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sleeve length

  1. A

    Suit sleeve vents were sewn shut by tailor after alterations and sleeves/cuffs are no longer functional. Is this common?

    I took a suit jacket to a tailor to get the sleeves lengthened and the sleeves originally had surgeon cuffs, however in the process of lengthening it, the tailor stitched the cuff vents (excuse me if I've used the wrong term) shut and they're no longer functional/working sleeves. Here are some...
  2. A

    Suit sleeve vents were sewn shut by tailor after alterations and sleeves/cuffs are no longer functional - is this common?

    I took a suit jacket to a tailor to get the sleeves lengthened and the sleeves originally had surgeon cuffs, however in the process of lengthening it, the tailor stitched the cuff vents (excuse me if I've used the wrong term) shut and they're no longer functional/working sleeves. Here are some...
  3. Julian Wilson

    Are my leather jacket sleeves too long?

    Hi all, I just bought this aviator style brown leather jacket from Danier which I absolutely love. It's my first leather jacket purchase ever. However, the past couple days I've been trying to figure out if my sleeves are too long or not. I've heard a lot of conflicting opinions and I'm looking...
  4. J

    Puzzle: Lengthening Functionally Cuffed Sleeves

    Hi all, I posted this over at MFA, and a couple people said I should ask here. There are more details there, but basically I took out the sleeve of my Brioni sport coat almost two inches (still shows at least a half inch of shirt cuff), and now the buttonholes are three inches up the sleeve. I'd...
  5. americanninja

    Tightness in Upper Arms of Shirt and Suit Jacket - How to Fix?

    So I'm looking for an explanation on what causes the pulling effect on the upper arms of dress shirts and suit jackets. I have a few tailored shirts that has this happening, but the tailor says it's normal and if he changes anything it's gonna be baggy and not look good. However, I'm wondering...
  6. tstout

    Suit sleeve length advice... AGAIN

    I recently purchased Burberry suit and had some alterations done to the sleeve including functional surgeons cuffs. My tailor missed the mark a bit on the length (long story, not my tailors fault though). I purchased a slightly longer sleeved shirt to compensate. My question is, am I still...
  7. Mikeyyip

    What should be the right sleeve length for a sport coat/blazer

    Hey, I know this question is asked often and read some post already but, I'm still confused on how should the length of the sleeve be. I've heard from retail shops where by they said the proper length should be "half-knuckle", I assume what the staff meant was half the palm? Also, from online...
  8. rossyl

    Suit sleeve length rule - And where shirt/suit end

    Hi, I've done many searches, and read many conflicting things - this is what I've found. Do correct if wrong. Suit jack sleeve length - Rule With your arms down at your sides and relaxed, there should be 0.5 inch of shirt cuff showing. Question: Would this reveal too much cuff when arms...
  9. J

    Suit Sleeves too short?

    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...

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