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Where to Repair Coat

Postby sardia » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:19 am UTC

Has anyone ever tried having a coat or pants repaired? I've gotten loose stitching resewn before at a dry cleaner, but they were usually amateurish. (It was ok because it was done on an interior tear, so nobody else knew.) If the coat was just functional, I'd just ignore it or fix it, but I'm quite fond of this coat. The coat fastener looks like the picture. The stitching blew, and the whole leather patch & hook ripped off sometime in the night.
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I'm wondering what I should look for in a tailor, (or is it clothes alliteration?) Most of my google attempts bring up dry cleaners. Looking up yelp brings up wedding dresses and tuxedo repairs, which seems close enough.
My options are
A. Leave it as it is, nobody looks at your coat.
B. Buy a new coat.
C. Repair coat, and have it look worse.
D. Repair coat, and have it look like it used to.
I want D, but I'm afraid that C will result. B feels like a total waste of money. This makes A likely...at least until the next regional party. Stupid managers think your looks matters. The thing is, they're probably right.

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Re: Where to Repair Coat

Postby Zohar » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:51 pm UTC

I've had minor repairs done, and the tailor I go to is in a dry cleaner. Just FYI.
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Re: Where to Repair Coat

Postby eran_rathan » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:12 pm UTC

Try looking for clothes alterations. If that doesn't help, a tuxedo repair/alterations would be the place to go.

Alternately, go to a bridal shop, and ask them where their alterations are done. They might do it in house, and something as simple as that they might do for free or really cheap.
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Re: Where to Repair Coat

Postby teelo » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:13 am UTC

I don't understand. Can't you just walk up to a tailoring goods vendor and click the repair button?

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Re: Where to Repair Coat

Postby sardia » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:40 am UTC

teelo wrote:I don't understand. Can't you just walk up to a tailoring goods vendor and click the repair button?

"How I mine for fish?"

In all seriousness, I went to a tailor, and the first thing I got was a confused expression when I asked for a repair on some khakis. They seem no better than the dry cleaners. Oh well, maybe nobody will notice at the party. I hear it's an open bar.
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