I need a solid tailor in NYC to essentially re-make some items in my wardrobe. Suits that don't quite fit right. Chinos that seriously need to be tapered. Reapplying buttons so that they won't fall off after 6 months. Who would you trust for these types of jobs? Money isn't much of an issue, unless the prices are total rape. Ideally I'd like to find a real tailor, not a half dry-cleaner half tailor situation. I live in Brooklyn and work in SoHo, so anything below 14th St would be awesome.
Welcome to the club, pal. Trousers are supposed to be a bit higher in the back, more so if you are wearing braces. This excess fabric that you are getting that piles up in the back of your legs is because you have more forward positioned hips. Not funny shaped at all. Most ready to wear trousers are pretty much cut straight up and down, so if you aren't, it rumples in the back. This can be fixed by a tailor drawing some of the excess material in the back up into the waistband so that when you are wearing them at a comfortable hight they don't pile up as much. Think of it as "lowering the waistband" in the back. Be thankful you aren't me, who has this problem as well as knocked-knees. Good luck.
Cool, thanks for the help! Seems like it probably isn't too tricky of an alteration.
i guess i'll also keep an eye out for trousers with a lower back rise.
Found a sweet Charvet tie at a local thrift store and am wondering how to ascertain, other than looking at it, what kind of shape I should say it is in if I end up reselling it.... Thoughts? Here's the tie in question.
Who would make a like . . a womens shear white scarf with patterns & possibly studs of some sort (not necessairily metal) on it? really girly lookin, Or something like that? trying to think of the type of brand(s) that might make somethin like that and coming up short. hope taht makes sense
Agreed. Their factory is/was here in town, and my grandfather-in-law bought a whole bunch of them on clearance at some point, and they appear to be very good shoes. He actually bought like three pairs of double monks that are really quite nice. Too bad he has big feet.
I'm in the market for an overcoat. I've been looking on b&s and a little bit on ebay so I'm not actually trying these on. My question is, how much larger should I go on the shoulder sizing to accommodate a jacket below. So my favorite jacket measures 18 inches across the shoulders, should I look for an overcoat at 20 inches?