I doubt it is difficult for a tailor to shorten the shirt. I altered my other shirt's hem and when it is done, they look the same. Like it was mentioned, the patchwork is printed. I own one and the fabric is soft, light and really comfy. Lets air in easily and perfect for summer !As for the fit, it fits like how a GV would fit. I personally like how the shirt looks and I think it looks really nice too when worn.