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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by SFA View Post
My next best affordable option is to continue buying the shirts I generally buy from The Bay, such as brands like Tommy Hillfiger, Jones New York, Nautica for the $60-$70 range.
ugh focus on finding better bargains first, then on what to tell the tailor!
post #17 of 22
Re language and pricing, remember that the OP is in Canada, not the land of simplified spelling. At any given price point the quality of an item is going to be one step down from what you'd pay for in the US. You can get good stuff, but there is little retail choice between the Bay and Holt Renfrew. This is why the OP should just give up on retail and order things online.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
ugh

focus on finding better bargains first, then on what to tell the tailor!

yes you have to buy stuff on ebay and gilt like so many on here to get real brand names. only then can you be as stylish as those here. its not being a labelwhore if you are a member of styleforum
post #19 of 22

Yes. $60-$80 is way too much for Nautica, Hillfiger, etc. I pay $30-$40

for JOS Bank and they are way better quality than Nautica.

For $60-$80 you can get a really nice Brooks Brothers iron free

shirt with great quality.

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

more mis information from idiosts on the forum!!!!!!

we here in the states refer to it as a sleeve placket. those who were born in English speaking countries where they still use antiquated words should learn the modern expressions when they move here. sure that accent may get you laid once or twice, but it does not mean you know what you are talking about...

now to the question at hand.

if you only want to shorten about 1/2" then sure remove the cuff and re set.

more? remove the sleeve placket shorten the sleeve re set placket and cuff

sometimes when the sleeve placket button is cut horizontially, it will make the placket a little more difficult to remove. as the buttnhole ends up sewing through the actual sleeve piece.

the sleeve at the cuff joining has pleats. you will not feel that the shirt at the forearm is tighter.


you can also shorten from the shoulder seam.

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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post

You mean gauntlet. The placket's on the front of the shirt - the gauntlet is on the sleeve.


I am not quite sure why you have expressed your rather silly thoughts thus. The US has become very slovenly in some quarters in its use of English and the correct terms for things. It is not for the rest of the world to confirm and adopt that slovenliness and error strewn usage.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

I am not quite sure why you have expressed your rather silly thoughts thus. The US has become very slovenly in some quarters in its use of English and the correct terms for things. It is not for the rest of the world to confirm and adopt that slovenliness and error strewn usage.

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post #22 of 22

how much should it cost to shorten sleeves with moving the placket up? in shirts sold in S/M/L i usually need a M for the chest/back to fit properly, but this results in the cuffs coming to the tips of my fingers. a few inches needs to come off.

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