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How much can a tailor do?

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Is it possible for a tailor to take a jacket down a size? I measure almost exactly 36", but 38's are a lot more plentiful. I'm guessing it's probably not a good idea, but I figured I'd ask you guys anyway.
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Definitely. I've had it done many times. I think the trickiest part is reducing the width of the shoulders, if you'd have to have that done too. Otherwise, it's a matter of taking in the jacket at its existing seams.
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Definitely.  I've had it done many times.  I think the trickiest part is reducing the width of the shoulders, if you'd have to have that done too.  Otherwise, it's a matter of taking in the jacket at its existing seams.
Can a tailor tailor this ?
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I don't see why not, as long as it's a good tailor.
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Is it possible for a tailor to take a jacket down a size? I measure almost exactly 36", but 38's are a lot more plentiful. I'm guessing it's probably not a good idea, but I figured I'd ask you guys anyway.
buy according to your chest size. a tailor can alter the shoulder width and the waist, but he/she can't do much around the chest, and you really don't want to mess with the length. if your chest measures 36" then you need a jacket with a chest measurement of 38-39". you're only going to find this from a size 36.
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