I have snooped around the forum for some time now, but this is my first post...so please be gentle.
About six months ago I purchased a blue Versace suit from Gilt that I personally love (insert derogatory comment here).
Unfortunately, about a month ago I absolutely ruined the pants. When I got up quickly from a wooden chair, a protruding nail caught the pants and tore a 18-24inch gap.
I took the pants to a tailor I trust, but he told me they are impossible to mend: the cloth cannot be re-woven, and the tear is too from the seam to remove all-together.
The jacket is a 2 button, mid/navy blue, peak lapel with a ticket pocket (admittedly fashion-forward). Suffice it to say that the common suggestion of "wear it as a blazer" will not work here.
Does anyone have advice on how I can obtain a replacement pair of pants?
After reading the previous posts, I attempted to track down the fabric with Versace directly. The NYC Versace boutique said they normally keep ends of fabric for current retail suits. However, my suit was sold last fall (2011), so the fabric is not in stock in the store.
Are there any further suggestions regarding how I could obtain the fabric? or a replacement pair of pants? The jacket is a 48s [38s]. I presume the suit was a drop 7, making the waist of the pants a 31.
Attached are photos of the tags on both the jacket (1st) and pants (2nd). Note: my thumb is covering the letter "V" in the second photo.
The entire suit can be seen online here: