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

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

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    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.

    This was posted a week ago, and I completely missed it. Comfortably using language is not me trying to be a "╦ťbadass', simply, I'm trying to convey a certain expression or thought over an electronic medium without using too many words. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

    Jon.
     
  2. imageWIS

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    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.


    a bit [​IMG] no?

    Jon.
     
  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    My wife has used Wilfreds. They complete recut the neck of a dress for her and did an excellent job. It wasn't cheap ($80 or $90), but it fixed a problem and the dress is classic.

    They haven't done any alterations for me. I think they're too expensive for hemming trousers, which my dry-cleaner does well. And the one complicated alteration I needed done, they declined to do, saying it was not possible. I appreciate this. It's much better than taking my money and just doing a shoddy job.
     
  4. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    a bit [​IMG] no? Jon.
    Maybe, but I have never claimed originality nor good timing. My view is that one ought go back to mine the same vein until all possible blood has extracted and it has been sucked dry and the vessel is left a withered and shriveled arid husk of its former self. p.s. I really meant it purely as an attempt at humor - nothing more.
     
  5. mr. magoo

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    I have, so fucking far, not had a negative fucking experience with Wilfredo's on 23rd St.

    I have. I brought them a very thick cashmere/wool navy jacket, that needed the front buttons-holes cut and buttons added. I was very particular about where the buttons went and we chalked button placement. I was concerned since it was a pretty long jacket, and I wanted it to be high enough so's not to make the jacket look too large.

    When I picked they had cut the button holes nowhere near where they were supposed to go. I pointed out that when they did that, they completely changed the buttoning point on the jacket from about 1.5" above my navel to about .5" below it, which is far below my natural buttoning point and not where I wanted it.

    The tailor told me I had marked it at the wrong place and that I shouldn't want it where I asked. Instead, the place he cut the holes were precisely where they "should" be. It doesn't look horrible, but I dislike that they blatantly refused to do what I asked and decided my opinion was wrong. Plus, the jacket indeed looks too long now. To top it off, to correct the error would mean having all the button holes re-woven at a cost of probably several hundred dollars. Finally, they absconded with my spare brown horn buttons I brought in.

    That's when I switched to Peppino's. So far so good. Lower price. Handwork (not machine).
     
  6. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    Wow. That is egregious.

    I am wondering if there exists a reliable tailor or it is all a crap shoot. I will say that, for me, what would keep me from Peppino is the surly attitude described elsewhere.
     

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