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post #391 of 516
I have heard that just about any dry cleaner or "clothes repair" shop will be able to fix that. There's a story in this thread about how one person got a better repair here from a dry cleaner than a denim repair shop back home, at less than half the price.
post #392 of 516

hey sorry to thread hijack, but i'm looking for a good tailor to do alterations. bought an off the rack suit of decent quality and need to get the waist let out, pants hemmed. not quite sure about the jacket, but probably some minor alterations to the sleeve length.

 

any good recs on a tailor who speaks decent English? I can speak korean, but dunno about tailor Korean. i read the thread and everything seems to generally point to either Savile Row near Gwanghwamun, or the Hyatt guy (which Hyatt? near Namsan? I'm under the impression there are two there for some reason, one with the casino and the other with JJ Mahoneys). Sartoria Min's not around? Also, any ideas on the general price for the above alterations?

 

Also off-topic, but any suggestions on dress shoes that allow some room for full orthotics? played a lot of sports in school and my feet have taken a beating. the only ones i can think of are allen edmonds off of sindang, but would like some other advice on other brands.

 

thanks in advance!

post #393 of 516
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Originally Posted by koreaderivative View Post

 

If you buy a suit from a department store's men's section, they should do the alterations for free even if its on sale. In general, department store tailors alter suits better. I think its because they need reputable seamstresses to do work on their more expensive brands. Also, the guys are easier to deal with, and if they screw it up, they can always replace the suit.

 

So after looking at different suits I've decided on getting a suit from Nina Ricci next week and the one I was looking at comes out to around 500,000 W after a 30% discount. Does that sound like a fair price to you? Do you have any tips as to what I should say when they measure me to get them tailored? Also is there a difference between the department stores when it comes to tailoring quality? I'm thinking about going to Galleria in Apgujung.

 

Lastly, where exactly can I get those department store vouchers? Are they called 백화점 상품권?

post #394 of 516

I'm not sure if it's appropriate to ask in this thread but does anyone know a good place to get lens fitted for a pair of frames I'm planning on buying online at a reasonable price?

 

Also, these are the frames I'm interested in getting and I'd appreciate any opinions.

 

Tateossian F07 Color 1: http://sannoul1.godo.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=504&category=

Tateossian F07 Color 2: http://sannoul1.godo.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=505&category=

 

Not liking the mint color on the back of the frames for color 2 though

 

or

 

Lindberg: http://www.eyescafe.co.kr/front/php/product.php?product_no=1344&main_cate_no=31&display_group=3

 

This is exactly the pair of frames I've been looking for (could be bigger) it's light, minimalistic, thin. However I'm not sure if it's worth the price.

 

I'm guessing the Lindberg will come out to roughly $700-800 with lens and the Tateossian $250-$350

post #395 of 516
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Originally Posted by dgsdm View Post

 

So after looking at different suits I've decided on getting a suit from Nina Ricci next week and the one I was looking at comes out to around 500,000 W after a 30% discount. Does that sound like a fair price to you? Do you have any tips as to what I should say when they measure me to get them tailored? Also is there a difference between the department stores when it comes to tailoring quality? I'm thinking about going to Galleria in Apgujung.

 

Lastly, where exactly can I get those department store vouchers? Are they called 백화점 상품권?

ah, sorry for the late reply. Ive been out of town for a week. Nina Ricci Suit for around that price is reasonable. You should have hustled them for some free socks.

 

Im assuming that you got a suit off the rack?? Did they not have your size at the store? I dont understand what you mean by them measuring you. I dont know your exact body type and measurments, but for me, Nina Ricci generally tends to be a bit boxy at the waist. Be careful about who is measuring you, as well. The guys usually over tailor the suits. ie. shorten the arms and waist, if you are not careful.

 

When it comes to tailoring quality, I personally feel that department stores overall tend to do it properly. They wont hand stitch it, but at the same time, its not necessesary with a Nina Ricci. Also, it should be free, even if its on sale.  

 

Yup, its called 백화점 상품권. I dont know a place around apku to get one, but usually if you go elsewhere, along the street they should show some examples in the windows. The service centers at the department stores wont give you a discount, as its kind of against company policy. There is a black market that does that, if you know what I mean, thats why you pay cash for it at a 10% discount.

 

I hope you enjoy your suit!

post #396 of 516
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Originally Posted by ddarko View Post

hey sorry to thread hijack, but i'm looking for a good tailor to do alterations. bought an off the rack suit of decent quality and need to get the waist let out, pants hemmed. not quite sure about the jacket, but probably some minor alterations to the sleeve length.

 

any good recs on a tailor who speaks decent English? I can speak korean, but dunno about tailor Korean. i read the thread and everything seems to generally point to either Savile Row near Gwanghwamun, or the Hyatt guy (which Hyatt? near Namsan? I'm under the impression there are two there for some reason, one with the casino and the other with JJ Mahoneys). Sartoria Min's not around? Also, any ideas on the general price for the above alterations?

 

Also off-topic, but any suggestions on dress shoes that allow some room for full orthotics? played a lot of sports in school and my feet have taken a beating. the only ones i can think of are allen edmonds off of sindang, but would like some other advice on other brands.

 

thanks in advance!

Usually, if its a popular brand, just go to the flagship store to tailor it. If its a Brioni, go to Brioni, Zegna go to Zegna, etc. The prices they charge is quite reasonable. Also, since its their official store, they should have someone who speaks english. Although tailors in Seoul are hit or miss whether you do suit alterations, or get a custom made, what you are saying seem like very minor alterations. I wouldnt worry too much about them messing it up. However, for letting out the waist, if there is a back split on your trousers (the "v" for suspenders), you will have to go to someone who actually has some sense in suit tailoring.

 

As for Savile Row or the Hyatt Guy (the well known one is at Grand Hyatt . JJ Mahoney), is this for shirts?  

post #397 of 516

I just got my suit from Shinsegae. I only got the waist and length of my pants tailored, tell me what you guys think of the fit

 

 

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Ignore the shoes please, definitely wearing something else with them. I have a really skinny upper body and I wasn't really sure if the jacket needed any tailoring. The sales person told me that if I got it slimmed it would be unflattering for me.

 

Btw koreaderivative, today I saw a paul smith mainline suit for approx $700 no tax at the lotte duty free shop, that's really cheap right..? And the same exact suit I bought for 490,000W in Lotte when I paid 525,000W at Shinsegae -__- Feel like I screwed myself here. Do they price match at the dept. stores?

post #398 of 516
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Originally Posted by dgsdm View Post

I'm not sure if it's appropriate to ask in this thread but does anyone know a good place to get lens fitted for a pair of frames I'm planning on buying online at a reasonable price?

Also, these are the frames I'm interested in getting and I'd appreciate any opinions.

Tateossian F07 Color 1: http://sannoul1.godo.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=504&category=

Tateossian F07 Color 2: http://sannoul1.godo.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=505&category=


Not liking the mint color on the back of the frames for color 2 though

or

Lindberg: http://www.eyescafe.co.kr/front/php/product.php?product_no=1344&main_cate_no=31&display_group=3


This is exactly the pair of frames I've been looking for (could be bigger) it's light, minimalistic, thin. However I'm not sure if it's worth the price.

I'm guessing the Lindberg will come out to roughly $700-800 with lens and the Tateossian $250-$350

I've brought in frames I've obtained on my own to numerous Korean optical shops and had no problem having lenses made. Cheap and fast. They'll try to upsell you to Zeiss or Nikon lenses, but the cheap plastic is just fine.
post #399 of 516

^ so you're saying Korean branded lenses are almost just as good as the nikon and zeiss etc brands?

 

Thank you, exactly the information I needed.

post #400 of 516
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Originally Posted by dgsdm View Post

^ so you're saying Korean branded lenses are almost just as good as the nikon and zeiss etc brands?

Thank you, exactly the information I needed.

I didn't say that. In fact I don't know of any "Korean-branded" lenses. I know of Korean-made ones. And they work just fine. I haven't gone blind yet.
post #401 of 516

Has anymore bought a two/three-piece suit from Tailorable in Itaewon?

I've only been to their store once and the manager, a guy in his early 30s, seemed like he knew what he was talking about.

 

I'm thinking about buying my first custom suit there this coming spring. I was quoted at 500,000 won for the basic Samsung material (Australian wool), 700,000 for a higher grade (didn't feel much different than the basic), and about 1.1+ for imported Italian wool (maybe non-brand name). If I wanted a vest, that would run me about 200,000 won.

 

I was surprised to see a tailor working on a suit as soon as I entered the store. Their customers seemed really happy with their suits, but I think they were all Koreans or Gyopos. I'm also trying to decide upon getting a ticket pocket or not; I want to go for the timeless classic look; maybe British or Italian style.

 

I'm open to any advice and/or suggestions.

post #402 of 516
Their work looks alright, but you better accept their cut, it is not going to be the 'english' or 'italian', make sure you speak when they do things too tight
post #403 of 516
If that's your price range then maybe you should visit Hahn's and Savile Row. They are right next to each other.
post #404 of 516
bntailor does some nice work. Will have them make a suit for me when I am back in Korea.
post #405 of 516
Quote:
Originally Posted by dgsdm View Post

I'm not sure if it's appropriate to ask in this thread but does anyone know a good place to get lens fitted for a pair of frames I'm planning on buying online at a reasonable price?

Also, these are the frames I'm interested in getting and I'd appreciate any opinions.

Tateossian F07 Color 1: http://sannoul1.godo.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=504&category=

Tateossian F07 Color 2: http://sannoul1.godo.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=505&category=


Not liking the mint color on the back of the frames for color 2 though

or

Lindberg: http://www.eyescafe.co.kr/front/php/product.php?product_no=1344&main_cate_no=31&display_group=3


This is exactly the pair of frames I've been looking for (could be bigger) it's light, minimalistic, thin. However I'm not sure if it's worth the price.

I'm guessing the Lindberg will come out to roughly $700-800 with lens and the Tateossian $250-$350


What has this to do with this thread or clothes at all?


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