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Alterations - do you bring a coathanger & suit bag to the tailor?

Aluan

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I usually bring a coathanger, but not a bag. They notice the coathanger and return the clothes with the hanger that I brought.
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
For those people who have used a tailor for alterations, did you initially bring the garments to be altered in a suit bag and on a coathanger and if so, did you leave them with the tailor? If I levea my suit bag and coathanger with the tailor, will I ever see it again? Do tailors normally give you a metal hanger and clear plastic cover like drycleaners when you go to collect your clothes?


The tailor I've used recently is in a men's clothing store. I took my items there on my hangars and in garment bags. I left them on my hangars but took the bags with me when I left. When I picked them up, all were on my hangars save one jacket that I had brought in on a plastic hangar. They had replaced that with a wood hangar that had their store's logo on it and placed my clothes in their branded garment bags.

I'd have a hard time believing that a tailor would make off with your hangars. that doesn't seem like good business to me. If it's a strip mall tailor maybe you'll get the dry cleaner plastic, but in my mind a professional place is going to see a zip-up garment bag w/ their logo as a nice touch and cheap advertising.
 

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Originally Posted by johnny_flapjack
The tailor I've used recently is in a men's clothing store. I took my items there on my hangars and in garment bags. I left them on my hangars but took the bags with me when I left. When I picked them up, all were on my hangars save one jacket that I had brought in on a plastic hangar. They had replaced that with a wood hangar that had their store's logo on it and placed my clothes in their branded garment bags.

I'd have a hard time believing that a tailor would make off with your hangars. that doesn't seem like good business to me. If it's a strip mall tailor maybe you'll get the dry cleaner plastic, but in my mind a professional place is going to see a zip-up garment bag w/ their logo as a nice touch and cheap advertising.



Obviouslly you have no idea that the second hang hanger and gament bag market is booming.
 

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With my usual tailor, he gives me back my hangers to be replaced with his own metal wire hangers. With suit bags, I take them back with me.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Potato
With my usual tailor, he gives me back my hangers to be replaced with his own metal wire hangers. With suit bags, I take them back with me.
Same here. He hands my mine back to me and uses his own.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Potato
With my usual tailor, he gives me back my hangers to be replaced with his own metal wire hangers. With suit bags, I take them back with me.

+1
 

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I leave hangers and bags with my tailor and also if I use my cheapo alterations place. Never been an issue.
 

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Mine usually takes my suit and pants (and maybe vest) and puts it on another hanger and hangs it in his work area, so I have to take my bag and hanger back.

So I always end up with a new hanger and bag, even if it is a tiny alteration.
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
Does your tailor give you a proper cloth suit bag or a polyester suit bag?

I did that once, but then he ended up giving me my Brioni suit back with an Abboud hanger instead. He said he couldn't find the Brioni hanger.
 

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Depends on the garment and therefore the tailor. If I need an expensive high quality garment altered I take it to a local bespoke tailor's who started his career in WWII as a uniform tailor. Lots of work experience and high quality work that comes at a price. I just leave hanger and garment bag with the suit.

If it is just a matter of getting chinos or cords shortened I take them to a cheap alterations tailor and don't bother with hangers and don't leave the bag.
 

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