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Looking to have a gitman vintage shirt hemmed that is a bit long. Its a Very casual print so most likely wont be tucking it in at any point.

 

There is a tailor I go to on Orchard street for pant hems but have never taken anything there that was any more complicated of a alteration.

 

I would like to take it to a place that would give me professional  feedback on how much to hem without it throwing the button stance off. What does this type of alteration typically cost by someone like Pierre that I have read about on the past few pages? Or is this a very basic alteration I can take to a local shop without concern?

 

thanks

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Can anyone help me out with a recommendation for a NYC tailor for the following?

I have a Band of Outsiders shirt that fits me pretty well. I would like to find a tailor that has a nice selection of fabrics that I can take this shirt to to have them create a new shirt based on this shirt but with a few modifications (an inch here, an inch there, etc. Anyone had something like this done in the NYC area with good results? Ideally I'd find a place that can get the shirt perfect and then just go in from time to time and pick out another fabric for them to make the shirt out of.
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Originally Posted by Jaygatsby28 View Post

I think I am going to try Alexis on 77th Street per the recommendations of this thread.

 

Digging up a 2-year old post here, but wanted to wanted to provide a more recent opinion for those who use the search function (I'm sure there are some) as I did and find a lot of past recommendations for Alexis.  Based on my experience I would not recommend them.  A couple of examples as to why:

 

- I had three pairs of trousers for slimming and hemming. All three came back various versions of wrong, and when I came back to have them corrected they wanted to charge me again

- When shortening the sleeves of a jacket with working holes they did so from the cuff rather than from the shoulder, resulting in a rather unattractive finish. I had requested from the shoulder and they seemed unenthusiastic about how much work it was. When I complained after it was (irreparably) altered they said they did it to save me money

- In spite of this they're still on the expensive side of NYC alterations tailors

- Add in the random hours they keep (shop is frequently closed an hour or more early) and it would be hard for me to justify ever going there again

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do these tailors like cardelino and pierre generally lean towards a more conservative fit? looking to get some shirts altered but want it to be slim but also good for work

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Any uptown denizens been to Martin Custom Tailor? In my neighborhood and thinking of trying out, but wanted to throw out a line here first. 

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Edit: Will report back once issues are addressed (or not).
Edited by FlaneurNYC - 6/28/14 at 11:10am
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Alright, taking in about 4 casual shirts whose sleeves need to be shortened and a rather expensive Acne leather jacket that needs the sleeves to shortened as well. Any place in Williamsburg or south of 14th street you guys can recommend that is reasonably priced and stand by their services? Thank you guys in advance!
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Originally Posted by brianoh View Post

Alright, taking in about 4 casual shirts whose sleeves need to be shortened and a rather expensive Acne leather jacket that needs the sleeves to shortened as well. Any place in Williamsburg or south of 14th street you guys can recommend that is reasonably priced and stand by their services? Thank you guys in advance!

take the leather jacket to David Menkes
144 fifth ave. #3
new york, new york 10011
212.989.3706
by appointment only
don't be scared by his website
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Edited by brianoh - 8/6/14 at 2:52pm
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I have a very specific need here.  I have a great tux I got whose sleeves were shortened previously leaving a 2/3" gap between the last button and the sleeve head...

 

old thread of mine here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/405577/gauntlet-silk-cuffs-on-tuxedo

 

I want to add some fake gauntlet cuffs over it to cover up the problem area.  In my research of this, it seems to be feasible - though it would obviously take a skilled tailor.    

 

Anyone have anyone in NYC whom they can recommend as being a bit of an artist and flexible to try something out of the norm such as this?

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