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post #9826 of 53401
does anyone else have an item of clothing that just seems cursed? I have a cotton SC (admittedly one I got VERY cheap) from Sportscraft which I really like wearing with jeans, and in the past two weeks it has been crapped on by a bird, blown off a coathanger in to a bowl of dry dog food which left an oily mark on it (!?!), and was on the back of a chair that fell over and landed on another bowl of dog food breaking the bowl and taking a nick out of the fabric on the back. Doing my head in, yet strangely amusing at the same time.
post #9827 of 53401
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Mate Hayel and Son are no ripoff and good tailors/alterations people. I have been going to Hayel for years. Like Jimmy said this is an alteration you avoid. What happened ? Surgeons cuffs?


Oh, I'm not against paying the cashiola; I was just wondering if there was somewhere I could get it done for a lesser expense -- I had a good talk with them, and they seem like good folk, etc. 

There's puckering up near the shoulders. Not enough for someone who didn't care, but I'm anal-retentive and feel like everyone is judging me for my divots. 

post #9828 of 53401
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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post



Oh, I'm not against paying the cashiola; I was just wondering if there was somewhere I could get it done for a lesser expense -- I had a good talk with them, and they seem like good folk, etc. 


There's puckering up near the shoulders. Not enough for someone who didn't care, but I'm anal-retentive and feel like everyone is judging me for my divots. 

OH THE HORROR!!!! THE DIVOTS!!!!!!!!!!!! foo.gifffffuuuu.gif
post #9829 of 53401
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OH THE HORROR!!!! THE DIVOTS!!!!!!!!!!!! foo.gifffffuuuu.gif


YOU HAD BETTER FUCKING BELIEVE IT.

post #9830 of 53401
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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post



Oh, I'm not against paying the cashiola; I was just wondering if there was somewhere I could get it done for a lesser expense -- I had a good talk with them, and they seem like good folk, etc. 


There's puckering up near the shoulders. Not enough for someone who didn't care, but I'm anal-retentive and feel like everyone is judging me for my divots. 

Look a guy made me a suit with the puckering thing and I got all obsessive about it thinking it was all wrong. The guy is a Napolitano so I eventully found out that that is the way they do it in Napoli and it was not a sign of sloppy workmanship.
post #9831 of 53401
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Look a guy made me a suit with the puckering thing and I got all obsessive about it thinking it was all wrong. The guy is a Napolitano so I eventully found out that that is the way they do it in Napoli and it was not a sign of sloppy workmanship.


It doesn't look like Spalla Camicia, but, rather, the shoulder pad and the sleeve head don't sit right on my shoulder.

I'm being a fucking idiot, aren't I?

 

post #9832 of 53401

I think I saw one of you bros in the city earlier this week. 

 

Khaki pants, light blue dress shirt, navy sports jacket, brown shoes with a green tie

post #9833 of 53401
Don't think he was talking about the puckering around the seams. But the big divot on the sleeve between the shoulder pad and your shoulder.
post #9834 of 53401
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Don't think he was talking about the puckering around the seams. But the big divot on the sleeve between the shoulder pad and your shoulder.


That's the one. 

post #9835 of 53401
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Originally Posted by MickyD View Post

does anyone else have an item of clothing that just seems cursed? I have a cotton SC (admittedly one I got VERY cheap) from Sportscraft which I really like wearing with jeans, and in the past two weeks it has been crapped on by a bird, blown off a coathanger in to a bowl of dry dog food which left an oily mark on it (!?!), and was on the back of a chair that fell over and landed on another bowl of dog food breaking the bowl and taking a nick out of the fabric on the back. Doing my head in, yet strangely amusing at the same time.

Its a message from the clothing gods forcing you to ditch the Sportscraft SC.
post #9836 of 53401
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post

Its a message from the clothing gods forcing you to ditch the Sportscraft SC.

Or to invest in a suit bag for safe storage.
post #9837 of 53401
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Originally Posted by MickyD View Post

does anyone else have an item of clothing that just seems cursed? I have a cotton SC (admittedly one I got VERY cheap) from Sportscraft which I really like wearing with jeans, and in the past two weeks it has been crapped on by a bird, blown off a coathanger in to a bowl of dry dog food which left an oily mark on it (!?!), and was on the back of a chair that fell over and landed on another bowl of dog food breaking the bowl and taking a nick out of the fabric on the back. Doing my head in, yet strangely amusing at the same time.

I suggest getting rid of the bird that crapped on your coat, get a new girlfriend who is toilet trained, and get rid* of the dog. Problem solved.

* or stop feeding the dog.
post #9838 of 53401
I will probably check out this Melbourne based tailor in the near future. Looks interesting. Keen to hear thoughts from any members here who may have used their services in the past:

http://www.pinstripetailors.com.au/suits.html
post #9839 of 53401
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I will probably check out this Melbourne based tailor in the near future. Looks interesting. Keen to hear thoughts from any members here who may have used their services in the past:
http://www.pinstripetailors.com.au/suits.html

I used them back in the mid 90s when they were in Burke Road Camberwell and they were just 'Raftopoulos Tailors. I've still got 2 pair of wide wale cords they made from back then. I don't wear them as they are double pleated and a bit too narrow at the bottom, but I haven't relegated them to garden wear as they're too nice. Such are the idiosyncrasies of the clothes nut. { I have been directed by "the handbrake" as a New Years Resolution to do more "shopping in the back of the wardrobe"}

Unless their skills have gone down hill dramatically since then, which I doubt, then they are good. I know nothing about their knowledge and skills on soft shoulders etc but I can't see why they aren't good.
post #9840 of 53401
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Originally Posted by " 
I will probably check out this Melbourne based tailor in the near future. Looks interesting. Keen to hear thoughts from any members here who may have used their services in the past:
http://www.pinstripetailors.com.au/suits.html

I talked to them a fair bit before deciding to go to PJohnson. They sound good but they are a little dearer than PJohnson and there was more direct experience on the forum with the latter so I decided it was less risky. Pinstripe's process sounded interesting though unless I misunderstood it, sort of half way between MTM and bespoke. Sounded like they had a proper fitting part way through the making (rather than just a post-make 'fitting' where any alterations are identified). Not sure how that would work logistically though so I could be wrong. Also I think they are only half canvassed from what Nick said ('minimal fusing' I think was the term he used) and what is implied on the website, for what that's worth.
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