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What's the most you've ever paid for alterations?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by merkur, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    IIRC, the most was about $160.00 to alter a 50% off suit. The work was done where I purchased the suit and included lengthening the jacket sleeves and adding working buttons, taking the jacket in on the sides and back, taking in the waist and seat on the pants, and cuffing the pants.
     


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    Nothing. I expect my cutter to accommodate my body as part of the bespoke process - however hideous right thinking folk might consider it to be.
     


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    $110 for my Isaia suit. shortening one sleeve (yes, i have one arm slightly longer than the other), bringing in the waist area of jacket, pant cuffs, and adding working buttonholes. the tailor was surprised when i asked for the working buttonholes. he made it sound like that was going to be the most difficult part of the alteration and ended up charging $20 on each side IIRC.

    -Jeff
     


  5. JayJay

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    the tailor was surprised when i asked for the working buttonholes. he made it sound like that was going to be the most difficult part of the alteration and ended up charging $20 on each side IIRC.


    I've had similar reactions from tailors regarding working sleeve buttons. I used to pay $100.00 per jacket for just the working buttons.
     


  6. LeonM

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    £170.
    For taking in the waist, and seat and hemming trousers. And, fixing the neck, and lengthening the sleeves, and taking in the coat/ re-cutting the sides.
    My old alterations tailor has hung up his chalk/ needle. This was the first job for the new one.

    Leon
     


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    Any of you ever have a peacoat altered? I was thinking of getting mine altered to fit a little slimmer and curious to any successes and costs associated...

    jag
     


  8. JayJay

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    Any of you ever have a peacoat altered? I was thinking of getting mine altered to fit a little slimmer and curious to any successes and costs associated...

    jag

    Not a peacoat, but I have had a cashmere topcoat altered to provide a slimmer fit. It was taken in on the sides and back. The outcome was good. I'd think a competent tailor can do whatever is needed. IIRC I paid $50.00 for the alteration.
     


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    Not a peacoat, but I have had a cashmere topcoat altered to provide a slimmer fit. It was taken in on the sides and back. The outcome was good. I'd think a competent tailor can do whatever is needed. IIRC I paid $50.00 for the alteration.

    Great...thanks! I was hoping to get it done for $50 - $100...I'm not looking for a perfect fit for that price, but anything slimmer would be better...

    jag
     


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    I paid around $170 to have a Barbera jacket altered. It was nothing major; shorten sleeves and let out two side seams. But I had gotten a good price on the jacket from Lance and I really wanted the jacket handled correctly. I got what I paid for. It fits perfectly and I've received compliments on it every time I've worn it - even mentioning the fit. My guy doesn't have any fixed prices. I try on, we discuss, we decide, he tells me how much. No itemized bill. Cash on delivery.

    I don't understand adding working buttonholes to a finished jacket. Do you use them? What for, are your hands really big?
     


  12. a tailor

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    $110 for my Isaia suit. shortening one sleeve (yes, i have one arm slightly longer than the other), bringing in the waist area of jacket, pant cuffs, and adding working buttonholes. the tailor was surprised when i asked for the working buttonholes. he made it sound like that was going to be the most difficult part of the alteration and ended up charging $20 on each side IIRC.

    -Jeff


    thats dirt cheap.
     


  13. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Any of you ever have a peacoat altered? I was thinking of getting mine altered to fit a little slimmer and curious to any successes and costs associated...

    jag


    it can be altered like any other coat. 50 would be tops.
     


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    $120 for neck and shoulders
     


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    Marrakesh Well-Known Member

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    almost 300usd for having a jacket sized down by 2 sizes.. was 2 years ago and unfortunately 2 month later i realized that i dont like the jackets colour..

    i had changed almost everything.. shoulders, width, waist, arms, working button holes (i want this on every jacket) etc..
     


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