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Changing Collar Styles

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Gentlemen,

I had a quick question on which I hope to get your advice. Is it possible for a tailor to alter the collar style of a dress shirt? For example, I would like to convert a button-down to a cutaway. Or is this more trouble (or money) than it is worth?

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Yes, it's possible to remove an existing collar and replace with another collar of a differing style.

Whether it's worth the trouble/expense probably depends on how much you like the shirt and what the cost of replacing the entire shirt vs replacing the collar is. If the shirt is inexpensive to begin with, I think simply replacing it with a shirt having the collar style you prefer makes more sense.

Second point, about the only collar change you can easily make without being noticeable would be to make a colored/patterned shirt into a contrast collar shirt. Finding an exact color/texture/pattern match can be difficult.
 
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BDs tend to have either no interlining or a very light one. Cutaways need something stiffer. So, assuming you could recut the shape in a way you would like (which is not a given), you would still face that problem. And I don't think you can fix that.
 

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