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Will getting a shirt tailored fix this problem?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pnewelljr, Oct 9, 2012.

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  1. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Well-Known Member

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    So I am having sizing issues with shirts. It is because of my big shoulders I think. I have a rather thing waist, and like wearing pretty slim shirts, but I think I have bigger than average shoulders. So If I buy an XS from J.Crew for example, it fits my torso fine, but it pulls up at the second button from the top and I can't even clip the collar (I guess I have a big neck too).

    Anyways, I can make a small work, but in general a Medium fits my shoulders and neck the best. By then though, the shirt becomes a tent. (The slim version of their small has the same pulling problem, and the slim M is still to baggy).

    Anyways, my question is, if I take an M sized shirt into a tailor and have them take it in, is it even possible for them to make the shirt fit how I want it to, or is it physically impossible? (I dont really understand how shirt fitting works that well). If they slim it up how I want will it just pull like the normal XS and S? Also, does anyone know about how much it would cost to get the torso slimmed?

    Thanks for any help!

    PS: actually, oddly enough, the pulling looks quite a bit like whats going on in this advertisement.


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    BTW I am 21yo 170cm 57kg so I'm not sure, but I don't think losing weight would help
     
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  2. atoms

    atoms Well-Known Member

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    They can take a shirt that fits your shoulders and slim down the chest, waist and sleeves for a better fit. I wish I had your problem btw. I have tiny shoulders and it makes my average sized head look big :)
     
  3. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply, but I have a big head, so without the bigish shoulders I would really look ridiculous
     
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  4. ggoofer

    ggoofer Well-Known Member

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    atoms is right. Get a shirt that fits your shoulders and neck and have them take in the chest and waist.
     
  5. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Well-Known Member

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    Great, thats what I'll do from now on. Does anyone know about how much this would run at a decent (doesnt have to be the best, just decent) Taylor?
     
  6. Millerp

    Millerp Well-Known Member

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    Slimming down a shirt from the bottom of the armhole down is an easy alteration and should
    cost between $15 - $ 25 depending on the tailor and your location.

    Taking in the chest above the bottom of the armhole is more of a problem as the sleeves would likely have to be unstitched. This
    would require quite an experienced tailor or preferably a shirtmaker.

    Make sure you try the shirt on at the tailor shop and have the tailor pin the shirt to
    show you how it would look and fit after alterations.
     
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  7. GonC

    GonC Active Member

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    Any recommendations as to who in the NYC area I can get my CT shirts altered for a good price?
     
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