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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Well, your name says it all:

Jon.

You know, I wonder if the mods put that here just for little old me.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
You can say fucking, btw.

Jon.

Dear Sir,

Your suggestion for use of such language in public - at all, for that matter - repulses the gentleman's core sense of etiquette; I will henceforth engage only in the polite discourse found on other fora.

Yours disgustedly,

Dorian Gray.

post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by mussel
Can you elaborate on your experience with Bhambi? The only negative thing I heard of them is their price.
Price is high.

On one Paul Stuart suit of mine he did overlapping buttons on the sleeve without asking and then said he thought it was a Zegna so that's why he cut it that way.

Forgot to put the tape or binding or whatever it's called on the pant cuffs to weigh them down. Had to bring the pants back for them to be added. Then realized they were on the front of the cuff on one leg and the back on the other leg. Had to bring in a third time for that to be corrected.

On the whole, an ok experience, but too many imperfect experiences to make me want to go back, especially when I usually need pants to be both hemmed ($20 at Bhambi) and have waist slightly taken in (another $20). That's $40 per pair of trousers. OK if they are absolutely perfect. But Bhambis, in my experience, isn't perfect. Peppinos has been (so far).
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
You can say f___ing, btw.

Jon.
Jon, please keep the pointless swearing in the 'gratuitous swearing' thread. There's no need to butch up by flaunting your manly language. We all know you are a badass.
post #35 of 46
There's a gratuitous swearing thread?! Why wasn't I informed immediately?
post #36 of 46
Maybe these guys should be informed that there are internet message boards out there where people share information about their experiences. Maybe they would pay a little closer attention.
post #37 of 46
Where is Peppino's located?
post #38 of 46
On Lex (west side of the street), between 60th and 61st, 2nd floor.
post #39 of 46
I have, so far, not had a negative experience with Wilfredo's on 23rd St. He has done some fairly complex and difficult things fine. Prices not out of line. I would never use a tailor with whom I found the experience to be personally unpleasant. Life is way too short.

p.s same posting for Jon:

I have, so fucking far, not had a negative fucking experience with Wilfredo's on 23rd St. He has fucking done some fairly complex and difficult fucking things fine. Fucking prices not out of line. I would never use a fucking tailor with whom I found the fucking experience to be fucking unpleasant. Life is way too fucking short.
post #40 of 46
marc237 - lolz dood that is funny
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by j
Jon, please keep the pointless swearing in the 'gratuitous swearing' thread. There's no need to butch up by flaunting your manly language. We all know you are a badass.

This was posted a week ago, and I completely missed it. Comfortably using language is not me trying to be a "╦ťbadass', simply, I'm trying to convey a certain expression or thought over an electronic medium without using too many words. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Jon.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by marc237

p.s same posting for Jon:

I have, so fucking far, not had a negative fucking experience with Wilfredo's on 23rd St. He has fucking done some fairly complex and difficult fucking things fine. Fucking prices not out of line. I would never use a fucking tailor with whom I found the fucking experience to be fucking unpleasant. Life is way too fucking short.

a bit no?

Jon.
post #43 of 46
My wife has used Wilfreds. They complete recut the neck of a dress for her and did an excellent job. It wasn't cheap ($80 or $90), but it fixed a problem and the dress is classic.

They haven't done any alterations for me. I think they're too expensive for hemming trousers, which my dry-cleaner does well. And the one complicated alteration I needed done, they declined to do, saying it was not possible. I appreciate this. It's much better than taking my money and just doing a shoddy job.
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
a bit no? Jon.
Maybe, but I have never claimed originality nor good timing. My view is that one ought go back to mine the same vein until all possible blood has extracted and it has been sucked dry and the vessel is left a withered and shriveled arid husk of its former self. p.s. I really meant it purely as an attempt at humor - nothing more.
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by marc237
I have, so fucking far, not had a negative fucking experience with Wilfredo's on 23rd St.

I have. I brought them a very thick cashmere/wool navy jacket, that needed the front buttons-holes cut and buttons added. I was very particular about where the buttons went and we chalked button placement. I was concerned since it was a pretty long jacket, and I wanted it to be high enough so's not to make the jacket look too large.

When I picked they had cut the button holes nowhere near where they were supposed to go. I pointed out that when they did that, they completely changed the buttoning point on the jacket from about 1.5" above my navel to about .5" below it, which is far below my natural buttoning point and not where I wanted it.

The tailor told me I had marked it at the wrong place and that I shouldn't want it where I asked. Instead, the place he cut the holes were precisely where they "should" be. It doesn't look horrible, but I dislike that they blatantly refused to do what I asked and decided my opinion was wrong. Plus, the jacket indeed looks too long now. To top it off, to correct the error would mean having all the button holes re-woven at a cost of probably several hundred dollars. Finally, they absconded with my spare brown horn buttons I brought in.

That's when I switched to Peppino's. So far so good. Lower price. Handwork (not machine).
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