Originally Posted by aon
Not the same handle. I was not an active poster but I used to lurk at the watch forum there.
Was relatively active in the watch forum there too. Not so much anymore.
Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco
Spending hard earned money and murdering beautiful clothing to build a relationship with a tailor is unacceptable.
I agree, and that's not what I said in my post. What I said was that most tailors (at least the decent ones) would not accept alterations requests until after they've had you as a customer for a while. So, there's really no "murdering" of beautiful clothing that will happen as they will not accept your business in the first place. Besides, you don't need to spend a lot of money just to build a relationship with a tailor. You can start with ordering pants or shirts first and, once the tailor knows your expectations and you understand the limitations of your tailor, that's when they will agree to alter your RTW/3rd party clothing.
What they're trying to avoid is someone who walks in for the first time at their store with a $1,000~ suit and asks for an alteration (shorten cuffs, take in waist, etc.). When the customer's not happy with the result, he asks the tailor to pay for the suit.