Where to copy cheap H&M pants in New York?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by frozenintime, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. frozenintime

    frozenintime New Member

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    Hi there

    I have a cheap pair of black dress pants from H&M.
    For some reason, I love these pants - how they fit, how they feel, their weird, soft, synthetic polyester/rayon blend, etc. They probably cost $50.

    They are a couple years old at this point. As anyone whose been to H&M more than once knows, they never quite offer the same thing twice, so as far as I know I am out of luck finding them again new.

    I want more. I've actually had them duplicated at Mr Ned once, but was not entirely pleased with the result. For starters, they only work in wool and I am looking to use a similar fabric as the original.

    I went to Hong Kong Jack this week and was quoted $500 fabric included. This is about twice what they were at Mr Ned, and when I questioned the price he walked over and pointed at a full color reproduction of his picture in New York Magazine, like that would change my mind.

    Anyway - any idea on where I could fulfill this simple dream in the city for less than that?

    Thanks!
     


  2. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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  3. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    mytailor.com will do a good job too - I can't imagine that they'll ask much more than $200 to replicate H&M cut and fabric. (Still, for $200, you've really got to like those pants [​IMG])
     


  4. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    I want more. I've actually had them duplicated at Mr Ned once, but was not entirely pleased with the result. For starters, they only work in wool and I am looking to use a similar fabric as the original. I went to Hong Kong Jack this week and was quoted $500 fabric included. This is about twice what they were at Mr Ned, and when I questioned the price he walked over and pointed at a full color reproduction of his picture in New York Magazine, like that would change my mind. Anyway - any idea on where I could fulfill this simple dream in the city for less than that? Thanks!
    Bump. I was about to start a thread on this same topic. Has anyone else had OTR stuff copied by a tailor in the NYC area? If so, I'd appreciate hearing what kinds of results you've had and approximate cost. I have some old Lands End slacks that fit perfectly, but the fabric and workmanship come up a bit short. Internet sites are a possibility, but I'm a bit leery of not being able to judge the fabric well. Thanks.
     


  5. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You won't be able to duplicate the feeling and drape of the original. Start your search for something you might enjoy just as much.
     


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