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Getting shirts darted?? anyone had this done? worth doing? cost? etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pg600rr, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. pg600rr

    pg600rr Well-Known Member

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    So I just picked up some nice Etro dress shirts that I really like... however I had to go with a size 41. I have the issue that a 41 fits pretty good in the shoulders and neck, but sleeves are a tad long (ok tho) and chest is too baggy for my liking, sz. 40 fits better but neck is kinda tight..

    So I was thinking about having some darts put in but have never done this so I wanted to see if anyone has experience with it?

    How did it come out? how much did it cost? any reccomendations for Boston area?
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Very easy alteration, should cost something like $15-20. Any competent tailor should have no problem with it.
     
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    landshark Well-Known Member

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    Take in the side seams or add darts. Should be $10-$20 depending on your location.
     
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    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Definitely worth doing!
     
  5. pg600rr

    pg600rr Well-Known Member

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    Guess I am afraid of paying to have the work done and still not liking the fit afterward, then I am totally stuck with 2 shirts I prob cant sell.... maybe I'll try it on a cheaper shirt 1st and see how they do...
     

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