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I'm sure the original store ... seems like you are something of a regular customer if you have "your rep" ... or even if you have just shopped there twice .... would be glad of an opportunity to turn a customer into a happy customer. Some of my favourite places to shop are ones that screwed something up, and when I mentioned the screw-up were speedy and courteous in fixing it ... so I KNOW that they take care of mistakes and problems in a good way.
Maybe give Oakridge a call and ask them if that's the sort of thing they do, and if so what they'd charge ... saves you a trip there and back if they won't do it, and covers off the money issue before you get there without in-person awkwardness. But then again ... what are you hoping to get out of this? IF they say "the shoulders are fine" then ... fine. You go home and that's the end. But if they say "the shoulders are too big" then what? Will you be going back to...
I need a reliable online source for shoelaces for my dress shoes ... the high quality, waxed laces (rather than the cheap-o ones I can find at Walmart and the other similar retailers in my area.) Many thanks in advance ...
I've had lots of good work done at Oakridge. They are very busy, so yes, there IS a waiting time.
I haven't pulled the trigger on a MTM/bespoke suit from either yet ... life keeps getting in the way and the money goes elsewhere, LOL ... one of these days I will. Interesting that Oakridge may not be doing custom work anymore ... but I was thinking of asking them to do a vest for me sometime soon, so maybe I'll get the goods straight from the horse's mouth, as it were.I know that they do "turn away work" in the sense that people show up and ask for quick-turnaround...
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I can't take it back as it was a close-out sale (many years ago back when I was fatter and didn't understand my proper size too well.) The material is so thick and wonderful ... not like the overly-shaved thin stuff you normally see nowadays ...that buying a different coat isn't an option. But thanks, I'll see what a good leather craftsman can do.
I managed to get my hands on a lovely Schott shearling jacket ... shawl collar and raglan sleeves ... at an absolute steal of a price. Unfortunately, the jacket is several sizes too large for me to wear, and looks like an absolute tent on me. Other than that, I absolutely love it, and the shearling itself is so thick and wonderful ... the sort of stuff I never see ... that I'd love to salvage the jacket. Is this something that a good leather specialist can do? Knock...
My condolences on the VCS headaches. I've used Oakridge Tailors and Townline Tailors (downtown) for alterations with great success. I'm thinking of having of (or both?? ) of them make me a custom suit ... Has anyone out there had experience with Oakridge and/or Townline in terms of making them a custom suit?
I've had them hem some suits from STP for me, and agree they are very nice to deal with. I had the same experience getting them to pin my sleeves and pants as short as I wanted, but once we got over the initial discussion (and once I cam back a second time and he could see that I really liked it that way) we were fine. I get the impression that most of his customers like sleeves and pants to be longer, no doubt the same with other tailors, so the occasional odd duck who...
Quote: Originally Posted by Mal Yea, personally if it was my top-5 it'd be replaced with a navy sportcoat. Where do people work that they have to wear suits absolutely all the time? I interviewed at a bunch of the top Canadian law firms last year, and many of the students were wearing business casual. Forget what the other students were wearing ... what were the partners wearing?
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