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Are VINTAGE BURBERRY TRENCHES easily altered?

noobanker

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I am thinking about getting one and altering it to make the sleeves longer...

Has anyone else tried this before, or even just altered their standard Burberry trenches? Is this easy to do, or does the material (either 100% cotton or 51% cotton with poly) somehow make this difficult?

Would appreciate any input anyone could offer. Thanks!
 

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I don't think lengthening the sleeves would be successful as, if the coat had had much wear at all, there will probably be wear around the end of the sleeve that would show as a line if you lengthen the sleeve. May I ask why you would want to alter a vintage coat, specifically?
 

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I don't think lengthening the sleeves would be successful as, if the coat had had much wear at all, there will probably be wear around the end of the sleeve that would show as a line if you lengthen the sleeve. May I ask why you would want to alter a vintage coat, specifically?
Ah yes, I would like to alter it because I found one that looks to be in like-new condition and has all the bells and whistles and fabric I'd like to have, but just has really short sleeves... a bummer, really!
 

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Ah yes, I would like to alter it because I found one that looks to be in like-new condition and has all the bells and whistles and fabric I'd like to have, but just has really short sleeves... a bummer, really!
I see. Well, depending on how much money you would be investing in this coat, you might just want to try it anyway. And if you are looking at lengthening the sleeves quite a bit, it might, might be possible to move the wrist strap to cover any visible line caused by wear.
 

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