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post #571 of 575

I just discovered that there's a "The Savile Row Company" in SM Megamall.

 

The irony though, their mannequin is wearing a two-button suit with both buttons buttoned.

post #572 of 575
Hi chaps. Another manila based person here.

I've got a Hugo boss suit which I bought in a rush last year for a job interview. The sleeves are too long and it's too big in the shoulders and body (half it's always been like that, half I've lost weight).

The sleeves need to be taken up so much that the buttons on the wrist of the sleeve either need to be moved and re-done, or the sleeve should be taken up at the shoulder.

Questions.

1. Is it normal to shorten the sleeve from the shoulder? Is this difficult?

2. The tailor wants to take in the shoulder as well. Is this normal? I thought you couldn't really modify the shoulders?

3. Recommendations for a good tailor for modifications?

I took it to Jeeves dry cleaners in New World Makati for cleaning and their in house "master tailor" promoted the discussion. I'm kind of wary of letting him at my suit unless it's easy, or I can get a recommendation for his work...
post #573 of 575
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Originally Posted by jimmyduke View Post

Hi chaps. Another manila based person here.

I've got a Hugo boss suit which I bought in a rush last year for a job interview. The sleeves are too long and it's too big in the shoulders and body (half it's always been like that, half I've lost weight).

The sleeves need to be taken up so much that the buttons on the wrist of the sleeve either need to be moved and re-done, or the sleeve should be taken up at the shoulder.

Questions.

1. Is it normal to shorten the sleeve from the shoulder? Is this difficult?

2. The tailor wants to take in the shoulder as well. Is this normal? I thought you couldn't really modify the shoulders?

3. Recommendations for a good tailor for modifications?

I took it to Jeeves dry cleaners in New World Makati for cleaning and their in house "master tailor" promoted the discussion. I'm kind of wary of letting him at my suit unless it's easy, or I can get a recommendation for his work...

 

Sleeve and shoulder alterations are tricky for many of the tailors here in Manila. I suggest you buy a new suit instead.

post #574 of 575
Shoulders and sleeves are a bit more work but should be within in the skills of a competent alterations tailor. Whether you think it's worth the cost is another matter.
post #575 of 575
Maybe ask if he does the shoulder thing regularly?

If he's gonna take in the sleeves from the shoulder you might as well have the shoulders taken in at the same time. Best case you get a suit you can wear. Worst case, you're out a suit that didn't fit to begin with, plus the alterations cost.
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