Need help with a new suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Pedro, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Pedro

    Pedro Member

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    Hi,

    I found a nice "Dei Davico" grey suit in Loro Piana 110's at Winners (in Canada) for 180$cnd.

    I was in a hurry and didn't try it before I bought it. The suit fits me well but the sleeves are a bit long for me (about 1 inch.). Before I bring it back for a refund, I have a few question :

    Could that be fixed ? Is it easy to change ? Would it still look nice ? How much could it cost me ?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Are there cut (open) buttonholes on the sleeves?
     
  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Yes, yes, better than it looks now, and $35.

    Those answers become yes, not really, better than it looks now, and $100 if the suit already has working buttonholes cut (I've seen some Davico suits at Marshalls with working buttonholes already cut -- a truly awful idea on the manufacturer's part).
     
  4. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    Don't expect RTW suits to fit perfect on your body. I spend about $180 CDN for alteration on a new RTW suit.

    Altering sleeve length is very common alteration and it should cost you no more than $40 CDN total; this includes moving the button and shortening the sleeves.
     
  5. Pedro

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    Thanks .. The buttonholes are not open. So, following what you all said, I guess it will be easier and cheaper to do it. I think that I will keep it and I will start looking for a good tailor  [​IMG] (does someone have a good address in Montreal by any chance??)
     

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