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post #16 of 17
After I lost weight, I went from a 40S to a 38S. My bespoke tailor basically removed the sleeves and cut the sholders and refit the collar. The results were quite impressive. Once I had a friend give me a brand new 44R DKNY Signature suit and I took it to the same bespoke tailor. He turned it into a 38Short and I've probably gotten the most compliments on that suit even though I have several bespoke.

In general, I wouldn't recommend cutting the shoulders, but I echo the previous posts in that if you find that 'gotta' have suit at a ridiculously low price, than be willing to spend several hundred dollars to have it done right.
post #17 of 17
If you can tell that it's too small when buying it, don't buy it. (Unless, maybe, you can lose the weight.) Too tight along the pants legs is not something you can expect a tailor to fix. Pants length, the waist area, and sleeve length can be tweaked, but several additional inches is unrealistic. Making something smaller usually is doable, although pockets and other details can make the results look bad.
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