Originally Posted by mafoofan
I think you just need to be more vigilant yourself if you want to keep working with them.
Anybody who has gone through alterations at a big luxe store like Neimans or Sak, or ordered high-end MTM for that matter, has experienced exactly what you have.
I learned my lesson the hard way a long time ago. I went to a very well known clothing store in Philadelphia to buy two suits for a new job. The problem was I really needed MTM but could not afford it at the time. The SA told me not to worry. They had expert tailors who could easily fit my RTW. In order to accomodate my upper body, I needed a 48L, but my waist was about a 36. Needless to say, when I went to pick up the suit I was was swimming in the pants. They literally fell to the floor if I didn't hold them up. Yet, the tailor and SA acted like this was perfectly acceptable and completely normal. Being a clueless noob, I just tightened up my belt until I learned better a short time later. I still have both suits in my closet to remind me never to go to that particular store ever again.