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post #9526 of 33127
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Originally Posted by DLeeds View Post

Hi guys, I'm new here and I have a quick question.  I've always taken pride in the way I look but I've recently come to realize that my clothes don't fit my body type very well.  I'm 5'7 and thin, most of clothes seem to fit pretty loose and I would prefer a European/slimmer type fit.  Is it possible for a tailor to change to cut of my clothes? Would it even be cost efficient?  Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your advice!

 

-Daniel


Depends on how close the fit is off the rack. Best thing to do is bring something in to a good tailor and get their opinion.
post #9527 of 33127
Does anybody know an online source for quality sewing materials, such as needles, silk twist and so on? Or at least good brands to stick with?
post #9528 of 33127
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Does anybody know an online source for quality sewing materials, such as needles, silk twist and so on? Or at least good brands to stick with?

http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=27
post #9529 of 33127
Awesome, thanks a bunch.
post #9530 of 33127
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Originally Posted by DLeeds View Post

Hi guys, I'm new here and I have a quick question.  I've always taken pride in the way I look but I've recently come to realize that my clothes don't fit my body type very well.  I'm 5'7 and thin, most of clothes seem to fit pretty loose and I would prefer a European/slimmer type fit.  Is it possible for a tailor to change to cut of my clothes? Would it even be cost efficient?  Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your advice!

 

-Daniel


The answer is "it depends." Some things - slimming a shirt or pants are pretty easy. Some, like taking in the shoulders of a jacket, can be done, but are usually not worth it due to the cost and complicated work involved. This blog is a useful primer on the subject.

http://mensstyleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-tailor-can-cant-do-part-1-suit.html
post #9531 of 33127
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Awesome, thanks a bunch.

Most welcome. Planning on making button holes?
post #9532 of 33127
Yes, sir. Hand stitched shirts as well.
post #9533 of 33127
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Yes, sir. Hand stitched shirts as well.

That is great. Hope to see the making and results on the forum. Good luck.
post #9534 of 33127
Orphan jacket or sports coat? I still don't trust my judgement, but im thinking orphan. let me know the rationale, please. Thanks
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post #9535 of 33127
im saying orphaned, but mostly because traiano is the name for a neiman marcus suit line. might be a odd jacket in the style though, cant say
post #9536 of 33127
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post


That is great. Hope to see the making and results on the forum. Good luck.

Thanks for the luck! I will post on teh forvm for sure.
post #9537 of 33127
I recently purchased a pair of RLPL linen pants off eBay. The care tag says to dry clean them only. Is there a good reason for this, or should I feel free to machine wash in cold water and line dry?
post #9538 of 33127
Dry clean them........Linen is a pain in the ass with wrinkles, shrinking, dimensional changes, etc. etc. Even hand washing will result in a mess of wrinkles you don't want to deal with.

Between cleanings hang them from the waistband - then iron before wearing. (I hang other fabrics from the cuff to pull out wrinkles - but find linen is to flexible for this treatement.
post #9539 of 33127
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

How do I create a new thread in the "buying and selling" section?  I can't find any button anywhere.


Per the rules posted at the top of all the buying and selling forums, new members have to either wait 45 days or buy into the premium seller program.
post #9540 of 33127
Can I get shoulder pads removed from my suit? Bought a suit from Ebay, love everything but the shoulder pads, as I have broad shoulders at it is.
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