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post #451 of 507
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Originally Posted by mythage View Post

Wondering if anyone can recommend a decent tailor to get some pants hemmed? I usually go to oakridge tailors but $15 is too expensive for my beater pants that I want to hem

Hey bud go to Albert's Tailor on Granville St near Hastings and Dunsmiur.
He charges about $8-10 to hem I believe, and does an excellent job.

I've also him tailor a blazer worth $300 and a suit jacket worth $600, did a great job and pricing and time line were both very reasonable.
post #452 of 507
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Originally Posted by mythage View Post

Wondering if anyone can recommend a decent tailor to get some pants hemmed? I usually go to oakridge tailors but $15 is too expensive for my beater pants that I want to hem


If you just want beater pants shortened to a given length, I mean, just about anywhere will do. Hemming pants ain't rocket science, it's pretty hard to completely screw it up. If I just have a pair of Winners cheapies I want hemmed I take 'em to wherever's nearest, haven't had a disaster yet. Random places in Crystal Mall, those chain places in Metrotown...as long as they pin it in approx. the right place it would take quite some ingenuity to really mess it up.

post #453 of 507
^+1 very true.

And almost everywhere will charge you around $10 to do it.

Unless you just learn to sew yourself or get mommy to do it.
post #454 of 507

Sounds good man. I'm a total noob when it comes to tailoring so i just wanted to double check here. Thanks for the comments guys

post #455 of 507
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Any custom suit deals going on right now? Need something under $600 preferably and don't want to go with Indochino.

How is Indochino? Never tried them and am a little curious.
post #456 of 507
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How is Indochino? Never tried them and am a little curious.

 

There's a whole thread about them - generally it seems they are a hit or miss especially in terms of getting the suit to the measured specs

 

 

 

Does anyone have a suggestion to which tailor I can bring my suit to alter? I was thinking of trying blair shapera.. anyone got experience with him?

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Originally Posted by biglemoncoke View Post

There's a whole thread about them - generally it seems they are a hit or miss especially in terms of getting the suit to the measured specs



Does anyone have a suggestion to which tailor I can bring my suit to alter? I was thinking of trying blair shapera.. anyone got experience with him?

I went in for a consultation with him. Very nice man, all smiles and loves his work.
I didn't end up getting it because I realized I couldn't afford it.

$700ish MTM and $1200+ for Bespoke.


I've had Albert's Tailor do my work and he's excellent and cheap.

Modernize will also do a great job for a great price. What do you need done?
post #458 of 507
Do you guys think I should go to Oakridge Tailors or Alberts for suit alterations? I've been to Albert's for jean alterations and he's very good, but from researching on google, it seems that Oakridge has a lot of pleased clients going to them for suit alterations. Thanks!
post #459 of 507

Olympia Tailors is no longer run by Carl Pepe, it is now 'run' (and I use the term loosely) by his son Don, who has a history of drug problems and instability. The store is never open, the phone is never answered, calls are never returned and bills remain unpaid. There is no worse tailor in Vancouver right now.

post #460 of 507

I have a fairly heavy-material Donegal tweed sport-coat as a hand-me-down from my Dad (I'm much slimmer build, but same height). Can someone recommend a tailor to make something like this fit? It'll need quite a bit of alteration, but I'm willing to pay for that as it's a 35yr-old heritage piece. Thanks! -B
 

post #461 of 507
I'm in the same boat as boostedwagon. I have a 100% cashmere jacket handed down from a relative. The shoulders and chest fit well and the overall length is right. But it's quite baggy - if I pull it over it makes a double breasted!

Is this worth altering, and if so who would you guys trust to do it?
post #462 of 507

boosted: mossey: read back through the thread, and most of the recommendations still apply. Oakridge is a pretty safe choice, there are some others mentioned. edit: btw, your heritage piece is someone else's thrift store job - I got my Harris tweed sport coat from a vintage store for $60 :)

post #463 of 507

Has anyone used Frank at Paul Minichiello's shop in North Vancouver recently? That was one of the only North Shore recommends I could find.
 

post #464 of 507
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Originally Posted by blazingazn View Post

I went in for a consultation with him. Very nice man, all smiles and loves his work.
I didn't end up getting it because I realized I couldn't afford it.

$700ish MTM and $1200+ for Bespoke.

That's actually very reasonable (MTM) and I will be calling him tomorrow.
post #465 of 507
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

That's actually very reasonable (MTM) and I will be calling him tomorrow.

Let me know how it goes.

Will probably be my next MTM suit in about a years time.
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