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At a Loss....Unpleasant experience at Peppino's

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mylesmyles, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    only so-so experiences with Bhambi.

    Can you elaborate on your experience with Bhambi? The only negative thing I heard of them is their price.
     
  2. The False Prophet

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    My (Polish-speaking) alterations tailor somehow took "when you trim the shoulder a centimetre, you will make sure to keep the wadding won't you?" to mean "please remove nearly all the wadding from the sleeve head".

    But...it actually looks fantastic! Just one of those things...
     
  3. The False Prophet

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    My (Polish-speaking) alterations tailor somehow took "when you trim the shoulder a centimetre, you will make sure to keep the wadding won't you?" to mean "please remove nearly all the wadding from the sleeve head".

    But...it actually looks fantastic! Just one of those things...
     
  4. redtree00

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    Why are you still using him? You shouldn't find any excuses to stick with him. The problems you cited are serious. You should find a better alternative. If I have a brand new Oxxford needs alternations, I wouldn't trust him. I wouldn't take any chances no matter how reasonable his prices are.

    I have tried several tailors that have been recommended here. Except for one that was outrageously expensive, the rest were worse than Peppino.

    Can you recommend someone ?
     
  5. AlanC

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    Can you elaborate on your experience with Bhambi?
    Really tragic about his mother...
     
  6. dorian

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    Really tragic about his mother...

    The forum is alive with wisecracks...

    F-ing love the humour 'round here today!

    I need a translator.
     
  7. GreyFlannelMan

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    I use a tailor on E. 49th St, a Korean man who has altered a number of items for me. He's finished trousers, taken in and let out jackets, let down sleeves. So far, no complaints, save one pair of trousers he finished too long. He redid them with nary a complaint.
     
  8. imageWIS

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    The forum is alive with wisecracks...

    F-ing love the humour 'round here today!

    I need a translator.


    You can say fucking, btw.

    Jon.
     
  9. Teacher

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    You can say fucking, btw.

    Jon.


    Didn't j yell at you for swearing before? Tsk tsk tsk.[​IMG]
     
  10. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Didn't j yell at you for swearing before? Tsk tsk tsk.[​IMG]

    Well, your name says it all: [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  11. Teacher

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    Well, your name says it all: [​IMG]

    Jon.


    You know, I wonder if the mods put that here just for little old me.[​IMG]
     
  12. dorian

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    You can say fucking, btw.

    Jon.


    Dear Sir,

    Your suggestion for use of such language in public - at all, for that matter - repulses the gentleman's core sense of etiquette; I will henceforth engage only in the polite discourse found on other fora.

    Yours disgustedly,

    Dorian Gray.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. zjpj83

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    Can you elaborate on your experience with Bhambi? The only negative thing I heard of them is their price.
    Price is high.

    On one Paul Stuart suit of mine he did overlapping buttons on the sleeve without asking and then said he thought it was a Zegna so that's why he cut it that way.

    Forgot to put the tape or binding or whatever it's called on the pant cuffs to weigh them down. Had to bring the pants back for them to be added. Then realized they were on the front of the cuff on one leg and the back on the other leg. Had to bring in a third time for that to be corrected.

    On the whole, an ok experience, but too many imperfect experiences to make me want to go back, especially when I usually need pants to be both hemmed ($20 at Bhambi) and have waist slightly taken in (another $20). That's $40 per pair of trousers. OK if they are absolutely perfect. But Bhambis, in my experience, isn't perfect. Peppinos has been (so far).
     
  14. j

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    You can say f___ing, btw.

    Jon.

    Jon, please keep the pointless swearing in the 'gratuitous swearing' thread. There's no need to butch up by flaunting your manly language. We all know you are a badass.
     
  15. Teacher

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    There's a gratuitous swearing thread?! Why wasn't I informed immediately?
     
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    Maybe these guys should be informed that there are internet message boards out there where people share information about their experiences. Maybe they would pay a little closer attention.
     
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    Where is Peppino's located?
     
  18. darkoak

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    On Lex (west side of the street), between 60th and 61st, 2nd floor.
     
  19. marc237

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    I have, so far, not had a negative experience with Wilfredo's on 23rd St. He has done some fairly complex and difficult things fine. Prices not out of line. I would never use a tailor with whom I found the experience to be personally unpleasant. Life is way too short.

    p.s same posting for Jon:

    I have, so fucking far, not had a negative fucking experience with Wilfredo's on 23rd St. He has fucking done some fairly complex and difficult fucking things fine. Fucking prices not out of line. I would never use a fucking tailor with whom I found the fucking experience to be fucking unpleasant. Life is way too fucking short.
     
  20. Duveen

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    marc237 - lolz dood that is funny
     

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