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Today, my tailor tried to sell me some other guy's half-made bespoke suit.

w.o.e.is.me.

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Apparently the poor sap is an out of work lawyer (a bit ironic and depressing considering I'm a newly hired one) who can no longer afford to pay. Anyway the whole exchange was hilarious.


Me: "uh...I don't know about that."
Him: "BUT IT'S ALMOST YOUR SIZE!...Ill give you a good price!"
*while he drapes it dubiously over my shoulders*

At least he did a bang up job on my new Mabitex.
 

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How the mighty have fallen.

To go from a finalist in Esquire's BDSM competition to leftover bespoke salvaged from a tailor's dumpster . . .

Woe is you.
 

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Might be an indicator as to how well the tailor's business is holding up.

It is a shame to throw away perfectly good fabric like that.
 

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I've gotten some decent pigs from a tailor at a very low price. Don't knock it.
 

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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me.
Agreed. I think he was trying to salvage his hard work. Not knocking him, I just thought the circumstances were funny.

I use a custom tailor for alterations where I live and they do it like clockwork. Apparently alot of their customers don't pay or pick stuff up.
 

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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me.
I'm a 38, I'd say the other guy is a 40-42. With a much wider torso.
Also I wasn't crazy about how the lapels were looking (too thin no peaks)


For that to work, the suit would have to be taken apart and recut. I'm guessing that is not what your tailor is proposing, but if you trust him, ask him. Done properly, it takes as much or more work than cutting something from scratch. If the fabric is expensive, maybe it's worth it to him: most tailors hate waste.


- B
 

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What kinda fabric? I might drop by and see if I can snag it
 

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