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post #16 of 24
Biggest problem with a major alteration like removing the sleeves is replicating the original look.

Grimslade, keep it simple, no need to remove the sleeves if the buttonholes are not cut.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
Biggest problem with a major alteration like removing the sleeves is replicating the original look.

Grimslade, keep it simple, no need to remove the sleeves if the buttonholes are not cut.

Thanks, Chris. This thread is eight months old.

Remarkably, the suit in question is still here in my office, unaltered. And I'm still torn about bringing it to Wilfred or Cardelino or some other place. I now have two suits hanging nearby, awaiting alterations.
post #18 of 24
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Thanks, Chris. This thread is eight months old.

Remarkably, the suit in question is still here in my office, unaltered. And I'm still torn about bringing it to Wilfred or Cardelino or some other place. I now have two suits hanging nearby, awaiting alterations.

bite the bullet and have at least one suit done. be brave.
post #19 of 24
The three jackets I have had altered at the shoulders ended to be not of my liking...

The job is well done, no complaints about it... it is just that the jacket looks odd.

I will never ever had a jacket tailored on the shoulders.
post #20 of 24
No matter which end of the sleeves is altered, it's a fairly simple job and I've never had even the least bit of dissatisfaction with the result of either. My point is that sometimes we imagine alterations are of monstrous proportions when they're handled routinely by tailors. So the first person I ask is the tailor, not my friends.
post #21 of 24
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No matter which end of the sleeves is altered, it's a fairly simple job and I've never had even the least bit of dissatisfaction with the result of either.

My point is that sometimes we imagine alterations are of monstrous proportions when they're handled routinely by tailors. So the first person I ask is the tailor, not my friends.

There's something to that, but the tailor is a conflicted party, and not always reliable, IME.

Yes, a_tailor, I should get them done. I just need to find the time. It will be in time for Fall, anyway.
post #22 of 24
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Just to inform everyone, but especially a_tailor, who seemed concerned about it, that I dropped off both of my Isaias to Cardelino on Friday for sleeve shortening and cuffing, etc. I did not ask for working buttonholes, as I'd like to make sure the suits fit first.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
Just to inform everyone, but especially a_tailor, who seemed concerned about it, that I dropped off both of my Isaias to Cardelino on Friday for sleeve shortening and cuffing, etc. I did not ask for working buttonholes, as I'd like to make sure the suits fit first.

from the sleeves?
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by SuitingStyle View Post
from the sleeves?

No, from the bottom. The suit that started this thread was a Vestimenta (which I happen to be wearing today) picked up at Barney's Warehouse a couple of years ago, which already (grr) had open buttonholes. I wouldn't dream of having somebody rip up the shoulders of these isaias, and anyway they had basted sleeves with no holes, so there would have been no reason to.
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