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  • dpstein
    started a topic Tailor in LA (eastside)

    Tailor in LA (eastside)

    Hi! Does anyone have a good tailor in LA on the eastside (Silverlake, Los Feliz, etc). I'm looking for someone to do jeans with original hem? Also, what was the cost?

    Thanks!

    -david
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  • JUSTinTIME
    started a topic Indianapolis Area Tailor?

    Indianapolis Area Tailor?

    Just moved to the area and I am in need of a go-to tailor for dress shirts/suits/trousers/pants.
    Any suggestions from the Thread mob?
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  • Brand new dress shirts: Do you wash them first before having them tailored?

    I have some new CT dress shirts that need to be tailored. I am afraid that if I have the shirts tailored first and they happen to shrink after washing them for the first time, I am screwed.

    If I cold wash and hang dry, I should be okay? In the absence of heat, are CT shirts known to shrink just by washing/hang drying?

    Thanks
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  • d10tx
    started a topic Add lining to an unlined blazer?

    Add lining to an unlined blazer?

    Is that something that a tailor can do? Is that something that people ever do? It's this blazer linked below. I think it's unlined because it has that silly removable vest.
    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...&pid=214635002

    It's the first unlined jacket I've had. I'm keen on the color and fit, but it bothers me that it's unlined (except for the sleeves). I put it on and take it off throughout...
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  • Need a suit for a wedding, but will be out of the country for 3 months before..

    My mom is getting married in April. As I do not own a suit yet, I want to get a nice, new suit (I was thinking Charcoal) that I can have tailored to fit me exactly. HOWEVER, I am going to be in South East Asia for 3 months and I will fly back into where my mom lives (across the country from where I live) about a week before the wedding.

    My question is: If I get a suit before I leave on the trip and have it tailored to me, is the 3...
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  • DK
    started a topic Do You Tailor Your Shirts?

    Do You Tailor Your Shirts?

    Joe posts a lot of picks on the site here from places like J Crew or Banana Republic in a regular fit, or at least fits that aren't always very trim. I find that not a single shirt has ever fit me well off the rack... Do you tailor all your shirts? (Make the sleeves a bit tighter, maybe the waist a bit too...?) Do you just assume that every shirt you buy will have to be tailored? Is that just a given to most of you? Otherwise it seems I can never...
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  • Any good tailor recommendations in Dallas area?

    Looking for someone who does good work and relatively inexpensive.
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  • Seeking Tailor in NoVA (Fairfax/Loudoun)

    Could anyone recommend a good tailor in the Loudoun/western Fairfax area of Northern Virginia? I work in western Loudoun and am about to be moving close to Fairfax City, so I'll cover a pretty wide area during the week. A previous post from 2012 recommended Best Tailoring on Lee Highway which is 4-5 of miles east of where I'll be living. That may very well be the answer, but I thought that it couldn't hurt to ask for more suggestions.
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  • Cashmere Ralph Lauren Sportcoat Question

    Hello,

    A few years ago, I found a 100% dark navy cashmere sport coat at a Ralph Lauren outlet, in my size, that retailed for $2,000, for $200. Obviously I bought it and it is one of the nicest things I own.

    I have worn it so much over the years that I blew an elbow out. I took it to my tailor to get dark (or chocolate brown) elbow patches put on. When I picked the coat up, the elbow patches were extremely cheap looking,...
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  • @andrew
    started a topic Removing shoulder pads

    Removing shoulder pads

    Last night I bought this suit after spending four days with an Alfani Red and deciding the low armholes were too much of a hindrance. (Seriously, they were horrible.)

    I had to size up to a 40S (usually a 38R/S) in the Claiborne, because the shoulders on the 38 pulled a tiny bit, making the the shoulder pads stick out unnaturally. It'll need some suppression in the waist, but the 40S looks pretty good. My only complaint is that the shoulders...
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  • scarr92
    started a topic Button Shirts w/o tailoring

    Button Shirts w/o tailoring

    I own a bunch of JCF button downs that I pretty much wear everywhere. They're only about $30 during sales and perfect to wear to class/work/going out (I'm a college student). I'm considering the importance of having a good tailor and so I visited one in my area (southern CA) that was supposed to be one of the more affordable in town and he said it'd be $60 to shorten the sleeves and $20-30 to bring in the sides. Obviously this is way too much. So...
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  • dapper_dan
    started a topic Indochino Traveling Tailor

    Indochino Traveling Tailor

    Hi all.

    New to the dappered threads, but really enjoying all of the knowedge/tips so far. Question for everyone: Has anyone done the Indochino Traveling Tailor fittings before? I would like to get all my measurements professionally taken and this seems like a good opportunity, as long as there is no obligation to buy...

    Any thoughts?
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  • Cost of getting back pleats in button up shirts.

    Anyone get this done, have an idea on cost, and is it worth it?
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