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Tailor ruined my suit jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sweetloveheart, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. sweetloveheart

    sweetloveheart New Member

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    I took my suit to get tailored to a new tailor and when I picked it up the was a glue stain on the back approximately 2-3 inches below the collar and one inch left of the back seam. They tried to remove it but they only made it worse. Now they want to "save" the jacket by opening the center seam and hiding the hole (now its a hole). My concern is that this sounds like a poor solution, taking in 2 inches... is it even possible, wont it throw off the balance of the jacket? Another problem is, I am pretty sure I will not be able to button it... Has anyone had any similar situations?
     
  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    Photos please? These people should buy you a new jacket or sue them in small claims court (if you have the energy, time & money).
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Better check your tailors liability coverage...
     
  4. joeman

    joeman Well-Known Member

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    demand for a new suit!
     
  5. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    if he ruined a jacket, i would never ever ask for a suit from his/her shop. Demand them to pay you back for the coat or have them replace it for you.

    good luck
     
  6. mandjo

    mandjo Well-Known Member

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    A refund is the best option - or a law suit
     
  7. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    As far as i remember, the amount owed is not the cost of the item as it was new, or the cost of replacement, but rather the value of the item in it's current state. ie they don't owe you the price of a new suit, just the street value of your old suit.

    lawyers correct me if I'm wrong here...
     
  8. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Why are you asking the question?

    Surely you have already commenced proceedings for the reimbursement to you of the cost of the garment?
     
  9. abitifatti

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    why the new tailor?
     
  10. aanix

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    I agree. Stand your ground and make sure that if the repairs aren't satisfactory, they pay for the damages !!
     
  11. Saturdays

    Saturdays Well-Known Member

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    irrelevant, its been already done. no point in asking him this - i'm sure he learned his lesson
     
  12. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Well-Known Member

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    This is your best option. There's no way he'll actually buy you a new suit.
     
  13. David Reeves

    David Reeves Well-Known Member

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    Invisible mending or reweaving is what you have to do.
     
  14. ElDave

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    If it was a new suit that he took to get tailored, then the new cost = replacement cost = amount they are liable for. If someone hits my 7 year old car, I'm not going after then for the cost of the car new, but the depreciated value. But if I buy a new car and get hit driving off the lot, you can be sure I am going after them for the value of a brand new replacement.
     
  15. viator

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    I'm not sure that's correct. If everything worked out perfectly, he'd have a new but altered suit, which is worth less than a NWT unaltered suit.
     
  16. ElDave

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    Either way, I've had this happen to me both with a suit and a set of aftermarket wheels on a car (suit was new and unworn, wheels were new and the shop was mounting tires). Both times resulted in the stores replacing my ruined goods with new goods.
     
  17. viator

    viator Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough, I suppose you're right that it's different when you take a brand new item to someone to have work done on it.
     

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