Tailoring Thread

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by cedric, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    Seems like we get a fair number of questions regarding having things tailored here. I thought it'd be a good idea to post up what you've had tailored -- and more importantly -- what each alteration costs :hsd:

    I'm about to go have the sleeves on my blazer shortened and they said $30. I have no idea if that's a good deal or not :rofl:

    edit: now with prices!

    blazer:
    - sleeve shortening: $35
    - tapering waist: $30

    dress shirt:
    - tapering waist: $25

    it was pretty pricey but I'm more than coming out ahead. I paid $22.97 for a $178 blazer :bowdown:
     
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  2. Bouwnt

    Bouwnt choppa choppaaa

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    far too scared to get anything tailored... too many horror stories:noes:
     
  3. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i had a pair of jeans tapered... it was 15$
     
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    m1lk New Member

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    i have a couple of polos that are size S and want to get tailored/fitted. i have no idea how much it would cost, but on my list of things to do
     
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    m1lk New Member

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    ive had a horror story with getting shit hemmed in the past, thats why i dont fuck with that anymore
     
  6. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    what happened? :noes:
     
  7. Bouwnt

    Bouwnt choppa choppaaa

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    that's pretty much my biggest concern. luckily i'm pretty tall i haven't had to get anything hemmed before

    only thing i would consider would be like some shirt maybe, is it worth it for a t shirt? even possible? some fit really weird, even from the same company :squint:
     
  8. johnny

    johnny shit, baby

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    I need to have my collar tailored on every single coat I acquire :hs:

    It's almost 50 dollars a pop :ugh:
     
  9. m1lk

    m1lk New Member

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    back in 2004, i bought i pair of energies for $168. they were too long, so i had em hemmed. right after that, when i went to sit down it would totally expose my ankles and shit :down: money down the drain
     
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    m1lk New Member

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    i would just say get another tshirt or polo, but if theyre $200 shirts like in my case, give tailoring a shot :o
     
  11. Bouwnt

    Bouwnt choppa choppaaa

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    well that's the thing, i'd be more pissed if they messed up a $200 shirt than a $50 polo. what defenses do you have against them fucking up your shit? can they be legally bound to pay for items at all? seems shady
     
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    m1lk New Member

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    its a risk.... but its a risk im willing to take :o i really dont want to sell em

    gotta find the right tailor and let em know what the deal is, bottomline
     
  13. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    just got back from the tailor. It was esspensive but not as bad as it could've been :hsd:
     
  14. Ozner

    Ozner Offical TSL OP Leghumper

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    DOn't any of you tell the person who is talioring your stuff how much you want to pay.

    $25.00 to remove a piece of cloth and restich it is FUCKING outragous.
     
  15. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    what would you pay?
     
  16. Ozner

    Ozner Offical TSL OP Leghumper

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    I had a blazer one time. The crazy lady told me it was $25.00 to shorten the lenth of the sleves and $25.00 tailor the fit around the waist.

    I walked out with everything for $20.00

    They would cut it for any price because they know you can go around the corner to another place and get it cut for cheaper. All you have to do is bargain.
     
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    mr_ecktid New Member

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    If you're having jeans hemmed, ALWAYS wear shoes, preferably the shoes you plan on wearing most with that pair of jeans.
     
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    and keep the original leg :eek3:

    they charge $20 for that at nordstrom :o
     
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    i want to get my 21cm diors taken in at the waist but i am scared of what they might charge and if they will fuck it up
     
  20. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I probably should've bargained with her, but I paid $22 for the blazer I'm having altered. Even with the alterations, I still come out over $100 ahead than if I had bought it in a store :o
     
  21. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I took in a "test shirt" that I've always wanted altered, but could live with if it got butchered. It's just been sitting in my closet for like 3 years and I've worn it twice. It's worth the $25 to have it made wearable as opposed to buying a new one :o
     
  22. Ozner

    Ozner Offical TSL OP Leghumper

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    Eat more american cheese. :o
     
  23. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    i learned to sew. suckas.
     
  24. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    there's a lot more to tailoring clothes than just sewing :o
     
  25. Smahatma

    Smahatma Bitch-Kumar OT Supporter

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    from what I understand, taking jeans in at the waist is much harder/riskier than normal pants because the waist band is a single piece, and doesn't have the seam in the back that tailors would normally deconstruct and de-size it from
     

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