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post #10366 of 33197
What is a fair price for altering the waist size on a pair of pants? The only decent tailor recommended to me here quoted me $50; I thought it would be around $30. Should I find someone else? (I'm having several pairs taken in or out, so...)
post #10367 of 33197
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

What is a fair price for altering the waist size on a pair of pants? The only decent tailor recommended to me here quoted me $50; I thought it would be around $30. Should I find someone else? (I'm having several pairs taken in or out, so...)

Maybe I'm just not used to better tailoring but I just go to the alterations department at my local K&G Superstore. I pay about $15 or less for something like that. I used to tip her or bring her muffins, coffee or such and now she'll bundle several alterations together. I've begun to bring family members in as well and she gives them a discount, too.

She tapers pant legs, hems and cuffs pants adjusts sleeves and even does waist suppression and gets the humps out of the back of a jacket. Maybe if I ever own a Kiton, I'll look for someone better but meanwhile, for the money, I can't beat it.
post #10368 of 33197
Thanks! I've never heard of them,but it looks like there's a store one town over; for that price I'll definitely check it out the next time I swing by...

The only thing I've ever had tailored were jackets, so I have no idea what anything costs. I'm just looking to slim down a whole buncha quality-fabric-ed, but ill-fitting clothes, much like Street Etiquette's (and SF's) JKissi:

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Here he is with some severely tapered Land's End dad jeans. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10369 of 33197
Could anyone tell me the brand of these shoes:
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post #10370 of 33197
Bought some straight leg dark blue jeans from banana republic to wear with sports coats
They are not skinny or tight, just not baggy
But the legs are too long
Do I just cuff them or get them hemmed?
Maybe I will browse the sw&d side for some jeans fit pics shog[1].gif
post #10371 of 33197
It depends upon the look you want to achieve. I would cuff them and see if you like that look. Cuffs may look better if you like to wear boots. But if you want a more tailored look and wear dress shoes consider having them hemmed.
post #10372 of 33197
Whats a nice casual shoe to wear out on a date or night out? I use my laceups for interviews and work, could I use them for nights out as well or would loafers or monk straps be better
post #10373 of 33197
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

Bought some straight leg dark blue jeans from banana republic to wear with sports coats
They are not skinny or tight, just not baggy
But the legs are too long
Do I just cuff them or get them hemmed?
Maybe I will browse the sw&d side for some jeans fit pics shog[1].gif

I have mine hemmed. No break. Bottom of the jean hits precisely at the top of my shoe. This exposes a slight "half moon" shape with most of my loafers. Something I have come to really like/strive for with my jeans...

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post #10374 of 33197
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

Bought some straight leg dark blue jeans from banana republic to wear with sports coats
They are not skinny or tight, just not baggy
But the legs are too long
Do I just cuff them or get them hemmed?
Maybe I will browse the sw&d side for some jeans fit pics shog[1].gif

If you have them hemmed, most tailors don't have the machine to properly replicate the chain stitching at the hem. BourbonBasted's tailor apparently does.
post #10375 of 33197
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

What is a fair price for altering the waist size on a pair of pants? The only decent tailor recommended to me here quoted me $50; I thought it would be around $30. Should I find someone else? (I'm having several pairs taken in or out, so...)

Where are you located? My tailor charges $20 for this.
post #10376 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Alfa159 View Post

Hello,
(from sw&d, so I apologize in advanced)
I am building up my Mc wardrobe and have recently purchased a pair of Park Avenues for 220 (seconds) in black. I want to keep these shoes in great condition so I am looking to buy a pair of nice (sub $25) shoe trees. Also any recommendations on waxed, polishes, and conditioners would be great.

Cedarville shoe trees (a site affiliate, look to your right) makes great shoe trees. The full size mens is on sale for $22 right now.

http://www.cedarvillestore.com/p-19-mens-full-shoe-tree.aspx

I own several of their shoes trees and they are a quality product.
post #10377 of 33197
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

If you have them hemmed, most tailors don't have the machine to properly replicate the chain stitching at the hem. BourbonBasted's tailor apparently does.

someone suggested looking up "self edge" in Los Angeles
http://www.selfedge.com/chainstitching.php
they have the chain stitching machine
and it will cost $25 to get it chain stitched at the store
post #10378 of 33197
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Cedarville shoe trees (a site affiliate, look to your right) makes great shoe trees. The full size mens is on sale for $22 right now.
http://www.cedarvillestore.com/p-19-mens-full-shoe-tree.aspx
I own several of their shoes trees and they are a quality product.

Thank You

I have purchased the Epic Shoe Trees for 19.99 (AskAndy discount)

Will be purchasing the Allen Edmonds shoe care products:
Premium Shoe Polish
Condition/Cleaner
Shoe Cream
Horsehair brush and dauber

Does the above sound good? Or is there better (along same price) than the above?
post #10379 of 33197
It is an excellent place to start. They have good brushes that should last many years. Over time you may want to add cream polish in black and several shades of brown and tan.

You will want a dauber for brown, one for tan and one for black. You will also want a brush for black, one for tan and one for brown.
post #10380 of 33197
Should I start tripling up payments on my car or save up for a nice Bespoke suit package??
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