My Tailor Threw Me Out

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PtrckHmphrys, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. HLow

    HLow Senior member

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    Pants that are too tight spells disaster for your circulation

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  2. Coburn

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    He sounds like a great tailor.
     


  3. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    the customer is always right tight.
     


  4. GBR

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    Whilst a little harsh, I suspect that this is the right approach to the OP's claims.

    The tailor is entitled to his pride and if he does not believe that the alteration is correct, he can and should refuse to carry it out. What if it had turned out as badly as he feared, you then wore the garment and people asked who had done the alteration? You then name him and it is his reputation that is sullied not you in your your stupidity in seeking the alteration.

    These are a pair of cheap Chinos - take some comfort that the man has probably saved them from your folly. He was neither being "orthodox" nor sanctimonious, that is you for not taking his advice and deciding that you knew best, clearly you did not as it was the second round of alterations.
     


  5. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    quit complaining and just go to another tailor..

    first lesson jn business, you will not always get what you want and need to find alternatives
     


  6. PtrckHmphrys

    PtrckHmphrys Senior member

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  7. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    You would never get this treatment at the Andover Shop.

    Is moving to Boston to change alterations tailors a possiblity for you?
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a strong feeling the tailor didn't really think it would hurt his reputation. Along the same lines as "the customer is always right" philosophy he didn't want to risk you coming back and whining that they were then too tight and have to buy you a new pair. I'd bet a buffalo nickel that was his reasoning.
     


  9. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    This is why you should pick an (alterations) tailor that you will trust completely, from the beginning.
    You don't argue with your tailor, but that's my opinion. If he makes a misstake he will correct this.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is a huge mistake, there are so many other dimensions that you didn't measure that might, (and in all likelyhood would) make the outcome of this particular pair differen't.

    2+2=4 but so does 3+1
     


  11. PtrckHmphrys

    PtrckHmphrys Senior member

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  12. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Why not post pics of you wearing the trousers 1) as is, and 2) safety pin the thigh to 22" so that we can take a look?
     


  13. mcbrown

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    Bravo. This is the most sophisticated and subtle trolling I have seen yet on SF.
     


  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You object to the man taking pride in his work? Can you pm me his contact info so I can make him my tailor?
     


  15. Master Squirrel

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    So he is the expert and knows the garment will be ruined. In other words: he knows you will be disappointed and risks the possibility of a upset customer spreading the story that the tailor is incompetent (complete with the ruined trou as a vivid example). He was wise to steer clear.
     
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