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LF: Tailor in Waterloo Ontario region

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dethredic, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. JTP1000

    JTP1000 Active Member

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    As a Waterloo resident myself I feel everyone's pain! For a tailor, there's Mark Nunes in the Bauer Lofts. He advertises a custom shop, though I've not seen any of his work. Puncher outsources their alteration work, and I can't remember the name of the guy, but he does good work and I'm sure someone at the store would get anyone in touch.
    For a cobbler, I'd suggest calling one of the stores that sells AE or other leather-soled footwear (pretty much just Puncher and Channers).
     
  2. JTP1000

    JTP1000 Active Member

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    Tought I'd revive an old thread with an update.
    Had a mtm sport coat, pants and shirt done at Mark Nunes. He has a good selection of fabrics, and the construction is done in Montreal. I felt that they err on the fitted side, but after a few minor adjustments I was pretty pleased.
     
  3. JonF

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    I'll have to check him out! Was the cost pretty reasonable?

    - Jonathan
     
  4. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Well-Known Member

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    Nunes does good work, although a bit pricey. What isn't in our area though............................... :)
     
  5. JTP1000

    JTP1000 Active Member

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    He had a sale on (MTM shirt and suit for $995) I think regular for that would be about $1600. I wouldn't pay the full retail, but for the sale price I felt it was a good value. Better quality than dropping a grand on Hugo Boss at Puncher or Channers.
    Agree with Phillip, if you want anything resembling decent quality in Waterloo expect to pay a premium. All that RIM money I guess.
     
  6. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Well-Known Member

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    You mean Mark Nunes took your measurements for an exorbitant markup and shipped the production off somewhere else? Sounds about right...

    Please tell me you didn't buy "Maxwell's" shirts at 2x the price you can order them for online yourself.

    Contrary to the other opinion in this thread, Mark Nunes does not do good work. Everything he ever did for me he underquoted and overcharged, while finding a way to screw it up. In one case, he totally destroyed an overcoat of wine. I would avoid him like the plague.
     
  7. Obie J

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    You don't know what your talking about. Paul Puncher, #1 in town for off the rack. They carry full line of Armani, Hugo Boss, Canali, and other brands. Also they carry they casual wear in the store in the back of the property. The italian tailor there is truly a master tailor. This store costs, so if you don't have money to spend, don't go.

    Secondly, go to Mark Nunn if you want a bespoken piece, he does full custom shirts (has a shirt sale once or twice a year, reg 300-400 for a custom shirt depending on material - can go even higher -) for 200 bucks he give you a full custom, not a template shirt like Channers ( from whom I will NEVER shop again. They treat you like garbage even when you spend $500 bucks and your dad just spend $5000 on a suit the week before. Anyways, Mark is a great guy, has suits for all price ranges, again the suit sale give you a tailored suit for $600 bucks and up. If you are really about it, then he can make you a $10 000 suit (he has material swatches there, I'm talking super 200s +). So, long story short, Mark Nunns and Paul Puncher. Both nice guys, both nice stores. Both in Uptown Waterloo
     
  8. Towers

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    Thread hijack but can anyone recommend some nice neighborhoods in KW? I'm relocating from Ottawa and looking for a location with good walkability (coffee shops, market, etc.) but downtown Kitchener has so far been a total bust, overpriced dumps or $350,000 condo lofts.
     
  9. MyOtherLife

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    Welcome to Styleforum.
    A few questions if you don't mind....
    1) What specifically is the budget you are allocating towards the suit?
    2) What is the intended use of the suit to be?
    3) Will this be your first suit?
    4) What dress shoes do you currently own that you intend on wearing with the suit? (Photos please)
    5) What time of year (or season) so you intend on wearing the suit in? (Summer, Fall, Winter or year round)
    6) Within this budget, will you also be purchasing shirts, shoes, belts, raincoat, etc?

    The more information you give, the better advice you'll receive.
    Incidentally, you mentioned engineering. Most engineers I know dress in crap because they are continually out on job sites or field inspections. They do wear suits from time to time when clients visit but for the most part, no. It seems that you will need a suit to fulfill the pccasional need.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  10. JTP1000

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    Depends what you're looking for. There are some really nice family neighborhoods in Waterloo (Beechwood, Clair Hills, Eastbridge), but the housing market has been pretty strong so expect single family homes to start in the $400K range.
    Uptown Waterloo has some nice little shops, but KW is in love with the condo loft; some are nice, some are not.
     
  11. JTP1000

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    You don't know what your talking about. Paul Puncher, #1 in town for off the rack. They carry full line of Armani, Hugo Boss, Canali, and other brands. Also they carry they casual wear in the store in the back of the property. The italian tailor there is truly a master tailor.  This store costs, so if you don't have money to spend, don't go.

    I could be wrong, but I don't think they have an in house tailor. Also pretty sure they don't carry the full line of Armani, just collezioni.
    Canali and Zileri are nice, but they start at $2K. There are better options for a fully canvassed suit that won't set you back that much, just not in KW.
     
  12. Towers

    Towers Well-Known Member

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    Did Raoul duke pm his tailor's information to anyone? I'm using threadz in uptown at the moment but results have been mixed.
     
  13. maximect

    maximect New Member

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    Hello, not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but looking to have a few shirts altered in the area. I just moved here and looking for someone who does a decent job at alteration!

    Thanks!
     

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