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post #91 of 819
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I used to go to Ramon and stopped. If all you need is to hem pants, I guess they're OK but they do a pretty sloppy job with suits. A bit full of themselves, they don't pin anything, fit you in 5 seconds with 2 sloppy chalk marks, and when the suit comes out, it's all wrong. I'm done with them.

Agreed.

My wife recommended him, so I dropped off two shirts to be taken in at the sides, a jacket that needed the sleeves shortened and some pants to hem. Not only was the fitting rushed, the work was sloppy and the price outrageous.

So much for the "tailor to the stars."

lefty
post #92 of 819
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Originally Posted by caledoniasoul2 View Post
Yes make this a sticky. As i have said on AA, as in some of my other hobby forums...it think it would be could to have a review of tailors by price...eg >3K ...alterations....<3K--that way we have a libary source of reviews and opinions...

eg.- lower priced

gilberto
Alexis
tradudo
chipp/winston
ned

higher priced

covarto
rapehael


alterations

peppino
alexis
wilfred
leung...


Sytlists

kempton
kos
etc.


i dont know who monitors the board but it would save a lot of repititive typing....and would be a good service..

In addition to alterations, Leung makes shirts and suits and has fabric in their shop. I have no idea about quality.
post #93 of 819
Any good places in Brooklyn?
post #94 of 819
So today I went to Wilfred and dropped $1k on alterations (several suits, jackets and pants that had accumulated in my closet and needed tailoring).

The service is always great there IF it's not too busy and Wilfredo or Luis take the time to pin, re-pin and pin again until they get to the perfect silhouette and lengths.

Another guy was there picking up a pair of horrible quadruple pleats, wide leg trousers. He tried them on and stood in front of the mirror. Luis came over, the guy asked "What do you think?". Luis was behind him, looked at the pants for a couple of seconds, turned his head to the lady at the register and whispered "Is this a pick up?". Words you don't want to hear when you're picking up a garment!
post #95 of 819
Dropped off an Isaia at Cardelino today - hope it comes out ok.

Jacket sleeves shortened, buttonholes created with one functional, back of jacket let out, trousers waist let out, trousers hemmed.

Hoping for the best. Any recommendations when I pick it up, other than trying it on?
post #96 of 819
Any updates on this thread? I need to send a friend who just bought a suit, and I'd hate to give him a bad recommendation, but I also don't want him to drop an unreasonable amount of money. He needs pants hemmed (no cuffs), and jacket taken in at the waist.
post #97 of 819
I was at Wilfred's on Saturday around 2pm and there was another guy there trying on a couple pairs of pants (one was Incotex IIRC). He seemed to know exactly what he wanted in terms of alterations and I thought it may be one of the SF posters. Didn't feel like asking whether brown was for farmer though... Was it one of you guys?
post #98 of 819
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Originally Posted by faust View Post
Any updates on this thread? I need to send a friend who just bought a suit, and I'd hate to give him a bad recommendation, but I also don't want him to drop an unreasonable amount of money. He needs pants hemmed (no cuffs), and jacket taken in at the waist.

That will cost him $90 at Wilfred ($20 hem + $70 jacket)
post #99 of 819
I'm still using Cardelino, but I think they're closed right now for a few weeks. I dropped off a Zileri Sartoriale suit and five pairs of pants recently, for pickup in September. The suit needed essentially zero alterations, just buttonholes and hemming. I have not used them for complicated alterations.

FWIW, I think that hemming is $12 at Cardelino, while cuffing is $14 and taking in the sides would be $45.
post #100 of 819
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
FWIW, I think that hemming is $12 at Cardelino, while cuffing is $14 and taking in the sides would be $45.

These are pretty good prices! So Wilfred is 45-50% more expensive than Cardelino... I drop $170 for every nice suit I have tailored at Wilfred ($20 cuffs/hem + $70 jacket sides + $80 sleeve length and working buttonholes). A bit more if pants need to be taken in/out (usually out ). That's painful...
post #101 of 819
Buttonholes are still $80 at Cardelino, but yes, I've found them to be significantly less expensive. Also, Cardelino has included waist alteration in a few of my trouser hemming/cuffings at that price, or at least forgot to charge me for it.
post #102 of 819
Count your blessings.

My wife just sent a dress over to Madame Paulette's for simple dry cleaning.

$75.

lefty
post #103 of 819
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Originally Posted by kshah View Post
Dropped off an Isaia at Cardelino today - hope it comes out ok.

Jacket sleeves shortened, buttonholes created with one functional, back of jacket let out, trousers waist let out, trousers hemmed.

Hoping for the best. Any recommendations when I pick it up, other than trying it on?

I think I met you there. You were with your wife.

How did the suit turn out?
post #104 of 819
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
I'm still using Cardelino, but I think they're closed right now for a few weeks. I dropped off a Zileri Sartoriale suit and five pairs of pants recently, for pickup in September. The suit needed essentially zero alterations, just buttonholes and hemming. I have not used them for complicated alterations.

FWIW, I think that hemming is $12 at Cardelino, while cuffing is $14 and taking in the sides would be $45.

Have the alterations there generally been to your satisfaction? I would rather send him to Cardelino. He is not a guy who usually spends a lot of money on clothes, but he did want one nice suit. I feel bad enough already for him dropping a good amount on it - wouldn't want to hit him with another $100 in alterations.
post #105 of 819
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Originally Posted by faust View Post
Have the alterations there generally been to your satisfaction? I would rather send him to Cardelino. He is not a guy who usually spends a lot of money on clothes, but he did want one nice suit. I feel bad enough already for him dropping a good amount on it - wouldn't want to hit him with another $100 in alterations.

Yes, they've been fine. I haven't had the waist on jackets altered too significantly, however.
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