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post #20971 of 28724
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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.
post #20972 of 28724
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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 #20973 of 28724
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
post #20974 of 28724
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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.
post #20975 of 28724
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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.
post #20976 of 28724
The curve of the arm as well as fullness in the upper arm and such.
post #20977 of 28724
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

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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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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.
post #20978 of 28724

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? 

post #20979 of 28724
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Originally Posted by NotCreative View Post

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.
post #20980 of 28724
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


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

post #20982 of 28724
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


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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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

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. 

post #20983 of 28724

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.

post #20984 of 28724
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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?

post #20985 of 28724

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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