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How hard is it to tailor a suit sleeve from the top?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

It takes me a long time to go to get to a good tailor and I need the sleeve of a suit jacket shortened. How difficult of a procedure is it for a tailor to cut it at the top, shorten it there, and reattach it? Would your average tailor be able to do it?


Edited by gelite - 5/4/13 at 7:47pm
post #2 of 12
If you've got a great competent tailor then no problem.
post #3 of 12

...will cost you, but it's probably not hard for someone who does that type of thing.

post #4 of 12

Yeah the one tailor I know here in AZ told me there's no way they could lengthen or shorten from the sleeve. They asked who said that was possible and gave me shit about it.

 

AZ tailors suck.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

My question is, would you trust your average local tailor to do the job, or only go to a reputed tailor because of difficulty (is it?) of the procedure?

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by gelite View Post

My question is, would you trust your average local tailor to do the job, or only go to a reputed tailor because of difficulty (is it?) of the procedure?

Nope

post #7 of 12
I've only had to do it once. It was damn expensive but looks great!
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by gelite View Post

It takes me a long time to go to get to a good tailor and I need the sleeve of a suit jacket shortened. How difficult of a procedure is it for a tailor to cut it at the top, shorten it there, and reattach it? Would your average tailor be able to do it?

Do you have working buttonholes right now?
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Nope. But I don't think it can be shortened the other way- the faux buttonholes will remain at the end of the sleeve without the buttons, the cut in the sleeve will likely be altered, the new buttonholes will be different from the old ones, etc. Or am I wrong?

post #10 of 12
It is not difficult but requires skill. Few alteration 'tailors', if they are even worthy of using the title 'tailor' are capable. It takes time and you pay for the far higher level of skill.
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Nope. But I don't think it can be shortened the other way- the faux buttonholes will remain at the end of the sleeve without the buttons, the cut in the sleeve will likely be altered, the new buttonholes will be different from the old ones, etc. Or am I wrong?

Isn't the fake buttonholes just thread?
post #12 of 12
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Isn't the fake buttonholes just thread?


If it is I will be very relieved, I'm just not sure.

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