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Has anyone recut/slimmed down their collar and lapels?

ruben

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I'm not a slim lapel fan, if anything I prefer a slightly bigger than average lapel on most of my suits.

That being said I have an older Brooks Brothers suit, the fit is perfect, the shoulders natural, in short everything is right about it except the giant 4.25" lapels. that come within a couple inches of the shoulder.

I believe it's an old Brooks MTM, and the big lapels look really out of place on the suit.

Doing some experimenting with a tailors tape it would seem the lapels could be cut down right at the ends of the existing button hole, and I could end up with a reasonable, though slightly slimmer than I'd like, lapel width.

Can this be done without being prohibitively expensive?
Has anyone had any experience doing it?
 

MyOtherLife

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I myself have not attempted this but am curious if anyone has :lurk:
 

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David Reeves

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Of course you can do it.i would expect to pay $150, use a good alteration tailor though.
 

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