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post #31 of 45
Anyone ever try Joseph Tailors on SOmerset street in ottawa? 619 Somerset W 613 321 9355 I have got a few shirts and some suits done. I think he did a good job. Do not like the way he does shirts though. BTW. Does anyone know of a tailor that will cut shirts up into the sleeve for sizing. I am a 15 1/2 32/33 (And i cannot go smaller) shirt, but my shirts always have to get darts because they would have to cut to much. I have seen shirts cut up and under the arm pits to allow shirts to be cut more and have no darts. Anyone find a good tailor for this?
post #32 of 45

Do not go to Leo La Vecchia....he destroyed my amazing and expensieve Calvin Klein shirt that I purchased at a boutique.  

 

The shirt had nostalgic value as well as an amazing fine cotton pattern weave....it was such a good shirt.  Practically one of a kind....

the kind of shirt that gets you second looks and screams style yet not overly dressed up.

 

I researched this forum and though I would give him a try...I went in ready to spend anything to get that shirt tailored just right for me.

 

At the fitting he didn't seem too interested in my opinions or feedback.  I also asked him if he could work on the collar too, and he refused.

I mentioned a taper at the bottom of the shirt, he didn't seem to listen.  And turned it into a block.

 

After he ruined it (made it look like really gay and cookie cutter) I brought it to my tailor friend at DiToche fashions and she confirmed 

he did an awful job and ruined it to the point of no return.  I asked her about the collar and she said he probably didn't want to touch it

cause it would have been too much work though it could have been worked on if he had really wanted to.  And like I said I was willing to 

spend whatever it took.

 

Ah well, but don't go to Leo or be forewarned at least!

post #33 of 45
This is an odd post. An amazing expensive one of a kind nostalgic CK shirt? Really?

Why would anyone get a collar altered? Especially an amazing one of a kind collar.

You don't even explain what you asked for.

I suspect this is an attempt to slam a tailor without any real proof.
post #34 of 45

I know it may seem odd and I will post some pictures of the shirt when I have the time.  It was not meant to slander but simply to convey my dissapointment about the results I incurred and the negative experience with that tailor quality of service.  

post #35 of 45

Hey guys I know this may not be the right place for this, but I'm an 18 year old in Ottawa who's getting into the real estate business and I've realized pretty quickly I need to dress older than I am. I'm looking to get a few nice suits, but don't have the income to go get 5+ suits from Harry Rosen (at least what I've seen from their prices). Where can I go to get some good looking suits without breaking the bank? Also how much does a bespoke dress shirt typically cost? 

post #36 of 45

You have no options in Ottawa for good suits or cheap.  If you want decent and cheap because you are just starting out, check out Moores during their regular BOGO sales.  If you want a better quality suit, your best bet is to drive to Toronto and check out the new Suitsupply when they open.

 

Otherwise, you just missed a great sale at the Harry Rosen outlet in Mississauga, but the staple colour suits never go on sale for that much off. 

 

Or hop on a Porter flight to NYC, $400.  And load up at Century21, or the Suitsupply there at $470 USD for most suits.  If you buying 3-5 suits, what you save will pay for 1 night hotel and flight, compared to shopping in Canada.  Your best bets are to go to the US during a holiday weekend for the sales.  Tom Ford ties for $80, Hickey Freeman suits for $300, Corneliani $500...etc.   

post #37 of 45

Harry Rosen is the place to go in Ottawa for MTM. A bit pricey, but options are limited.

For alterations, I have had good work done reguarily at Connies. They are in Billings Bridge mall. They charge less then ER Fisher and have a good turn around time. Took them less then a week to get 4 suits pants and jackets done for me.

post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by TheOnlyNap View Post

Hey guys I know this may not be the right place for this, but I'm an 18 year old in Ottawa who's getting into the real estate business and I've realized pretty quickly I need to dress older than I am. I'm looking to get a few nice suits, but don't have the income to go get 5+ suits from Harry Rosen (at least what I've seen from their prices). Where can I go to get some good looking suits without breaking the bank? Also how much does a bespoke dress shirt typically cost? 

Shop the sales at Holt Renfrew in December, January, July and August.  Holts may heavily discount things to get them out at the end of the season.  The Ottawa store really doesn't have much in suits, I'd just take the train to Montreal.  Other than that, know your size in some key lines and shop the marketplace on this site!  

 

I have done two shirts (10% discount when multiple) from Harry Rosen's new Sartoria line.  Thomas Mason cloths, all very nice.  They are $300 each (cheaper than Zegna while label off the rack) and done very well.

 

Establishing a relationship with a good sales associate is key. 

 

I have seen ZZegna suits on sale for $700 at The Bay.  Then take them to Raymond's for tailoring.

post #39 of 45

If anyone is interested in Alden shoes in Ottawa, Raymond Tailors has a selection.  He can probably order once you establish your size.

 

I will post a review for Raymond next month, he is making me a summer navy suit from Holland and Sherry Cool Breeze 7.5oz.  Looks good so far.  This is real custom work, more than MTM programs from major houses.

post #40 of 45

Approximately how much is such a suit from Raymond? More than $2000?


Edited by carrig - 4/6/14 at 4:14pm
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by carrig View Post
 

Approximately how much is such a suit from Raymond? More than $2000?

Err, custom probably from $900 with in-house fabrics.  

 

Just an indicator:  My cloth from Holland & Sherry would have been $600 more at Harry Rosen, MTM Samuelson.

post #42 of 45
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If anyone is interested in Alden shoes in Ottawa, Raymond Tailors has a selection.  He can probably order once you establish your size.

 

I will post a review for Raymond next month, he is making me a summer navy suit from Holland and Sherry Cool Breeze 7.5oz.  Looks good so far.  This is real custom work, more than MTM programs from major houses.

 

How did your suit turn out?

post #43 of 45

My suit turned out very well.  Surgeon's cuffs, great details, and follow-up service.  This is not to be discounted, when you want the waist adjusted or a lining repaired, it gets done fast and no charge.

post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by MDeKelver View Post
 

My suit turned out very well.  Surgeon's cuffs, great details, and follow-up service.  This is not to be discounted, when you want the waist adjusted or a lining repaired, it gets done fast and no charge.

 

Awesome, that's great to hear. I am seriously considering him for my next suit, as everyone seems to have had a positive experience.

 

Any idea what his average turnaround time is for a standard two piece?

post #45 of 45

4-6 weeks for a suit I think.   Depends on the season and what you are looking for.  

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