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Collar alterations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Would it be possible for a tailor to cut a quarter inch (maybe less) off of both edges of the collar (the edges making the lines pointing at the lapels, closest to the tie) re-sew the collar, and move the button over to make it smaller?

    I am asking this question because I purchased a Zegna shirt, white with a neat blue stripe, for $25. I can wear it fine as a shirt with a jacket sans tie, but I would love to wear it with a tie. The problem is that it is a half inch larger than the size I wear. I have closed the tie gap and shrunk it vigorously in the washer/dryer. Can anything be done about this?

    Also, it might be possible for me to wear it with a tie, but it would be looser than all of the shirts I wear with ties. Does anyone have any pictures of a loose fitting collar that is still acceptable? Or any other suggestions?

    Thanks.
     


  2. Ed13

    Ed13 Senior member

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    Buy a new shirt that is the correct size.
     


  3. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    [​IMG] I don't think that you can alter this collar. The only possibility is a new collar. This is not practical. The charge will be more than you paid for the shirt. Shirtmakers in NYC charge from $35 to $75 for this service.
     


  4. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    If the shirt is $150 it can be a good idea to pay $40... If it is $34, of course not
     


  5. stache

    stache Senior member

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    Gain some weight or lift weights. Your neck will get bigger [​IMG]
     


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