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post #16 of 26
Sounds like you are going to take the jacket to a tailor you have not used before. Wouldn't do that. Check him out with another, lower-risk job first.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Learn-O-Rama View Post
So I bought a $5,000 Brioni sport jacket (on discount, of course). When I bring it to the tailors, how do I 'insure' that it isn't stolen or 'lost'? Is it just a gamble?

Same as the dry cleaners. You go to someone you can trust.

Someone told me he brought his Armani Jeans for cleaning once, back in the day Armani Jeans are like the bomb.

When he collected his jeans, they gave him another pair of cheap jeans.

He bitched and moaned but it still ended up with him without his Armanis.
post #18 of 26
It's probably safest that you never wear this jacket at all, after all you may be walking down the street and someone will tear the arm off you, or you'll sit on a nail and rip it, best keep it in a hermetically sealed package, it's worth $5,000 after all. If you're going to be paranoid about a SC that cost $5,000 why buy it at all?
post #19 of 26
Businesses generally have liability/business insurance that would cover any losses due to fire, water damage, burglary etc., that could happen. In addition, if the business in question has been around a while, chances are they couldn't stay in business by stealing client's clothing. But the reality is it is not a $5,000 jacket or it would have sold for that much, it is a whatever price you paid jacket, which is what you would be reimbursed by the insurance company if it was involved in a loss situation.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by TonyThe Tailor View Post
the reality is it is not a $5,000 jacket or it would have sold for that much, it is a whatever price you paid jacket.
^exactly.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by TonyThe Tailor View Post
Businesses generally have liability/business insurance that would cover any losses due to fire, water damage, burglary etc., that could happen. In addition, if the business in question has been around a while, chances are they couldn't stay in business by stealing client's clothing. But the reality is it is not a $5,000 jacket or it would have sold for that much, it is a whatever price you paid jacket, which is what you would be reimbursed by the insurance company if it was involved in a loss situation.

Most businesses should be insured but most businesses, if they are smart, like drycleaners, would limit their liability for loss and damages to a small amount.

So if the Brioni get mangled or lost, the drycleaners or tailors would pay a small fraction of the 5 large. Of course this would also depend on the state's laws on this.

It also depends on the business concern. I can't tell you how many times I wore other folks jackets of my size for fun and to see the fit. From this, I realise Dolce & Gabbana's jacket fit me very well. I cant imagine what the owner would say if he saw me sporting his jacket while popping a brewski and chuffing some chilli fries in the shop.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post

So if the Brioni get mangled or lost, the drycleaners or tailors would pay a small fraction of the 5 large...

Just like the client did....
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by TonyThe Tailor View Post
Just like the client did....

Client probably paid say 1.5 Gs for a 5 G coat, 70% haircut.
The store will pay say 100 or 200 for a 1.5 G coat. 85% haircut
Oh the humanity!!!
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
Client probably paid say 1.5 Gs for a 5 G coat, 70% haircut.
The store will pay say 100 or 200 for a 1.5 G coat. 85% haircut
Oh the humanity!!!

I beg to differ... Let's say he brought it in to be tailored. The store burnt down 2 days later. The tailor would have record of the coat, client has claim ticket, tailor makes claim with insurance company and includes this guys coat with a copy of the gentleman's receipt.

I had a similar situation many years ago. The building next to mine had a water pipe break upstairs and the runoff ran over into my building all night and into my tailorshop where, of course, it poured all over the clothing that was scheduled to be pressed the next day. Needless to say all were damaged and our insurance covered all of it. The clients with outside alterations had to bring a receipt of what they paid for the clothing and my insurance company wrote them a check. Of course I had records of all of the clothing that was purchased from me so that was a non issue for my clients
post #25 of 26
They lost a pair of pants I left at the dry cleaners once. I didn't like them much, anyway, so I didn't make a fuss.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post
Wait.... what? Care to divulge more details?

Edit: On a side note I brought my new Borrelli shirt into a cleaners and told them to lightly starch/iron it, nothing else. They decided to clean and press it. In the process a couple of MOP buttons came off. They decided to not mention this and replace them with super thin plastic buttons. I noticed this before I walked out. I was told that they will have the exact buttons and will replace them by today. (I highly doubt it since no one in town sells Borrelli) We will see....

i threw a fit and punched my wall. broke my hand.
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