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Go to Sam in Docklands. I have had quite a lot of work done by him on wool, cotton and denim, and a few other members here also get work done by him.

 

As for Made To Measure, I would check out Oscar Hunt. Myself and a few others here have stuff from them. They're fantastic. You should pop over to their Style Forum affiliate thread, take a look and ask some questions.

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I certainly appreciate the suggestion DB, but that's quite the distance for alterations on my budget.  Could you enlighten me as to some pricing?  I've already learned a couple of hard lessons about paying for both quality and fit, so now I'm in salvage mode.  The trousers require taking in through the leg (waist and rise is okay), and hemming also. 

 

 

 

Just joshing Mr Wong - welcome to the thread. The Melbourne punters are all over it! 

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Go to Sam in Docklands. I have had quite a lot of work done by him on wool, cotton and denim, and a few other members here also get work done by him.

As for Made To Measure, I would check out Oscar Hunt. Myself and a few others here have stuff from them. They're fantastic. You should pop over to their Style Forum affiliate thread, take a look and ask some questions.

Welcome to the thread Mr Mong. I endorse Foxy’s suggestion here: Sam is fantastic, and just a tram ride from your work. He gives you pretty rapid turnaround too - sometimes same day for simpler alterations.

The great thing about Sam is he will not wreck your clothes on you; if something is not a good idea, he will tell you so rather than just unquestioningly take your order. He’s a qualified tailor, not just an alterations shop. OTOH, he has managed to turn some unwise purchases of mine into gems. Also, he loves working with nice clothes and he loves a challenge. smile.gif
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Go to Sam in Docklands. I have had quite a lot of work done by him on wool, cotton and denim, and a few other members here also get work done by him.

 

As for Made To Measure, I would check out Oscar Hunt. Myself and a few others here have stuff from them. They're fantastic. You should pop over to their Style Forum affiliate thread, take a look and ask some questions.

 

Thanks for the suggestion mate, I have heard about Sam but I did read a few comments about him being a fairly run-of-the-mill tailor.  By this I mean no offence to him; I just have no frame of reference for what adjustments are more technical or complex.  Thanks for the tip on Oscar Hunt, I'm actually saving for one of their suits now.  Their Instagram puts my tax return in jeopardy.

 

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Just joshing Mr Wong - welcome to the thread. The Melbourne punters are all over it! 

 

Thank god!  I thought this was guitar all over again.  That hobby has cost me a house deposit, so you had me in strife!

 

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Welcome to the thread Mr Mong. I endorse Foxy’s suggestion here: Sam is fantastic, and just a tram ride from your work. He gives you pretty rapid turnaround too - sometimes same day for simpler alterations.

The great thing about Sam is he will not wreck your clothes on you; if something is not a good idea, he will tell you so rather than just unquestioningly take your order. He’s a qualified tailor, not just an alterations shop. OTOH, he has managed to turn some unwise purchases of mine into gems. Also, he loves working with nice clothes and he loves a challenge. smile.gif

 

I feel like I've become my old man, stepping into this thread.  Thanks for the recommendation mate; as you say, he's just a tram ride away so that's a go-er.  Is he okay with shortening blazer jackets at the shoulder?  While I was initially stoked about working buttons, I've come to realise that they're probably a pain in the arse from an adjustment perspective.

 

Thanks for the tips, lads.  While you blokes are on a roll, any tips for selvedge denim in Melbourne?  I need a new pair of jeans and seeing as I'm back at uni now, I wouldn't mind a slick pair of jeans that can be worn with a blazer when I have client meetings at work.

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Is he okay with shortening blazer jackets at the shoulder?  While I was initially stoked about working buttons, I've come to realise that they're probably a pain in the arse from an adjustment perspective.

 

 

Working sleeve button-holes on off-the-rack suits are one of my pet peeves. Unless you're lucky with sleeve length, they make it expensive and awkward to alter sleeves and, if your jacket happens to be made from a patterned fabric, it may make it very difficult to match up the pattern at the sleevehead after shortening. 

 

What makes it even more ridiculous is that (in Brisbane, at least), you can get working button-holes cut and stitched (by machine, not hand - hand would be quite a bit more expensive) for about $50 whereas getting sleeves shortened at the shoulder costs $180 here. So, the cost of having the sleeves of one jacket with working buttonholes shortened is almost equivalent to having working buttonholes added to four jackets. 

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Oh god.  Should I be expecting a $180 bill for the sleeves down here too?  On the one hand, they are too long and do need to be shortened.  On the other hand, $180 for about an inch and a bit seems ridiculous.

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If an inch was only $180 I'd be an extraordinary man.
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I personally don't worry much about sleeve length OTR. Unless they're billowing over your palm the amount of cuff they will show will vary depending on the length of the shirt sleeve. 

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Hey guys,
What bracelets do you all wear with your time pieces?
Interested to see how you all go about this.
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Hey guys,
What bracelets do you all wear with your time pieces?
Interested to see how you all go about this.

 

OEM metal link bracelets for sport watches. Don't use generic after-market. (Except for Panerai, where all sorts of crazy after-market straps are acceptable.)

 

Croc or gator straps for dress watches.

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