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Dry-clean or tailor first

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by parsonsdb, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. parsonsdb

    parsonsdb Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gents,

    I was a guest at my girlfriend's uncle's wedding last night. For the wedding I purchased a two-button talliaUMUO notch lapel. When I was fitted.....it fit. But last night after having it on for about 4 hours the trousers started to sag, from then on I was consistently hiking them up to keep the cuffs from dragging below my shoes. The suit is not damaged. My question is should I get it dry-cleaned before taking it back to the tailor to get it re-altered? Thank you all.


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  2. pstoller

    pstoller Senior member

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    I'm thinking maybe the tailor should see how the "fit" held up (as in, show 'im the dirty cuffs). Of course, this is also why, traditionally, one should always wear braces with a tuxedo.
     


  3. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    i suspect we are talking about a business suit, as you mention the lapels are notched, and the pants have cuffs. if not, please kindly destroy the tuxedo, and hunt down the tailor with a large-caliber weapon.

    sometimes, when you wear a belt with a suit, the waist of the trousers may not be in exactly the place you wear them, at the time of tailoring. or, if the tailor makes his measurements while the customer is in socks or street shoes, this sometimes happens. worst case scenario, you might have suspender buttons put in the trousers, and have the seat adjusted so you can wear them higher on your waist, maybe?

    just don't clean the suit b4 seeing the tailor again....the cleaners will press the creases more firmly into the cuffs, making it even harder to adjust the length, if the tailor is able to do so.
     


  4. parsonsdb

    parsonsdb Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    NOT A TUX.

    The wedding was at 5 so I could not wear mine. The cuffs are not worn or even that dirty, but if i was not conscience of the fit, it would be completly destroyed. I am going to take it back to the tailor, not fit the trousers so high and see the results.
    The trousers don't have braces buttons in them, can the tailor put them in? Any other suggestions? Thanks a ton guys...


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  5. pstoller

    pstoller Senior member

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    Silly me, not taking the "cuffs" part literally. Of course, one would never cuff tux pants. However, I see nothing wrong with notched-lapel tux jackets. I've seen some that are perfectly elegant.

    I still say, take the pants back as-is. Or, bring him the bill for the dry cleaning, if you feel the fault is his.

    Putting in buttons for braces is a cinch. Of course, since this is a suit and not a tux, you could also wear a belt. Either way, though, the pants should fit, first.
     


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