I asked a while back about a Borrelli shirt at a thrift store. I got it, and it will probably fit my stepdad. However, it has someone else's monogram under the chest pocket, and I think he would be (rightly) reluctant to wear someone else's monogram. I want to replace it with his own. I called a couple of noted tailors in the area and they said they could do it on their own shirts (i.e. their shirtmaker could do it) but not on someone else's. The more helpful one suggested I call an 'embroiderer'. I don't even know where to find one of those. The current embroidery will need to be picked out and then a new monogram put in in it's place. Where should I take this? Is it even possible? I didn't think it would be such a big deal, but I can see why a tailor wouldn't bother to have a computerized machine and someone who knows how to use it for the very rare instance like this. How much should I expect to pay? thanks. BTW, tailors sure get nervous when you ask them who makes their shirts and where they source their fabrics... sheesh.
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2/8/05 at 3:48pm