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post #27451 of 37392
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

75 to remove belt loops is idiotic.

I'd expect the other prices to cost ~ 150 or so at my normal tailor. Shouldn't be 350

Yeah I figured that was excessive too. He said the reason why removing the loops is so expensive is because he has to open the waistband in order to do a clean job.

post #27452 of 37392
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Originally Posted by vriche View Post

Noodlers, I'm not sure if this is the right thread for this question but here it is. I took a Suitsupply suit to my tailor to have it fitted. The alterations are as follows: pinning the back, getting rid of slight collar roll, tapering the sleeves, shortening the trousers and adding 2" cuffs, and adding suspender buttons. For that he's going to charge me $350. And he said it would be an additional $75-$100 to remove the belt loops.

All this sound a bit expensive to me. Am I wrong to think that?
Is it too late to go MTM? And why did you get a suit that would need so much work? Can you just return and restart the search process?

Btw, $350 sounds over the board. I pay jUST $60 but only to have the basics done.
post #27453 of 37392
I pay $150 for sleeves, taking in the back and hemming the pants and that is somewhat expensive compared to what others pay.
post #27454 of 37392
Paying 350-450 to alter a suit supply suit is insanity. I don't care what you have done, it simply makes zero sense.
post #27455 of 37392
Why not just do SuSu MTM?
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On another note - why are you removing belt loops? I mean if you wanted no loops, why buy pants with them in the first place?
post #27457 of 37392

It's possible to like everything about a suit except the fact that it has belt loops.  Having them removed in such a case isn't uncommon.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #27458 of 37392
Agreed. But it appears there is more to the story here than just belt loops.


@vriche

Did you discuss the above alterations with SuSu tailors and see what they would charge?
post #27459 of 37392
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post


Is it too late to go MTM? And why did you get a suit that would need so much work? Can you just return and restart the search process?

Btw, $350 sounds over the board. I pay jUST $60 but only to have the basics done.

It really didn't need that much work but considering that it's RTW, it's always going to need something. I tried on a 44 in the Napoli (pictured) and I feel like it was a little too tight in the sides and and the back. So I ordered a 46 (they didn't have one in the store) because I figured it was easier to take it in than to let it out.

 

So really all I'm doing is having the jacket pinned in the back area and removing the slight collar roll. Also having the sleeves tapered from the elbow down is just a personal thing because I hate being able to fit my whole other fist inside of the sleeves opening. And having the trousers finished to my specifications and adding cuffs and suspender buttons are just normal alterations that come with almost every RTW purchase. So it's really not that much work at all.

 

 

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post #27460 of 37392
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Agreed. But it appears there is more to the story here than just belt loops.


@vriche

Did you discuss the above alterations with SuSu tailors and see what they would charge?

No there's really nothing more to it. None of my MTM's from a few years ago have belt loops. I wear braces so I figured there was no need for them so why keep them. it's very common actually.

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And no unfortunately I didn't discuss MTM so I have no idea how much it costs so that may not be a bad idea after all. Because in my case, the alterations cost more than the suit, $399 vs $425.

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Can you still go back to discuss MTM?
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Yes I absolutely can. I left the suit at the tailor and he's not opened again until Tuesday. I'll call him early and asked him not to touch it. I'll then go back to Suitsupply and inquire about their MTM service or go to Kent Wang. Thanks for all the replies.

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Thread Starter 

Will someone please buy this so that I don't? I know it's one of those ties I'll love but never wear: I just don't like the way my outfits look with striped ties of multiple colors.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/115-NWT-Calabrese-1924-Napoli-self-tipped-silk-tie-Marinella-Cappelli-/201382256301?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ee3515ead

 

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@vriche

 

I'd definitely look into SuSu mtm, as the pattern seems suited to you (needing adjustments obviously, but adjustments easily done on mtm)

post #27465 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

 

@vriche

 

I'd definitely look into SuSu mtm, as the pattern seems suited to you (needing adjustments obviously, but adjustments easily done on mtm)

Yes, I definitely will. Should I assume that MTM starts around $800 or is it much more?

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