Would it be possible for a tailor to cut a quarter inch (maybe less) off of both edges of the collar (the edges making the lines pointing at the lapels, closest to the tie) re-sew the collar, and move the button over to make it smaller? I am asking this question because I purchased a Zegna shirt, white with a neat blue stripe, for $25. I can wear it fine as a shirt with a jacket sans tie, but I would love to wear it with a tie. The problem is that it is a half inch larger than the size I wear. I have closed the tie gap and shrunk it vigorously in the washer/dryer. Can anything be done about this? Also, it might be possible for me to wear it with a tie, but it would be looser than all of the shirts I wear with ties. Does anyone have any pictures of a loose fitting collar that is still acceptable? Or any other suggestions? Thanks.
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11/20/04 at 2:38am