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anyone ever get a suit tailored at nordy's?

bsyde82

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im assuming you can bring a suit NOT bought from nordy's and get it tailored there...was wondering how their quality/price is?

im thinking their customer service is pretty good so it seems like a good idea to take it to them rather than goto a hole in the wall tailor
 

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Nordstrom's policy is not to tailor anything sold outside of Nordstrom. They're pretty serious about it, too. I'd suggest calling their tailor shop and asking for a good recommendation.
 

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Department store tailors are notoriously incompetant. See the MC archives for better recommendations.
 

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Originally Posted by bsyde82
im assuming you can bring a suit NOT bought from nordy's and get it tailored there...was wondering how their quality/price is?

im thinking their customer service is pretty good so it seems like a good idea to take it to them rather than goto a hole in the wall tailor


in general, department store tailors are a bad idea (not always true - i think some of the more prominent men's stores of NYC have great tailors, but almost always true). you're better off finding a/the good tailor in your town.

this, by the way, is one of the reasons buying a full price suit at a department store for the free alterations "perk" is kind of pointless.

in what city are you located?
 

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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
in general, department store tailors are a bad idea (not always true - i think some of the more prominent men's stores of NYC have great tailors, but almost always true). you're better off finding a/the good tailor in your town.

this, by the way, is one of the reasons buying a full price suit at a department store for the free alterations "perk" is kind of pointless.

in what city are you located?


im in seattle...

i figure since nordy's customer service is pretty damn good...if they screw up...they'd compensate you somehow....

also, they carry pretty high end suits now too so i figure ppl if ppl are tailoring armani suits at nordy's and are satisfied, i should be fine tailoring my banana republic suit jacket there as well
 

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In general, the rule is to patronize someone who earns his living from doing a good job.

Dept store tailors, as a class, do not qualify.

Why not get the recs's for a top quality alterations tailor and go to him or her? If Nordstrom has no rec's, just call some top men's shop in town.
 

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i get my jeans hemmed at nordstroms at bellevue square, and they always do a good job. never had a suit tailored by them. my brother gets his suits done at a small shop in bellevue, kinda around chipotle. if you're interested i can find out the name.
 

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Originally Posted by gyea
my brother gets his suits done at a small shop in bellevue, kinda around chipotle. if you're interested i can find out the name.

It might be Beck's Tailors which is about a block and a half from the chipolte.
Their primary business is making suits. I have used them to alter a Jacket once a couple years back and I also got all my custom made dress shirts from them. They aren't cheap, but they do a good job and have great customer service in my experience.
 

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I had Beck's alter a suit for me a long time ago and was not impressed. They hemmed the sleeves and the pants too long. Also the guy gave me a really stupid snooty look when I asked him if they made unlined or half lined jackets and told me "of course not, why would anyone want that..." or some crap. (If you don't know why this is an absurd thing to say, just believe me. Oxxford jackets are very often 1/4 or half lined, for example.)

Anyway, there have been recs for Seattle tailors, do a search. Or call Mario's and ask who they recommend - they farm out some of their work.
 

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