Questions from a lurker, just wondering what the usual cost for shortening jacket sleeves and the hem of some suit pants are in Sydney?
I picked up quite a few suits in Hong Kong, including a few from Lee Baron - unfortunately/fortunately I've become a bit less round! Getting the suits taken in over here seem to cost a fortune with places like sewspecial and hayel charging I think it was $300.
So, instead of killing myself on alteration costs I've picked up a few cheapies (some not so cheap) and had them altered. I just took one to Lucy's the other day and I didn't ask for the price, but I'd been all pinned up the price for shortening the sleeves (moving 1 button hole) and shortening the pant hems cost $92? I left the suit with her but the pricing was pretty steep, given it was a cheap suit to tide me over until another trip to HK.
I also picked up a Hugo Boss from DJs (alterations were only $90 for sleeves, trousers and bringing in the jacket sides), which I understand is loathed on here, but I was looking for some discounted Canali or Zegna Z and no pickings were to be found given my late decision to hunt for bargains in the new year.