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post #16 of 36
This is nuts.
post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by ChicagoManualOfStyle View Post
Is it possible to alter a women's double-breasted jacket to fit like a men's jacket? I'm on the small side (36S-ish), which makes it somewhat hard to find RTW jackets in my size, at least at below-retail prices. While single-breasted women's jackets have the buttons on the wrong side, double-breasted jackets are symmetric, so I was hoping that I might be able to alter something like this Ralph Lauren Collection double-breasted blazer to fit me.



The shoulder size (17") is good; what I would want to do is take the chest and waist out an inch or two, shorten the jacket and sleeves an inch or two, and replace the buttons by smaller ones. Are these alterations possible, and would they result in a good-looking men's jacket? Also, is the quality of Ralph Lauren Collection comparable to men's RLPL? Or is this whole endeavour just a Bad Ideaâ„¢?

5 posts, pretty obvious to me
post #18 of 36
Thread Starter 
All right, as much as I'd love to try it and post pictures to indulge everybody's voyeuristic fantasies, I really only wanted to get people's opinions on whether I should consider this as an option as I look to expand my wardrobe. I think enough people have come out against it that I'll take it off the table, although I'd still be interested to hear from anybody who has actually tried something like this. (Also, I agree that the shoulders appear to be way too padded on this one, but the rest seemed potentially in the ballpark of being fixable.)
post #19 of 36
Silly idea, male and female form are signifcantly different - it will like a complete rag.
post #20 of 36
It depends. If the OP is busty he could get away with it.
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
It depends. If the OP is busty he could get away with it.

Or has manboobs, which is doubtful at 36S.
post #22 of 36
Aside from the boobs, the hips and the waist, a woman's shoulders are much more square and the balance is totally different- the back of a woman's coat is much shorter than the front and the sleeves are set further back. Don't try this.
post #23 of 36
jefferyd has spoken.

/thread
post #24 of 36
SF never ceasing to amaze.
post #25 of 36
go on a diet and get breast implants... should be no problem
post #26 of 36
Depends. How's your rack?
post #27 of 36
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by ryoneo View Post
go on a diet and get breast implants... should be no problem

This
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by soxpats View Post
5 posts, pretty obvious to me



But even if you somehow manage to get away with the fit, how the heck are ya going to deal with the right-coat-flap-over-left-coat-flap issue? Men's suits and shirts go left flap over right flap; that's how you tell 'em apart!
post #30 of 36
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5 posts, pretty obvious to me

Even if it is, you have to admire the creativity these spammers are putting out. This thread and the GF getting fat one are both solid gold.
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