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Should we do Side Tabs or Belt Loops on High-Rise Moleskin Trousers?

  • Side Tabs

    Votes: 132 69.8%
  • Belt Loops

    Votes: 57 30.2%

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TREEZEES

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You blow Drake's away now, even without consideration to their outlandish pricing. Besides always having been a bit troublesome for those of us under 6 foot, Drake's took an aesthetic left turn towards 1990's father who stopped caring and realized he forgot the orange slices for his kids' soccer match:

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"Ugh, how will I get that mud out of the minivan upholstery?"

But if you really want me to never visit their site again, you could create a Neo version of the Mk I games suit: ultra casual (especially summer) suit that can be thrown in the washing machine. Double-breasted version also welcome.;)
Would smash buy an affordable games suit!
 

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@spiermackay I ordered this suit (https://www.spierandmackay.com/product/blue-pin-texture-10005-5933-2112-f1h1), which is advertised as patch pockets, 1/4 lining and spalla camiscia shoulders and, although the one I received seems to be same color/texture, it is fully lined, with flap pockets and lightly padded shoulder. These are three stylistic differences that make a completely different suit (I was counting on using the jacket as a separate/SC). Is this a mistake in the description, or was I just sent a different suit than was advertised/bought? Wrote a few days ago with no answer.
 

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@spiermackay I ordered this suit (https://www.spierandmackay.com/product/blue-pin-texture-10005-5933-2112-f1h1), which is advertised as patch pockets, 1/4 lining and spalla camiscia shoulders and, although the one I received seems to be same color/texture, it is fully lined, with flap pockets and lightly padded shoulder. These are three stylistic differences that make a completely different suit (I was counting on using the jacket as a separate/SC). Is this a mistake in the description, or was I just sent a different suit than was advertised/bought? Wrote a few days ago with no answer.
My email from over a week ago has gone unanswered by their customer service as well. Purchased two suits, asked for the 20% off coupon to be applied since my order was the day before…no reply.
 

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@spiermackay I ordered this suit (https://www.spierandmackay.com/product/blue-pin-texture-10005-5933-2112-f1h1), which is advertised as patch pockets, 1/4 lining and spalla camiscia shoulders and, although the one I received seems to be same color/texture, it is fully lined, with flap pockets and lightly padded shoulder. These are three stylistic differences that make a completely different suit (I was counting on using the jacket as a separate/SC). Is this a mistake in the description, or was I just sent a different suit than was advertised/bought? Wrote a few days ago with no answer.
DM me the order#

We only have 2 people running CS and they do get back to everyone. They try to get back within 48 hours. That said, whenever a sale runs on tailoring they get innundated.
 

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My email from over a week ago has gone unanswered by their customer service as well. Purchased two suits, asked for the 20% off coupon to be applied since my order was the day before…no reply.
DM the order#

Same deal. See above. Just a heads up for the 20% to be applied there is a price adjustment policy that is followed. It will be retroactive to the day/time you emailed.
 

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Can anyone recommend a good tailor in Houston? Have over 10 pairs that need to be hemmed and cuffed but don’t know where to take them
 

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@spiermackay Rick, if looking to add some things to custom, would it be easier to add a little click box for add ons before adding to cart that people may often email about to add, or add in notes? I am just thinking things like unfused collar/cuffs, pre-wash fabric before cutting, etc. May save some confusion and time.
 

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Can anyone recommend a good tailor in Houston? Have over 10 pairs that need to be hemmed and cuffed but don’t know where to take them
Nick Lopez in the Galleria area, I do all my stuff there (primarily hemming and a 1.75" cuff- IIRC its about $20 per pair). They do bespoke and are constantly complimenting the quality of the S&M stuff I bring in.

Coincidentally, I just picked up 6 pairs of pants last week and will be picking up 3 more pairs this week- seems like everyone bought a bunch of stuff during COVID that just sat in the closet lol
 

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Nick Lopez in the Galleria area, I do all my stuff there (primarily hemming and a 1.75" cuff- IIRC its about $20 per pair). They do bespoke and are constantly complimenting the quality of the S&M stuff I bring in.

Coincidentally, I just picked up 6 pairs of pants last week and will be picking up 3 more pairs this week- seems like everyone bought a bunch of stuff during COVID that just sat in the closet lol
Thank you! I was browsing the threads and saw you also recommended another tailor “memorial tailors” a couple years ago. Any reason you moved away from them?

also, is the $20ish per pair pretty standard for hem and cuff? I’ve only ever hemmed at Burlington for like $10 bucks back in highschool lol
 

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Everyone seems to be going back to the office in the next few weeks.
Yeah, most people I know seem to be going back 6/1. My office has been two days a week since March, but 6/1 we're back in full time. I've been noticing downtown has been busier over the past few weeks.

Thank you! I was browsing the threads and saw you also recommended another tailor “memorial tailors” a couple years ago. Any reason you moved away from them?

also, is the $20ish per pair pretty standard for hem and cuff? I’ve only ever hemmed at Burlington for like $10 bucks back in highschool lol
Story time lol:
Unfortunately I can't recommend them anymore after my last experience there. There was a guy who worked there (Charlie) that was AWESOME- he knew exactly how I liked stuff to fit and he could start pinning items without any instruction. We got to the point where I could walk in, put on a pair of pants, he'd come out and pin them while on the phone and never saying a word to me, and I could pick them up without trying them on and know that it would be perfect. He did pretty complex stuff too (like shortening a jacket sleeve with a functional cuff from the shoulder, which had gussets- $90 alteration and flawlessly executed). A couple years back he moved to a different location in the Cypress area and the Bunker Hill location hasn't been the same since- the primary issue was pants that ended up way too short or with different leg lengths (which is my most common alteration). I also noticed in comparing pairs that were done before and after the change that stitching quality had taken a nosedive. After 4 attempts on a pair of S&M suit pants (and, around that time, they sent some of my wife's clothes home with a different customer), I took them to Nick Lopez and never looked back.

$20 is pretty standard I think, IIRC I think I paid $15-$17 at Memorial back in the day. The only places that I really see cheaper are dry cleaners- nothing against them, but if I'm paying $150 for a pair of pants, I'd like a tailor to be the one to do the work on them.

Edit: I should add the caveat that I’m super OCD when it comes to fit/silhouette, and since I like no break on my pants, it’s a very small margin of error between ”perfect” and “way too short”. Some people might have been fine with the alterations I received, but one of the attempts ended up a full inch above my shoe. Thankfully there was a cuff so it could be corrected, but I have several suits with a plain hem because there wasn’t enough fabric for a cuff after they were cut too short.
 
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