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post #16 of 42
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Originally Posted by okwwq7802 View Post
I usually use this RL price schedule as a guide...

http://www.ralphlauren.com/helpdesk/popup_tailor.html


Note: this was from a year ago. Not sure if they update this info.

This is good. Here's the image to help:

post #17 of 42
If OP wanted this to be the "definitive" thread he could be adding and sorting all this info into the first post. The two posted price lists are probably very useful.
post #18 of 42
It stopped being difinitive after 3/4 of a page of posts about the fact that he started a new thread with difinitive in the title. I think if you are going to start a thread like that it should at least have some info to start with. Beginning a difinitive anything thread with a suggestion for users to add all the info themselves doesnt work that well.
post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by naatkins View Post
My tailoress charges the following:

Jacket - take in chest and sleeves (narrow upper arm) $28

Pants - hem $10

Button - $2 each

Shirt - Tapering, not darting, opening the seam on the sides of the torso and arms and taking it in - $16

Shirt - hem $10


These are the only prices of her work I know, seeing as that's all I've had her do to my stuff.

if she does good work, stick with her/
post #20 of 42
Just dropped off a few things,
Hem pants $10
Slim pants in thighs and leg $15
Lower collar on jacket $15
Restitch collar on jacket $5

A while ago she recut pants and a jacket for me after some weight loss from a 42/36 down to a 40/34. $55
post #21 of 42
Thread Starter 
OP here Price lists were great as well as the feedback. Thanks! The Polo list for sure gives me a baseline on "reasonable," and I get that in-demand, well-regarded tailors will charge more -- far more in some cases -- but this gives me a good yardstick of what to expect -- any my local guy is right in there...in the middle. I got the message on the definitive thing. You guys are a tough audience. But worth it.
post #22 of 42
Thread Starter 
OfficeBoy, how did that jacket alteration work out? I had similar weight loss (congrats!!!) and am sort of wholesale replacing my wardrobe now, partially via thrift shopping (am amazed at what you can find once you train your filter by reading SF -- it is a major upgrade from what I had before and I'm just getting started)

The reason I ask is that there's a fantastic Barney's tweed jacket I'm eyeing at a shop but it's a 41R and I am 38R...and I imagine it will have to get shortened a tad in addition other tailoring. Will that wreck the look?
post #23 of 42
My suit was a pretty casual linen suit. So up here in the NW I don't get a lot of use out of it, and it's casual nature helps to cover up the flaws.

But there are still flaws, the front feels a bit big. And the armholes seem too big also.

It's better then no suit, and probably a lot better then any $100 suit I might find, but after losing 50ish lbs you have to draw some lines as far as what kind of wardrobe replacements you will be making. (About the only thing I kept were socks).
post #24 of 42
Thread Starter 
I lost 57, then gained 30, then lost the 30 again. These events occurred over a 10 year span. Hell on the wardrobe. My tailor is a magician, but not THAT good. Thrift shops have saved me, SF has made my eye a lot sharper. Best of luck.
post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by officeboy View Post
What is "the jacket" include for alterations? And trousers is hemming?

The "jacket" means taking in the waist. The trousers are either tapering and the hem if needed, or letting out/taking in the rear waistband.
post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by Shoe fetishisisisist View Post
I don't know what certain things are supposed to cost but i picked up a lovely Hilfiger sportcoat on the Wednesday and dropped it off at the tailors the same day to have the sleeves taken up, he told me to pick it up on monday and quoted me £11. not sure what the going rate but that seems pretty good value to me, as long as he does a good job obviously.

Chris.

That's a reasonable price but anything other than minor alterations should be avoided.When you buy a sportcoat it should fit and if it doesn't then try another brand or cut. In fact, the only thing I'd even alter is the sleeve length. Trying to do major alterations is not only expensive but may make the coat look even worse and it simply doesn't make sense to try to recut something that doesn't fit.
post #27 of 42
Just recently brought in a jacket that was loose in the sides. The tailor quoted me $42 to take in the sides up to the armpit, then another $55 to take in the seams from the armpit to the shoulder. Are these prices reasonable?
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by krspdla View Post
Just recently brought in a jacket that was loose in the sides. The tailor quoted me $42 to take in the sides up to the armpit, then another $55 to take in the seams from the armpit to the shoulder. Are these prices reasonable?

Where are you from? I just had a jacket taken in on the sides and the sleeves shortened and it was 30.
post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by krspdla View Post
Just recently brought in a jacket that was loose in the sides. The tailor quoted me $42 to take in the sides up to the armpit, then another $55 to take in the seams from the armpit to the shoulder. Are these prices reasonable?

He quoted what? To do what?

$42 is reasonable, but expensive. Worth every penny for a good job.

I have no idea what your trying to achieve with your second sentence. Are you trying to narrow the shoulders? $55 is too cheap for that service.
post #30 of 42
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Where are you from? I just had a jacket taken in on the sides and the sleeves shortened and it was 30.
I'm from the Greater Toronto Area.
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He quoted what? To do what? $42 is reasonable, but expensive. Worth every penny for a good job. I have no idea what your trying to achieve with your second sentence. Are you trying to narrow the shoulders? $55 is too cheap for that service.
The back of the jacket is loose, so he'd be taking in the fabric from the side seams in order to reduce the fabric in the upper back. He charges an extra $55 to take in the portion above the armpit and below the shoulder seams, in addition to the $42 to take the sides in from the hem to the armpit. He won't be narrowing the shoulders.
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