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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Digby View Post
Another question: My overcoat is waaaay too long. Ankle length to be exact. I, too, have been toying with the idea of getting it tailored, but have hesitated. Can it be shortened and if so, what's the suggested amount. It's a beautiful cashmere winter overcoat. My camera broke this summer so no pics yet, but I'm working on it.

thanks,

I just dropped off my cashmere overcoat yesterday to have the exact same thing done. It was mid shin length coat, and I am having my tailor shorten it to just above the knee. It's costing me $55 if you were curious. I will let you know the results.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by GQhustler View Post
I just dropped off my cashmere overcoat yesterday to have the exact same thing done. It was mid shin length coat, and I am having my tailor shorten it to just above the knee. It's costing me $55 if you were curious. I will let you know the results.
GQH: that would be great. before and after pics would be helpful, too. thanks so much.
post #18 of 28
Hi, Since this is an active thread.. thought I'd post this question here rather than start a new thread. I'm 5'11" with a slim build.. should I get a full length 38R, 38S, or a three-quarter length? Thanks. I plan on getting it tailored to fit, but I'd like something that doesn't end up dragging on the ground or look goofy.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by GQhustler View Post
I just dropped off my cashmere overcoat yesterday to have the exact same thing done. It was mid shin length coat, and I am having my tailor shorten it to just above the knee. It's costing me $55 if you were curious. I will let you know the results.
I'm curious...when having this done, the tailor must also resize the back vent to maintain proportion to how it was originally, yes?
post #20 of 28
I am going to do both to my new St Andrews overcoat. The long center vent in the rear will likely be left unaltered, in that, I wont has him to change anything to the length of the vent. Just shorten the overall length to the knees, and bring in the waist a good deal.

I posted a thread about it a while back. If I get around to doing this, I'll post the after pics.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by oshinex View Post
I just had a Topcoat taken in 2 weeks ago, Now it looks so much better than before. I paid $50.
I had a cashmere topcoat taken in a couple of years ago. IIRC, I also paid $50.00. The tailor did a nice job with it. I recently purchased a chesterfield and opted not to have the waist taken in, but I'm now questioning my decision.
post #22 of 28
Here are some pics of then end results. Unfortunately, I don't have before pics showing the length prior to alteration. Just imagine it being about 8-10 inches above my feet. I am also well aware that my shirt is terribly wrinkled and that the pants are far too long, so save the comments. I put on the first pants/shirt combo I grabbed that would contrast my dark navy jacket. Anyway, I am very happy with the results. Last year when I bought the jacket, I had the waist taken in. The last thing I am considering doing is possibly having the sleeves shortened a little. Thoughts?
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I have a Chesterfied that I've toyed with having taken in at the waist. I think it would look smart, but I wonder if I wouldn't regret it.

I don't think so. I have had it done at the recommendation of my tailor-it came out nice.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by GQhustler View Post
Here are some pics of then end results. Unfortunately, I don't have before pics showing the length prior to alteration. Just imagine it being about 8-10 inches above my feet. I am also well aware that my shirt is terribly wrinkled and that the pants are far too long, so save the comments. I put on the first pants/shirt combo I grabbed that would contrast my dark navy jacket.

Anyway, I am very happy with the results. Last year when I bought the jacket, I had the waist taken in. The last thing I am considering doing is possibly having the sleeves shortened a little. Thoughts?




GQ: looks great. i'm definitely going to look into having it done. i'm living in Guatemala at the moment so finding the right tailor could be a challenge
post #25 of 28
I think the sleeves are fine but the coat is way too short for my taste in overcoats.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by yahtzee View Post
Hi,

Since this is an active thread.. thought I'd post this question here rather than start a new thread.

I'm 5'11" with a slim build.. should I get a full length 38R, 38S, or a three-quarter length? Thanks. I plan on getting it tailored to fit, but I'd like something that doesn't end up dragging on the ground or look goofy.

I think 38R is good. Don't go for the 38S.
post #27 of 28
cost $95 to have the back taken in on my pea coat. the tailor would not suppress the waist too much as it was to go over a sportscoat or jacket
post #28 of 28
The sleeves are ok, but the length appears to be too short IMO.
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