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alterations

  1. rtd01

    Dallas Alterations Tailors

    I haven't posted any message or comment on the Forum in many years, but want to recommend a couple of tailors in Dallas, Texas. (This message is unsolicited, and I'm not receiving any financial or other benefit for it. I also apologize in advance for its length.) I recently faced the prospect...
  2. P

    A Big Vote For Isaia and Miscellany

    I've always been a fan of Isaia, maybe because their standard "Base S" fits me like bespoke, maybe because they're usually a lot cheaper than their Neapolitan cousins. Even Gianluca, the red-headed stepchild of the brand which is usually sneered at on this forum, offers beautiful fabrics and cut...
  3. V

    How a Waistband Alteration Should Look Like

    Hello Gents, I had the waist on a pair of pants taken in by about three inches. The pictures attached show the result. I do not know how the alteration should look like so naturally I scoured the web for images and videos so I could compare them to mine and so judge the competency of the...
  4. journeyman_al57

    Alteration costs worth it on a Spier and Mackay coat?

    I just bought my first sports coat from Spier and Mackay (and really, my first "real" piece of tailoring not counting a suit I got from Suit Supply 8 or so years ago). Navy Hopsack, full canvas, Contemporary fit. I took it to a respected tailor in my area and had some sticker shock when he...
  5. Dan35

    Should I find a new alterations tailor and cleaner?

    I’m wondering if my tailor is using a proper invisible stitch to hem suit trousers. They messed up on a few other alterations, so my patience is dwindling. Images 1,2,3 are of the hem stitching (2&3 are the same garment). I’m also wondering if they’re ruining my suits with their dry cleaning. I...
  6. stubbsj20

    Tailor Recommendation for Boulder/Denver Area

    Does anyone on the forum have a tailor recommendation in the Boulder/Denver, CO area? All of the other posts are pretty old. I am looking for someone who is skilled at suit/sport coat alterations. Thank you.
  7. A

    Suit sleeve vents were sewn shut by tailor after alterations and sleeves/cuffs are no longer functional. Is this common?

    I took a suit jacket to a tailor to get the sleeves lengthened and the sleeves originally had surgeon cuffs, however in the process of lengthening it, the tailor stitched the cuff vents (excuse me if I've used the wrong term) shut and they're no longer functional/working sleeves. Here are some...
  8. S

    Overcoat alterations, Melbourne~

    Hi, I have 2 Berg & Berg Raglan overcoats I'd like to have altered slightly for a tighter fit, I was wondering if anyone knew of anyone in Melbourne city that could do the job. I have a lovely lady that does my alterations at a dry cleaning place and her work is great I'm just not overly...
  9. A

    Off the rack Spier MacKay suit measurements

    I have been admiring Spier and Mackay suits and sport coats for a while. When I follow their measurement advice for the shoulders I come out with quite a small number for the shoulders 15 inches. I measure from one shoulder bone up around the curve of the back to the other side. When I look at...
  10. L

    Tweed jacket with gaping side vents - is this fixable?

    I received a lovely tweed jacket from Walker Slater the other day in 42R. Fit is fine in the shoulders, a bit tight in the waist. One or the other of the vents gapes slightly, however, causing one end of the flap at the back to stick out. If I adjust it, the other side sticks out instead. The...
  11. montymarvin

    Black tie fit critique

    Hi, I am trying to figure out which alterations I need for this outfit. Currently, I am thinking shirt sleeves -0.5", trousers -0.5". Not sure about jacket length (and others). What do you think? Thank you!
  12. stylishduds2

    What Suit Jacket Alteration fixes this?

    I have been having some difficulty using a far east tailor to design a suit jacket in silm fit style that fits properly. I would like something from him that looks like high-end Armani. This photo is of their Soho line that fit well off the rack but I'm wondering what alterations or tapering can...
  13. nickname199

    Nudie Grim Tim dry

    Recently I bought a Nudie grim tim Greencast 36/30 size but the waist and leg area is a bit baggy so do you think I should alter to make it tighter? I have a long john indigo vision and is 33 size. Thanks
  14. S

    Sleeve alteration - uncut functioning buttonholes

    Hi all I have just bought a suit jacket online which I quite like except for the fact that the sleeves are about 1 inch too long. The suit has functioning buttonholes on the sleeves, however the bottom two buttonholes seem to be uncut - I've uploaded 2 photos here: https://imgur.com/a/7iu7S I...
  15. G

    First Suit for internship at law firm

    Hi, I'm going to do an internship at a law firm soon and I'm wondering: If this suit fits "well" enough or is a complete disaster If alterations would make sense (I guess they don't if: shoulders are too wide, jacket too long etc) -> https://imgur.com/a/HDLOq I hope this is the right forum...
  16. C

    Suit Fit Dilema

    So I've an important interview coming up and need to look my best hence the need for a well fitted suit. I am a 44 chest however no matter what jacket I try they always seem to be a little tight in the shoulder. Having never had a suit altered before and with a completely bespoke suit being out...
  17. mikealvaa

    Looking for tailor, Orange County, NY

    Good morning everyone! I am currently on the search for a new tailor in the Orange County, NY area. While my current tailor is pretty good with my alterations, he seems very picky on what he will/will not work on. I am not looking to replace him, but rather have a back up tailor for small...
  18. J

    Puzzle: Lengthening Functionally Cuffed Sleeves

    Hi all, I posted this over at MFA, and a couple people said I should ask here. There are more details there, but basically I took out the sleeve of my Brioni sport coat almost two inches (still shows at least a half inch of shirt cuff), and now the buttonholes are three inches up the sleeve. I'd...
  19. jkiser

    Nashville Style! Alterations and Opportunities...

    Nashville is now home for me. The pace (and the space) is awesome. Jeans are the way down here...but I must have more suits!! Does anyone know of a dependable tailor in the area? And, are there any exceptional sources for suiting? Thank you in advance for your help. JKiser
  20. BigRed-18

    Jacket too tight?

    Hi, I've lurked on style forum for quite a long time. Just a got a new suit off the rack and had the pants hemmed and jacket sleeves shortened. The tailor didn't seem to think the jacket needed to be let out. It doesn't feel uncomfortable, and the button doesn't seem to be pulling, but...

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