Can sleeves of quilted jackets be tailored?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zerostyle, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Hi all,

    I'm a bit frustrated on sizing for jackets. I tend to fall between a small and medium (5'9/160lbs/38" chest).

    While I can usually size up and layer with a medium jacket, the main problem is the sleeves. I need a 32-33" sleeve, but almost every medium out there is a 34-35" sleeve which makes me look like I'm wearing my dad's jacket.

    With some jackets, they can be tailored for $50-$60, but my main question is: Can quilted jackets have the sleeves shortened?

    Some examples:

    Jcrew Sussex Jacket

    close-up of the sleeves here:

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    The barbour chelsea, boden, and other jackets all have the same problem.
     
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    Tried and True Senior member

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    A good tailor can effectively shorten the sleeves from the shoulder.
     


  3. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Isn't tailoring from the shoulder always really expensive though? Like $80-$100? Seems like a waste on a jacket that I plan to buy for around the same price.
     


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    Tried and True Senior member

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    You have a point but you might want to look at it another way. Consider the jacket as 'whole cloth' and the cost of alteration as a tailor's CMT fee. That should make it much more palatable. ;)
     
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