Reweaving

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  1. SwB411

    SwB411 Well-Known Member

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    Recently discovered two moth holes in a relatively new suit. It's a very nice looking, quality suit and I am hoping to salvage it if it makes economic sense (paid about $750 for the suit). It is a light gray pinstripe.

    Is reweaving a viable, economical option? The holes are very small and there is one on the leg and between the zipper and front pocket on the pants and on the front of the jacket.

    Any insight would be appreciated (how much will it cost, will it look "repaired", etc.).

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  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I had a tear in a pair of pants rewoven for about $80.
     


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    SwB411 Well-Known Member

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    I had a tear in a pair of pants rewoven for about $80.

    Thanks. Is the repair visible or does it look "new"?
     


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    Thanks. Is the repair visible or does it look "new"?
    It's not noticeable at all.
     


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    PITAronin Senior member

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    In my experience, a lot will depend on the suit fabric and whether or not there is a pattern. I've had, for example, a solid tan MTM suit from Brooks made from 130s VBC that suffered a couple of small moth holes. While the reweaving was done by what is apparently one of the best in Chicago, the repair is still slightly noticeable. A flannel with a bit more texture or a fabric where there is more of a pattern to distract the eye may both make the reweaving process more successful/less noticeable.
     


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    In my experience, a lot will depend on the suit fabric and whether or not there is a pattern. I've had, for example, a solid tan MTM suit from Brooks made from 130s VBC that suffered a couple of small moth holes. While the reweaving was done by what is apparently one of the best in Chicago, the repair is still slightly noticeable. A flannel with a bit more texture or a fabric where there is more of a pattern to distract the eye may both make the reweaving process more successful/less noticeable.
    My pants were pinstriped, and also rewoven in Chicago, but I don't know where specifically.
     


  7. harry2quinn

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    Probably at Without a Trace at 100 E Walton Street which is apparently a reweaving place known around the country due to GQ or Esquire running an article on them. They're really the only place to go to in Chicago.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Last I heard, Alice was no longer working. This is as good a time as any to ask if anyone knows another reweaver in NYC.
     


  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Last I heard, Alice was no longer working. This is as good a time as any to ask if anyone knows another reweaver in NYC.

    I think she stopped reweaving because she died, I'll let you know if that's changed. There is French American reweaving in the city.
     


  11. Montauk

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    If she died it's a very recent tragedy, because I was just there and she was plenty sprightly.
     


  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    If she died it's a very recent tragedy, because I was just there and she was plenty sprightly.

    I was actually making a bad movie joke (Top Secret) but this post claims she is deceased:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=451
     


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    I neeed a reweaver for a bunch of cashmere sweaters that were killed by moths.
     


  14. Montauk

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    I was actually making a bad movie joke (Top Secret) but this post claims she is deceased:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=451


    Hmm. I suppose it could always be a different old lady operating under Alice's shingle and with her phone line ;-)

    In any case, she gives great reweave.
     




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