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post #601 of 819

Do people recommend cardelino or wilfred?

post #602 of 819
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Do people recommend cardelino or wilfred?

What type of work?
post #603 of 819
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Originally Posted by RedLeg View Post

Just in general, is he high end? I don't like blowing more than $150 or so at the tailor on a single suit. This is obviously contingent on how much work I need done, but it's usually pretty standard alterations.

 

In general, yeah he's definitely high end. That said, I'm constantly amazed by his attention to detail and have not regretted bringing anything to him (or paying the prices). Really outstanding tailor, and a great guy too. 

post #604 of 819
My last bill was for $900, but he basically had to remake 4 SC's. I will give you a better idea next week on his prices.
post #605 of 819
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What type of work?

Just for sleeve extension

post #606 of 819
I'm new to NYC and have yet to make it to a tailor, so I'm just getting a sense of prices. I have a backlog of 3 suits to be done, a couple pairs of pants and 2 sportcoats. That obviously adds up to quite a bit.

There's a guy on my block I might try out, Apel's Custom Tailors. Seems like he did a decent job on a suit for one of my roomates. One of the suit jackets needs to be shortened though, which i'm not comfortable giving to just anyone.

I would obviously prefer to take it all to one place, but a 250 bill per suit doesnt make sense when yourbsuits are only 400 or so each.
post #607 of 819
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Originally Posted by RedLeg View Post

I'm new to NYC and have yet to make it to a tailor, so I'm just getting a sense of prices. I have a backlog of 3 suits to be done, a couple pairs of pants and 2 sportcoats. That obviously adds up to quite a bit.
There's a guy on my block I might try out, Apel's Custom Tailors. Seems like he did a decent job on a suit for one of my roomates. One of the suit jackets needs to be shortened though, which i'm not comfortable giving to just anyone.
I would obviously prefer to take it all to one place, but a 250 bill per suit doesnt make sense when yourbsuits are only 400 or so each.

I didn't think it was possible to get the body of a suit jacket shortened or maybe it's just cost prohibitive.
post #608 of 819
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Originally Posted by RedLeg View Post

I'm new to NYC and have yet to make it to a tailor, so I'm just getting a sense of prices. I have a backlog of 3 suits to be done, a couple pairs of pants and 2 sportcoats. That obviously adds up to quite a bit.
There's a guy on my block I might try out, Apel's Custom Tailors. Seems like he did a decent job on a suit for one of my roomates. One of the suit jackets needs to be shortened though, which i'm not comfortable giving to just anyone.
I would obviously prefer to take it all to one place, but a 250 bill per suit doesnt make sense when yourbsuits are only 400 or so each.

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I didn't think it was possible to get the body of a suit jacket shortened or maybe it's just cost prohibitive.

In theory you can, but then you have to be mindful of button stance and pocket placement. Everything should be proportional and hacking at a main feature could throw it off quickly.
post #609 of 819
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In theory you can, but then you have to be mindful of button stance and pocket placement. Everything should be proportional and hacking at a main feature could throw it off quickly.

Exactly why it needs to be done by a professional. In my experience, you can shorten some jackets by an inch or so, but you need a tailor who knows where that fine line is.

post #610 of 819
hi
new to this thread.

i live in morningside heights/UWS. i use my cleaners as a tailor
she charges $15 for pant hems, and complains they are too small.
she charges $60 for taking in pants, and complains they are too tight

they dont do a good job and charge a lot.
any suggestions in the area?
post #611 of 819
i have a size L cotton twill varsity jacket coming in and would like to get it altered to closer to a size M, in NYC. any suggestions of tailors that go good work, reasonably priced? thanks!
post #612 of 819
I found a tailor (in a dry cleaner) that does same-day alterations. I don't remember the name, but they are at 50th and 8th on the southeast side, in the same building as the Palm. You have to specify same-day, and it costs more. I wouldn't necessarily trust them with extensive alterations, but for pants or sleeves in a pinch, they are fine
post #613 of 819
Brooklyn (park slope), but I can travel: need a bunch of buttons replaced on a coat and button holes partially closed. Not difficult work, but tedious and slightly unusual. Any recommendations?
post #614 of 819
Hey, been a loyal LNC customer for awhile and during my last trip learned that they'll be shutting down in a few weeks time.
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Hey, been a loyal LNC customer for awhile and during my last trip learned that they'll be shutting down in a few weeks time.
That is awful news. Why are they closing?
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