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Alteration question...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Baz, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Baz

    Baz Active Member

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    Hi. I'm new to the forum. Been lurking for a little while and have learned a great deal. Thank you for such a great resource. I have question that I haven't seen addressed in the past. While scanning eBay for some nice threads in my size (with a little help from A Harris' "How To Measure For eBay" post) I came across a very nice looking Barbera Sartoriale suit. While most of the measurements were very close to what I needed the sleeves were about two inches too long. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....67&rd=1 Normally, I would assume, this is the easiest alteration to have done. But...what if the sleeve has working buttonholes? Does that mean any alteration of its length would have to be at the shoulder? Is that even an option? The auction ended and it appears that someone got a sweet deal. But it wasn't me. Thanks, Baz
     


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    Thracozaag Distinguished Member

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    So YOU were the one who bought Hin-leung's suit. Congrats, I've seen it in person, and it's a wonderful garment (and has been meticulously cared for by him). koji
     


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    No. Sadly, I didn't buy it because I was unsure about altering it. That was the reason for my question.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    A good tailor can shorten sleeves from the shoulder. I don't know if they can do 2" although I would guess that's possible. Someone else here should be able to be more positive about it and give you a price to expect to pay. Or do a search (the red button above) for the words "shorten shoulder" (no quotes) and you should come up with some more info.
     


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    Here's a prior and complete discussion of this thread: http://<a href="http://www.styleforu......tonhole</a> There are other threads too (search under "working and buttonhole"). It's an expensive procedure to have your own tailor undertake this, and, in my own experience, the results (with regard to button placement and general appearance) have sometimes been disappointing.
     


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    Thanks, STYLESTUDENT. That was a very helpful thread.
     


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