Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Unless the jacket has sentimental value or is very valuable, it's probably not worth it. For the arms, waist, and chest, you're looking probably somewhere north of $200. Shoulders are such a bitch to alter that it's not worth doing.
Like Max said, the number one thing to look for as far is fit is the shoulders. Everything else can be changed more easily, and if the shoulders don't fit, it doesn't matter how much you fix the other areas, it's going to look off.
i've been lazy and haven't gotten around to finding a good tailor in town, but i wanted to check with you guys to see if this would even be possible. i ended up receiving the below cloak jacket in a size large as i'd heard it would fit smaller, but unfortunately it fits true to size and i need it to fit like a medium. i'm prepared to spend a couple hundred to get it tailored since i seriously doubt i'd ever have another oppurtunity to get it. is it even possible to tailor a jacket like this a full size down and still have it look good?