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I'm considering a Ralph Lauren suit that I need some advice on esp. the jacket. The jacket fits me fine in terms of sleeve length etc, however, when I button it it sort of puffs out in the upper chest area: both lapels. This is more pronounced when you button it than when it "hangs" unbuttoned...
i receieved a peacoat as a gift, it's quite nice, but it's a bit big. time/situation worked out so i couldn't exchange it.
i know there's a serious difference between tailoring a fairly thick, relatively complicated jacket... and a shirt.
so can i hope for the jacket to go from a bit bulky...
Hi have a bunch of shirts that I bought before I realized Slim fit shirts fit me better. Is it a difficult (or expensive) for a tailor to make them slimmer? If so, should I just try my regular dry cleaning place or go for a proper tailor?
Trying to learn something here, so thanks any help.
I was looking for some flat front trousers in a 30" waist, and stopped in at Neimen Marcus. They had a total of zero 30" pants (flat front). The salesman had me try on some 32"s. These were too big (obviously) in the waist, but also...
Just a quick question about taking in the waist of a leather jacket. I'm new to this stuff, and I certainly know that regular jackets can be taken in. Are there any special rules or risks to altering leather? This jacket costed my (female) friend quite a bit, so I don't want to offer...
Just dropped a suit jacket off at my tailor that needed to brought from a 42 to a 38, and she charged me $200.00. Is this a reasonable price? i have never had to resize a suit before. The shoulders needed to be brought in a pinch, the sleeves shortened, and the length chopped a bit. Just so you...
Is it feasible to tailor the crotch of dress pants for a better fit? I would suppose that this would be very difficult as the zipper would get in the way of shortening the crotch for a more snug fit. Thoughts?
There was a brief thread on this in 2004 but I'm not sure it gave me a satisfactory answer.
I have a pair of suit pants by Attolini that taper more than I would like. On each pant leg the seam on the inward facing side of the pant has about 0.75-1.0" extra fabric. This surplus is not present on...
Hey guys. I recently bought a suit from the Buy-Sell Forum and failed to adequately take sleeve length into account. I'd say its about 3" too short so its showing alot of cuff (most of the barrel if my memory serves me well). However I tried it on last night with a pair of jeans and a white...
A friend just asked me on IM whether or not he can have a tailor 'chop down' the size of a couple of suits he has just been given by a relative.
Apparently his uncle died, and his aunt was doing the cleanup and said "here take my husbands tailor-made suits." He tells me that...
I have a pair of dress pants that I need to take down from a 33 to a 30 waist. Will a tailor be able to do this pretty easily, or is it too much big of a change? Generally, what is the "maximum" amount that you can take-in at the waist and have it still look OK?