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Completely agree, Monkeyface; in three different towns/cities, I have found one reliable tailor and one reliable cobbler (out of perhaps seven in the former category and three in the latter) who has not yet done any of the following: misheard/ignored basic, specific instructions (cuff/no cuff; full break/whispering break/no break), sewn flimsy, unreliable, ugly stitches into areas of alteration (pant cuffs/jacket sleeves/jacket lining/shoe soles) that ruin the overall standard of the garment, or been completely off on the date when work was promised to be completed. 

 

Ironically, the only exception lives here in Minnesota, which in every other industry seems to live by the motto "We're incompetent, but you probably won't care." 

 

Sorry that's a bit ranty, but man, I'm with you on this one. 

 

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Yikes. Sorry to hear about your misadventures in tailor land. I'm lucky that there are two full bespoke tailors relatively nearby that I utilize. Even given their qualifications, I began with less precious items that I wouldn't mind dumping if it turned out unsatisfactory. Tailoring seems to be a dying art these days. 

 

(I live in a major metropolitan area and travel 40-60 min to have alterations done. And $75 is pretty ridiculous for slimming a trouser leg)

 

 

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My guy in Manhattan charges about $30 for trouser tapering.  My brother has a lady who does his out in Brooklyn for about $15/20.  $75 is unheard of.  

 

Thanks for the replies guys. Again, apologies for the rant, but alterations have got to be the must frustrating process of menswear. I've been thinking about doing basic alterations myself for a while now, and I might just start doing it. It won't be cost effective, but I enjoy sewing as a way of clearing the mind, and it'll save me from getting angry at tailors. Let's hope this one will be reasonable enough to fix the issue.

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Noodles, I am interested in the tie. Please PM me with a pic, price etc.

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y'all need to back off that tie you hyenas!

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y'all need to back off that tie you hyenas!

Is it that brown Drake's with two-tone light blue flowers? Bidding war here we go.

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I feel your pain. I just paid $110 to take in a jacket from the sides and take up the sleeves .25". All that money and it still didn't turn out how I would like...40miles away too. The most frustrating part is that it was MTM, but to be fair, it was the first try.
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That darn suit I posted today, I paid $200 lol
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Apologies if this doesn't partake to any current discussion here but just saw this bntailor suit and I just feel like cursing out Rudals for going to S.Korea and not visiting them #EndRant

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The cut and fit of this suit is insane. Absolutely nuts. A lot of tailors don't wear their own stuff all that well, for whatever reason. This isn't the case for Changwoo, who probably wears his father's/brother's cut better than anyone else.

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The cut and fit of this suit is insane. Absolutely nuts. A lot of tailors don't wear their own stuff all that well, for whatever reason. This isn't the case for Changwoo, who probably wears his father's/brother's cut better than anyone else.

I wish he was standing straight so I could get a better idea of the trousers, but yeah, I saw that on Tumblr and it is very nice.
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Here's a true Noodle's moment, brought to you by none other than me!

 

I have decided to put the Zegna suit up for sale. 

Regardless of fit, I believe the color of the suit does not go well with my complexion. 

Also, I look like 아저씨 per my wife. 

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You are one. But I agree about the color, and suits are a long term investment. Building a suit wardrobe is a long haul sort of endeavor. Nothing wrong with saying "this isn't good enough for me...I don't like it." That suit does fit better than your others. But I don't think the cut is flattering (a different issue than fit). Is that the one you got from JRD?

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The cut and fit of this suit is insane. Absolutely nuts. A lot of tailors don't wear their own stuff all that well, for whatever reason. This isn't the case for Changwoo, who probably wears his father's/brother's cut better than anyone else.

Its pretty cool, but that would not work for most body types. Le sigh.

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I hate having to tailor stuff. I have a really good tailor, she does great work and does what I ask, and still, Im almost never 100% happy with the outcome.

I think its just the nature of limits of RTW and its the main reason I think that custom/full bespoke is my end game.

Go ahead, cream your pants, Clags.
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You are one. But I agree about the color, and suits are a long term investment. Building a suit wardrobe is a long haul sort of endeavor. Nothing wrong with saying "this isn't good enough for me...I don't like it." That suit does fit better than your others. But I don't think the cut is flattering (a different issue than fit). Is that the one you got from JRD?

 

This. Noodles, I think with your physique you would benefit from a cut with a bit more structured, maybe even slightly extended shoulders. With the very slim fitting suits you have posted so far, because of your narrow shoulders, your hips seem wide and your head quite large. As an added benefit,  a fuller chest will allow you to have a more defined waist suppression, which I gather is a look that you are keen to have?

Just my 2 cents....

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Its pretty cool, but that would not work for most body types. Le sigh.

ALL BODY TYPES ARE SKINNY KOREAN BODY TYPES!!!

 

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This. Noodles, I think with your physique you would benefit from a cut with a bit more structured, maybe even slightly extended shoulders. With the very slim fitting suits you have posted so far, because of your narrow shoulders, your hips seem wide and your head quite large. As an added benefit,  a fuller chest will allow you to have a more defined waist suppression, which I gather is a look that you are keen to have?

Just my 2 cents....

Agreed.

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ALL BODY TYPES ARE SKINNY KOREAN BODY TYPES!!!

Lol but no.
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The cut and fit of this suit is insane. Absolutely nuts. A lot of tailors don't wear their own stuff all that well, for whatever reason. This isn't the case for Changwoo, who probably wears his father's/brother's cut better than anyone else.

How will you cope when you no longer have easy access to great stuff like that? I hit re-blog immediately, it's just amazing.

I've been discovering a lot of Korean tailors on tumblr lately and the latest is this pant maker
http://diegoju.tumblr.com/
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