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Bad experience with a tailor.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reel, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Reel

    Reel New Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    I had the sleeves on a trench coat altered earlier this year and they were butchered by the tailor. Since I have learned a lot on styleforum while lurking I decided to post this so that other people don't end up having the same experience that I did. I posted this review on Yelp, but I could not post pictures there like I'm going to do here.

    The name of the place is Ledezma Tailors. It's on Michigan Ave., in Chicago.

    I went to Ledezma to get some pants hemmed. I went to pick up my pants one day after he told me they would be ready and when I walked in he had not even started on my my pants. He asked me if I could wait while he did them. If had known this was going to happen I would have just told him I needed them to be ready the same day that I dropped them off and just waited while he did the work since that's what I ended up doing anyway.

    I chalked it up to a fluke and I saw him working on a lot of menswear so I thought he would be able to shorten the sleeves on my Burberry trench. This job was done on time, but my trench sleeves were butchered. The water resistant trench coat fabric will have permanent holes in it if you try to remove visible stitching, but that's just what Ledezma ended up doing. The sleeves are supposed to be shortened from the shoulder to avoid this, but that requires much more effort. The belt loops on the sleeves were removed and reattached to compensate for shortening from the end of the sleeve leaving holes where they were originally and they were reattached with one little piece of thread instead of attaching them the way they were sewn on originally. I wish I could post pictures.

    I don't think Ledezma takes any pride the work they do. When I went to pick up my trench another guy came in who was supposed to be picking up some clothes he had altered and they had not even started on his alterations.

    I'm never going back to this place.


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