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Can Suit Shoulder Width Be Reduced Through Alterations?

slick007

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Hey guys,

I was wondering if a suit jacket shoulder width was a bit too wide on someone, could it be altered and reduced? Let's say, something reasonable like about 1" at most? Most tailors will say no but I think some tailors have done it for others.

Does someone know if it's possible?
 

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From what I knew, only the sleeve head could be adjust to compensate the bad fit.
 

David Reeves

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100% yes it can be done its a fairly common alteration.
 
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Yeah it can - I've had shoulders brought in before - worked really well though it wasn't a cheap alteration
 

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Hey guys,
I was wondering if a suit jacket shoulder width was a bit too wide on someone, could it be altered and reduced? Let's say, something reasonable like about 1" at most? Most tailors will say no but I think some tailors have done it for others.
Does someone know if it's possible?

Yes. My tailor can do it with alacrity.
Never did it for me, but reduced/eliminated padding in
several of my suits/jackets. Downside: He's in Menlo
Park CA- 30 miles south of San Francisco. His name is:

Bob Stancovic
650- 323-9614
 

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It can be done - but make sure the tailor who does it is competent, as it's one of the more complex tasks - also it can get expensive, so get a quote.
 

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It can be done but considered a 'major operation' and relatively expensive. My suggestion is to find a real tailor to do it and not simply an alterations place.
 

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I believe it can the width can be reduced but you have to take it to your tailor so he can gauge the fabric.
 

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It is possible to alter a suit shoulder according to your size and be fit in what you wearing on.
 

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It can be done but considered a 'major operation' and relatively expensive. My suggestion is to find a real tailor to do it and not simply an alterations place. 
Agreed. It is possible but is certainly not something you should trust to anyone other than an actual tailor.
 

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I recently had a few done for $250 each - but I probably paid a premium for my tailor - don't cheap out on this, if someone messes up the suit is garbage.
 

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