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post #16 of 26
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I had two jackets recut from 40R to 38R, and the pants recut for $280 in Toronto, by a good tailor.
Which one? I'm looking for a new alterations tailor... the one I've been using is OK fit-wise, but sloppy in terms of needlework (seams keep coming loose!) and not very accommodating to anything that doesn't fit his notion of what a suit should look like.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by heynow View Post
im not out anything it was free!
No, the suit belongs to you now. How you got it is irrelevant. It's an asset you own and it has value.
post #18 of 26
is this a tailor or some lady who does alterations? call me skeptical but i'm glad you didnt pay upfront.
post #19 of 26
You should be thrilled at that price if the suit ends up looking good. I'm guessing the tailor will take in about an inch of material through the darts in the chest? Then, take in an inch along the back seam? What about the chestpiece? Seems like a very difficult job.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by literasyme View Post
Which one? I'm looking for a new alterations tailor... the one I've been using is OK fit-wise, but sloppy in terms of needlework (seams keep coming loose!) and not very accommodating to anything that doesn't fit his notion of what a suit should look like.

Xavier Custom Tailor, 10 St Mary St, 4th floor, just south of Yonge & Bloor. I've also had him recut many of my trousers, usually $25-35 each.

http://www.toronto.com/shopping/listing/255547?phone=1
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by literasyme View Post
Which one? I'm looking for a new alterations tailor... the one I've been using is OK fit-wise, but sloppy in terms of needlework (seams keep coming loose!) and not very accommodating to anything that doesn't fit his notion of what a suit should look like.

Do you recall how much it was for each item? I have a jacket I need resized from 42R to 40R but I dont have any idea how much it would cost.
post #22 of 26
Good luck. I had this done once, but the outcome wasn't good. I'd never attempt this again.
post #23 of 26
A four size reduction? It isn't just the shoulders, but also the chest, which can't be cut down. I predict you will be unhappy with the results.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by cminor View Post
....so a four size reduction will work, just the button stance and pocket positioning will be less than perfect.
I used a good tailor, but the finished product was just too imperfect for my taste.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by cminor View Post
im not a tailor, but the only immovable items on a jacket are the buttons and pockets. the rest can be cut/trimmed. so a four size reduction will work, just the button stance and pocket positioning will be less than perfect.

If the buttons and the pockets can't be moved, that leaves only two seams out of 4 which can be adjusted. 50% of the grading between sizes occurs at center front, which can't be adjusted because of the buttonholes so any adjustments have to done at the back. So a garment can be slimmed down but it will never be balanced, and a 42 cut down to a 40 will never fit the same way a proper size 40 would; you will end up with a big front and a small back, which restricts forward movement of the arm. Few alterations tailors will tell you it can't be done because it is a big job and thus $$$ for them.
post #26 of 26

How feasible is it to resize an overcoat from a 42 to 38?

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