Altered… but where?

15 Jul

My friend KTN only wears suits when hes overseas on business visits.

Once before a trip to Japan, he goes into a Raymonds showroom and buys a rather expensive suit. Since the trouser waist was too big (and he really liked THIS suit) he asked for the waist to be reduced. He then stops off the next day, picks up the suit and packs it. Doesnt think its necessary to check…

He reaches Japan and realizes that the waist hasnt been changed at all. Grumbling, he tightens his belt so that the trousers stayed up. While he was wondering WHAT the tailor changed, he happened to glance at his reflection in the full length mirror in his room. To his shock, the guy has reduced the length by 2 inches !!! So now KTN has an ankle length trouser…the only other suit he had was his wedding suit, and he has to leave for his meeting in the next 5 minutes.

I think he wore his “tight fitting” wedding suit….

To Raymonds credit, they allowed him to exchange his suit.. in fact they let him have a more expensive suit.


19 Responses to “Altered… but where?”

  1. chethan July 15, 2008 at 4:41 am #


  2. M O H A N July 15, 2008 at 7:12 am #

    πŸ™‚ too good!!

  3. Rada July 15, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    Is this really a true story or something you made up? πŸ™‚

    Absolutely hilarious!

  4. Vijay July 15, 2008 at 7:22 am #

    @Chetan,Mohan: Thanks
    @Rada: True Story…God Promise

  5. xylene July 15, 2008 at 7:52 am #

    I cant imagine what how furious he would have been.

  6. raydixon July 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    This post needs a photo of the misfitting dacks, Vijay. Your friend really should carry a camera (and a sense of humour).

  7. Lekhni July 15, 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    I wonder what the Japanese executive who was bowing low before him was thinking?

    “Not only does he wear fluorescent purple socks, but he hitches up his trousers and flaunts them in my face ! ! $#@?!!”

  8. Veena July 15, 2008 at 6:42 pm #

    That marriage suit thing, so true in almost 90 percent of the cases. Wonder why do they stitch such expensive suits which they wear it just ONCE in their life time 😦
    Cool post Vijay, had a hearty laugh and ya, I am having the same tight fit issues of my saree blouses after my son’s arriaval and I carefully plan my outings(where this saree wearing is required so that I do necessary things in adv)..

    KTN – Sounds like a lecturer in a engg college BTW πŸ™‚

  9. Vijay July 16, 2008 at 7:28 am #

    @xylene: He was pissed !!!
    @ray: He definitely has a sense of humor
    @lekhni: lol… or wearing a “shorter” trouser to make “fun” of their height (He is over 6 feet tall)
    @Veena: yes.. true

  10. Nikhil July 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    Funny! πŸ˜€
    Thank god Raymonds didn’t alter anything else like the length of the zipper or the depth of the pockets… πŸ˜€
    That would be so coo! Deep Pockets, literally! πŸ˜€

  11. Dinesh Babu July 16, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    Funny !

  12. praneshachar July 17, 2008 at 12:18 am #

    having bought a new Raymonds suit how KTN carried his wedding suit!!!! some intution it is simply great. and what an embarassment to him who is on a trip abroad and lands in this situation.
    I doni know shy people so fancy about spending huge money on either suits or big silk sarees which they will wear once a while. big silk sarees are not worn regularly and if someone is not as good planner as veena you must see their plight blouse will refuse to go in even in fore hand and then imagine the plight!!!!
    great story had a big and hearty laugh in early hours of the day
    have a good day vijay and all

  13. praneshachar July 17, 2008 at 12:20 am #

    yes forgeot to give credit to Raymonds they realised the mistake and promptly gave in
    as most of the pants go for length reduction poor tailor would have just closed his eyes two inches from pant instead of waist ha ha ha

  14. Vijay July 17, 2008 at 9:58 am #

    @Nikhil: Trust you to go “below the belt”.. YenAppa.. πŸ™‚
    @Dinesh: Thanks
    @Pranesh: correct.. he probably thought it was a length alteration

  15. MY3 July 18, 2008 at 4:00 am #

    Totally unrelated replyu:

    I am sooooooooooooooooo enjoying my VB doses. And have found a seat every single time πŸ˜‰ Nothing better than being on vacation when the rest of the city is at work πŸ™‚ All tables are easily available at 10am Heh heh heh!

  16. Vijay July 18, 2008 at 4:19 am #

    @My3: We were there last saturday morning… maybe you were there as well πŸ™‚
    10 AM on weekdays is pure cheating πŸ˜‰

  17. Chitra July 22, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    hilarious. πŸ™‚
    you alone hear the funniest of stories. πŸ™‚
    thankfully, you share. πŸ™‚

  18. MY3 July 24, 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    Ayyo! I thought I was the only one with the matching blouse=fitting blousu problemu! πŸ™‚ Looks like I am in illustrious company. Atleast before that was the only problem, now the comments are, the sleeves are too long. πŸ˜‰ As I look at it, if the shoe fits wear it without worrying too much about sleeve lengths. My MIL insisted on buying a nice heavy saree for me, so Mr. Praneshachar, whether we like it or not, we have a good repertoire of sarees, cannot be caught repeating them too often πŸ˜‰


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