Speaking of women's wear and J Crew at full pop. If any of you have a tall woman in your life that wears a medium, check it:
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If nobody wants it, I'll wait til the fall for ebay.
^^^ I've had TERRIBLE experiences trying to let out the sleeves of secondhand / vintage jackets.
Definitely check to see how much wear there is and how prominent the crease is at the existing hem. On fine fabrics like cashmere, especially in solid colors and without patterns, a definite "line" where the old sleeve hem was may be evident when it is let out. There can also be a variation in color between the exposed sleeve material and unexposed material from beneath the hem.
The only times I've successfully let out sleeves have been with boldly patterned rough tweeds (plaids and checks worked the best).
I hope this helps!
Not the best but 10 pairs of cedar shoe trees for less that $100. I had to settle.
I'll share a bit more...
and this one is the biggest steal of them all