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PSA: Biagio Granata is a Thief

mockingboy

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Warning to all: don’t use Biagio Granata or atleast pay him until full delivery of clothes.

Biagio Granata took full payment on two sport coats and two pairs of trousers over last year and refuses to deliver a finished product or respond to my notes. I see him prancing around Europe and New York taking new clients but he literally will not finish my clothes.

First fitting was in April 2018 I believe then another in late summer. Since then, zero. He keeps just saying please wait.

It is fricken terrible given I’ve gotten many full commissions from traveling tailors two times over since seeing him.

14 months for a simple job and now zero communication m? He was even in NYC and never told me he was coming. Such BS
 

dragon8

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Did you pay with a credit card? You can dispute the charges
 

usctrojans31

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I'm sorry that you're going through this. As Dragon said, if you paid with a card, dispute the charges.

Biagio grew way too quickly without a real understanding of how to grow a business and maintain clients. I've read horror story after horror story, and I completely understand why people are hesitant to use smaller tailors.

Do you have a friend who speaks Italian? Might be easier to call him.
 

taxgenius

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He doesn’t take CC, only wire. My experience wasn’t as bad as yours but he consistently missed all of his own deadlines. He charges a lot for delivery and then ships it in an envelope. The suit I have needs a few hundred dollars worth of work to make it comfortable to wear, though it does look nice. I resigned myself that I will have it fixed locally at my cost.

I learned a hard lesson with my attempts at traveling tailors. I decided for the time being to buy OTR and splurge on tailoring. So far this has worked for me.
 
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tcbinnc

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He doesn’t take CC, only wire. My experience wasn’t as bad as yours but he consistently missed all of his own deadlines. He charges a lot for delivery and then ships it in an envelope. The suit I have needs a few hundred dollars worth of work to make it comfortable to wear, though it does look nice. I resigned myself that I will have it fixed locally at my cost.

I learned a hard lesson with my attempts at traveling tailors. I decided for the time being to buy OTR and splurge on tailoring. So far this has worked for me.
Thanks for sharing your last two sentences. Have never delved into mtm, custom or even mto but do have two jackets sitting a while with tags still on and worthy I think of a tailor's opinion on improving fit.
 
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mockingboy

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Bump - dude comes to NYC and doesn’t even tell me.

Been a year now
 

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