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OP's story has holes or is insufficient. It came across like he was given an unsatisfactory suit and told, "Well, wear it around for a bit, maybe you'll like it." Then there is this mystery third fitting on what appears a finished garment.
 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Lovelace, will you not make yourself clear? Damn you, man!

Well, here's a good one that the OP should look up -- (Don't try to) teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Lovelace, will you not make yourself clear? Damn you, man!

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Sometimes one needs to be elliptical, sometimes hyperbolic, or at other times parabolic but should avoid being tangential.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Well, here's a good one that the OP should look up -- (Don't try to) teach your grandmother to suck eggs.

Was this suit the product of a 'collaborative' effort?
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

Was this suit the product of a 'collaborative' effort?

He said he took his hands-off, and left it all to Mina.
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Originally Posted by martinsth View Post

I probably was a bit too hands-off, as I really liked what I had seen from them before. I mentioned some of the points at the second meeting, but was told I should wear it for a while to decide on any changes for the third fitting.

I'm not sure why there's this perception that OP was "hands-on". He says here that he was "hands-off".
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Shit. I need eyeglasses. And I stand corrected.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

But make sure you get to keep the suit as well.

Grab a few ties as you storm out.

Alpha. Move.
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And if the fabric warrants it you could have a few ties made out of the shoddy suit.
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The plot thickens...

Isn't Despos a tailor? If so, the OP should ask him whether or not the suit is salvageable. This is infinitely better than a bunch of knobs like us advising him but less fun.

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I just lurve the sympathy on here...
post #2412 of 3933
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

The plot thickens...

Isn't Despos a tailor?

Isn't Despos a tailor? Hiillllarious! One does not simply walk in to a Despos and have a suit made! Poppycock!
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

The plot thickens...

Isn't Despos a tailor? If so, the OP should ask him whether or not the suit is salvageable. This is infinitely better than a bunch of knobs like us advising him but less fun.

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Despos is a tailor...but, talented as he is, he is limited by looking at a handful of still photos as opposed to seeing the suit in person, and also by the fact that it's a suit built by someone else.

Again, by far the best solution is to go to Mina herself. Explain what you don't like, and let her try to fix it.

If there's one thing I've heard tailors (I'm not talking about Mina in particular, this is near universal) complain about more than ANYTHING in customer interactions, it's customers trying to tell them how to do their jobs. I don't mean in the sense of responding to customer requests for a wider lapel or more shaping in the chest or things like that. I mean customers who come in with a list of alterations that they got from somebody on the internet - even if this someone is actually a tailor, but then usually it's not - and are now relaying to their tailor as, "OK, I need this taken in by 1 cm, then this part needs to be stitched in such and such a way, etc., etc.."

They take pride in their work and want to make you happy. If you tell them, "this part looks messy/feels to tight/looks this way when I wanted it another way," they will do their best to accommodate you, within reason. But they, like other people who take pride in their work, will resent being micromanaged, especially in a way that implies that they don't know what they're doing.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Isn't Despos a tailor? Hiillllarious! One does not simply walk in to a Despos and have a suit made! Poppycock!

Maybe, just maybe, this tailoring deity will deign to offer an opinion or gasp! help the OP out. A sartorial deux ex machina.

We can only hope....and pray.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Despos is a tailor...but, talented as he is, he is limited by looking at a handful of still photos as opposed to seeing the suit in person, and also by the fact that it's a suit built by someone else.

Again, by far the best solution is to go to Mina herself. Explain what you don't like, and let her try to fix it.

I know, but he is asking for opinions on here. The best, most level headed opinion would come from a tailor, who actually knows what he is talking about. One such sartorial god posts on here I beleive.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

If there's one thing I've heard tailors (I'm not talking about Mina in particular, this is near universal) complain about more than ANYTHING in customer interactions, it's customers trying to tell them how to do their jobs. I don't mean in the sense of responding to customer requests for a wider lapel or more shaping in the chest or things like that. I mean customers who come in with a list of alterations that they got from somebody on the internet - even if this someone is actually a tailor, but then usually it's not - and are now relaying to their tailor as, "OK, I need this taken in by 1 cm, then this part needs to be stitched in such and such a way, etc., etc.."

They take pride in their work and want to make you happy. If you tell them, "this part looks messy/feels to tight/looks this way when I wanted it another way," they will do their best to accommodate you, within reason. But they, like other people who take pride in their work, will resent being micromanaged, especially in a way that implies that they don't know what they're doing.

I learned this when I had my first suit made.


...25 years ago. wink.gif
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