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Tailor wanted to put darts in my dress shirt, but it is already darted.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bexcellence, May 22, 2012.

  1. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Well-Known Member

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    The dress shirt came darted OTR but I went to a tailor and he said if you wanted to slim it up, he would add more darts. I told him the shirt already had darts in it, but he said he'd add more.

    Does that make sense?
     
  2. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Well-Known Member

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  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Well-Known Member

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    Might start looking like a woman's shirt in the back with multiple darts.
     
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  4. Millerp

    Millerp Well-Known Member

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    It's easier to add darts than open the shirt seams at the sides and narrow the shirt.
    You might want to ask another tailor.
     
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  5. clapeyron

    clapeyron Well-Known Member

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    This:

    Another option, darts in the front and the back. But that's usually a style reserved for sleazy italian or greek waiters at restaurants.

    Double darts in the back look strange to me.
     
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  6. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps try a different make requiring less alteration would lead to a happier outcome?
     
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  7. rick07

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    multiple darts at the back would look too weird, and it would depend on the fabric material.
     
  8. Loathing

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    You can have 'four' darts on the back without being able to see any more than two seams from the outside. I've had this done to shirts before.
     
  9. duggyald

    duggyald Well-Known Member

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    Well I've never seen 4 darts yet on a shirt.
     
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    Rick's Tailoring Well-Known Member

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    He may just make the original darts deeper
     
  11. blahman

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    ^^^ that's what I was thinking. On a side note high street fashion brands to the masses seem to have gone insane with darts now. Not only you get the usual back dart and the vertical front darts that you really should only see on womens wear now I see stupid darts starting from underarm angling inwards to just under the nipples.
     
  12. chet31

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    Agree. Also, you don't need to rip the original side seams to take shirt in from the sides.
     
  13. Verniza

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    Yo dawg, I heard you liked darted shirts, so we put darts in your darts, so that you can wear darted darted shirts with darts.
     
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    My tailor will not put darts :puzzled:
     
  15. lysandar

    lysandar Well-Known Member

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    I do my shirts without darts. Don't like the look of em.
     
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    Likewise, but I have a Thom Browne OCBD that features his signature crosgrain pattern located right on the seam, so I'd prefer he just put darts. Unfortunately it's against religion.
     
  17. Agatha Crusty

    Agatha Crusty Well-Known Member

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    Well then that tailor is a fool because even with the side seams taken in on a shirt there can be excess cloth at the lower and middle back. All it is is shaping, some alterations tailors would do well to stop foisting their own preferences and whims onto clients.
     
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  18. Bexcellence

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    Find a tailor/seamstress/shirtmaker with a lot of experience tapering shirts. Try on the shirt in his/her presence and
    have it pinned to your liking before it is altered by taking in the side seams, adding darts or both.
     
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  20. sportin_life

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    The problem I've always had with darts is that it makes the shirt hard to press properly. Or maybe my tailor is just darting my shirts strangely?
     

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