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$100 to take in jacket sides?

theyare

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I have gotten 2 different quotes in the $95-$100 range to take in the sides of one my suit jackets. One at a reputable professional tailor on this board and another at a tailor that works in the drycleaners in my town. Based on other posts I have seen, this seems high. It definitely does not include other alterations as they have given me separate prices for those.

This is the NYC area, so I would expect to pay some premium. I'm pretty sure its a standard thing - the jacket is double vented, but $100 sounds high versus the $40-$60 I have seen others on this board quote. Any thoughts?
 

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I've been charged $75 for the procedure. It's pretty expensive to have it taken in.
 

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taking in from the sides only cost me 35-40
taking in the back and sides(need to cut fabric to bottom of shoulders) set me back 60

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all my jackets are side vented
 

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I'm sure they asked about the vent situation. Jackets with side vents are much more of a pain in the ass to take in (or let out, for that matter), and tailors will charge more for that reason.
 

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My tailor charges $20 for taking in the sides. $20 for shortening sleeves.
 

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in australia i paid 150 to get the sides taken in and functional cuffs added to a coat
 

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Originally Posted by theyare
Where can I go to get a decent job done for cheaper? This price was from Bhambi's.

Cardelino
 

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my tailor charges depending on if there is pick stitching on the vents.

Taking in the sides on a double vented jacket involves re-cutting the vents (that is, unless you want them to billow out) and if they are hand-stitched, they need to be re-hand stitched.

If she/He does nice work, its worth the $100.

My tailor charges $75-$125
 

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Originally Posted by theyare
Where can I go to get a decent job done for cheaper? This price was from Bhambi's.

Bhambi's does good work. They are expensive and annoying, but there is a reason that Brioni and Borrelli send their customers to them. Wilfred's is also good, but will only be a bit cheaper.
 

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Yeah, I think wilfred will be $80.
 

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I pay $40 for side vented, $25 for center vented.
 

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I just brought some suits to Orchard Street Tailors. They will be much less than what you were quoted but I can't speak to their quality until I pick up my suits.
 

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