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post #856 of 869
Update :

Took my stuff to Dynasty. Apparently Fox news sends stuff there too?

I would say if I was 100% satisfied with Wilfred's work, I am 80% satisfied with Dynasty.
They are offering to redo the items that I am not happy with.

Also : Dynasty costs more then Wilfred.
post #857 of 869
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Update :

Took my stuff to Dynasty. Apparently Fox news sends stuff there too?

I would say if I was 100% satisfied with Wilfred's work, I am 80% satisfied with Dynasty.
They are offering to redo the items that I am not happy with.

Also : Dynasty costs more then Wilfred.


That supposed to be a good thing?
post #858 of 869

I just picked up a sport jacket that I had Dynasty shorten from the shoulder and it was totally fine. It cost $85 which is similar to what Wilfred's would have charged. 

 

I was at Wilfred's the other day and Rob said that they are hoping to reopen in a few months. There are a bunch of variables that need to be aligned, but I really hope that it happens. 

post #859 of 869
Statement of observation. Wilfred has a few celebrity clients as well, if you can count Scott Schuman ( The Satroralist) as a celebrity

Sidenote; I guess for me its a trust issue, at Wilfred, he and his staff + myself have an understanding. I've been going for years, they know exactly how I like things, I don't have to police quality. It usually comes out ok.

I've noticed that Dynasty is a little sloppy on the finishing, i.e lots of treads left over, Wilfred people would have run that with a lint brush.

Now that I am trying other people, I have to break out of my comfort zone.

That said, there is one item that Joseph Ting ( Dynasty) is redoing for me, didn't come out as I expected. I figured if Micheal Bastian uses him.....it can't be that bad.
post #860 of 869

This is going to be a major conundrum moving forward. The massive positive about going to Wilfred, was Wilfred and his accountability. No tailor ever made me feel as comfortable as Wilfred did. His crew messes things up just like every other crew in NYC. Wilfred had an extremely watchful eye on what else was being done at the shop. More than anything though, Wilfred would do it as many times as needed to get it right. I had a few items done after Wilfred past, and the result was night and day. Things were sloppy and not done right and more than anything they were/are closing and couldn't fix, so now I need to take one thing in particular somewhere else. A mess all around. They say they are reopening, but under who's name and does it really even matter? Robert was a good guy, but you can tell he was totally overwhelmed towards the end and had zero control on fixing items, etc. The staff was dismissive, unorganized and overworked at the end.  


Based on my observation. They are not reopening. These guys need to work I imagine, so being out of work for 2-4 months probably isn't an option, so the staff will take jobs elsewhere. Right? Even if they do reopen, I'm not going back. 

 

Having spent years dealing with various tailors, MTM, Bespoke or buying direct seems to be the only option for me going forward. Just have to buy less :dozingoff: I would be keen to hearing other gents thoughts on this. Having a good tailor does effect our buying patterns. 


Edited by super1flavor - 7/1/15 at 6:45am
post #861 of 869
So I discovered that Wildred ( and his staff) as well as Kamaal Kadri's Bespoke shop is moving to a new location. Wilfred's daugher is taking over the business.

Whether or not daugher can live up to dad's standards remains to be seen, but I wish them the best of luck. Since I am familiar with the staff, I intend to give them a try. Most of the stuff I do is not "that" complicated but some of it, i.e shaping of jackets, etc and major alterations hmmm.....remains to be seen. Wilfred had years of experience, and most of us who are long time clients had a high degree of comfort level with him.

I've never met the daughter, but I will give their shop a try. Too early to judge.


And on a side note : Made my 3rd visit to Dynasty to have them redo something that wasn't right the first and second time. The most i've ever had go to back to redo something at Wilfred was twice.
post #862 of 869

I miss Manny. I hope he keeps working in Manhattan. 

post #863 of 869

Has anyone tried Sam Wazin? The Eidos of Napoli salesperson at Bloomingdales mentioned that he is a good tailor. 

 

Thanks so much. 

post #864 of 869
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Has anyone tried Sam Wazin? The Eidos of Napoli salesperson at Bloomingdales mentioned that he is a good tailor. 

Thanks so much. 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/457853/sam-wazin-nyc-tailor-appreciation-thread/0_50
post #865 of 869
Can anyone recommend a place to have sleeves shortened, and wrist narrowed? Also, what's the approximate cost.

Thank you
post #866 of 869
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Can anyone recommend a place to have sleeves shortened, and wrist narrowed? Also, what's the approximate cost.

Thank you

For simple jobs like this, I usually head to LNC Tailor in Chinatown as Mr. Chu offers the best price/quality ratio. I suspect this will run you about $30-50.
post #867 of 869

I need something similar - sleeves shortened and narrowed, and also some waist suppression and possibly a very slight chest narrowing/slimming. Do you think LNC is the place to go? Also happy to hear any other recommendations you (or anyone else) might have, particularly around the UES for simple/straightforward jobs. Thanks!

post #868 of 869
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For simple jobs like this, I usually head to LNC Tailor in Chinatown as Mr. Chu offers the best price/quality ratio. I suspect this will run you about $30-50.

Damn, that's more than the shirts! Thanks for the information.
post #869 of 869
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Damn, that's more than the shirts! Thanks for the information.

I thought you wanted a coat altered. For shirts, I usually head to my local dry cleaner.
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