Thanks fxh, think that should feasible. There is plenty of sleeve before the button starts, I could lose maybe an inch, which is about what I need and it would be fine. Normally would not might if they were a little longer than I like but think these need to be shortened to be at that length. Very nice MOP buttons so might be nice if they were a little more noticeable (ie closer to sleeve end). Texture of coat is rough linen in Glen Check. Will speak to a tailor and see if they will give it a try. Appreciate the advice. Now to find a trusted tailor.... Edit: Thanks to thebrownman too (I was watching Media Watch when you posted that on your Tumblr and remember agreeing then). ABC on a Monday is usually good for sartorially matters, Media Watch, Dirk Gently, Bored to Death and occasional QandA guest.