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Gap peacoat alteration

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mike C., Nov 2, 2002.

  1. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

    Mar 5, 2002
    New York City
    Two years ago I bought a Peacoat from the GAP (I know, I know...). I really like the coat, because it looks really cool with the collar turned up; a quality most other peacoats don't have, thus I bought one from the GAP. The worst thing about it, is the full boxy cut. I'm wondering if there is a possibility of taking it to a tailor and have the sides taken in for a slimmer fit. Is this even worth it, or do you think it can be done?
  2. pstoller

    pstoller Senior member

    May 24, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Can it be done? Yes. Is it worth it? Well, it might be an attempt to make a silk purse from a sow's ear, but if you're going to wear it to death after you have it altered, it's a reasonable investment. Better that than having it sit in your closet because you don't really like the way it fits.
  3. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Mar 23, 2002
    London, UK
    Find a competent tailor and ask for a quote. Then you can decide whether the coat is worth an additional investment of $ xx.

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