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post #106 of 507
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I didn't know Harry's was selling Borrelli....
Well they did have some Borrelli and Brioni shirts there a year or two ago. The price for both was $450.
post #107 of 507
You just outed yourself as either a lawyer or an ethics challenged CCRA employee.

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Both StF and VCH understand governmental taxation theory well and have developed effect financial-reporting methods for reducing the 'tax/duty to parcel-value' ratio to close to zero or all the way to zero in most cases.
post #108 of 507
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Question: Do you trust this job (on a $6K suit, although much less from Ian) to the boobs who call themselves tailors in Vancouver? If so, which boob? Ian suggested getting touch with Mario's in Seattle. What do you guys think.

Never. The only guy I would trust is the asian tailor at Holts (can't remember his name), but Holt's won't touch anything that wasn't purchased there. I don't know about Mario's. I would probably hang it in my closet until I was travelling to some destination where I knew I could get what I was after.
post #109 of 507
Thanks to Roger's reccomendation I ordered a couple shirts from Shop the finest: a Finamore Napoli Shirt and a Truzzi 2 Ply Shirt. I will head down to see Joy to get all my shirts taken in at once. I am still considering taking the armani ones back to holt for free though and also the zegna ones back there...not sure if I should just take them all to Joy and pay for them instead to get them done right. Thoughts?

I am thinking of ordering a Barba shirt now that I see one I like too. Can't wait for them to get here!
post #110 of 507
i need to get a draw string put into the bottom of some chinos I have. anybody know the best place for that to get done quickly in Van?? www.hyrcollective.com
post #111 of 507
Update: I took 12 shirts and 1 pair of pants to Joy at oakridge tairlors and they did them in a week. I tried them all on today and they all fit perfectly! I had all 12 taken in to be slim and most had pleats, even some had double pleats but they all fit amazing now and you cannot even tell from looking at the seams they were altered! I will post pics after I get them back from the drycleaner, but I highly reccomend this place and am only going back there from now on. Top notch for sure and they make sure you are fully satisfied with the fit of everything before you leave or they will fix it until you are (perfect on the first try for me).

From now on I will just order shirts online and then take them to joy for a much better deal compared to buying at holt or harry.
post #112 of 507
Glad it worked out well, contaygious! I've had Joy do some things too, and, for the most part, was quite satisfied. She can certainly handle work at this level, but I'm not sure yet that I'd take tailored garments for complex alterations to her (like shoulder-narrowing, where sleeves must come off, etc., of really high-end jackets). I did have Joy do some slimming alterations on a Brunello Cucinelli corduroy jacket, and the work was fine, but she didn't know how to do additional collar work that I'd have liked done, and which would have been more complex. I figured I'd pitch it to Tony Arletto or Frank Fuscaldi, but have never got around to it.

BTW: I have an Isaia suit coming that will need some alteration work that could be moderately complex. Since Tony A. is now almost impossible to access, and I'm not certain I can go through another session with Frank for a while, who would you Vancouver guys recommend as your nominee for best tailor in Vancouver, with respect to the really complex stuff--a guy who makes MTM (or maybe even bespoke) suits and jackets? I'd prefer not having to go down to Mario's in Seattle if possible.
post #113 of 507
Hey Roger, is Tony A. truly inaccessible now? Or will he still see new customers for bespoke? I have some Scabal cloth and I may pick up some more while I'm here in London but my whole plan was to visit Tony Arletto (for the first time).
post #114 of 507
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Hey Roger, is Tony A. truly inaccessible now? Or will he still see new customers for bespoke? I have some Scabal cloth and I may pick up some more while I'm here in London but my whole plan was to visit Tony Arletto (for the first time).
Well, Hoff, I'm not really sure; I may have stated that too strongly. He has sort of retired, I gather, and one Vancouver forumer reported at one point that Tony was working on a limited basis at some other location. In fact, he may be able to do a suit or jacket for you. However, I don't know how to get in touch with him now.

Perhaps someone could come on and give us an update on Tony Arletto.
post #115 of 507
Hi Guys,

Great thread lots of good info.

To add to it I have used Samsoms studio in Yaletown. Never had a suit made by him, but I had a few shirts. He sends the shirts out so I don't know who really made them, but I am happy with the shirts. Steve isn't MR. Pleasent though, kind of a snobby guy, so I never got a suit made there.

Also I have used Lawson Tailors in Richmond for MTM suits for a while. Norman Law runs the place and he and his wife make all the suits. They don't haver much fabric in, but I do bring my own cloth from time to time if they don't have something I like.

You need to be pretty specific with Norman if you use him, but if you are specific, he does deliver what you want. The best part about Norman is the price. He has made suits for $400 (my cloth) for me. He price varies depending on how hard you want to bargin with him and if you pay cash.

I have also used Moores (gulp) in Richmond #3 road for alterations. I managed to pack on more then a few pounds and found that mt Tuxedo no longer fit, as I didn't plane to stay fat, I bought a cheap on eat Moores, and discovered they have a great little lady in the back that is one hell of tailor and does great alterations cheap and fast.

About the weight, in the process of loosing 55bs. I am 35lbs down and 15lbs to go. Unfortantly most of my suits were made or bought when I was heavier and they will need allot of work. The jackets for the most part don't need much as I have been in the gym allot and I and I still take a 44 or 45 jacket, down from a 46but my waist is gone from 42" to 36" so far. Most of my suits were made when I was a 38 or 40 wasit and a 45" jacket. I figure I will end up a 44 jacket 34 waist when I drop thi slast 15lbs. At any rate any suggestions on tailors that cando full recuts on 7 or 8 pairs of suit pants? Any where in the Lowermainland or even washington state would work for me. Put I would refer to keep the total bill under $700
post #116 of 507
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Hi Guys,



About the weight, in the process of loosing 55bs. I am 35lbs down and 15lbs to go. Unfortantly most of my suits were made or bought when I was heavier and they will need allot of work. The jackets for the most part don't need much as I have been in the gym allot and I and I still take a 44 or 45 jacket, down from a 46but my waist is gone from 42" to 36" so far. Most of my suits were made when I was a 38 or 40 wasit and a 45" jacket. I figure I will end up a 44 jacket 34 waist when I drop thi slast 15lbs. At any rate any suggestions on tailors that cando full recuts on 7 or 8 pairs of suit pants? Any where in the Lowermainland or even washington state would work for me. Put I would refer to keep the total bill under $700

In case you missed my reply in your thread, you need new suits, not a new tailor. Do not take any pants in to be altered by 6-7 inches, no matter what anyone tells you. Also , if you end up a drop 10, the likelihood of RTW suits fitting you is close to zero and again, you will need to recut the pants by more than you should.
post #117 of 507
Thanks for the advice, I think I could end up a drop ten as my shoulders very broad and despite loosing weight my shoulders have shrunk much if any.
post #118 of 507
I agree with ed. The pants will never look right. The pockets will be off, etc.
post #119 of 507
FYI I have no plans to have any work done to my 42" pants. I was thinking of getting my 38" recut to 34" or 35" (depending on where I end up). I know my 42" pants are a lost cause.
post #120 of 507
This is a great thread!

In fact, this is why I joined Styleforum today.



I live in the interior of BC, and have some decent-quality internet-purchased suits (Isaia, Tyrwhit, Dunhill) that I want to get altered. We're talking about fairly run-of-the-mill work, IMHO, such as shortening sleeves, doing that tuck at the nape of the neck, and the waist & hem on pants. Maybe a bit more (working buttonholes), but not reconstructive surgery.

Whom would you folks recommend for this sort of work? I'm looking for quality work, and someone who knows the right length for sleeves and pants.

Also, if you can tell me whether an appointment is needed, or if I can just walk through the door with my stuff and get attended to ... I'm basically going to be making a special trip for this, and don't really want to come away empty-handed.

Many thanks in advance for your opinions ...
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