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How do I hide this fabric peeping out under my suit jacket collar?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I bought this suit:




backup: http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/Backofsuit.jpg


The first picture of the back of the suit(and the one below it) shows fabric running under the collar. I sent the suit to a tailor so I can't be sure right now, but I think it stops at the notch in the lapel. What can I do to permanently hide it? Some people said pressing it would be sufficient. Any other ideas?

post #2 of 10
The jacket yoke and under collar have stretched making the top collar too short, circumference wise, around the jacket. This causes the top collar to rise up. The fix is to shorten the under collar. There is usually a center seam on the under collar but this may be a one piece under collar. If so, you just make a seam where there wasn't one. You may need to take in the center back seam of the jacket. The tailor will know if it's necessary. This makes the top collar longer and everything under the collar shorter and the collar will lie down. Pressing will fix it for 60 seconds and it will return. If the tailor just wants to cut off the under collar that is showing to hide it, don't. Proceed to another tailor.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Is there a detailed list of procedures I can read to test my tailor with to ensure it's being done correctly?

post #4 of 10
I think he just gave it to you biggrin.gif
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Okay, my mom is going to fix the collar, and call her former "master" on how to do it. I pray to God that my jacket comes out as good as can be post-op.

post #6 of 10
There are other ways to make the under collar shorter like opening the under collar drawing in the yoke and shrinking it, adding a stay to keep it from stretching, putting tape on the under collar to draw it in. It doesn't matter as long as the top collar becomes bigger/longer than whats under the collar and the work done holds up so this doesn't repeat. I would dislike being tested rather then trusted by a client.
post #7 of 10
Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

I think he just gave it to you biggrin.gif

That is a pretty smart answer given to him.rotflmao.gif


Edited by BobL - 2/24/12 at 9:57pm
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

I found the following method at: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?99328-Coat-collar-lining-backing


This will shorten the under-collar; however, it doesn't change the depth of the jacket's collar. Will this procedure need to be repeated over a span of several years(since it stretched from its original position as you say)? In the same vein, is there a way the lengthen the "over-collar"?


**I did not mean test in a negative way. I just wanted to use someone else's expertise in this matter to verify that my tailor knows what she's doing in a polite manner.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

bump, prease.

post #10 of 10
I'm bumping this to see if others have more insight or experience with this (not that I don't trust Despos). This has happened on a few MTM coats of mine that are about 5 years old, and it is DRIVING ME CRAZY! After several failed attempts to fix the problem via pressing, I want to make 100% sure that I know how to communicate the fix to a tailor in order to stop this problem once and for all. The coats are un-wearable until this is fixed in my opinion.
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