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post #37171 of 37396
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

My favorite grey suit has a small hole that's almost imperceptible, but knowing it's there is killing me. 

 

The best reason to get the hole repaired is so that it doesn't get any bigger, of course.

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In other words, worth buying and repairing in a manner that's less expensive than re-weaving? Save reweaving for the very fancy stuff?
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

The fit isn't bad at all, IMO. Whether it is worth it is up to you. I can only tell you what I would do. Personally, Hickey Freeman is nice, but it is nowhere near top of the heap in terms of clothing manufacturers. With alterations and repairs you are looking at a budget of $445 for a used suit. For that money you could get a new Suit Supply suit that would probably look a little more contemporary. 

If we were talking about an Oxxford suit or a Canali, yeah, maybe I'd do it. For a Hickey Freeman? No. I'd take that $300 and put it toward a new suit. As for the thrift store find, I'd have it patched, or sewn, shut and just accept it as in imperfection.
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Pretty much. Personally I don't know if I'd buy that suit. It's just not my style. But if you like it, and don't mind it having a scar, then go for it.

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@BespokeBrooklyn is the hole on the front or back of the pant leg?

 

If the back, why not just have your local cleaner sew it up?

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Hickey Freeman windowpane suit at a local thrift shop. $145. The trousers have never been worn, and are unhemmed. The jacket's pockets have been opened, but has no obvious signs of wear.

There is a small moth hole on the front of the right trouser leg. Is that sort of thing possible to repair without ugly-ing up the suit? If so, would the cost of the repair be such that the suit is no longer worth buying?

For what it's worth, this would be a "rotation" suit, mainly for the office -- I wouldn't wear wool this heavy to court or to dressy events.




That's at a Housing Works right? It won't sell at $145, wait for them to either drop the price after a few weeks, or for one of their sale days where they do 50% off or something similar.
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Unfortunately, it is in the front. Others may not be able to see it, but I'll know it's there. It's a shame, too, because the trousers are still unfinished, and thus, presumably, never worn.
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

@BespokeBrooklyn
 is the hole on the front or back of the pant leg?

If the back, why not just have your local cleaner sew it up?


Good eye! Yes, it is a Housing Works; they can't get all that many men in my size looking for suits.
In their best of fall sale three years ago, shortly after I started putting more effort into how I dress, I found a pair of brown Allen Edmonds Chester wingtips ($15), one pair of Facconable jeans with tags on ($40) a pair of 7 for all Mankind jeans with tags on ($30) a buttery brown leather Ralph Lauren belt ($20) and a solid, textured, yellow Brooks Brothers tie ($15). I've always checked out their "best of" sales ever since, but haven't quite gotten that lucky again.
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

That's at a Housing Works right? It won't sell at $145, wait for them to either drop the price after a few weeks, or for one of their sale days where they do 50% off or something similar.
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Hey everyone, what's the consensus in regards to tailoring suit pants?

 

I tried some on, but the waist is about 1-1.5" too big and the leg could use some slimming (~1" from the crotch downwards). Is this too much tailoring that'll throw off the fit of the pants?

 

The suit jacket is spot-on, however.

post #37178 of 37396
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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post

Hey everyone, what's the consensus in regards to tailoring suit pants?

I tried some on, but the waist is about 1-1.5" too big and the leg could use some slimming (~1" from the crotch downwards). Is this too much tailoring that'll throw off the fit of the pants?

The suit jacket is spot-on, however.

It doesn't sound like it. Should be fine, assuming your tailor/alterations person has some idea what they're doing.
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post


It doesn't sound like it. Should be fine, assuming your tailor/alterations person has some idea what they're doing.

 

Yep--an absolutely normal, par-for-the-course alteration.  

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^ Thanks guys. I took some pics -- would love any further feedback on what I should get done (obviously a hem):

 

 

 

 

 

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Usually an inch is the max I would take in/let out;
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Originally Posted by AdidaSuit View Post
 

I've had my current watch for some time...10 years or so...and I've noticed that it loses about a minute every week. For a $4k watch, I am kind of annoyed but it's probably due for some 'detailing'

 

 

If it's a $4K watch, I'm guessing it's a mechanical. In which case, it's well overdue for a service.

 

A full service involved uncasing and dismantling the movement, cleaning the parts, and reassembling; adding new lubricant; and finally, regulating the watch (by adjusting the regulator device which fine-tensions the balance spring). Oh yeah, and putting the movement back in the case I guess.

 

It will probably run much more accurately after that.

 

If you leave a mechanical watch without servicing for many years (and ten years is already pushing things a bit), the lubricant will be old and dried-out, there will be dust and fine grains of metal floating around in there, and the parts will wear out more and more quickly. So do what I say, not what I do: stump up and get it serviced NOW.

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@JilSlander, I don't think I would slim the legs at all. They already look to be the right width and going any slimmer might cause some bunching or pulling in places. Just alter the waist and the hem and you should be fine.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

@JilSlander, I don't think I would slim the legs at all. They already look to be the right width and going any slimmer might cause some bunching or pulling in places. Just alter the waist and the hem and you should be fine.

 

Thanks, the pics fail to show that:

 

1) the pants are almost falling off my waist when I walk or move

2) it's very baggy from the crotch down (as in I can pinch more than 1" of fabric)

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I thought that was the style now? Sounds like you're all good to go.

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