(Closed) Disappointed, don’t like FI’s suit. Vent.

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Could you try taking it to another alterations place?  They may be able to fix it still…

Post # 4
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Get the J C Penney suit as a back up while you see if another tailor can fix this one.  

Post # 5
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46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would take it to a private tailor.

Post # 8
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Roe:  I would check Yelp for a good tailor in your area.  The reviews are by real people and they don’t delete negative ones like some websites do.

Post # 9
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46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@GroovyHippieChick:  Yelp is  agreat idea!

 

@Roe:  Most tailors would be very understanding if you explained your timeline dilemna.

Post # 10
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Take it back to JosABanks and make them fix it.

And if they won’t satisfy you, take it to a private tailor.  All hope is not lost!  I promise!

Post # 11
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Can you go back to the store and make a stink about it? We had the exact same problem with Men’s Wearhouse — 2 rounds of alterations, and it still looked terrible. My Fiance was very clear with the salesperson (and eventually, the manager) that the suit was unacceptable, and they agreed to exchange it for one that actually fit him, even though it had been altered already. Even if you don’t want to exchange and decide to take it to a private tailor, I’d still go back and see if Jos A Bank can refund you some part of it or even just the alteration cost you’ve put into it so far. They shouldn’t be making promises about what’s possible in alterations if they can’t follow through on it.

Post # 12
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My husband got two suits from Jos. A Bank (including the one he wore at the wedding) and we took it to a private tailor for alterations and she tailored the length and waistband of the pants and the jacket. I would pursue that option, as well as get the JC Penney suit. 

Post # 14
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Roe:  Pretty much the same as how you described the fit of your FI’s suit: too broad in the shoulders, too long, the pants were totally out of proportion, etc. It really looked like he was wearing his dad’s clothes. After the first round of alterations, they said they could fix it all, but when we went back again, it wasn’t any better.

When we went in for that second fitting, we worked with a new salesman, and when my fiance told him this was supposed to be his wedding suit, you could see the salesman’s eyes get wide and his face drop. He said “OH NO!”, remeasured my Fiance, and started pulling new suits. It really came down to that the first salesman just didn’t understand what alterations could and couldn’t do, and he didn’t know the stock well enough to find a suit that was a better fit from the start.

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