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post #16 of 28
So this steal of a deal is becoming less so by the minute
post #17 of 28
Why do so many people ignore the tutorials for their answers?

durtanta 2, for information, go to the tutorials at the top of the page.
scroll down to "making trousers smaller".
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by durdanta2 View Post

knowing the measurements i knew i would be needing to have it tailored and i figured i could even spend a few hundred on alterations and still have gotten a great deal. 

 

Wow, you were willing to blow $500 or so on a second hand suit that was not even close to fitting you...? 

post #19 of 28
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Anyway in response to your question regarding lengthening the sleeves, from the auction link the suit has surgeons cuffs if you lengthen it from the end it will look a bitt off. You can do it from the shoulder but that is pretty risky

hey jeff, after 3 years you should know about working buttonholes on sleeves.
the sleeve can be shortened from the top but not lengthened from the top.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post

 

Wow, you were willing to blow $500 or so on a second hand suit that was not even close to fitting you...? 

i spent 300 on the suit, and was (and am) willing to spend around the same so it will fit. The jacket fits me perfectly and even the sleeves are fine how they are i was just curious if it could be lengthened with the functional sleeves. So if by not even close you mean the waist is much too large than yes, i was. 

post #21 of 28
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Why do so many people ignore the tutorials for their answers?

durtanta 2, for information, go to the tutorials at the top of the page.
scroll down to "making trousers smaller".

So it can be done. I noticed in that tutorial that a question was asked about reducing by 4 inches. Is doing the OP's 8 inch reduction any more problematic in terms of what the end product will fit like. Plus can you give a ball park estimate on cost?
post #22 of 28
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hey jeff, after 3 years you should know about working buttonholes on sleeves.
the sleeve can be shortened from the top but not lengthened from the top.

Really? i thought if there was excess fabric up there that lengthening was possible? Dangerous but possible. But you are the tailor here so feel free to correct me if i am mistaken.
post #23 of 28
You would probably have been better off buying a $500 suit and doing $100 in alterations instead of spending $300 and $300. A well fitting $500 suit will look better than an ill fitting $10,000 suit.
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

Why do so many people ignore the tutorials for their answers?
durtanta 2, for information, go to the tutorials at the top of the page.
scroll down to "making trousers smaller".

hi a tailor, 

 I did read your post first and it was VERY helpful and informative but i was looking for more clarification on wether it could be done at the extreme of 8 inches and also for a price estimate. 

post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 

i found this site as a reference: http://www.chicagotailor.com/rates.html

Where they price it at 65-125$

 

That sounds reasonable to me, i think i will contact and meet with my brother's tailor from neiman's and see what he has to say. 

post #26 of 28
Reducing a trouser waist by 8" is problematic. You have to reduce each trouser panel 2". The back part can only be taken in so much on the out seam because of the back pocket so you have to reduce more form the center back seam. The fronts have to have the pocket and fly remade. It's a bunch of work and the risk is it will look bad or not fit properly.

The rise will be off too and have to be adjusted. I doubt the crotch cold be taken in enough.
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by durdanta2 View Post

i am thinking it was bespoke because i just went and measured and the pants are almost 26 inches across the waist (52 total) and the Ebay seller had 4 or 5 Brioni suits for sale at the same time all with the exact same measurements. I offered him 300$ the day it was posted and he sold me the one i wanted off ebay. I think he regretted it later as he told me he sold the other 4 for at least 1800$ each (and they all sold within a week) but he was very professional and i think took pitty on me when i told him i was a med student who couldnt afford anything more. 

knowing the measurements i knew i would be needing to have it tailored and i figured i could even spend a few hundred on alterations and still have gotten a great deal. 

You are a medical student so why did you not adequately evaluate the risks of the operation you want to perform on this suit prior to committing to it? Heaven help your future patients if this is your level of thinking.

You have Chris Despos' advice, sell it again and buy something better fitting next time.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Reducing a trouser waist by 8" is problematic. You have to reduce each trouser panel 2". The back part can only be taken in so much on the out seam because of the back pocket so you have to reduce more form the center back seam. The fronts have to have the pocket and fly remade. It's a bunch of work and the risk is it will look bad or not fit properly.
The rise will be off too and have to be adjusted. I doubt the crotch cold be taken in enough.

thank you Mr. Despos i appreciate the expert knowledge. 


Edited by durdanta2 - 10/17/12 at 8:35pm
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