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Invisible mending recommendations / experiences (UK repairers) - Saxony Tweed

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I've managed to snag the elbow of a jacket I bought earlier in the year : http://www.suitsmen.co.uk/jackets/3-...size/corn/176/

It's Saxony Tweed and I wondered whether anyone had any experience on invisible mending services. The tear is only a third of an inch, but irritating.

Has anyone any experience of invisible mending services in the UK? Living in the provinces it's going to have to be by post.
 

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Go to the best gentleman's clothing store you know of, and ask for their recommendation for French reweaving. I have a guy in San Francisco who I found that way. More than likely, your coat can be repaired. The trick is to find somebody who does quality work.
 

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Originally Posted by aldica
Go to the best gentleman's clothing store you know of, and ask for their recommendation for French reweaving. I have a guy in San Francisco who I found that way. More than likely, your coat can be repaired. The trick is to find somebody who does quality work.

Thanks - sadly East Kent isn't awash with gentlemen's clothing stores - we've got a Slater's (largely overstock/end of lines, but some decent stuff), the family run business that had lasted 150 yrs closed two years ago. Browsing the internet I see one company in London that offers invisible mending - a search for French reweaving brings up stateside businesses.
 

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Was the London one on Marylebone High St. I went there a year or two ago about some trousers I had torn and their prices were very, very high. I got a basic repair job done at the local alterations tailor and though not as good it was adequate.

Had you thought of elbow patches. It is tweed after all.
 

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Originally Posted by culverwood
Was the London one on Marylebone High St. I went there a year or two ago about some trousers I had torn and their prices were very, very high. I got a basic repair job done at the local alterations tailor and though not as good it was adequate.

Had you thought of elbow patches. It is tweed after all.


Thayer Street.

For Harris Tweed I think elbow patches would look fine, but I'm not sure about them with Saxony Tweed (and without local tailors I might have a similar problem getting them added nicely).

I popped into one of the local dry-cleaners on the way home who quoted £55-85 for a small hole. The lower end wouldn't be too bad...
 

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That's the same one. Marylebone High St turns into Thayer St
 

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Originally Posted by culverwood
That's the same one. Marylebone High St turns into Thayer St

Thanks -my knowledge of London is quite limited!
 

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