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Altering chest on 1 button jacket?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by strazzaque, May 30, 2007.

  1. strazzaque

    strazzaque Senior member

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    G'day all,
    I've seen a beautiful jacket which I am keen on acquiring, but the stated chest measurement amounts to 50 inches, size 46.

    I am normally a 44r suit size, and was wondering if there are different considerations with altering single button jackets?

    I've never, ever had a jacket altered before, but would make an exception for this one.

    For those in the know, I am attaching a pic, in case anyone can explain the construction/ deconstruction properties, and the associated pros and cons.

    Cheers.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    G'day all,
    I've seen a beautiful jacket which I am keen on acquiring, but the stated chest measurement amounts to 50 inches, size 46.

    I am normally a 44r suit size, and was wondering if there are different considerations with altering single button jackets?

    I've never, ever had a jacket altered before, but would make an exception for this one.

    For those in the know, I am attaching a pic, in case anyone can explain the construction/ deconstruction properties, and the associated pros and cons.

    Cheers.


    regardless of the buttons, if its too big in the chest, thats the end of the story. don't pay any mind to the stated size, look at the measurements. If 50 inches sounds like too much fabric compared to how ypur current wardrobe measures, skip it.
     
  3. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Agreed. Just keep your money and you will find something you like just as much. All your gonna get is something your not happy with in the end and a nice chunk of change sitting in your closet. However if you plan on doing some steriods then the jacket may be worth it.
     
  4. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    The gorge on that looks absurdly high.

    But to the general question, a 1 button jacket shouldn't be any different than a 2- or 3- button in terms of alteration difficulty.
     
  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i agree with all of the above.
    it has a strange look,as though it was altered and the customer would not accept it.
    either that or it was am2m that went bad.
     
  6. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Anyone who wears a 50in chest shouldn't wear lapels that narrow.
     
  7. kshah

    kshah Senior member

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    I like a high gorge, but not that high!
     

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