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Chicago Tailor? Official Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by smazo, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Tomasso

    Tomasso Distinguished Member

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    I've heard Chris Despos only does custom work, not alterations.
    Chris will do alterations and while a bit pricey, you won't experience better fit and workmanship anywhere.
     


  2. Soph

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    Chris will do alterations and while a bit pricey, you won't experience better fit and workmanship anywhere.

    --- Chris is a real tailor. He gets it. He's a perfectionist. In fact, he's refined my Attolini jacket like for the 3rd time to get so right.

    No ONE else does this in Chiago that I know of, NO ONE![​IMG]
     


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    Aus_MD Senior Member

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    I don't know Chris's work but as a generalization I would say that a bespoke tailor's alterations are always going to be the best. They have a better understanding and analysis of where problems lie.

    Aus
     


  4. Soph

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    I don't know Chris's work but as a generalization I would say that a bespoke tailor's alterations are always going to be the best. They have a better understanding and analysis of where problems lie.

    Aus


    ---Agreed.
     


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    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    What does Chris charge for doing sleeves with working button-holes?
     


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    I feel like being lazy...anyone have an address and phone number?
     


  7. Tomasso

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    I feel like being lazy...anyone have an address and phone number?

    It's just a couple stokes on a keypad.[​IMG]
     


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    Do you know if a traditional tailor is correct person to alter the sleeves on a leather sport coat ? I was told to go to a cobbler because they have sewing machines that are thicker.
     


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    Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced tailor in downtown Chicago, preferably the North end of the Loop? I have been to Riddle McIntyre on Franklin St., and they did great work, but I'd prefer not to spend $40 for cuffs.
     


  11. The_Foxx

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    I think there are two choices for tailors in Chicago; I had read about Boguslaw in the past, but several people have recommended Chris Despos, who posts on either this forum or askandy I believe.


    here's a discussion of this very topic:


    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=16217

    [I actually posted this orginal topic, but when I was on vacation in the states a few weeks ago, I was closer to Atlanta. I took all of my suits and jackets to be altered to my favorite tailor, Custom Clothing of Atlanta on Barfield Road]

    I believe forum member Soph has all his suits altered by Chris Despos, as far as I know-- you'll see it mentioned on the 'what are you wearing' thread here and there, and of course he seems very pleased with the results.
     


  12. Soph

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    I think there are two choices for tailors in Chicago; I had read about Boguslaw in the past, but several people have recommended Chris Despos, who posts on either this forum or askandy I believe.


    here's a discussion of this very topic:


    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=16217

    [I actually posted this orginal topic, but when I was on vacation in the states a few weeks ago, I was closer to Atlanta. I took all of my suits and jackets to be altered to my favorite tailor, Custom Clothing of Atlanta on Barfield Road]

    I believe forum member Soph has all his suits altered by Chris Despos, as far as I know-- you'll see it mentioned on the 'what are you wearing' thread here and there, and of course he seems very pleased with the results.

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    True Dat[​IMG]
    Despos Thumbs UPPP on tailoring skills and good taste.
    Boguslaw is good at talking like a Russian.
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  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    True Dat[​IMG]
    Despos Thumbs UPPP on tailoring skills and good taste.
    Boguslaw is good at talking like a Russian.
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    If my name started with bogus, I would get a d/b/a.
     


  14. Soph

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    If my name started with bogus, I would get a d/b/a.

    He should become a lawyer.

    1-800-BOGUS-LAW.
     


  15. grimslade

    grimslade Stylish Dinosaur

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    He should become a lawyer.

    1-800-BOGUS-LAW.


    On the other hand, maybe he's better off as a tailor...
     


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