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I got impatient and just cut it off. And then I thought I could fuse the loose threads by burning them, but it didn't work. Looks like I'm going to a tailor.
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Originally Posted by riotior View Post

I got impatient and just cut it off. And then I thought I could fuse the loose threads by burning them, but it didn't work. Looks like I'm going to a tailor.

Yeah, that was a pretty stupid thing to do.
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I've got a question. If your sleeves are too long, can the tailor make the length just nice and keep the rest the same?

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Originally Posted by riotior View Post

I got impatient and just cut it off. And then I thought I could fuse the loose threads by burning them, but it didn't work. Looks like I'm going to a tailor.

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Originally Posted by feeliplee View Post

I've got a question. If your sleeves are too long, can the tailor make the length just nice and keep the rest the same?

Yes. Changing the sleeve length is not going to change other measurements.
post #20961 of 33058

What material pants is acceptable to wear with a linen sportscoat?

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Saw this cotton PRL jacket on ebay - sadly it has a stain. I asked the seller, but he doesn't know what the stain is from confused.gif jacket hasn't been dry cleaned and seller has made no attempts to remove the stain. You guys think it could be removed?

 

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Unvented sport coat,
Go/No go?

 

Attolini one, in my exact measurements.

 

Also wondering whether it is as uncomfortable as so many claim, or not!


Edited by Stefan88 - 4/4/13 at 9:17am
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Your preference. I'd say no though. The only think I like unvented are tuxedos.
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Originally Posted by feeliplee View Post

I've got a question. If your sleeves are too long, can the tailor make the length just nice and keep the rest the same?

I'm not trying to be rude, but what else could possibly be affected by changing the length of sleeves?
The only thing I can think of is cuff buttons on a jacket, and perhaps gauntlets on a shirt, but every tailor knows how to reset gauntlets and cuffs.
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

I'm not trying to be rude, but what else could possibly be affected by changing the length of sleeves?
The only thing I can think of is cuff buttons on a jacket, and perhaps gauntlets on a shirt, but every tailor knows how to reset gauntlets and cuffs.

Shortening shirt sleeves is not easy. As for a jacket, if it has working buttonholes it is even more difficult.
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

Unvented sport coat,

Go/No go?

Attolini one, in my exact measurements.

Also wondering whether it is as uncomfortable as so many claim, or not!

I have one, it's fine. If it fits - it fits.
post #20968 of 33058
anyone else get a coupon that says 40% off one item at bb? some exclusions apply (MTM suits + cordovan shoes) but no exclusions for black fleece, etc.. might get a Cambridge suit
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Shortening shirt sleeves is not easy. As for a jacket, if it has working buttonholes it is even more difficult.

I was thinking of OTR coats with decorative buttons and OTR shirts. I was not thinking bespoke because there would be no need to shorten a bespoke sleeve.

As for the process, I'm sure it it is labor intensive, but the difficulty of the task aside, I still don't know how shortening sleeves would change the rest of a garment. The OP wanted to know if the sleeves could be shortened and the rest left the same.
Again, It is not my intention to be rude, but I can't think of any possible way shortening a sleeve would alter any part of a garment except said sleeve.
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

I was thinking of OTR coats with decorative buttons and OTR shirts. I was not thinking bespoke because there would be no need to shorten a bespoke sleeve.

As for the process, I'm sure it it is labor intensive, but the difficulty of the task aside, I still don't know how shortening sleeves would change the rest of a garment. The OP wanted to know if the sleeves could be shortened and the rest left the same.
Again, It is not my intention to be rude, but I can't think of any possible way shortening a sleeve would alter any part of a garment except said sleeve.

Some OTR brands (my personal favorite Boglioli comes to mind) mostly come with surgeon's cuffs. Shortening them significantly could require removing the sleeves and extra material, then re-attaching them, effectively re-making the armhole and lowering the shoulder. Although it is highly unlikely, it is still a possibility. Same for a shirt, really.

I'm not trying to be a dick, rather pointing out to the original poster who asked the question that shortening the sleeves (and he didn't specify whether it was a shirt or a jacket) can be sometimes not worth the effort or money. In fact, the only time I'd do it would be when it's a simple jacket sleeve or a very minor shortening of a sleeve with functioning button-holes.
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