Good tailor in Vancouver?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by office drone, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. bjan

    bjan Senior member

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    That's gonna be a rush job - I had a cashmere sweater that had like a 1" tear along a shoulder seam and it took 10 business days. (was during the summer, before Canada Day, and they did a great job though)
     


  2. Beetleything

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    That said, once you get here, apart from the view it underwhelms. There is a Brooks Brothers now, which is a start.


    Totally agree with that!
     


  3. Doc4

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    To get back on topic ...

    Oakridge is very good and would be a good option for you, but they're not the fastest.


    I've gone to Oakridge several times, with mixed results. They seem to have problems with getting the shoulder/collar done right, and I have some suits with an unsightly kink about halfway down the shoulder.

    My next tailoring visit will be to Townline again, and if they do as well as they have in the past, I'll stick with them.
     


  4. Sharp Pointy Stick

    Sharp Pointy Stick Active Member

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    I think I will go visit them today during lunch...hopefully they can turn the suit around by next Saturday, as I need it then for a Christmas party.

    Dropped in at lunch and meet a Asian women (I assume Joy, from reading this thread). Tried on the suit and asked for any recommended changes (I dont have the style knowledge yet to ask for specific changes); none were suggested, suit fits well, arm length is good, waist in good etc...

    Guess I will leave it for now...

    Might try Oakridge Tailors, or stick with "Maximilian for Men" in Richmond (Lansdowne Mall). I have had good experience with him, but was a little leery with his work due to the comments I received on my suit here. He seemed very knowledgeable and helpful, must have spent almost 1.5 hours with me regarding sizing for a vest and reviewing my suit. Maximilian used to be in Oakridge mall at one point, maybe someone here has used him?
     


  5. rrazzorr

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    So probably a bad idea to get my tuxedo altered a week before the party?

    I wouldn't want to permanently ruin it just for it. At the same time would suck to wear a suit at a black tie. Any other solutions? Should I hold out? Or start shopping for a tuxedo Tshirt?
     


  6. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Senior member

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    Does anyone know about Steve of Samson's Wardrobes at 1240 Seymour Street in Vancouver? If so, how does he rate compared to those mentioned?

    I appreciate any feedback.


    I have had good luck with his shirts, bad luck with his suits. He orders the suits from offshore, so he basically just takes measurement and send them off. Shirts are day to day wear kind of thing though.

    I don`t use him anymore myself though.
     


  7. intent

    intent Senior member

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    Because Seattle is just some rainy place in the States that happened to be in a movie once, whereas Vancouver is Canada's third largest city, and vacation destination that looks good on postcards to boot. IIRC Canadians form a disproportionate number of English speaking internet users, and it's not like we're going to talk about our ~20th biggest city all the time (have you heard of Barrie?)

    Canada may not be very populous, but it has all the advantages of statehood, like having the same number of candidate cities per Olympics, one, as the U.S., despite the fact the latter is ten times larger. I think it also has a disproportionate place in the developed world's consciousness. For example, whatever the merits, it's still in the G8. And look at all the complaining about Copenhagen!

    It also has a world famous ski resort nearby, which helped the bid.

    That said, once you get here, apart from the view it underwhelms. There is a Brooks Brothers now, which is a start.

    Agreed. I grew up in Burnaby, and it's nice to be back once in awhile. If I want any "big city" shopping done I can just go down to Washington state, or have a mail proxy service.

    One thing I like about Vancouver is the great transit system. Not perfect, but it gets you to almost everywhere you need to go.
     


  8. jumbo14

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    could anyone suggest a tailor that can do professional hemming at a reasonable price, preferably in the east van area? going to get designer jeans hemmed.
     


  9. JeffsWood

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    could anyone suggest a tailor that can do professional hemming at a reasonable price, preferably in the east van area? going to get designer jeans hemmed.

    Go to Oakridge Tailors, they do a great job on Jean Hems - they are on Cambie, just North of Oakridge mall
     


  10. TheVancouverMonster

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    Has anyone used Matz Wozny, they make suits and robes for lawyers (mtm). Anyone had a mtm suit from there?
     


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    Hello just joined the forum!! a lot of good information on this thread!

    I have some blazers and coats purchased several years ago but have not worn them for a while as their fit is so outdated (i.e. too boxy/loose). how much should I expect to pay for total makeover? (i.e. sleeves, waist, and shoulder slimmed down; length shortend etc). If I don;t do the makeover, I would probably end up throwing them away. Which tailor would you recommend in Van West area? Thanks
     


  12. niuniu

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    Hello just joined the forum!! a lot of good information on this thread!

    I have some blazers and coats purchased several years ago but have not worn them for a while as their fit is so outdated (i.e. too boxy/loose). how much should I expect to pay for total makeover? (i.e. sleeves, waist, and shoulder slimmed down; length shortend etc). If I don;t do the makeover, I would probably end up throwing them away. Which tailor would you recommend in Van West area? Thanks


    I'm looking for similar - I have a new jacket I would like to purchase which needs reducing at the shoulders/arm length/overall length shortened.

    Holt Renfrew quoted me $220 for it all (which is where there jacket is on sale).

    I'm wondering if there is anywhere else it could be done cheaper - or to look for a cheaper option is a dangerous thing.

    If I purchase it from Holt Renfrew and they also do the alteration, maybe if they screw it up I can say I don't want it?
     


  13. FPCPineapple

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    I have a diesel peacoat that i recently received as an xmas gift, everything fits nicely, except for the sleeves which are too lose and wide, does anyone know any places where they can be altered to be slimmer? I've dug through some posts and it looks like this Joy place by oakridge does a lot of alterations, so I'm probably gonna check it out this weekend, but does anyone know of any other places they'd like to recommend, and maybe how much it might cost?
     


  14. ubc121

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    Would oakridge do a good job on hemming a pair of jeans? I want to get a pair of Imperial Dukes and they need hemming since they have a long inseam. I don't want self edge to due it since I don't know how long I want the inseam.
     


  15. R-H

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    Would oakridge do a good job on hemming a pair of jeans? I want to get a pair of Imperial Dukes and they need hemming since they have a long inseam. I don't want self edge to due it since I don't know how long I want the inseam.

    Yes they do a good job with jeans.
     


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