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post #151 of 278
om nom nom. i hope ambrosi is around in 10 years.
post #152 of 278
I suppose that I am in the minority in thinking that letting these trousers go to waste is a tragedy. To the extent your trousermaker has identical or similar fabric in stock, and given that the trousers are pleated (which means there is probably already room to spare in the crotch area), really all that needs to be done is to add half an inch of fabric to the waist seam, which will look a bit out of place, but which will - in any event - be mostly covered by a belt. I have seen trousers where a wedge of fabric was sewn all the way up the butt seam (probably using the wrong term here, and I'm expecting a snarky correction, so have at it) and, while it looks a bit off, any tailor can do it, and the vast majority of people will barely notice. On the other hand, if this is a scheme to replace trousers you were already iffy about with trousers you really like, then why not.
post #153 of 278
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I suppose that I am in the minority in thinking that letting these trousers go to waste is a tragedy. To the extent your trousermaker has identical or similar fabric in stock, and given that the trousers are pleated (which means there is probably already room to spare in the crotch area), really all that needs to be done is to add half an inch of fabric to the waist seam, which will look a bit out of place, but which will - in any event - be mostly covered by a belt. I have seen trousers where a wedge of fabric was sewn all the way up the butt seam (probably using the wrong term here, and I'm expecting a snarky correction, so have at it) and, while it looks a bit off, any tailor can do it, and the vast majority of people will barely notice. On the other hand, if this is a scheme to replace trousers you were already iffy about with trousers you really like, then why not.

If he's receiving restitution for the ruined pants, he may not have that option. Last year I had a dry cleaner cut me a check for 8 ruined shirts. The damage was relatively minor (small holes in the sleeves). They paid me about 75% of the replacement cost, but insisted that they keep the shirts. I could have patched the holes and still worn them with sweaters, but I thought it was fair that if they were compensating me on a replacement basis, I would surrender the damaged shirts to them.
post #154 of 278
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If he's receiving restitution for the ruined pants, he may not have that option. Last year I had a dry cleaner cut me a check for 8 ruined shirts. The damage was relatively minor (small holes in the sleeves). They paid me about 75% of the replacement cost, but insisted that they keep the shirts. I could have patched the holes and still worn them with sweaters, but I thought it was fair that if they were compensating me on a replacement basis, I would surrender the damaged shirts to them.

They kept the shirts to make voodoo dolls of you.

Keep this in mind if you feel any sudden pain that is hard to explain.
post #155 of 278
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They kept the shirts to make voodoo dolls of you.

Keep this in mind if you feel any sudden pain that is hard to explain.

TC probably walks around with a tub of Ben Gay/Icy Hot anyway, so he's covered.
post #156 of 278
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TC probably walks around with a tub of Ben Gay/Icy Hot anyway, so he's covered.

I hope that TC tells that corn nut story, where he's eating corn nuts during a staff meeting.

He palms a mouthful, emptying thme into his mouth while a subordinate points one of those laser thingys at the projection screen, when [crack!] TC spits out a broken tooth in front of his staff.

When an astonished junior attorney yells out, "Oh my god, Mr. TC, doesn't that hurt?" TC deftly reaches into his mouth, yanks out his dentures, places them on the table, and responds calmly with a lisp, "Nope," and then drinks his Dr. Pepper (left open earlier that morning at room temperature by TC's secretary so all the fizz is gone, the way he likes it the most.)

I think that I have that right. Corrections welcome.
post #157 of 278
Saw cloth that you have selected for your 'project'. I was told about that after I chose one of the same fabrics as you did. So, I approve your choice of cloth, or tissue, as would say Salvatore.
post #158 of 278
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Saw cloth that you have selected for your 'project'. I was told about that after I chose one of the same fabrics as you did. So, I approve your choice of cloth, or tissue, as would say Salvatore.

Really? I don't even know how that's possible. I don't think he carries cloth from the merchant I used.
post #159 of 278
if Julian Assange does not get released post haste, he will leak this vital cloth information onto the world.
post #160 of 278
Well just thank god that Dell Computers isnt involved.
post #161 of 278
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They kept the shirts to make voodoo dolls of you.

Keep this in mind if you feel any sudden pain that is hard to explain.

But be careful, it could be testicular torsion.
post #162 of 278
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post
I hope that TC tells that corn nut story, where he's eating corn nuts during a staff meeting.

He palms a mouthful, emptying thme into his mouth while a subordinate points one of those laser thingys at the projection screen, when [crack!] TC spits out a broken tooth in front of his staff.

When an astonished junior attorney yells out, "Oh my god, Mr. TC, doesn't that hurt?" TC deftly reaches into his mouth, yanks out his dentures, places them on the table, and responds calmly with a lisp, "Nope," and then drinks his Tab (left open earlier that morning at room temperature by TC's secretary so all the fizz is gone, the way he likes it the most.)

I think that I have that right. Corrections welcome.


Fixed.
post #163 of 278
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Really? I don't even know how that's possible. I don't think he carries cloth from the merchant I used.
I was choosing fabric and after I picked up one in the mid-gray color in 440 gms, we had some conversation. He told me that fabric that I have chosen ordered or is planning to order his very good friend Matt from the States in numerous amounts. That how it was. I know that fabric is made in England. I don't remember him saying what mill it is from. Salvatore is a nice guy, btw. I am having a fitting with him this Saturday.
post #164 of 278
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Not enough people cared about my wife's Genovese so I lost the spirit.


Fair enough, but have you actually seen what your sig links to?
post #165 of 278
Getting back to the shrunken pants: perhaps can donate them to Cruz over at FNB.edu. The pants would have to be shortened further, but most good tailors are able to do this at reasonable cost. Just an idle thought since I am momentarily imbued with the spirit of Christmas.
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