Dress shirt alterations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scnupe7, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    Anyone here ever had a dress shirt altered?
     


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    Yes, I had my tux shirt altered for my wedding. I'd gotten a very nice Barney's house label shirt on sale, but I wanted it tapered to go well under my Dior Homme tux. It came out great, and even after paying for the tailoring, it was still less than any fitted tux shirt I could find. (The best I saw was a Borrelli on a mannequin at Saks, but, even with a discount for purchasing a display model, it was still more than twice as much as the altered Barney's shirt.)
     


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    yep, i have my dress shirts altered all the time....i'm a 16/33, so my sleeves on all my off-the-shelf shirts have to be shortened.
     


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    Stu Senior member

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    Fox: You and I are in the same boat. I am a 16 x 33 1/2 (acutally a 33 3/4 on one arm and a 33 1/2 on the other). All my off the shelf shirts go immediately to a tailor to take in a half inch. They look great and she only charges me $6.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I've gotten a lot of shirts re-cut, but none altered in the traditional sense. Surely it's not that hard to find shirts that fit otr?
     


  6. scnupe7

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    Well my problem is that I have somewhat of an athletic build. I wear a 16.5 34/5 but my waist is like a 31-32. Depending on who makes the shirt, the fabric bunches up in the rear and it looks really sloppy. I have to get the sides cut on some of my fuller shirts. Thanks for the advise.
     


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    scnupe--
    i have had the same prob....i have a 32 waist, so some shirts are cut too wide in the waist. i found a good tailor to taper them a little.....but most of my shirts are worn with a jacket, so it became less of a problem. also, i dipped into the custom realm on a couple of shirts, which makes it much easier.
     


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