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post #16 of 28
$45 to take in a shirt? Are you talking USD? WTF is wrong with you? $6.75 is indeed a great price, albeit you will need to carefully monitor the workmanship. Don't be surprised to be charged $15-$20 at a better places. You are better off getting into custom shirts though - your are paying more but you're not paying twice for the assembly.
post #17 of 28
I pay my tailor in India roughly $39 for shirts and they're on par in quality with anything I've gotten from BB, RL, etc. Are there nicer shirts out there, yes, but I'm not paying $350+ for that.
post #18 of 28
$14 total for sides and sleeves to be taken in. They do a pretty good job, and the tailor is apparently the top ranked from a local paper 10 years in a row.
post #19 of 28
Do you guys generally adjust sleeve length by taking it off the shoulder, or remove cuffs and reposition the slit/shorten there?
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by spider52 View Post
$45 to take in a shirt? Are you talking USD? WTF is wrong with you?

It's Long Island. They charge out the ass here. For what it's worth, I'd rather pay the extra money for the assurance of a fantastic fit. I mean, if I lived in China/South Korea, I would love to have custom shirts made. Unfortunately, that's not the way it is.

If anyone would like to point me towards a more affordable option in the NYC/LI area, I'm all ears.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
I pay $7 for the full treatment on a shirt. Dude does a really good
job.

Where do you get yours done?

myke
post #22 of 28
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You are better off getting into custom shirts though - your are paying more but you're not paying twice for the assembly.

Definitely agree. It's far less hassle and offers way more choice and possibilties in fabrics and shirt design.
post #23 of 28
$10 to take in sides
$10 to slim sleeves
$10 to hem sleeves
$10 to hem shirt

$10 for any specific thing you want done
post #24 of 28
On the same page, do you guys get your shirts laundered before taking them in for tailoring?

I am bring in some shirts for tailoring later this week, I am just too lazy to run by the dry cleaner first.
post #25 of 28
I would at least run them through the wash, definitely not a press or iron. They usually give it a press when they're done. It would seem rude to give someone dirty clothes to work with.
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
I pay $7 for the full treatment on a shirt. Dude does a really good
job.

Well I picked up my first "test case" yesterday. Was a PRL classic fit long sleeve.

I have to say that for $6.75 this is solid. He tapered the sides AND sleeve which surprised me since I didn't even mention the sleeve.

The fit is now identical to a BB slim fit. I asked him to take in the next couple of shirts even more, but he said it would not work..

I'm not sure why that is true, but for this quality at this price... I'm going to trust him.
post #27 of 28
Furo, where are you located? I live in the NYC/Northern NJ area and would LOVE to find a tailor that would taper shirts for such a price... I'd bring in every single shirt I own
post #28 of 28
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Furo, where are you located?

I live in the NYC/Northern NJ area and would LOVE to find a tailor that would taper shirts for such a price... I'd bring in every single shirt I own

I'm in SW Texas sort of near El Paso area...

Here's a pic I got yesterday while in his shop (his $6.75 for shirts isn't listed here so I got a bargain):

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