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Can I have checked shirts darted?

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I have some TM Lewin casual shirts with checked pattern and a pleat on the back. What would the best way to have these slimmed? I have never been to a tailor but want a idea if what's going to be done. I don't know if darts are a problem with patterns, and most darted shirts don't seem to have the pleated back. The collar and arm length of these shirts is great, so I'd rather have them tailored slim rather than sent back for a refund since they came overseas.
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It's probably best to talk with your tailor directly about this.
He might be able to slim the shirt from the side seams leaving the pleat. He might be able to undo the pleat and dart the back (which in my experience is fine on checked shirts); but that requires more work for him. Obviously a darted check pattern won't be perfectly lined up in most cases but it's actually not all that noticable.
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