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Can sleeves of quilted jackets be tailored?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I'm a bit frustrated on sizing for jackets. I tend to fall between a small and medium (5'9/160lbs/38" chest).

While I can usually size up and layer with a medium jacket, the main problem is the sleeves. I need a 32-33" sleeve, but almost every medium out there is a 34-35" sleeve which makes me look like I'm wearing my dad's jacket.

With some jackets, they can be tailored for $50-$60, but my main question is: Can quilted jackets have the sleeves shortened?

Some examples:

Jcrew Sussex Jacket

close-up of the sleeves here:



The barbour chelsea, boden, and other jackets all have the same problem.
post #2 of 4
A good tailor can effectively shorten the sleeves from the shoulder.
post #3 of 4
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

A good tailor can effectively shorten the sleeves from the shoulder.

Isn't tailoring from the shoulder always really expensive though? Like $80-$100? Seems like a waste on a jacket that I plan to buy for around the same price.
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post

Seems like a waste on a jacket that I plan to buy for around the same price.
You have a point but you might want to look at it another way. Consider the jacket as 'whole cloth' and the cost of alteration as a tailor's CMT fee. That should make it much more palatable. wink.gif
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