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post #2821 of 4632
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In other words, a crapton of stuff haha. Thanks again!

Also, Magic Tailor (across from the Eaton Center) has been consistently good for me. I just picked up a suit that had pants hemmed, waist let out, and sleeves drastically shortened (with non-working buttons) for $60.

 

The only part I wouldn't recommend is working buttonholes. They're fine, and operational, but they have to send them out and they aren't as densely woven as other working buttonholes I have. The price is good ($50), but I wouldn't bother.

post #2822 of 4632
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I don't have the breakdown...my total was about $300, $100 or so of which was the jacket shortening, and I think $45 for working buttonholes on the jacket sleeves. The rest of the work on the tux was sleeve hemming, pants hemming, letting out the pants, moving the button on the jacket, and adding a buttonhole on the lapel. I also had another pair of moleskin pants altered at the waist, and a vest brought in at the chest.

That should at least give you an idea of the work which can be done for the remaining approx $150...

I've used Xavier to take in the sides and shorten the sleeves on a sport coat with functional buttonholes. The total was $115, and that's because I asked for the sleeves to be shortened at the opening instead of the shoulders. It's pricey if you ask me but I'm happy with the work.

I dropped off another similar sport coat at Nikos in Yorkville last weekend. Same operations for $65 so I'll compare the two to see if there is any difference in the result or workmanship.
post #2823 of 4632
I use guy named Pablo that works from Ermanno Clothing (Yonge & Lawrence), and he has good eye and magical hands. Don't care for fancy buttonholes, so can't comment, but he does magic with proportions and silhouette.

Just picked some stuff this week:
- Jacket - shortening the lenght 1 inch, shortening sleeves (from hem), taking in waist.
- Jacket - finishing the sleeves (shortening and adding workong buttons), taking in the waist and moving buttons a bit (this one is DB...)
- 2 pairs of trousers - taking in the waist and hips (I lost some weight, hurray!)

All came down to $250.
post #2824 of 4632
Went to Saks at Sherway yesterday. Such a disappointment. The shoes seemed decent enough and many were in the "affordable" $300 to $400 price range but other than that just reminded me why I hardly shop at malls anymore.

Maybe Nordstrom will be better...
post #2825 of 4632
The Sherway Holts has a pair of Berluti chinos reduced from $995 to $197 and a good run of E Zegna SCs at $670 ish.

Can confirm that the Saks is underwhelming. Nice Charvet shirts for anyone with $700 laying around.
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Originally Posted by John-Galt View Post

The Sherway Holts has a pair of Berluti chinos reduced from $995 to $197 and a good run of E Zegna SCs at $670 ish.

Can confirm that the Saks is underwhelming. Nice Charvet shirts for anyone with $700 laying around.

This always puzzled me. I never saw anyone in Sherway that looks like he would drop $700 for a shirt. I mean, I understand there are people who couldn't care less what something costs, but crowd at Sherways looks more down to earth.

I mean that is shirt, for God sake!
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I would reason Sherway attracts more of a discrete old rich demographic. Whenever at Holts or Harrys I always see people in the late 50s to 60s dressed in last century Tommy or what would seem like Jack and Jones drop 3k on a suit without blinking. 

post #2828 of 4632
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Originally Posted by John-Galt View Post

The Sherway Holts has a pair of Berluti chinos reduced from $995 to $197 and a good run of E Zegna SCs at $670 ish.

Can confirm that the Saks is underwhelming. Nice Charvet shirts for anyone with $700 laying around.

At first I thought you were talking about Berluti shoes so even at $995 it had my attention haha. Were there any 36 E Zegna SCs?

On the topic of shoes what's everyone's favourite shoe shop in the city?
post #2829 of 4632
For those in the market for Oris Mani in RBC place has them on sale for 20-40% off. For example you can get the Diver Sixty Five at 20% off so $1600 plus tax. There is also an Artix GT chronograph on strap at 40% off so $2600 plus tax.
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At first I thought you were talking about Berluti shoes so even at $995 it had my attention haha. Were there any 36 E Zegna SCs?

On the topic of shoes what's everyone's favourite shoe shop in the city?

Leatherfoot. Hands down best shop in Canada.
post #2831 of 4632
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At first I thought you were talking about Berluti shoes so even at $995 it had my attention haha. Were there any 36 E Zegna SCs?

On the topic of shoes what's everyone's favourite shoe shop in the city?

Yea there were some. Good run of sizes and Canali suit in a 36 if I'm not mistaken.
post #2832 of 4632
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Also, Magic Tailor (across from the Eaton Center) has been consistently good for me. I just picked up a suit that had pants hemmed, waist let out, and sleeves drastically shortened (with non-working buttons) for $60.

 

The only part I wouldn't recommend is working buttonholes. They're fine, and operational, but they have to send them out and they aren't as densely woven as other working buttonholes I have. The price is good ($50), but I wouldn't bother.

 Anthony (Xavier) sends stuff out for surgeon cuffs as well. We had a chat about it when I picked my stuff up. He said the capital cost for the equipment is just way too high (and priced in $US, despite a Canadian distributor) to justify for the number of requests he gets. I also got the impression he can do them by hand if he had to, but doesn't do it often enough to recommend it as it's not really a specialty of his.

post #2833 of 4632
Who are these people paying to add working buttons?
Is it like rolling up your jeans to show the selvedge line?
post #2834 of 4632
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

Who are these people paying to add working buttons?
Is it like rolling up your jeans to show the selvedge line?

Surgeons? Roll the sleeves before they dig into meat, lol...
post #2835 of 4632

A bit off topic, but one of my feet is smaller than the other. I read on these forums that shoe tongue pads are the best alternative. I've been looking for them in the GTA and can't seem to find anywhere that sells them. I've checked a few shoe repair shops, Wal-marts, drugstores.

 

Was wondering if anyone knows where I would be able to find them locally before I go to my last resort and order some online.

 

Thanks in advance!

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