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post #16 of 21
Don't bother with the alteration if you intend on buying new suits. It will just hang in your closet.

Take that $50-100 and put it toward a suit you will be happy with.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by R-H View Post
Don't bother with the alteration if you intend on buying new suits. It will just hang in your closet.

Take that $50-100 and put it toward a suit you will be happy with.

I was in exactly your position, what I did was spend $100 on a $500 suit that frankly was cheap and shitty fit to begin with and it was a real waste. The suit didn't feel right to begin with, and more importantly I didn't feel good in it. Secondly, small alterations are ok (sleeve length, nips and tucks) but bigger jobs (shoulders, body length) ends up being somewhat expensive and starts to change the shape of it so it never really fits properly again. and now, I still have an even more expensive cheap shit suit I don't feel good in.

My advice, if you really need something passable then spend a bit, let's say about 10-15% of the suit's value at most, otherwise get something you can afford for now but jsut be picky and get something good... TaT goes for $450, or H&M for $300+, they look good and you'll probably feel better in them.

Good luck
post #18 of 21
uhh - this is a thread from May last year by a poster who hasnt logged in since November last year. I'd say he has the problem solved by now....
post #19 of 21
yes, i think it is worth altering a cheap suit... even you find a good suit then also this would be your spare suit for emergencies. ----------------------------------------------------- Kevin Douglas Corporate Fashion Wear Maker Cheshire, UK
post #20 of 21

Bruce,

 

Sounds like unfortunately you bought an "Old Richard Harris" Suit. They have been around since 1974, and have always had the traditional cuts and styles for their suits, but since around 2011, have totally rebranded their suits, now designed by R. Scott French & Vito Netoristefano. Personally, I hold the quality of my new RH Suits up there with even top brands these days! Too little focus on detail, too much on branding! The RH Super 150 tuxedos and suits have a very luxurious feel, as their fabrics AND designs come from Italy.

 

I'm positive you resolved that issue, but I would definitely seek out to see what Richard Harris is up to if I were you. Even my Super 100 Wool Blazers and Suit Jackets have a plush feel and shape that has held for years! 

post #21 of 21

Just did some research. They're definitely still around! Check it out.

 

http://RichardHarrisWestCoast.com

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