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I have to give my +1 to Nelson, I think he deserves a spot on the OP if it is still even being updated.

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I've also had a bad experience with L&S. They basically made a shirt of mine unwearable after alterations. In fact, I am trying to find a tailor to fix the denting/dimpling of the sleeve heads of a blazer I own (originally altered by L&S). Funny how the more you browse/view styleforum, the more tweaks you need made! The customer service at L&S is good but overpriced.

I also have had mixed results with George's European Tailor (80th and Lex). He did an OK job shortening sleeves. He really did a poor job on altering a pair of pants for me. He is also kind of rude/short with customers/me. Overpriced in my opinion.

I've had minor alterations done a YW Custom Tailor on 88th and 3rd. She has done a good job shortening sleeves on jackets and coats for me. Very polite service and reasonably cheap prices.

I think I am going to try Alexis on 77th Street per the recommendations of this thread.
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Has anyone used J. Lucas tailors? A guy in my office has used them before and the suits look nice, but he doesn't know anything or care about the construction of the product. Ie) fully canvassed. I must say, the finished product is impressive, but I'd like to hear from someone more sartorially inclined who has been there before.

 

 

http://www.jlucasclothiers.com/

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Originally Posted by msart84 View Post

Has anyone used J. Lucas tailors? A guy in my office has used them before and the suits look nice, but he doesn't know anything or care about the construction of the product. Ie) fully canvassed. I must say, the finished product is impressive, but I'd like to hear from someone more sartorially inclined who has been there before.


http://www.jlucasclothiers.com/

No personal experience, but two pieces of evidence from their website:

1. "Imagine your new tailored suit.....

•Naturally soft, romantic shoulder..."

2. Package deals

Exhibit 1 + 2 = stay away.
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Does the use of the word romantic bother you in some way? It seems to me that the website is pretty generic, which I don't think makes them a necessarily bad option.

 

I am a bit skeptical of the package deals and if I did commission something, I wouldn't go that route. I imagine some assembly line of suits being made, with no unique characteristics.

 

If anyone else has any experience, it would be great to hear.

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Does the use of the word romantic bother you in some way? It seems to me that the website is pretty generic, which I don't think makes them a necessarily bad option....

yes it does - what does it mean? hardly tailor talk...

in general, tailors that offer package deals are best to be avoided.
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yes it does - what does it mean? hardly tailor talk...
in general, tailors that offer package deals are best to be avoided.

+1
post #564 of 796
On the other hand tailors that offer deals to your package should always be accepted.
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took my Banana Republic Blazer I got on black friday for 90% off into YW Custom tailor's on 88th and 3rd. The slip says $55 to slim the slides a bit.... isn't that kind of steep?

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took my Banana Republic Blazer I got on black friday for 90% off into YW Custom tailor's on 88th and 3rd. The slip says $55 to slim the slides a bit.... isn't that kind of steep?

yes
post #567 of 796

steep enough to call the lady out for ripping me off? or just steep enough to not go there again. I've never gotten a jacket taken in at the waist before (yes noob)

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Originally Posted by v8 muscle View Post

took my Banana Republic Blazer I got on black friday for 90% off into YW Custom tailor's on 88th and 3rd. The slip says $55 to slim the slides a bit.... isn't that kind of steep?

I'm not familiar with YW Custom, but that sounds pretty decent to me.
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I thought this thread was about tailors, not seamstresses? confused.gif
post #570 of 796
Seems to be Stanton tailor moved. Does anyone know his new location?
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