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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HEWSINATOR, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    So, today was not a good day for me. I did this:

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    I went to the only tailor I could find that did "invisible mending" and he showed me his work. He said at the end of the day, if it can be done, I will end up with "L" shaped railway track stitching along the edges of the tear. He does not do the work but sends it out and thought it would cost around $150 to $200 but would need to confirm with the person that does the work.

    Is proper re-weaving noticeable. What he said made sense, as he said he needs something to anchor what is rewoven to.

    Are there any options to send this jacket away for the best work?

    This is my nicest suit by far, and not rolling in the cash. I have any number of crappy suits this would not bother me too much to happen to, but nope, my only Canali.
     


  2. ter1413

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    you, my good man, are fukked..
    just curious....how did that happen?
     


  3. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    OK, just did some more reading, and it seems what he proposes is about as good as it can come. And he can hopefully hide the vertical stitch in the pattern of the suit. The problem will be finding a piece of fabric somewhere on the suit big enough to do the re-weaving.
     


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    I would try Canali first and see if they still have the same fabric, they can make a new sleeve for you.
     


  5. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    Interesting idea. Have you ever heard of a manufacturer doing this?
     


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    Interesting idea. Have you ever heard of a manufacturer doing this?

    the odds that they have the same fabric from the SAME BATCH(color/shade/etc) is slim. and then to make a sleeve for you? go for it!
     


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    I would try Canali first and see if they still have the same fabric, they can make a new sleeve for you.

    +1
    more expensive but the most presentable solution. plus you'd subconciously be blaming yourself for wearing a torn jacket everytime you wear the mended suit again.
     


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    From what I have been told there is not much you can do. I had a much smaller tear and ALice Zotta said no matter what a reweaver did it would still show rather clearly. It would be "wearable," but apparent.
     


  9. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    ^^I am not too optimistic.
     


  10. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Use the $200 and watch Buying & Selling closely. You'll come up with something as good within a month.
     


  11. ter1413

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    ^^I am not too optimistic.

    i would scrap!
    keep the pants and wear in the cooler months with a shirt and v neck sweater. jacket is totaled!
     


  12. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    just curious....how did that happen?
    Happened going into the bathroom stall, got caught on the coat hanger. I was on my way out in a hurry, probably the first time I have worn my jacket to the crapper! Edit- I was on my way out of the office in a hurry, not the washroom.
     


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    Agreed, R.I.P.
     


  14. stubloom

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    Their is no such thing as an invisible mend on a fine wool such as yours. The best solution is reweaving. The reweaver will have to employ the piece weave method. This entails cutting out a rectangular area in the area of the L-shaped rip, taking a rectangular piece of fabric from another place (such as a cuff of the trouser) and weaving that rectangular piece into the surrounding fabric ....stitch by stitch. It WILL show. On the positive side, there are multiple stripes so the reweave will tend to show less. On the negative side, the fabric weave is very fine and the color is light so it will tend to show more. And for that, you could easily be looking at $150 to $200. For more information on this subject.... Blog post: Reweaving moth holes (or rips and tears) in your fine garments. http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-qu...-garments.aspx For a reweaver, I'd suggest Without A Trace in Chicago.
     


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    Sorry to hear.

    I've your answer or shall I say solution. If you dont' want to cut your losses then you need to contact Alex's Reweaving here in Los Angeles. They are so good that E Zegna sends their stuff to them. How do I know this? I saw multiple boxes from E Zegna. Now, why would they need reweaving is a different story.

    Anyway. I was recommended to Alex's by what many people say as the best tailor in LA (Wilshire Tailor) and Paul said to go to them. I dont know how much the jacket will cost but your jacket isnt as intricate as mine so maybe it could be less?

    Contact them, send them the photos and get a quote. Here's the thing, if this is indeed your favorite suit then do you really want to get rid of it? Your alternative is to ditch the suit but you have no other "fav" suit unless you buy one. Just do a cost/benefit analysis and go from there. Once again, Alex's has earned my business

    Cheers
     


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