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Cost to shorten a shirt sleeve significantly

spidercan

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I wanted to get a few french cuff shirts shortened about 3" and the tailor quoted me $45. Is this exorbitant, as I notice other threads said to expect $10-$20, or does the extreme shortening warrant such a price?
 

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Its expensive but not exorbitant. 3" is quite allot if the sleeve tapers towards the end; if you go up that far the aperture of the sleeve will be much smaller than the cuff, resulting in ruin. You are paying for quality workmanship, and if you''re willing to take a greater risk then you can find it cheaper.

I personally would look to pay between $20 and $40 a shirt, but I don't know where you are and what kind of alterationist you're using.
 

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thats a bargain.
 

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Originally Posted by a tailor
thats a bargain.

Doesn't it somewhat depend on where the tailor is taking the sleeve in; at the cuff or at the shoulder? Or are you assuming the latter?
 

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