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Just picked up this Belstaff jacket on clearance.  Everything fits, except the sleeves run a little long.  I need them shortened around 3 inches for perfect fit.  Can any tailor handle this kind of alteration?

 

Also, some idiot at the store put the jacket on a flimsy plastic hanger for too long.  The leather developed minor "hanger nipples" on the shoulders.  How do I fix them?  Will the leather stretch itself back to shape with a proper hanger or from wearing it more?

 

Thanks!

 

Stock pics:


Anyone?

 

Do you think this medium heat iron over a soft towel trick will fix those hanger bumps?

 

http://www.leatherrepaircompany.com/question/leather-jacket-small-bumps-shoulder-hanger-way-get-rid-will-eventually-disappear-wear/

post #16217 of 16655
Go to a tailor that has experience in leather alterations. As for the bumps, don't iron leather ever. You will risk damaging it permanently. What kind of leather is it? If it is lamb and quite soft, it may eventually disappear by just continously wearing the jacket. Or if you are in a hurry, wear the jacket and wet those areas using cold water and mold it to the contour of your body. Might take a few attempts and it will make that area stiff and dried out. Just apply leather conditioner on those areas to relieve the dryness. Also, you'll risk dye running to the lining and through whatever shirt you are wearing while doing this.
post #16218 of 16655
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Anyone?

Do you think this medium heat iron over a soft towel trick will fix those hanger bumps?

http://www.leatherrepaircompany.com/question/leather-jacket-small-bumps-shoulder-hanger-way-get-rid-will-eventually-disappear-wear/

I would really consult a leather specialist, especially for c an expensive piece like that.
post #16219 of 16655
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Anyone?

 

Do you think this medium heat iron over a soft towel trick will fix those hanger bumps?

 

http://www.leatherrepaircompany.com/question/leather-jacket-small-bumps-shoulder-hanger-way-get-rid-will-eventually-disappear-wear/


why i never ever hang leather. roll that shit up and put it on a shelf. or wad it up and throw it on a couch. or throw it on the floor. or whatever. but don't put it on a hangar.

post #16220 of 16655

just picking the right hanger really
but yeah hate it when people dont / or arent aware that it makes a difference

post #16221 of 16655
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Originally Posted by nyarkies View Post

Go to a tailor that has experience in leather alterations. As for the bumps, don't iron leather ever. You will risk damaging it permanently. What kind of leather is it? If it is lamb and quite soft, it may eventually disappear by just continously wearing the jacket. Or if you are in a hurry, wear the jacket and wet those areas using cold water and mold it to the contour of your body. Might take a few attempts and it will make that area stiff and dried out. Just apply leather conditioner on those areas to relieve the dryness. Also, you'll risk dye running to the lining and through whatever shirt you are wearing while doing this.


The product description says it's lambskin leather.  It's super soft and almost paper thin.

post #16222 of 16655

can anybody id either of these?  i'm not into leathers for the most part but these look sorta cool.  like the collar on the first, drape on the second

 

 

post #16223 of 16655
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Just picked up this Belstaff jacket on clearance.  Everything fits, except the sleeves run a little long.  I need them shortened around 3 inches for perfect fit.  Can any tailor handle this kind of alteration?

I wouldn't shorten them. The style is supposed to have long sleeves so your arms aren't exposed when they're extended (e.g. when riding). It shouldn't fit like a suit jacket... would look off if it did.

3 better options:
- Wear gloves to prop the sleeves up,
- move the snap so the wrists are tighter,
- do curls so the girth of your arms holds the sleeves up (layers work, too)

though 3 inches is alot...
post #16224 of 16655
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The product description says it's lambskin leather.  It's super soft and almost paper thin.

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I wouldn't shorten them. The style is supposed to have long sleeves so your arms aren't exposed when they're extended (e.g. when riding). It shouldn't fit like a suit jacket... would look off if it did.

3 better options:
- Wear gloves to prop the sleeves up,
- move the snap so the wrists are tighter,
- do curls so the girth of your arms holds the sleeves up (layers work, too)

though 3 inches is alot...

Normally I would agree with you on this, but this is nearly certainly a fashion jacket, and is only a motorcycle jacket in the same way as my black herringbone M65 is useful for infantry combat.  

 

I would say to get it adjusted to the base of your thumb, but not any shorter than that, and to get it shortened from the shoulder.

post #16225 of 16655
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I would say to get it adjusted to the base of your thumb, but not any shorter than that, and to get it shortened from the shoulder.

I tried on the jacket again.  Lo and behold the sleeve ends exactly at the base of my thumb.  So it's the perfect fit.  I thought the sleeve is meant to end at the wrist bone or maybe half an inch longer but no more.

 

Thanks guys! :fonz: 

post #16226 of 16655
The perfect fit is where you want it to end.
Ignore that bollocks about about doing weights / wearing gloves etc
post #16227 of 16655
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The perfect fit is where you want it to end.
Certain elements of style are not subjective. 9 times out of 10, we look better wearing pieces as they were intended to be worn.

...and we should all be doing more weights
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post #16229 of 16655
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Certain elements of style are not subjective. 9 times out of 10, we look better wearing pieces as they were intended to be worn.

...and we should all be doing more weights

Some dudes really overdo it with the weights.  It's hard to look good in clothes if you have bulging muscles.  

 

Bulging muscles and an "American Fighter" tee says "I'm a gigantic ass."

post #16230 of 16655
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Certain elements of style are not subjective. 9 times out of 10, we look better wearing pieces as they were intended to be worn.

There's no real reason to keep overly long sleeves if he doesn't intend to ride a bike.
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