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Altering a Pea Coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by turnbull12, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. turnbull12

    turnbull12 Well-Known Member

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    Hey I just received a J. Crew Pea Coat as an addition to my winter wardrobe, and I had a question. I realize J.Crew has a reputation for making ill-fitting merchandise, but is all hope lost? Is it possible to bring in this coat at the waist? What about the sleeves? Would a good tailor be able to bring those up an inch as well? I should mention this coat is lined, with Thinsulate (scoff if you will). How much would such major surgery cost? (I am a poor college student) I would be grateful to hear any responses. Thanks a lot.
     


  2. Connemara

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    I had a J.Crew pea coat taken in at the waist a year or two ago. Didn't come out perfect but it certainly looked better. Any decent alterations tailor should be able to do it.
     


  3. JBZ

    JBZ Distinguished Member

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    I had a J.Crew pea coat taken in at the waist a year or two ago. Didn't come out perfect but it certainly looked better. Any decent alterations tailor should be able to do it.

    I also had a J Crew pea coat taken in at the waist a few years ago. It came out great, and I still wear the coat several times each winter.
     


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    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    It's worth getting a tailor's opinion and cost extimate. However, is a J. Crew peacoat worth spending the money on tailoring?
     


  5. turnbull12

    turnbull12 Well-Known Member

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    Well I received it as a pseudo-gift from their "final sale" so it is not really returnable, but it also didn't cost me anything. So i guess in that sense, it would depend on the cost of the alterations. Any estimates floating around? Or inexpensive alternative pea coats?
     


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    If it was on finale sale recently, then I'm assuming that it was last winter's model? I ordered one in size L-tall and it fits great, definitely slimmer than most J. Crew outerwear. Still, it's not super-slim (but neither am I).
     


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