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My Tailor Threw Me Out

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

  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Multi alterations for J Crew chinos??
    WTF....You SHOULD be banned!
     
  2. wing8tes_qw

    wing8tes_qw Senior member

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    made my morning :rotflmao:
     
  3. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    i trust a good tailor with 40 years of experience far more than i trust what I think will look good. The guy knows what he's talking about. The good thing about having a GOOD tailor is that he'll talk you out of making stupid decisions based on trends and "ideas"
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I kind of love el caminos. My father has one that looks like a bumble bee with a supercharger and a blower sticking out of the hood. Thing's got like 600 horsepower.
     
  5. Samovar McGee

    Samovar McGee Senior member

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    One time, I won a Valvoline go-cart from the local Wal-Mart. I tricked it out with a spoiler, LED undercarriage, and some sick rims. But when I took it down Route 9, the State Police stopped me, and told me it wasn't roadworthy. They gave me a huge fine, too! What kind of shit is that! :mad:
     
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  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That sucks man! On the bright side, your tailor hasn't thrown you out.
     
  7. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Back to your measurements... 6.25" opening at the hem is nuts. My slimmest leg pants are 7.25". And they are SUPER slim. I can't even imagine an inch smaller. No wonder your tailor wouldn't make this alteration...
     
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  8. wing8tes_qw

    wing8tes_qw Senior member

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    maybe not street legal/dot approved components on it??
     
  9. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    6.25 X 2 = 12.5"

    7.25 X 2 = 14.5"

    14.5" - 12.5" = 2'' smaller
     
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  10. atlrus

    atlrus Well-Known Member

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    Funny, I had the exact same experience once. I asked the tailor to slim the legs on a pair of pants, but he said it would look funny. The problem was that at the moment they looked like McHammer pants already, I dont see how they could possibly be any funnier. But I agreed wit the guy, walked out and never returned.

    Went to another tailor and he not only agreed they MUST be fixed, but did an amazing job, too. He has been my go-to guy since. It turned out that it`s not only a time consuming procedure, but it requires a lot of skill, too.
     
  11. ndsleep612

    ndsleep612 Well-Known Member

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    well either being banned or "Off with his head!"
     
  12. .Kurtz.

    .Kurtz. Senior member

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    Ultra-tapered pants aren't for everybody. This including tailors.
     
  13. TonyThe Tailor

    TonyThe Tailor Senior member

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    Must have a small foot to fit. I have a client I make suits for. He is TINY and we use a 14" bottom and 15" knee. he has a size 5 1/2 foot.
     
  14. blairh

    blairh Senior member

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    Uh, pretty simple solution. Just take your pants to another tailor who will do the work you want. Don't visit the original tailor again if you are that upset. I think your original tailor was right to refute the work you wanted done because they felt it was a bad move. Tailor takes pride in their work and doing something that is against their judgment makes no sense for him. I bet he'd rather lose your business than do something against his inclination (and experience).
     
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  15. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    He probably didn't want to put the time in. The trouser wouldn't twist if he used both seams. I come very, very close these days to refusing to make suits with belt loops or centre vents. I did refuse to make a 30s style suit a few months back, I told him to give Paul Winston a call.
     
  16. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I can relate as an artist, sometimes what a potential client will ask you to create might be something of foul or bad taste, and against your code. Situations like that i would gladly pass on, the client does eventually get what they want, but not necessarily from the same artist / tailor. Someone else will more likely pick up that project.

    As far as tailors go, my local tailor is this very nice Russian lady, and she does great work. I will say that the first time i asked for a flat front (at most half a break), she was against the idea, we spoke of the subject briefly as i simply explained it was simply my taste. She gladly did the work and we were both happy with the transaction.
     

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