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post #16 of 29
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Guess I'm taking it back, and using Oak Street from now on. It really does amaze me that a professional tailor thought that that work was anything close to acceptable. How do you even run a business if you have to do everything twice?
post #17 of 29
Have used Oak St. Tailors (Nick) and Maria and like both. I tend to give more formal pieces to Nick but no real reason behind it.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by rdaws View Post
Guess I'm taking it back, and using Oak Street from now on. It really does amaze me that a professional tailor thought that that work was anything close to acceptable. How do you even run a business if you have to do everything twice?

I guess he wasn't a good tailor. Find a tailor with a good rapport. It wouldn't hurt to give a seamstress a try. Sometimes women can do the finest of details.
post #19 of 29
Wow, unreal reading this shit. I have had a fair bit of stuff done at Tailor's Touch, but they have never done functional buttons for me or more complicated work, which must explain why I have had a good experience (they have always done great work on my trousers, from 2 inch cuffs to tapering the thigh to taking in/letting out the seat - which I guess must all be easy to do). Based on what I've read here, I'm going to stop recommending them, and - frankly - I'm going to give Nick on Oak Street a try. Learn something new every day, I guess.
post #20 of 29
Added-on functioning buttonholes
post #21 of 29
Maria at Golden Needle is terrific, and I've recommended her to several SF'ers.
post #22 of 29
Nick at Oak Street Tailors is my choice.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
Ive had a suit tailored by Despos...it was amazing. I feel fortunate to have had that experience. Im sad I cant bring more to him I am frankly too scared to take stuff anywhere else.... So, who in the greater Chicago area can be trusted with our stuff>?? I have 2 brand new Oxxford SC's coming that need functional sleeves done. If I cant find something acceptable, Ill just put the buttons on my self. Isnt there a guy in Oakbrook that is decent?
I was trying to find "Mathew & Mathew" but could not find a phone number. I did track down an address (using my Scooby instincts) at 1 TransAm Bldg which is at in Oakbrook where Butterfield forks into 22nd Street. I got there at 5pm and the door was locked but the lights were on - Suite 390. It looks like he is in business as you can see from this photo from my phone below.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post
This thread is making me feel at least a little better about the fact that I can't find a good tailor in Nashville.

Same sentiment. It's like everyone has that tailor that does everything perfect AND cheap except me.

Then again, most people here have been touched by the SF virus, so this to be expected.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by scooby-doo View Post
I was trying to find "Mathew & Mathew" but could not find a phone number. I did track down an address (using my Scooby instincts) at 1 TransAm Bldg which is at in Oakbrook where Butterfield forks into 22nd Street. I got there at 5pm and the door was locked but the lights were on - Suite 390. It looks like he is in business as you can see from this photo from my phone below.


Wow. Good find. I was looking for him for a long time without success before I started using my current shirtmaker.
post #26 of 29
To fix those buttonholes, I'd just read Jeffrey's tutorial, get some gimp and silk twist, and put them in yourself. Do 10-15 on some practice cloth first (this should cost you $20 in materials and five hours). In effect, they're serged (badly), but unworked - as yet. You can still save this one so that it looks passable.

PS that's a nice birdseye. I have a length of 400 gram B/W myself that I'm waiting to make up.
post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 
Update: Took the jacket to Nick at Oak Street (along with some trousers from the recent B&S Mabitex bonanza) to get his opinion and to see if he might be able to salvage it and make it look passable. He politely declined the work as well as shared some less-than-polite thoughts about whoever it was that mangled it: "Was this done by a blind person?" "They never should have done this. They didn't know what they were doing." "It's a beautiful coat, but these are wrecked, it's done." His final advice: "Keep the buttons buttoned, and don't look at it." His opinion was that it was done so poorly, everything from the cut in the fabric, which pulled and tore, to the stitching that there was no saving it. Anything anybody tried to do would likely just fray the fabric and look even worse. So, I'm going to take his advice, and hopefully those of you that live in Chicago will think twice about taking anything to Tailor's Touch. I'll be using Nick from now on. And the best part? His buttonholes are cheaper than they were down the street.
post #28 of 29
So Tailor's Touch reimbursed you for the cost of the suit, right?

If not, I'd recommend telling them to.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by StarterStyle View Post

So Tailor's Touch reimbursed you for the cost of the suit, right?

If not, I'd recommend telling them to.

I've seen this time and again on SF. Is this for real? Do people 1.) actually demand to get reimbursed for things that tailors mess up, and 2.) do tailors actually ever reimburse? You gotta hem a lotta pants to reimburse someone for a suit.

But for real, what's the actual etiquette on this?
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