- Oct 15, 2004
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Hello. Firstly, I trust you all had a good Christmas and New Year. Â Secondly, I need to have some suit trousers shortened. Â The suit is a 40s with 34s trousers. Â I normally wear a 38 and have a 33/33.5" waist. Â Would it be best to just have the trousers shortened, or should I have them shortened and tapered somehow? Â When the assistant in the shop pinned the trousers, he did so in such a way as to decrease the length and 'pinch' the material at the back, making the leg look a little thinner than its opposite. I know I should only get suits that fit my measurements exactly, but it was on sale and they weren't getting any 38s in. Â The jacket seems to fit OK. Also, I bought something else that was a bit big for me, again on sale, no others coming in. Â It's a 40R: http://www.hackett.co.uk/1099.html How much do you thinkt the sleeves could be taken up without the entire jacket looking out of whack? Â It has working buttonholes; would that be a problem/increase the price of alterations? THanks in advance.