- Jan 15, 2008
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I went to have an Oxxford suit altered at Centofanti today, located in Ardmore, PA. He is considered one of the best. Little did I know, he was on vacation in Florida, but his assistant was there. I am usually measured by Centofanti in his shop. So I put on the suit and asked for the basic waist, sleeve and pant alterations. For some reason the assistant did not take out the ruler and measure, but rather just made the markings on the sleeves and pants without pinning them down. I asked politely if he needed to use the ruler to measure, he replied with a "no, it's okay". Basically the tailor eyed up the length of the pants and sleeves and made what he deemed appropriate with markings. Also, the shop was closing in one hour after my arrival, so I was thinking he was trying to rush me out. Is it normal at all for a tailor to "eye" up measurements? Has anyone else experienced this? Should I be worried?