I ordered a custom suit (not full bespoke) from a reputable NY clothier (along the lines of a Mr. Ned, but not Mr. Ned) I learned about on this board - picked out my fabric in the store and had it made to spec. While the slacks are great, I am a bit disappointed with the jacket...I wanted high gorge and it seems somewhat low to me...I can probably deal with that part as this is my first from him and it may just be a function of the house style. What bothers me is that I picked out a nice light grey glenn plaid and the buttonholes are all sewn with a grey thread that is significantly darker than the suit fabric (think charcoal). I think that it makes the buttonholes stand out from the suit and does not look very good. The fabric was on the higher end and the suit came to a shade over $1000 all-in. I expressed my displeasure and the proprietor said that the factory was responsible for the buttonholes and that they told him the color is acceptable for this color suit fabric. The proprietor said that he could send the suit back to have the buttonholes re-done but it would cost him a fortune. According to him, it would cost less to have him make a new suit. I'm not really sure how to handle this - I've already paid half - am I making a big deal over nothing?
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5/8/06 at 7:14pm