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Old 01-31-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Jean shortening...how much should it cost?

I just dropped off some jeans to get shortened and the price seem crazy high.


What is a decent price I should expect to pay?


What was the most expensive you have paid and what was the cheapest?
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:15 AM   #2
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I think i pay 7 bucks...under 10 for sure
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:19 AM   #3
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yep. around $10 give or take a buck or two. depending where you go.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:20 AM   #4
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hmm.

i think it depends on what type of hemming you get done (regular or European)

i usually get mine done European, and i think i pay about $14
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:20 AM   #5
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Just got a pair hemmed and paid $8.50.

I miss my crazy old guy in Toronto who would do it for $4.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:20 AM   #6
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lol. for fuck sakes. i knew it.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:23 AM   #7
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now how rude would it be to call and tell them to forget it and find another place?

23.99 for european hem and 16.99 for regular hem. WTF?

and not even quick service. seriously.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:43 AM   #8
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now how rude would it be to call and tell them to forget it and find another place?

23.99 for european hem and 16.99 for regular hem. WTF?

and not even quick service. seriously.
that's what the prices are like in my neighbourhood!

but if i could find somewhere cheap that's convenient (whether near a workplace or whatever) than great! but everywhere around me double the price for everything! then again i go to school, and work, all in the same vicinity!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:45 AM   #9
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yep. around $10 give or take a buck or two. depending where you go.

what area of town is this,

where you guys get your shit hemmed for so cheap!!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:50 AM   #10
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My old guy in Toronto was on Bathurst between Dupont and College... But in Ottawa, I just go to any dry cleaner or neighbourhood tailor and it's between $7 and $10.

I can hem pants myself, but I'm just too busy and lazy to bother, so I don't go to a high-end dressmaker or anything - it's a freakin' HEM!

If it was for major alterations to a nice piece of clothing, I might consider somewhere a little more upscale, but for jeans especially - any dry cleaner will do, imo.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:05 AM   #11
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that's what the prices are like in my neighbourhood!

but if i could find somewhere cheap that's convenient (whether near a workplace or whatever) than great! but everywhere around me double the price for everything! then again i go to school, and work, all in the same vicinity!

lol. what pisses me off is that you get a pair of jeans on super sale and then have to hem them and there goes the price of the sale!

not only that, they don't advertize the price before you actually gibe them the pants. and measure the length.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:15 AM   #12
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i know! i'm 4'11 and 3/4!!!

i hate living in a rich-y area for little things like that!
but hey.... funny enough it's pretty safe neighbourhood!

but the pants! i've never gotten one pair of pants where hemming hasn't been necessary!

[yes, even capris....]
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:27 AM   #13
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Just piping in here to say that Jean Machine will usually pay the cost of hemming for you. At least they have for me in the past.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:40 AM   #14
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oy!

it's times like this i'm glad that:

a) i've got a fairly long inseam

b) i've got a sewing machine

!!!

i can't imagine dropping another $10 every time i buy a pair of pants.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:54 AM   #15
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what area of town is this,

where you guys get your shit hemmed for so cheap!!!
I'm not downtown, but still... 23$ is too much.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:59 AM   #16
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$23 dollars is far too much.

Post what neighbourhood you're near and I'm sure we'll have some recommendations for you. I just had some pants seriously taken in (more than just at the waist) and it cost me $22 at Studio Kim, and I think hemming is about $10. It's near King and Bathurst, just west on King.

Poot gave me the tip. Thanks lady
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:00 PM   #17
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I have a pair that needs hemming. My friend always goes to the guy near Over the Rainbow in Yorkville but i suspect it's pricey there due to the location.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a reasonably priced jean hemmer in the East End? Leslieville or Danforth or the Beaches perhaps.

Thanks
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:49 PM   #18
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Just piping in here to say that Jean Machine will usually pay the cost of hemming for you. At least they have for me in the past.
that's big no...they didn't do it for me!

those pants are still in need of hemming....

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let's say i'm near bayview and eglinton..ish
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:55 PM   #19
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I just took in some clothes today for alterations in College Park. Here are the costs:
- jeans hemmed $10
- pants taken in at waist $18
- jeans taken in at waist $18
- hole repaired in sweater $3

I'm so glad I finally did this! Now those pant/jeans won't be hanging in my closet completely useless anymore (I hate belts!)
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:59 PM   #20
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I paid $20+ for a proper jean hem, but it was at some shitty 'stitch-it' place in a mall and I was desperado, but I got it the next day, or same day - can't recall.

It's $12 at my regular joint, but it takes a couple of days.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:18 PM   #21
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Poot gave me the tip. Thanks lady
Oh good - glad it worked out.
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I just took in some clothes today for alterations in College Park. Here are the costs:
- jeans hemmed $10
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that's fair prices- hemming pants only really should take about 1/2 hr
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:04 AM   #23
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that's big no...they didn't do it for me!

those pants are still in need of hemming....
You gotta tell them in the store when you try on the jeans that they need to be hemmed. I was told to go to "StitchIt" in the same mall, get em hemmed, and bring the receipt back. Upon doing so, they refunded me the cost of hemming. They've done this for me a bunch of times.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:23 AM   #24
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You gotta tell them in the store when you try on the jeans that they need to be hemmed. I was told to go to "StitchIt" in the same mall, get em hemmed, and bring the receipt back. Upon doing so, they refunded me the cost of hemming. They've done this for me a bunch of times.
that sucks. like i said i'm 4'11 and 3/4 and it's clearly obvious i need pants hemmed. i was in jean machine for almost 2 HOURS trying on every pair of jeans in there. i have a hands length that needs to be cut! this isn't no big cuff 'em and go! it's a skinny jean and it needs hemming! i wish they had told me this, or offered it to me! they were $110 jeans!
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:28 AM   #25
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They obviously just didnt' like you skyparty. jk
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