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Suit too big for alterations?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mazy, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. mazy

    mazy Member

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    I just inherited a suit from a family member. It's quite big, and I'm not sure if it's too big to be altered so it will fit properly. I have no experience with suits. If altering it too much will ruin the suit, I'd rather give it to someone who can wear it. Thanks for your opinions. I hope the images are good enough.

    Edit: I'm mostly worried about taking it in and how that will affect the look of the suit. Does it need to be shortened also? I am only 5'4" so fit is always an issue for me.

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  2. dragon8

    dragon8 Well-Known Member

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    I 'd say its way too big for alterations.
     
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  3. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, pass it along to a new home.
     
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  4. chippneckwear

    chippneckwear Well-Known Member

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    Although making a suit smaller can be done, there are practical limitations. The jacket is significantly too long,as are the sleeves. It looks like the shoulders are too wide. Although the waist, seat and rise of the trousers are not visible, I would be very surprised if they are not in need of re-cutting. Because you say if there is a lot of work you will pass it to someone who it fits, I assume there is no emotional attachment. ( Robert Kennedy had us re-cut JFK's inauguration suit. They were not remotely the same size. That was an example of an "emotional" attachment.)
    I suggest you give the suit to someone.

    Paul Winston
    Winston Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com
     
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  5. mazy

    mazy Member

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    Thanks for your opinions. I did end up gifting the suit and it fits him really well after minor alterations.
     

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