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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by GBear View Post
The only half decent place in Waterloo to buy a OTR suit is at Channer's. The places are Fairview and Conestoga are TERRIBLE.

There's Paul Puncher as well. It's expensive, unless you hit it at tent sale time.
post #17 of 32
Ooo, interesting. Definitely not a place a knew about but looks to be a lot better than Channer's for sure.
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
What are you looking to have done? As I stated, I have someone who is more than capable of doing minor alterations at reasonable prices.

Can you send me your contact's info.? Looking to make some alterations.
post #19 of 32
Hey. I'm in the area as well... but, of course, can't send personal messages until I get through my second board posting. Oh, that would be this one. How convenient.

I've finally decided I'm sick of feeling resigned to blousy-billowy shirts simply because I have broad shoulders. Time to get some of the less "disposable" favourites out of my closet, measured up and trimmed down to better suit my frame.

(oh, and the fact that I've trimmed 30 pounds off that frame... well...)


I live in Cambridge, but work in K-W. Not especially trusting of outlets such as Stitch-It, etc, for much more than a simple hem. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
post #20 of 32
I live in the area also and have been looking for a someone to do some minor work. Raoul Duke, PM sent. thanks. I hate to thread jack but anyone recommend a good cobbler in the region?
post #21 of 32
As a Waterloo resident myself I feel everyone's pain! For a tailor, there's Mark Nunes in the Bauer Lofts. He advertises a custom shop, though I've not seen any of his work. Puncher outsources their alteration work, and I can't remember the name of the guy, but he does good work and I'm sure someone at the store would get anyone in touch.
For a cobbler, I'd suggest calling one of the stores that sells AE or other leather-soled footwear (pretty much just Puncher and Channers).
post #22 of 32
Tought I'd revive an old thread with an update.
Had a mtm sport coat, pants and shirt done at Mark Nunes. He has a good selection of fabrics, and the construction is done in Montreal. I felt that they err on the fitted side, but after a few minor adjustments I was pretty pleased.
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by JTP1000 View Post

Tought I'd revive an old thread with an update.
Had a mtm sport coat, pants and shirt done at Mark Nunes. He has a good selection of fabrics, and the construction is done in Montreal. I felt that they err on the fitted side, but after a few minor adjustments I was pretty pleased.


I'll have to check him out! Was the cost pretty reasonable?

- Jonathan
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by JTP1000 View Post

Tought I'd revive an old thread with an update.
Had a mtm sport coat, pants and shirt done at Mark Nunes. He has a good selection of fabrics, and the construction is done in Montreal. I felt that they err on the fitted side, but after a few minor adjustments I was pretty pleased.

Nunes does good work, although a bit pricey. What isn't in our area though............................... smile.gif
post #25 of 32
He had a sale on (MTM shirt and suit for $995) I think regular for that would be about $1600. I wouldn't pay the full retail, but for the sale price I felt it was a good value. Better quality than dropping a grand on Hugo Boss at Puncher or Channers.
Agree with Phillip, if you want anything resembling decent quality in Waterloo expect to pay a premium. All that RIM money I guess.
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by JTP1000 View Post

Tought I'd revive an old thread with an update.
Had a mtm sport coat, pants and shirt done at Mark Nunes. He has a good selection of fabrics, and the construction is done in Montreal. I felt that they err on the fitted side, but after a few minor adjustments I was pretty pleased.

You mean Mark Nunes took your measurements for an exorbitant markup and shipped the production off somewhere else? Sounds about right...

Please tell me you didn't buy "Maxwell's" shirts at 2x the price you can order them for online yourself.

Contrary to the other opinion in this thread, Mark Nunes does not do good work. Everything he ever did for me he underquoted and overcharged, while finding a way to screw it up. In one case, he totally destroyed an overcoat of wine. I would avoid him like the plague.
post #27 of 32

You don't know what your talking about. Paul Puncher, #1 in town for off the rack. They carry full line of Armani, Hugo Boss, Canali, and other brands. Also they carry they casual wear in the store in the back of the property. The italian tailor there is truly a master tailor.  This store costs, so if you don't have money to spend, don't go.

 

Secondly, go to Mark Nunn if you want a bespoken piece, he does full custom shirts (has a shirt sale once or twice a year, reg 300-400 for a custom shirt depending on material - can go even higher -) for 200 bucks he give you a full custom, not a template shirt like Channers ( from whom I will NEVER shop again. They treat you like garbage even when you spend $500 bucks and your dad just spend $5000 on a suit the week before. Anyways, Mark is a great guy, has suits for all price ranges, again the suit sale give you a tailored suit for $600 bucks and up. If you are really about it, then he can make you a $10 000 suit (he has material swatches there, I'm talking super 200s +). So, long story short, Mark Nunns and Paul Puncher. Both nice guys, both nice stores. Both in Uptown Waterloo

post #28 of 32
Thread hijack but can anyone recommend some nice neighborhoods in KW? I'm relocating from Ottawa and looking for a location with good walkability (coffee shops, market, etc.) but downtown Kitchener has so far been a total bust, overpriced dumps or $350,000 condo lofts.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by dethredic View Post

I am looking to get my first quality suit. Some suggestions would be great. Also I don't have a high budget, so not someone who does only high quality stuff.
I have no experience with any of this.

Welcome to Styleforum.
A few questions if you don't mind....
1) What specifically is the budget you are allocating towards the suit?
2) What is the intended use of the suit to be?
3) Will this be your first suit?
4) What dress shoes do you currently own that you intend on wearing with the suit? (Photos please)
5) What time of year (or season) so you intend on wearing the suit in? (Summer, Fall, Winter or year round)
6) Within this budget, will you also be purchasing shirts, shoes, belts, raincoat, etc?

The more information you give, the better advice you'll receive.
Incidentally, you mentioned engineering. Most engineers I know dress in crap because they are continually out on job sites or field inspections. They do wear suits from time to time when clients visit but for the most part, no. It seems that you will need a suit to fulfill the pccasional need.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

Thread hijack but can anyone recommend some nice neighborhoods in KW? I'm relocating from Ottawa and looking for a location with good walkability (coffee shops, market, etc.) but downtown Kitchener has so far been a total bust, overpriced dumps or $350,000 condo lofts.

Depends what you're looking for. There are some really nice family neighborhoods in Waterloo (Beechwood, Clair Hills, Eastbridge), but the housing market has been pretty strong so expect single family homes to start in the $400K range.
Uptown Waterloo has some nice little shops, but KW is in love with the condo loft; some are nice, some are not.
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