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How much for tailoring services?

BlackBrumel

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cheers, gents!

Would you mind to share how much you pay for tailoring small services such as jacket`s waist supression, shortning (?) jacket`s lenght, etc?
 

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Several thousand per suit, but the tailor throws in the suit for free.


- B
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Several thousand per suit, but the tailor throws in the suit for free.


- B


Ça c`est particulier ou il s`agit d`une habitude disions sartoriale?
 

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It depends on where you live. I assume it's way cheaper in Brazil than over here, but to give you a rough idea, my tailor would charge in the ballpark of 130 dollars for the alterations you mention (suppressing the waist, shortening the jacket length).
 

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Well.. This services are not cheap in Brazil - maybe because it last a few tailors since everybody seems to prefer the ready-to-wear. That kind of craft is lost. And, sadly, I don't know local tailors well acquainted w/ concepts and styles as the drape, for instance.
 

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some charge what they think their working time is worth.
some charge what the other local tailors do.
 

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Last trip to the local men's shop was just over $90, I had the sleeves shortened and buttons moved on a jacket and I had two shirts taken in on the side. There is another lady in town who will charge $60-100 for taking in the sides of a jacket or coat.
 

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After losing some weight, I took my suit to my local tailor.

My general request is to slim down and update the suit.

The works done are:

Jacket:
- Shortening sleeve length
- Taking in waist

Pants:
- Shortening the leg and adding cuff
- Taking in the seat
- Slimming the legs

All for $75.

I have had a jacket shortened before and he charged $30.
 

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I use Adel at the Alteration Shop in New York City. He does a brilliant job, and I've never paid more than $100 for a whole suit (take in the waist and cuffs on the pants, waist supression, sleeve length and collar on the jacket).
 

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$40 for me to take in the body and sleeves of a jacket.
 

BlackBrumel

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A local tailor has just asked the equivalent to 286 USD to shorten a jacket's lenght, suppress its waist and a chest adjustment.
 

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mine is 20 bucks to modify the pants.
no matter how big or small, 20 bucks.

it's actually quite nice.
I don't know about suit coat though.
 

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Originally Posted by BlackBrumel
A local tailor has just asked the equivalent to 286 USD to shorten a jacket's lenght, suppress its waist and a chest adjustment.
That's an absurd amount. Go find someone else. Unless you're getting handmade buttonholes done as well, I can't see it breaking $200 that easily. I go to Wilshire Tailor in LA, and this guy works with Beverly Hills clients and I see Brionis, Kitons and RLPLs everywhere. He charged me $125 to fix shoulders, back, waist and cleaned up the sleeve buttons (which were done poorly from before) and I thought that was expensive. From a skill perspective, he's as high as I would need to go. The only time I broke $200 was when I had him also add 8 functional buttonholes on the sleeve (done by hand). That cost me $20 per buttonhole.
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Several thousand per suit, but the tailor throws in the suit for free.


- B


That's really kind of him.

-LR
 

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