Thanks for the replies guys. Again, apologies for the rant, but alterations have got to be the must frustrating process of menswear. I've been thinking about doing basic alterations myself for a while now, and I might just start doing it. It won't be cost effective, but I enjoy sewing as a way of clearing the mind, and it'll save me from getting angry at tailors. Let's hope this one will be reasonable enough to fix the issue.