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can trouser rise be shortened?

boo

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I have my eye on a Corneilani suit at Saks (Spencer model). I love the fit of the jacket, though it could be a touch shorter. The main problem for me is the trouser rise, which is way too high (a function of me having a short torso). The salesman insists that the rise can be shortened, but I'm skeptical. He says it's routine to lower the waistband and relocate the zipper. That sounds like major surgery to me that can significantly alter the cut of the pants, and I'd need the front rise lowered at least 1-1.5 inches to be to my liking. Is he right?
 

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You are right. The zipper, the fly, the pockets--all would be affected, and the result would not be seamless.

 

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It can be done but you'll find the side pockets shortened and if it has hip pockets, they may look odd being so high.

How much is the suit?
 

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I'm guessing your in NY?

If you can wait till January, I'll make you one for that price and offer you a made to measure shirt as well, for free.

Even if you don't take me up on the offer, there are plenty of good tailors who will make you one for that sort of price.

Please feel free to visit me on my next trip, no obligation and I'll show you samples of my work and answer any questions you might have.

www.steed.co.uk
 

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