HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Could be worse. Noodles had 2 Formosas sitting in his closet for 2 months because the sleeves needed to be shortened.
     
  2. Newcomer

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    The sleeves don't bother me enough to not wear. I have far bigger fish to fry. Went from wearing a suit / jacket once a month to 7 days a week, including church. I just can't justify being without a navy jacket for a couple weeks.
     
  3. Monkeyface

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    Couple weeks? Shortening the sleeves takes 2-3 days tops! Any drycleaner can do it.
     
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  4. Caustic Man

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    Was going to say the same thing. If it's taking that long for such a simple alteration then go to another place.
     
  5. heldentenor

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    File this under "should be true but isn't." I have had at least three different cleaners/alterations tailors fuck up everything from sleeve length to the buttons to (in one case) sewing the buttons only through the outer sleeve and then sewing the ends of the sleeve together to make a closed cuff. I think this is a metropole/periphery thing: any tailor in London, New York, SF, DC, sure; other cities/smaller towns (perhaps especially in the USA), I wouldn't be as confident.
     
  6. Caustic Man

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    This is true, although I wouldn't say especially in the USA. The worst tailoring experiences I've had have been overseas. Including a baffling predilection for Middle Eastern tailors to CUT AWAY FABRIC as they are taking a jacket in. I have had several jackets that I had to trash because of this since I couldn't have them let out after I… uh… gained some weight.
     
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    Back to work and to a semblance of functional human existence today. Word to the wise: know thy burrito maker and his cleanliness.

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  9. SeaJen

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    Sounds about right. Too heavy a focus on metrics (of things we cant control!) and heavy-handed dictates regarding what we, as members of the institution, should value (none of which is evident in the ways in which we are assessed).
     
  10. Chulillo

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    Love it. Seems very Robert Redford in the 70's.
     
  11. Newcomer

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    Regarding sleeve length alterations... you have no clue. I have had these sleeves "altered" on two occasions. I had one drycleaner just refuse to do the alteration. I swear, it is absolutely insane.

    You should see the pants I just got back from a legitimate "tailor" here in town. I measured, gave him the length, etc. The pants are a solid 5" too long.

    It is hard to believe for big city peeps, but in smaller cities, alterations can be an absolute nightmare. The only good experience I have had is with a tailor that is an hour drive away.
     
  12. AJ Stelacio

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    I too am in a small town and the smallest of alterations generally take a minimum of two weeks - yes including a pant hem - watch out if you need the crotch pulled up and legs thinned ...

    Sounds like an hour away is a savings in time. Good luck to you!
     
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  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very cool! But I would have replaced the handkerchief (in my subjective opinion)... :)
     

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