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Any hope to alter this jacket?

fpm9

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Hello everyone,

I found this cashmere jacket at a thrift store for a few bucks yesterday. It is a size 38R, when I usually wear a 36R.

It feels a little big, especially around the waist and on the sleeves. Do you guys think it is worth taking it to a tailor?

Thank you for your help!

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It might be a little large in the back and sleeves, but before you have it altered, try having it pressed and see how it looks. A bit of room in a jacket is usually a good thing, and any alterations would have to be very subtle. Maybe try wearing a piece of knitwear underneath as well, and see how it feels.

Other than that, as has been previously stated, great find!
 

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Thank you, I appreciate the advice. I may see it as too large because I am used to slimmer cuts (I have a small waist and small forearms compared to my shoulders and upper arms).
 

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Thank you, I appreciate the advice. I may see it as too large because I am used to slimmer cuts (I have a small waist and small forearms compared to my shoulders and upper arms).
Taking in the waist is an easy alteration. I would advise doing so, it appears a bit full.
 

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Thank you, I'll probably do that.
Taking in the waist is an easy alteration. I would advise doing so, it appears a bit full.
What do you think of tapering the sleeves too? The length feels right but they feel a little baggy compared to my other jackets
 

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Thank you, I'll probably do that.

What do you think of tapering the sleeves too? The length feels right but they feel a little baggy compared to my other jackets
The problem with the sleeves looks more like the pitch, which refers to the angle at which they are attached to the shoulder. In bespoke jackets, the pitch is tailored to the way your own arms rest; an OTR jacket is gonna go for an average, which could account for the baggy wrinkles. A good tailor can fix that by removing the sleeves and altering the pitch. Or it could be something else. Ask him.
 

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Sleeves are to short. Fit otherwise is fine.

Phillip
 

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The problem with the sleeves looks more like the pitch, which refers to the angle at which they are attached to the shoulder. In bespoke jackets, the pitch is tailored to the way your own arms rest; an OTR jacket is gonna go for an average, which could account for the baggy wrinkles. A good tailor can fix that by removing the sleeves and altering the pitch. Or it could be something else. Ask him.
Interesting, I didn't know it could be that. Thank you, I'll go see a tailor next weekend!

Sleeves are to short. Fit otherwise is fine.

Phillip

By a lot? Maybe it is the pose on the pictures, I measured the sleeves and they are really close to my other tailored jackets sleeves lenghts.
 

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Is this how you usually stand? Particularly the photo from the side? Some weird balance issues if so but not sure if they can be fixed through alterations. Also your shirt sleeves and jacket sleeves both appear short.
 

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Is this how you usually stand? Particularly the photo from the side? Some weird balance issues if so but not sure if they can be fixed through alterations. Also your shirt sleeves and jacket sleeves both appear short.
Thank you for your help. My pose could be a little unnatural as I set up a 3s timer on my phone to take the pictures and may not had time to properly stand. But good point I will ask a tailor.

Someone else mentioned the sleeves being too short. The jacket sleeves are about 1/2 - 1/3 inch shorter than most of my other jackets. But I am not sure there is enough fabric to lengthen them. I also don't want to spend too much on alterations if possible.
 

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