2015 22:59
I emailed them, they were cheap, 15 a sweater several holes, so thanks.
swede
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9536 posts since 21/3/09

20 Aug 2015 08:47
10 holes in one jumper? wouldnt you just buy another
welhul
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27 posts since 3/1/12

21 Aug 2015 11:19
Not in one. In many. Maybe two a sweater. OK? And these are expensive sweaters too…
edlo
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639 posts since 13/9/14

21 Aug 2015 12:00
What I would do is wear a similar colour t-shirt underneath, noone will ever know
rural
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17762 posts since 26/9/06

21 Aug 2015 12:59
Laughing out loud
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

21 Aug 2015 14:14
make sure it's an expensive t-shirt
welhul
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27 posts since 3/1/12

21 Aug 2015 14:57
What's up with the tone on this forum? Are you 15? It seems like that. You can't ask a question.
Let me explain:
Valuable sweater means it makes sense to repair it, right?
Is this the so-called "English humour", then I think I better move home soon.
inversesquare
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6725 posts since 7/6/08

21 Aug 2015 15:51
What I usually do is feed a number of silk worms with the correct coloured dye and place them around the jumper holes after the moths have visited.
diederik
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3279 posts since 16/8/11

21 Aug 2015 15:58
Laughing out loud
deuce
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14002 posts since 21/1/08

21 Aug 2015 16:04
similar to the white wine on red wine trick. i normally fix my holes by creating a larger hole around the original one.
brucewayne
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46 posts since 21/8/13

21 Aug 2015 16:39
Hmm holes
welhul
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27 posts since 3/1/12

25 Aug 2015 11:22
Ok, I got them repaired for 5 pounds a sweater, several holes in some of the sweaters, not bad??! Smiling From now on I will constantly watch my expensive sweater, buy a special freezer for them. I am joking, but moths are a nightmare.
Egan
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461 posts since 17/10/11

26 Aug 2015 14:02
welhul wrote: Ok, I got them repaired for 5 pounds a sweater, several holes in some of the sweaters, not bad??! Smiling From now on I will constantly watch my expensive sweater, buy a special freezer for them. I am joking, but moths are a nightmare.

Have you any pictures of before and after? I've had several items of clothes ravaged by moths, so would be interested to see it repaired well.
welhul
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27 posts since 3/1/12

27 Aug 2015 11:38
I will collect the sweaters now, so I can send some pictures later. What do you do to prevent moths yourself? I don't expect a great repair. Someone told me that Nigel Cabourn might have been able to help me with the repair, but probably not for cheap.
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

27 Aug 2015 12:16
anyone recommend where I can get casual trousers (slightly complicated SI Shadow trousers with big side zipped pockets and some double stitch areas) made to a slimmer fit?
London Fashion Workrooms?