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The curve of the arm as well as fullness in the upper arm and such.
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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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The curve of the arm as well as fullness in the upper arm and such.

Both are good points. I have never had the occasion to shorten a garment to that extreme, but I am sure it has been done. I suspect that the OP has picked up a shirt or jacket that is too long and wants to do a typical sleeve job. In this case I don't think the rest of the garment will be affected.

So Feeliplee - if you're talking a minor 1 inch alteration- no problem. If you have arms like a T-Rex, you may have a problem with your shirt/jacket and also with wiping your ass.

Cheers.
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I presume this is the worst question ever asked here and I'm sure I already know the answer, but I was at a store recently (Harry Rosen to be specific) and while trying on a shirt that was too tight in the chest, the sales associate remarked that the shirt can be 'taken out' so to speak or expanded in the chest to make it larger. Is this possible, as I cannot see how it could be done? 

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I presume this is the worst question ever asked here and I'm sure I already know the answer, but I was at a store recently (Harry Rosen to be specific) and while trying on a shirt that was too tight in the chest, the sales associate remarked that the shirt can be 'taken out' so to speak or expanded in the chest to make it larger. Is this possible, as I cannot see how it could be done? 

The salesdope is wrong. You can't create fabric where there is none. Take in, yes. Let out? Not so much.
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The salesdope is wrong. You can't create fabric where there is none. Take in, yes. Let out? Not so much.

Some shirts are made slimmer by a seam or two where fabric is taken in from the maker in the back. If so, you can easily open these to let out the fabric. Did so myself on a couple of corneliani shirts I got on sale

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Sorry for double post

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The salesdope is wrong. You can't create fabric where there is none. Take in, yes. Let out? Not so much.

 

Thanks, that's what I thought. I would've loved to see them try however....

 

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Some shirts are made slimmer by a seam or two where fabric is taken in from the maker in the back. If so, you can easily open these to let out the fabric. Did so myself on a couple of corneliani shirts I got on sale

 

Hmmm... I did not check if there was such a thing on this shirt. That could very well be possible. 

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I'm looking at a blazer on ebay and I have a quick fit question. If my shoulders measure 19.5 inches what size measurement should I be looking at for the jacket? Same size or bigger? Do I need to allow for some extra room?

 

I used to shopping in person where i focus on the chest size and then try on for fit.

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Originally Posted by Whirlygig View Post

I'm looking at a blazer on ebay and I have a quick fit question. If my shoulders measure 19.5 inches what size measurement should I be looking at for the jacket? Same size or bigger? Do I need to allow for some extra room?

 

I used to shopping in person where i focus on the chest size and then try on for fit.

why not just measure a jacket you have that fits?

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Local tailor/shirtmaker Bendls makes bespoke shirts for $115 for the lowest quality cost cloth he has available (oxford style) and goes up incrementally from there with a simple dress shirt priced at $135...it's a three shirt minimum...my questions is this, am I paying a premium because if his location (La Jolla) or is this pricing in line for a local bespoke shirt maker?

 

Thanks.

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Local tailor/shirtmaker Bendls makes bespoke shirts for $115 for the lowest quality cost cloth he has available (oxford style) and goes up incrementally from there with a simple dress shirt priced at $135...it's a three shirt minimum...my questions is this, am I paying a premium because if his location (La Jolla) or is this pricing in line for a local bespoke shirt maker?

Thanks.

It's a good price for a local shop. Most LA bespoke shirtmakers charge even more than that. As an option, try one of the MTM websites from China. I'm extremely happy with my MTM shirts, and they only cost about $50-60 each.
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It's a good price for a local shop. Most LA bespoke shirtmakers charge even more than that. As an option, try one of the MTM websites from China. I'm extremely happy with my MTM shirts, and they only cost about $50-60 each.


Awesome...thanks man...just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting hosed...which MTM did you use?...I'll give em a whirl.

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Awesome...thanks man...just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting hosed...which MTM did you use?...I'll give em a whirl.

I got hooked on Modern Tailor back when they were giving all SF members a 20% discount. Took me 2 shirts to perfect the measurements, so now I stick to them anyway. Not worth changing makers now. Their quality is mostly very good, although the buttons were better 2 years ago. smile.gif

If you ever decide to go the internet MTM route, make sure you realize that the first two shirts won't likely be wearable. Also, if you need advice on shirt fit, feel free to PM me with pictures anytime and I'll give you feedback.
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MT is very good if you send them measurements from an already perfectly fitting shirt.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


I got hooked on Modern Tailor back when they were giving all SF members a 20% discount. Took me 2 shirts to perfect the measurements, so now I stick to them anyway. Not worth changing makers now. Their quality is mostly very good, although the buttons were better 2 years ago. smile.gif

If you ever decide to go the internet MTM route, make sure you realize that the first two shirts won't likely be wearable. Also, if you need advice on shirt fit, feel free to PM me with pictures anytime and I'll give you feedback.

Awesome...I appreciate that...what I'm going to do is get the three bespoke shirts and have the tailor give me my complete measurements and use those for my order with modern tailor...that way I know I'm getting a tailors measurements...pretty foolproof, no?

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