I just had the elbow of a blazer (mid-price point Club Monaco suit) tear. What do you suggest I do? Can I put elbow patches on it and turn it into a casual piece for Fridays? It is about a year and a half old, so it is unlikely I will be able to return it.
Hmmmn. Hmmn. This one has me stumped. I have never had an elbow rip in all my years of wearing blazers — so this may be a problem with that specific garment you bought. A few ideas:
First, contact the company. They may offer to put on the elbow sleeves for you, offer you a new blazer, or (one hopes) at least offer you a sizeable discount on a new blazer. (Here‘s an interesting blog post from the blogger at The Post-Grad Blog, who — when her J.Crew blazer ripped — had them offer to first put on elbow patches, but who then wrote to the president and got the entire jacket replaced.) According to the Club Monaco website you can call a customer service representative at 1-888-733-6410. Some tips before calling: [Read more...]