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Altering (Reducing) Jacket/Coast Size?

neyus

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Can somebody suggest ways I can have the coat size altered to reduce the length across the shoulders?

I know quite easily that the Centre Seam can be taken in a little and the two rear side seams. But how do we do the shoulders? Is it a complicated and expensive alteration?
 

Roger

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The Doctor's right. Sleeves have to come off, shoulder material removed and cut back, and sleeves re-attached. I've had it done several times by a good tailor, but I was nervous about it--at least with the first one. These were expensive jackets, so the cost ($100 or so probably for that, but other alterations added to the total) was justified. For an inexpensive jacket, I'm not sure I'd bother. Also, I would suggest making sure that you get a tailor who does MTM tailoring at least (i.e., makes suits, jackets, and trousers from scratch) to do the work.
 

Tomasso

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I wouldn't mess with this alteration. Not too many tailors are up to the task.
 

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