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post #136 of 511
Joy at Oakridge Tailors will do it. She has done a pair of double pleated pants for me, she had to put a dart in, but they turned out fine (fine as in not wonderful, not bad)
post #137 of 511
Jeff, how much did it cost to have your double pleated pants de-pleated by Joy? I don't suppose you have a picture of the pants?

I'd be interested to see how they turned out because I have a number of pleated pants that I would like to have switched to flat fronts.
post #138 of 511
Jeff,

Thank you for the quick response. Can you also confirm Oakridge Tailor is still in the mall? I was looking at the Oakridge directory and it is not listed. Thanks again.
post #139 of 511
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Originally Posted by tyeunk View Post
Jeff,

Thank you for the quick response. Can you also confirm Oakridge Tailor is still in the mall? I was looking at the Oakridge directory and it is not listed. Thanks again.

They aren't actually located in Oakridge Mall. It's actually right on Cambie on the North side, where all the construction is. I had them take in a suit. Relatively satisfied with the result. Joy does all the work correct? The other guy (his name escapes me) handles the rest?
post #140 of 511
Gotta love the internet. Here I am googling Vancouver tailors and this thread comes up.

I will look into some of the individuals mentioned previously.

Was also wondering if I can ask you experienced suit buyers a few questions. I work in the design industry and the dress-code even at meetings does not require suits. I own one suit that I wear to the one or 2 occaisons each year that require it. I am getting married in mid September and would like to look sharp...Hence a new suit is in order.

My suit buying experiences have been extremely limited - and took a turn downward yesterday.
Where I have run into trouble is my stature... I'm about 5'6 140lbs. and of slight build. I went to Harry's yesterday and they essentially told me I was best off getting a made to measure. After doing some googling I found the Tailor Made doc, the Modernize website, and this one...

Being somewhat young and having a host of other wedding bills to pay... I can budget around $1200-$1500 dollars for a suit.

Is this anywhere close to getting me a MTM suit with a reasonable degree of quality & style?

Thanks for your input - .... I'm completely suit illiterate so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
RJ
post #141 of 511
I think you're right near Samuelsohn range with that kind of money and depending on what you want in the suit. That's actually the route I'm thinking of going (I'm just across the water in Victoria) for my next suit, or checking out Kane Straith (a local tailor who I've heard good things about, but don't actually have any first-hand on what he offers in the way of suiting).
post #142 of 511
Here are some pics of the pants. To be fair to Joy you need a bit more of the story behind these.

These pants are part of suit that was made for me when I was size 40 or 41 waist, they were very baggy even then. I am now a 35” waist. Joy did a total re-cut on these pants, so it was a bit bigger job then just removing pleats. I had her work on this suit – a not so great MTM made by Lawson Tailors in Richmond as it was nice enough that if things worked out I would wear it, and not so nice that if things didn’t work I would care. The rise is a bit long on these pants overall they are just fine – but the not so great fit has more to do with the scope of the re-cut then the pleat removal. To be honest I could not tell you what the cost was for just the pleat removal, but as I need to go see her tomorrow I’ll ask.





Speaking of tailors, I have had Steve Samson www.stevesamson.org make me a few shirts in the past, and he just sent me post card to let me know he is doing a $120 MTM shirt for $79 shirt deal and buy 4 get one free. He has made me four shirts before and they never come in at the posted price but they have all been very nice cotton (I always seem to pick the expensive stuff) and the workmanship has been very good. His shirts have been much better then my mytailor.com test shirt and the shirts he has made me are my favorites. I would buy from him more often, but we have never really connected and I never have really established a good comfort level with him. His other costumers rave about how great he is to deal with, so maybe it’s just me. I am not sure who actually makes “his” shirts as he sends them out somewhere. I am making an appointment to see him next week to order 5 shirts and see if we can get enough rapport going to work on a MTM suit.
post #143 of 511
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Originally Posted by suitlessinvancouver View Post
Gotta love the internet. Here I am googling Vancouver tailors and this thread comes up.

I will look into some of the individuals mentioned previously.

Was also wondering if I can ask you experienced suit buyers a few questions. I work in the design industry and the dress-code even at meetings does not require suits. I own one suit that I wear to the one or 2 occaisons each year that require it. I am getting married in mid September and would like to look sharp...Hence a new suit is in order.

My suit buying experiences have been extremely limited - and took a turn downward yesterday.
Where I have run into trouble is my stature... I'm about 5'6 140lbs. and of slight build. I went to Harry's yesterday and they essentially told me I was best off getting a made to measure. After doing some googling I found the Tailor Made doc, the Modernize website, and this one...

Being somewhat young and having a host of other wedding bills to pay... I can budget around $1200-$1500 dollars for a suit.

Is this anywhere close to getting me a MTM suit with a reasonable degree of quality & style?

Thanks for your input - .... I'm completely suit illiterate so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
RJ


How soon do you need it? For under $1500 you can get a good MTM in the fall Harry Rosen has their Sammy's MTM on sale for around $1200, so if you have a few months you could go that route. Very nice suit for the price.
post #144 of 511
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How soon do you need it? For under $1500 you can get a good MTM in the fall Harry Rosen has their Sammy's MTM on sale for around $1200, so if you have a few months you could go that route. Very nice suit for the price.

How well do Harry's MTM suits compare with TaT, which is around half the price? I've been considering getting a MTM suit to replace my old OTR, but I'd rather do it online if it's better price-to-quality than go to the Vancouver Harry's.
post #145 of 511
I have no clue as I have never been up close to a TaT suit. Personally I don't think I would try MTM online as it is tough enough to get a good MTM face to face. The ToT web stie looks cool and their suit details sound very good.
post #146 of 511
Thank you for the quick response, and the heads up on Steve Samson (will definitely look into that, 79 for a good shirt sounds awesome). Might go into Harry Rosen and see if they have any samples before choosing.
post #147 of 511
Thanks for posting those pics Jeff. It looks like Joy did a good job removing those pleats for you.
post #148 of 511
which of the tailors recommended do you think would do best working with newer/edgier styles? (slim etc). I'm assuming Fuscaldi would not be the number 1 choice. I was considering getting a slim suit and having it worked on. I'm also looking to get an off-rack Boss suit trimmed up to fit more slim. The shoulders are great but the silhouette is off. I've worked with Modernize before and was very satisfied with their work and the pricepoint, but not sure if I should go back to them again for this job?
post #149 of 511
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Thanks for posting those pics Jeff. It looks like Joy did a good job removing those pleats for you.


She did, you have no clue how much work was done to them, she pretty much made new pants.
post #150 of 511
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She did, you have no clue how much work was done to them, she pretty much made new pants.

Jeff,

Do you remember the cost?
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