This would cost more than shortening from the shoulder, wouldn't look as good, and would require an even more skilled hand. Â Look, I'm of the opinion that if you don't want the risk/expense of shoulder shortening, you should just bit the bullet and have the sleeve buttons closer to the cuff edge. Â I mean, really, if they are 1.25" from the cuff, does it REALLY make that big a difference if you make then .75" away? Â Maybe Manton would frown on you, but objectively . . .
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two, my friend...: If you have arms of different lengths, which most people do to varying degrees, this would yield sleeves whose button-to-cuff-end distances were different, in some cases quite noticeably. Mine would be off by 1/4 to 3/8, IIRC, which even if not noticeable to the average person, would bother me intensely. If you can get away with it, though, it is a perfectly serviceable option. As I have said before, I prefer the cuff buttons closer to the end of the sleeve anyway, though I am in the minority there.