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Bespoke Quality Alterations in NYC

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quarantanove, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Quarantanove

    Quarantanove Member

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    I've got a dinner suit from Attolini RTW that's a few years old, but fits perfectly and is made of a Smith's mohair/wool barathea, and has a really shocking amount of hand work in it (buttonholes, facings, lining etc). However, I made the mistake of choosing a DJ with satin facings (blame it on youthful lack of experience, bought it when I was 18). Is there anyone in NYC who could replace the facings (by hand preferably) with a high quality grosgrain, as well as getting new buttons covered in the same grosgrain? Would also love a decent boutonniere cut, as for some reason the Attolini has none, even though its buttonholes are very pretty and hand done...I assume I am looking for a bespoke tailor who would take alterations on outside garments, but I doubt any that I know of would (Logsdail, Fioravanti, Nicolosi, Raphael) and was wondering if there was any precedent.

    Thank you!


    PS: No time to send it back to Naples if that's even an option or wait for the NYC store to open, and De Corato will not do it as I didn't buy the suit through them.
     


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Bespoke tailors do not usually undertake work on RTW garments. You might find some small local man that would but what is wrong with the satin?
     


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  4. Quarantanove

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    I just really prefer grosgrain facings, the satin is just too shiny for me.
     


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