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A Horrible Day for Me

post #1 of 49
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My mother offered to take a number of jeans that needed to be hemmed to a tailor on monday. Two pairs of my seven jeans were included. i told her to make sure to request the original hem. Stupid of me to assume she knew what it was even though she had done the same for my sister's Joe jeans a month back. Well they all came back today with a typical hem, not the original hem. I am so upset! One of the pairs was the signature gold crystal. What a waste of money. I am feeling so low right now.
post #2 of 49
I am so sorry this happened to you! I have had bad experiences with the local tailor and I won't go back. Hopefully some girls on here can make you feel better or offer some advice.
post #3 of 49
I wouldn't worry too much. After a few washes/wears, the new hem will look like the original anyway.
post #4 of 49
I'm so sorry about your hems! I totally understand... I'd be really pissed off.

Anyway you can get back the cut off hems? I know sometimes at the tailor they would include the cut off hem pinned w/ the jeans when I get them back.
post #5 of 49
aw, that sounds horrible. i had a tailor mangle an inseam job for me recently. i always used to want original hem, but nowadays I don't even care unless it is really unique distressing or something. you can try distressing the hems yourself with an emery board or sandpaper or something? I'm sure you'll always be a bit bothered by the hems, but the jeans will still look great!
post #6 of 49
This just happened to me. I brought my brand new BOM Lisa Trousers to this place. I specifically told them what I wanted done and had them promise me their first born if they messed up (well I should have made them promise me that). They swore it was no problem. Pick them up on Monday. What do you know... the trouser hem - nonexistent. I sent them to their death and I'm still livid. I kind of want to go in and complain and get my money back or a partial refund. Sooooo angry
post #7 of 49
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Originally Posted by theherman
aw, that sounds horrible. i had a tailor mangle an inseam job for me recently. i always used to want original hem, but nowadays I don't even care unless it is really unique distressing or something. you can try distressing the hems yourself with an emery board or sandpaper or something? I'm sure you'll always be a bit bothered by the hems, but the jeans will still look great!
hey I just noticed you were in philly, can you recommend a good tailor in center city, I just moved here a couple months ago and have no idea where to take my jeans now, I took them to this place attached to the sterling (apt building at like 20th and jfk) and they did a crappy job and charged me like $20 a pop
post #8 of 49
that is too bad. I feel for you. But at least your crystals are NYD, aren't they? I had my Nyd bootcut hemmed without the origanl hem and they are fine. I have wonr them and washed them a few times now and they look great. Those jeans barely had any distressing on the bottom hem, that's why i chose not to keep it there. And like theherman wrote, jusy use an emery board on the back of them, they'll be perfect in no time.
I din't know how you got your jeans hemmed without you being there to try them on in front of the tailor in the first place! i would be afraid to just drop mine off without haaving them measure while they are on me...but that's just me.
post #9 of 49
im getting my jeans hemmed for the first time, just wondering if someone could post example of original hem, and the regular hem, so i can determine for myself if its worth paying extra for the original hem
post #10 of 49
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Originally Posted by l0v3rg1rL
im getting my jeans hemmed for the first time, just wondering if someone could post example of original hem, and the regular hem, so i can determine for myself if its worth paying extra for the original hem
I only have a picture of a pair of hemmed TR Joeys right now...



I've been going to the same tailor for 3 years now and I love him! he's the best. I thought these jeans would be tricky because of the twisted seam and big T stitching, but he did an amazing job!

I personally prefer the original hem re-attached. Even if the hem isn't distressed, I usually have him re-attach it anyway because I like the way it looks better.
post #11 of 49
NAT829
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I wouldn't worry too much. After a few washes/wears, the new hem will look like the original anyway

post #12 of 49
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Originally Posted by lauriebell
This just happened to me. I brought my brand new BOM Lisa Trousers to this place. I specifically told them what I wanted done and had them promise me their first born if they messed up (well I should have made them promise me that). They swore it was no problem. Pick them up on Monday. What do you know... the trouser hem - nonexistent. I sent them to their death and I'm still livid. I kind of want to go in and complain and get my money back or a partial refund. Sooooo angry
Definitely go and ask for at LEAST a partial refund -- They should understand that they really messed up an important part of your pants, and IMO should have even offered to refund you.

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Originally Posted by brynk
hey I just noticed you were in philly, can you recommend a good tailor in center city, I just moved here a couple months ago and have no idea where to take my jeans now, I took them to this place attached to the sterling (apt building at like 20th and jfk) and they did a crappy job and charged me like $20 a pop
welcome to philly my friend lives in the sterling and i work a couple of blocks away. i'd recommend tina at the dry cleaners on 17th between locust and walnut (right by little pete's). She is really nice and usually does a great job. $18 but at least it's cheaper than $20 If you bring in a bunch at a time, she may give you a discount
post #13 of 49
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Originally Posted by l0v3rg1rL
im getting my jeans hemmed for the first time, just wondering if someone could post example of original hem, and the regular hem, so i can determine for myself if its worth paying extra for the original hem
i will see if i can post some in a while.
IMO, it's worth it if the jeans are quite distressed. if you don't use the original hem, then the hem is so neat and the rest of the jean is still distressed and worn looking. if they are a darker wash that has little or no distressing, it's notas big of a deal. $18 a pop adds up for me, very quick,but i still pay it, except on my NYD and my MTB flynts.
post #14 of 49
Anna, your hem looks perfect! i am not sure if any on mine look that good!
post #15 of 49
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Originally Posted by jen10
Anna, your hem looks perfect! i am not sure if any on mine look that good!
Thanks Jen! Here's another pic (taken of the Morocco Bootcuts I'm wearing today...)



There's no distressing on the hem, but I had it re-attached. You can barely tell it was hemmed! I <3 my tailor
post #16 of 49
this is not something to worry about. I'm 100% sure they look perfectly great with a normal hem.
post #17 of 49

jeans

I live in the bay area and i have this lady did all my jeans with the original hems re-attach and it only costs me 10$/pair. It's the cheapest place I can find yet the work she did is excellent. I have been going there for YEARS and never once complaint about her work.

If anyone in the bay area wants me to introduce you to her. Let me know.
post #18 of 49
I'm so sorry to hear about this, Chrissy. Makes me glad once again that I never have to get anything hemmed!
post #19 of 49

Re: jeans

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Originally Posted by gialydo
I live in the bay area and i have this lady did all my jeans with the original hems re-attach and it only costs me 10$/pair. It's the cheapest place I can find yet the work she did is excellent. I have been going there for YEARS and never once complaint about her work.

If anyone in the bay area wants me to introduce you to her. Let me know.
Where in the bay area?
post #20 of 49

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Nat, the lady who did the alternations for my jeans lives in Modesto. She will move to San Jose in another few months. I come back to Modesto every 2 wks to visit my parents AND of course, get all my jeans alter. She usually can get it done for me in a day (since I have been going to her for more than 8 yrs). If you want, I'll post pics of all the jeans she did for me and I can bring your jeans back to her also (if you live in the bay area). She did an AMAZING work. She is a really sweet lady and I want to help her grow her business since she works for this dry cleaning place right now and they take half of whatever they charge their customers (usually for alternations, they charge 16$/pair).
post #21 of 49

Re: jeans

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Originally Posted by gialydo
Nat, the lady who did the alternations for my jeans lives in Modesto. She will move to San Jose in another few months. I come back to Modesto every 2 wks to visit my parents AND of course, get all my jeans alter. She usually can get it done for me in a day (since I have been going to her for more than 8 yrs). If you want, I'll post pics of all the jeans she did for me and I can bring your jeans back to her also (if you live in the bay area). She did an AMAZING work. She is a really sweet lady and I want to help her grow her business since she works for this dry cleaning place right now and they take half of whatever they charge their customers (usually for alternations, they charge 16$/pair).
I live in Santa Clara. That would be perfect if she moved to San Jose... I would love to give her my business! Please post the pics... When are you heading out to Modesto again?
post #22 of 49
Thread Starter 
Aw thanks you guys. I feel a lot better now. =] I just freaked out when I saw them. They don't look so bad anymore. I'll probably distress them like theherman said. But defintely next time I need a pair of jeans hemmed I will make sure to get the original hem.
post #23 of 49

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Nat, i live in Santa Clara too. Wow, small world . I'll go back to Modesto next weekend. I'll post pics this Sunday since I am leaving for Tahoe later on today.
post #24 of 49
Maybe I am missing something but how do they attach the original hem without it being obvious? I have two pair of jeans that I need to get hemmed to 31 inches and I was upset because the hems are distressed and I didnt want to loose that.

I am glad I read this because I did not even know it was possible.
post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by sultrysiren
Maybe I am missing something but how do they attach the original hem without it being obvious? I have two pair of jeans that I need to get hemmed to 31 inches and I was upset because the hems are distressed and I didnt want to loose that.

I am glad I read this because I did not even know it was possible.
yes, they do. it is called a Euro or "tricky" hem. just ask your tailor if they know what it is? if they don't ask another one. There should be some around. i usually go to Nordstroms and have it done, but i am going to start asking around for someplace else.
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