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Alterations tailors in London

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by inimitable, May 31, 2011.

  1. inimitable

    inimitable Well-Known Member

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    Who are you currently using? I know there are a couple of threads, but they are outdated.

    Answers on a postcard please...
     
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    KS tailoring Savile Row.

    Khan is a great Savile Row garment doctor and quite reasonable, tell him I sent you.
     
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  3. inimitable

    inimitable Well-Known Member

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    Would appreciate a couple more opinions on this...
     
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    People always used to recommend Thomas Tailor on Lexington Street but he's not there anymore and has been replaced by Pinnas and Needles. I have given them a go, but not with anything major, and they seem very competent and fairly quick.
     
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    People always used to recommend Thomas Tailor on Lexington Street but he's not there anymore and has been replaced by Pinnas and Needles. I have given them a go, but not with anything major, and they seem very competent and fairly quick.

    Very sad to hear that Thomas has shut up shop, I got to know him quite well, but hadn't needed any alterations for a while so had no reason to visit him. Please keep us updated with the standard of work of his replacement.
     
  6. harryx2

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    Any updates / info on this? Thanks!
     
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    There's a new chain called SEW - mainly in North London - but also Victoria. They did a good job tailoring a coat for me (£45). They also claim to be able to make a mtm suit for £365.

    http://www.sewandgo.co.uk/
     
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    My experience with them is, they do a good job BUT they are very slow and I needed to remortgage mine and my parents house to pay for it.
     
  9. AndyMG

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    I've heard of an alterations tailor close to Regent Street called Pinnas and Needles.

    I've never used them, so can't vouch for their work personally, but they might be worth a look.
     
  10. inimitable

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    I have been using Pinnas and Needles with good results. The two guys who run it are very affable. They are well priced and turnaround times are good.
     
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    Agree.
     
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    Thanks for the info! How much am I expected to pay to have the sleeves slimmed and the back taken in?
     
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    Sew have a drop-down tariff but as you will see from my previous post these are for 'guidance'.
     
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    I've only ever used them for simple things like hemming trousers and altering waists but they were quick enough and reasonably priced.
     
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    Pinnas and Needles are great. I had a couple of pairs of trousers made less slim (they were unbelievably slim to begin with...) and a jacket taken in/shaped, a coat sleeve lengthened, and a jacket sleeve lengthened. It was all done very very nicely.
    I think my jacket alterations cost about £70 (including taking the patch pockets off and most of the other seams...). They got a great line through my waist with that. The other jobs were much less. Seemed very good value to me. Hard to say exactly how much things cost me as I suspect they gave me a good price for doing the lot at once.
    Nice people too.
     
  16. harryx2

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    Thank you all for the information!
     
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    Another thumbs up for Pinnas and Needles. I have used them for tapering trousers, shortening trousers and putting working buttonholes in the sleeves of a jacket. The work was all done very well, and the brothers who run it are very friendly.
     

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