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Brooks Brothers Suit Alterations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by boo1234, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. boo1234

    boo1234 Member

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    I purchased a BB fitzgerald on October 18, the day they had the 30% corporate discount going. The store did not have my size, so they ordered it and had it shipped to the store. It arrived on the 29th and the sales associate there called me to let me know they would start the alterations. I thought it would take a couple of days max, so I did not ask for a time frame as to when it would be done. Now a week later, I am wondering if I should call or is this normally how long it takes?
     
  2. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    From the delivery information section of their site:

    "Please note that delivery of merchandise that has been reordered or requires alterations, monogramming, or personalization will take approximately two additional weeks."
     
  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    In the amount of time it took you to log on to SF and create this thread you could have called the store to find out the exact answer.
     
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  4. boo1234

    boo1234 Member

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    In the amount of time it took you to read this thread and post that stupid remark, you could have just hit the back button and ignored.
     
  5. duggyald

    duggyald Senior member

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    When it comes to online purchases, I always follow up via email or call the hotline - feel free to nag them if you want to there's no harm in following up plus that's what their customer service is for.
     
  6. jt10000

    jt10000 Senior member

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    LOL
     
  7. Roger Everett

    Roger Everett Senior member

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    After reading your post, I couldn't help but wondering about the alterations. How could they do the alterations, for the best fit, without you going in for the fit and marking. I understand they could have your measurements on hand, but no matter how carefully the factory makes suits, there can be slight deviations from one to another even of the same pattern.
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I assume they measured him in a different jacket that was the correct size and then entered the alterations into the computer.
     
  10. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    THIS^^^ He'll post a comment 3 days from now along the lines of, "So, I called the store today, and they told me that my suit shipped this morning."

    Someone's butt-hurt by the truth. No need for the snark.
    That's all well and good, but he was going to buy a Brooks Brothers OTR. The "best fit" probably isn't his main concern. He's going to need future alterations anyway.
     
  11. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    I have two BB GF suits that were OTR that fit very well. However, I had them tailored in the store and one of them is actually back there now three years later for some adjustments. Not everything OTR is crap.
     
  12. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Well, you're one lucky s.o.b. I didn't say that everything OTR is crap (though I believe that most of it is crap compared to the price). I simply pointed out that the above poster was going too far with his concerns about "best fit" BECAUSE a person who's buying OTR doesn't expect the type of results that come from in-person fittings.
     
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    Just to piggyback on to this thread, can pants that were previously hemmed by lengthened? I'd like to lengthen my Regent suit pants by an inch.
     
  14. Winston S.

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    I think they farm some alterations out to local seamsters/seamstresses, so it will depend on the workload of the people they are farming it out to.

    I bought a suit over the summer and the turnaround on the alterations was quoted at two weeks.


    I think it depends on how much fabric they saved in the leg. I think you could probably get it let out an inch in most circumstances though.
     
  15. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Senior member

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    i may took 2 weeks to do it or even longer. Purchasing a suit @ BB when sale season and need alteration is a nightmare
     
  16. New Shoes1

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    It took six weeks for my suit purchased on December 26 last year. Two weeks was the quote and I had to send it back twice - the first time because the tailor neglected to make the alterations on the pants and the cuffs and the second time because the cuffs came back altered but too long.
     
  17. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Senior member

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    i go into my local story (metro detroit) and my alterations are usually done within two days, sometimes they can do things for me the day of. depends on how busy they are.
     
  18. Winston S.

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    I think this is the better way to go. You're going to get charged for anything that is not a basic alteration anyway.
     

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