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post #196 of 304
I've never heard of a ski jacket being altered. You'll have to pioneer this one. Report back.
post #197 of 304
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I've never heard of a ski jacket being altered. You'll have to pioneer this one. Report back.

The seams near the sleeve hem are all straightforward, implying an easy alteration structure-wise. I'm more worried about whether the jacket, being a technical garment, requires any additional care.
post #198 of 304
It has been done. I am 6'6" and 160 lbs and my tailor took an XL jacket that fit only in the sleeve length and transformed it into something that fit pretty good everywhere. There were at least 4 layers to adjust. Truly amazing. I don't know how he did it; but it is possible.
post #199 of 304
Return the jacket, pants go to Vail head straight to Gorsuch, flash the Hermes wallet and voila! Full Bogner body suit.
post #200 of 304
You don't want to do this. The seams will all be taped to keep it waterproof. I suppose if you re-taped it, but how bad are the sleeves? Remember that you need extra material to allow you to reach, etc. without restricting. It will not fit like a jacket you wear around town.
post #201 of 304
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

You don't want to do this. The seams will all be taped to keep it waterproof. I suppose if you re-taped it, but how bad are the sleeves? Remember that you need extra material to allow you to reach, etc. without restricting. It will not fit like a jacket you wear around town.

The sleeves go past my thumbs. I can't see any taping from the outside of the garment.
post #202 of 304
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I was much better able to handle powder than ice.

well, you know it requires different skills. i've never been good with powder. pun intended...
post #203 of 304
One of my friend's houses had a little guest cottage with a back room that we set up as a tune-up shop. We waxed our own skis and sharpened the edges back there. Sharp edges definitely help on the ice.
post #204 of 304
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The seams near the sleeve hem are all straightforward, implying an easy alteration structure-wise. I'm more worried about whether the jacket, being a technical garment, requires any additional care.

Will you convert it to 3 button 2?
post #205 of 304
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good to see toni around.
post #206 of 304
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I've never heard of a ski jacket being altered. You'll have to pioneer this one. Report back.

This brings the lulz. Also, surprising that a skiing outfit thread generates so many responses.
post #207 of 304
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Sharp edges definitely help on the ice.

exactly. i hope to get back on the slopes. my knee troubles a bit, we'll see
post #208 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Anybody know where in NYC I can go to have ski jacket sleeves shortened?
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I've never heard of a ski jacket being altered. You'll have to pioneer this one. Report back.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

The sleeves go past my thumbs. I can't see any taping from the outside of the garment.

Yeah, you're pretty much fucked.
Edited by Bradford - 1/25/12 at 10:51am
post #209 of 304
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The sleeves go past my thumbs. I can't see any taping from the outside of the garment.

The taping is on the inside seam. You should find another jacket.
post #210 of 304
You could probably have it adjusted and then use some seam sealer goop to re-seal the seam.

Then again, if it is just the length of the arms I would just tuck them into the gauntlets of the gloves and call it good. Cheaper and warmer...
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