I guess my question is both general and specific. I have an Oxxford suit that I posted about earlier. The shoulders fit me well. However, the chest measures to 46", while I measure 40". The waist, at the top button (of 2) measures 43", while my waist at that point is about 32-33". The skirt is about 46" which is about 3" too big. The sleeves are not an issue obviously, and they don't have working buttonholes so they are easy. The pants would also have to be taken in accordingly- they are about a 36 if memory serves, and might need recutting. Will it be possible to alter this suit to fit me, or would I do better to sell it on ebay and use the proceeds toward something closer to my size? More generally, what dimensions of a suit can be altered satisfactorily, assuming a good tailor? And by how much? Can the chest of a garment be taken in 3"? The waist 6-7"? Can the shoulder breadth ever be altered? This is a question that must have come up on here at some point, but I haven't seen it. In general what can be done to a jacket?
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10/20/04 at 10:08pm