Any way of shortening Working Sleeve even if I don't mind it being sewed shut?

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  1. StylingUK

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    I bought a very casual/stylish blazer that I like very much. However, it has a working button sleeve. From reading past archives, I understand that the sleeve length can be adjusted at the shoulder. But I would rather not have a big operation done on it since it cost alot and I don't know of good tailors around my area (Manchester) so I'm just wondering if the working button sleeve can be turned into a non-working button sleeve.

    I don't need the sleeve to be working, all I need is it to be shortened so that it doesn't look too obvious that I had it altered. (But 3 buttons will have to come off since I need to sleeve to be 2.5" shorter)?
     


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    Depends if the jacket needs to be shortened beyond where the buttonholes are. And if you see Carlos Tevez, be sure to welcome him to Manchester...[​IMG]
     


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    I know the jacket is for Regular length but they don't make many Short casual blazers that I can find RTW so I guess this is the best I can get among the limited choices.

    The sleeve will have to be shortened to the red dotted line. (End of cuff to the dotted line is 2.5")


    BTW, go Chelsea hahaha
     


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    A good tailor can shorten it from the shoulder
     


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    Is the jacket from Andersen & Lauth?
     


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    I asked at a local and was told they can't get in there to do it because of the holes...wutever that means. The only thing they suggested is cut it above the working buttons and resew it in which would leave a seam around which I refused.

    As for altering from the shoulders, I can consider it if there is absolutely no other choice but I worry the blazer's pit-seam to pit-seam is already a little tight so I would imagine taking 2.5" up the shoulder might make it too tight to wear?
     


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    Is there a pocket on that sleeve?

    How much did you pay for the jacket?
     


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    I asked at a local and was told they can't get in there to do it because of the holes...wutever that means. The only thing they suggested is cut it above the working buttons and resew it in which would leave a seam around which I refused.

    As for altering from the shoulders, I can consider it if there is absolutely no other choice but I worry the blazer's pit-seam to pit-seam is already a little tight so I would imagine taking 2.5" up the shoulder might make it too tight to wear?


    It's too much to take from the shoulder. Could you not take it a bit shorter past the last button hole? They should be able to do it but it would look messy on the inside. Narrow the cuff if you have to, it will make the cuff look less short.
     


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