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Altering french cuff shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by denning, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. denning

    denning Distinguished Member

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    Exactly how difficult is it to shorten the sleeve length of double cuff shirts? Just an inch or so. To my mind it wouldn't seem that difficult, only concern being the placket and placket buttons, but then again I've never made a shirt before. Perhaps Alex would be able to elucidate on this?

    Thanks
    Denning
     


  2. Citystyle

    Citystyle New Member

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    Not too difficult. Should cost +/- $15. Only bring to a good tailor that you've worked with before.
     


  3. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Distinguished Member

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    Shortening is easy unless you have to move the placket, in which case more skill and time are required.

    The placket button is normally 2"-2.25" up from the cuff. Hence, if you shorten the sleeve 1" it will now be 1" up. A bit strange, perhaps, but not too terrible when compared with the additional cost of removing and re-attaching the placket.
     


  4. Renault78law

    Renault78law Distinguished Member

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    A somewhat related question:
    is it possible to reduce the wrist circumference of a double cuff?
     


  5. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Distinguished Member

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    Not by more than 1/2" (by partially closing the link holes) which will then mandate the use of only skinny flip-backs.
     


  6. Renault78law

    Renault78law Distinguished Member

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    damn my girlish wrists.....
     


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