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Old 04-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Location: Subconscious Syncope, USA (Northeastern US)
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I should. :/

Most fashion savvy people will tell you to in order to get a proper fit. You will look and fell your best, but it needs to be done properly.

I wear a lot of sheath dresses - sleeveless. The armholes are always to big. The proper way to alter that is from the shoulder to bring the dress up to where it should be.

Im not very sewing friendly, and prices can get quite high for alterations.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I don't do it often but the last thing I had altered was a pair of jeans. Only 8 bucks to get it done. The inseam was way too long but I truly wanted the pair (it was a bargain).
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:36 PM
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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I'm 6'3" - I can almost never find business casual slacks in 36L. On the rare occasions that I do, they tend to be cheap and not up to the quality that I need for work. So I buy unhemmed slacks - usually at Men's Wearhouse, where it's convenient and though their prices aren't great, their customer service is always top notch - and have them tailored specifically to me (I usually just have this done at Men's Wearhouse, for a fee, again out of convenience).

Other than that, I buy off the rack. Everyday shirts are just fine off the rack in XL size (or the more specific sizing of dress shirts) or jeans (save for jeans, I don't buy everyday long pants) or shorts in either M or 34W.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:56 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I actually bought 3 dresses recently. One fit fine, two of them needed alterations. One of those I'll probably return, but the other one was a good brand that was too big, and I easily was able to just adjust the darts and take in the side seams.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:19 PM
Location: Vallejo
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I'm fat enough now I can generally get away with off the rack to some extent. The only thing I get tailored know is suits. Silver lining to everything, I guess.
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Old 04-26-2015, 03:18 PM
Location: san diego
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Seems like everything I buy needs alterations. Either letting out at the bust or taking in at the waist. I like my pants/ jeans a little long because I wear high heels, so I typically don't have to hem things.

I try to buy at stores that offer free alterations, like Nordstrom's. I sometimes will get alterations done at the dry cleaner bc they're inexpensive. The most sewing I can do is putting a button back on a shirt.
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Old 04-26-2015, 03:28 PM
Location: southwestern PA
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The alteration I would need is to lengthen the pants several inches... and that is fairly impossible.
If they aren't right, I cannot buy them.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:46 AM
Location: Purgatory
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Originally Posted by KennethAuyeung View Post
I think i've never done that but i like wearing clothes with chil design. Some weed clothes are really great . I had great fun having those from the Highershop. marijuana tees are very elegant.
Lol! I'm pro-mj, but the clothing there might be literally the LEAST elegant clothes I've ever seen in my life! One shirt has "b*tch" written on it!
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