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post #1891 of 2090
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

starting to feel this way more and more. even for a simple slimming of a work dress shirt it costs $20+

with the amount of good fellowship on these boards it should be virtually no issue picking up items that fit well as-is (especially if you're a bit patient)

Yes and no.

I can do basic stuff myself: slimming shirts, slimming trou (without having to redo hem), sleeves.

And now that my closet is filled out, I can be more choosy. But even then, I would def. not pass up a choice piece (Kiton, Attolini, etc.) that filled a need in my wardrobe based on $50 worth of tailoring. Remember how much these things cost retail, and $50 in tailoring is a no brainer.

I 100% don't regret most of the tailoring I've done, since I got great use out of those items and was then able to trade/sell them up down the line. You just need to take that cost into your analysis.

Edit: Think of it this way: Add up the purchase price plus the alterations/repair cost, and ask yourself "Would I pay that total amount for this item if it fit perfectly?" If yes, do it and don't regret it. If not, then try to find someone it works for (and try to give them a good deal on it).
post #1892 of 2090
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 


Damn, I've learned if it doesn't fit right, don't take it to a tailor. Trade it or sell it. The only alteration I would allow a tailor make is hemming and taking in/letting out the waist. Anything else, forget about it!


Or take it to someone who knows what they are doing. Not a "Tailor" for f@cks sake.   A good tailor is as hard to find as a good coffee maker. But they will all tell you they know better. really check their work from other customers.   here is an example, bad lighting and pose i know.....   but this suit was a 40R, i had it made to fit. and the "Award winning" Custom wedding dress maker who fixed it up did an amazing job. - no, it was not cheap.


she Narrowed the shoulders, and the waist, shortened the length of the jacket, left the arm length alone(thankfully), brought in the waist on the pants, relocated the pants pockets, and set the pants just how i like them, with cuffs(not too short).    - for the price of a polyester suit on a original $50 investment. about $300 in, i am happy with my Isaia suit, in grey with red pinstripe.

post #1893 of 2090
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

 

 

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This looks so fucking terrible I don't know where to begin. 

post #1894 of 2090

YOU would say that, but it's exactly as i wanted. -  why am i explaining myself to a troll?

post #1895 of 2090

Oh, my bad. I didn't know you were trying to look awful. 

post #1896 of 2090

Which is better than you will ever look.   eat it.

post #1897 of 2090

Andddd we're back.

post #1898 of 2090
Given how often we have advice on tailoring, "the method", and other diy tips, we really ought to have The Official Thrift Reclamation Thread. A repository of all the piss stain removal methods, ways to rehydrate ancient shell, slim shirts and pants, and suggestions for reweaving.
post #1899 of 2090

That's a cool idea.  :nodding:

post #1900 of 2090
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

That's a cool idea.  :nodding:

 

You can be in the OP for what not to do!

post #1901 of 2090

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggghhhhhhhhhtttttt..............

post #1902 of 2090
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

You can be in the OP for what not to do!

Why does everyone always try to pick fights with 38R? Let him be. We know his styles and tastes are quite different and may even be considered eccentric or "awful" to some... But we also know that he will fight tooth and nail with anyone that prods him. Not worth ANY of our time.
post #1903 of 2090
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Given how often we have advice on tailoring, "the method", and other diy tips, we really ought to have The Official Thrift Reclamation Thread. A repository of all the piss stain removal methods, ways to rehydrate ancient shell, slim shirts and pants, and suggestions for reweaving.

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

That's a cool idea.  nod%5B1%5D.gif

And we're off!

http://www.styleforum.net/t/398256/the-official-thrift-reclamation-thread
post #1904 of 2090
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Originally Posted by dazedstate View Post


Why does everyone always try to pick fights with 38R? Let him be. We know his styles and tastes are quite different and may even be considered eccentric or "awful" to some... But we also know that he will fight tooth and nail with anyone that prods him. Not worth ANY of our time.

 

Clyde Frazier is eccentric. 38R is just bad.

post #1905 of 2090
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Clyde Frazier is eccentric. 38R is just bad.
Lol... Next level is the correct term
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