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Can someone recommend me a good suit tailor?

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Can someone recommend me a good suit tailor?

Trying to find a REASONABLY priced tailor that does good work. I went to a few places to get the suit-jacket cuffs shortened and they were trying to charge me like $40bux per jacket!!!!!! what a rip off !!
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Tagging myself to this. Been looking for one in GTA. (Preferably in Mississauga). Any recommendations as well as approximate price range would be much appreciated!
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Why do you think $40 each is a rip off?
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40 bucks is a ripoff for a great tailor? LOL
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What do you think an hour of a good craftsmans time is worth?
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I think because he just needs the cuffs shortened.

OP - best way is to google tailors and ring a few from home to ask for price. Easier than going to multiple shops and faster research.
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zerotwo wrote: Trying to find a REASONABLY priced tailor that does good work. I went to a few places to get the suit-jacket cuffs shortened and they were trying to charge me like $40bux each!!!!!! what a rip off !!!!!
It would depend a lot on the scope of the work. If the sleeves are lined and the tailor has to open the outer material and then the lining and fix both then the price is reasonable - especially considering that from your post it would appear that the same price has been quoted to you by a few tailors.

Also note that tailoring is different from just hemming.

Is there a reason why you did not have the sleeves shortened at the time of purchase (assuming the service was offered and the suit purchased as opposed to being given to you).

I do know someone but she would charge you the $40 per sleeve and would be worth every penny.
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Blanche123 wrote: It would depend a lot on the scope of the work. If the sleeves are lined and the tailor has to open the outer material and then the lining and fix both then the price is reasonable - especially considering that from your post it would appear that the same price has been quoted to you by a few tailors.

Also note that tailoring is different from just hemming.

Is there a reason why you did not have the sleeves shortened at the time of purchase (assuming the service was offered and the suit purchased as opposed to being given to you).

I do know someone but she would charge you the $40 per sleeve and would be worth every penny.

lol honestly buddy it doesnt make sense for me to pay $40 bux to shorten sleeves. this is not a $2000 zega suit. hudsons bay doesnt offer the service of tailoring. $40 bux would be like 15% of the cost of the entire suit which is completely ridiculous.
on top of that, i am okay with paying 40bux for something that requires more work like for example, tapering the sleeves, but just to hem the sleeves and raise the buttons a little? wtf
you say 40bux per sleeve thats even worse than the tailors i went to who would do both sleeves for 40
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buy a machine and do it yourself.

a few suits alteration and the machine will pay for itself.

Did u try kijiji ? People have ads on there for tailoring/alterations, u pay cash and its done at their home/residences?
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transitguy1 wrote: buy a machine and do it yourself.

a few suits alteration and the machine will pay for itself.

Did u try kijiji ? People have ads on there for tailoring/alterations, u pay cash and its done at their home/residences?
:D

I hope you're joking. Recommending someone to buy a sewing machine when OP is complaining about $40 per jacket. Not to mention the learning curve. Yeah, good idea.
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Then I think you're just looking for a cheap tailor.
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if you think $40 is too much for someone to shorten a jacket, then you're truly SOL

get yourself a pair of scissors and call it a day.

a good tailor would charge $30 just to shorten the sleeves of a dress shirt.

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