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Can blazer sleeves be shortened from the shoulder instead of cuff?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by RoseGardener, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:40 PM.

  1. RoseGardener

    RoseGardener Well-Known Member

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    Got a nice db jacket with surgeon cuff, jacket is unstructured. The sleeves are almost 2” too long for my alligator arms. Can they be shortened from the top? As is there sleeves cover half of my hands :(
     

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    Chowkin Senior Member

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    Sure. Had it done before. But if the cloth has a pattern then pattern matching of the sleeves with the body may pose a problem
     

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    Anachronist Senior Member

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    The only reason to shorten from the shoulder is if you have working button holes. If you don't, there's no reason not to shorten from the cuff. As Chowkin said, with a patterned jacket, this may not work at all.
     

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    I think you should ask a tailor for advice. I also agree with Chowkin and Anachronist. Taking it up from the top is a lot trickier and not a lot of tailors know how to do it properly. I had this problem with my coat which almost got ruined by a tailor in Kensington because they didn't attach the sleeves back evenly.
     

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