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Specific Alteration Question - NYC

nmprisons

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I read the definitive NYC tailor thread, but my question was not answered there.

I recently purchased a NWT Signature Line Suit. There are a few things that need changing, the only major alteration, however, is to have the collar lowered. I imagine this requires an expert tailor, but I can't find anyone who has actually had this alteration done successfully in New York.

I imagine that, since this was purchased at an outlet it can't be taken to the Ralph Lauren mansion. Any experience with a tailor who has done this alteration successfully?

Thanks a lot.
 

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People here have told me it's ok to take RL outlet purchases to the mansion for alterations. I've never done it, but have used their tailors for new suits and they do a great job. (They're pricey, but very good.)
 

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if its just a small bubble only under the collar, then its lower the collar.
if its a roll that extends "across" the back also below the collar its different.
then the back must be shortened from the top, and thats for a tailor.
just dont go to a cleaner unless he is really a tailor.
 

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Originally Posted by a tailor
if its just a small bubble only under the collar, then its lower the collar.
if its a roll that extends "across" the back also below the collar its different.
then the back must be shortened from the top, and thats for a tailor.
just dont go to a cleaner unless he is really a tailor.


It is only a collar issue. I wouldn't have purchased it if the whole back needed shortening.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
you really shouldn't buy a suit that needs anything of that nature done to the collar, just accept that it does not fit you and try and find something else.

That is just not good advice. If a suit can be fixed for 200 bucks and costs 25% or retail, it is a serious savings and you end up with a well-fitting suit for significantly below retail price. Your advice is only good if the alterations are so major as to be either cost prohibitive or likely to reult in shoddy work and a poor finished product.
 

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