Originally Posted by Dbear
Return them for a full refund, or if you don't have a receipt, you get store credit. Don't worry, their cost for the shirts is $2-3 at most.
I didn't think this was possible anyway if I tailored the shirt myself? Anyhow, these were clearance shirts, no more in my size, and I believe they are no longer making the extra slim fit ginghams. Oh well
Originally Posted by Timbaland
Damn purple label shirts are pricey. Surprised you took them in to be tailored. I wouldn't pay that much for a shirt unless it fit perfectly. If you do decide to do the gussets like I suggested, you shouldn't have to pay for it.
I didn't pay retail for these shirts - I purchased on ebay. Still great shirts though
Originally Posted by cldpsu
How close is the side seam to the top of the waist when tucked? One possibility could be to sew some shirting fabric onto the shirts cut to the side seam length you enjoy and blended in. To do this, he could undo the hem and you'd have a heftier rolled hem for a short distance at the blended in area or he could also even serge the bottom to avoid the thick rolled hem. Leaving it serged would give you some additional length. Forget about how the finishing looks at this point. Just make sure it sits where you want it and any extra added fabric doesn't cause any awkward bulk at hip level under the trousers.
The sides are about 1 inch from the top of my pants when tucked in and if I move around they immediately come out. I imagine this is going to be even worse for a few of the shirts that have yet to be washed once there is some shrinkage (told the tailor to go .5 inches longer in the hem for these and he did, but only in the front and back length
) I'd considered sowing extra fabric to the sides (apparently he still has the fabric), but that eliminates any ability to wear these untucked which is why I took them in to begin with haha.
Like Meso said, I'm considering slimming the shirts to atleast make the proportions right and having the tailor chop the extra fabric in front and on the tail to make it more wearable untucked. I figured they may be passable for s/s shirts. My one concern is that some of these shirts are a little too formal for this. What have I got to lose at this point?
Anyone think this is a bad idea?