So like most men here, I would say the biggest problem I have with buying off the rack dress shirts, is that the sleeve length is usually a little too long for me. Usually there is too much fabric on the sleeve therefore bunching up. Even though I have been measured a bunch of times, and I've been told I should wear a 33 inch length sleeve shirt. I can't afford to do MTM dress shirts just yet in my position in life. I have a wedding coming up and bigger financial responsibilities. My next best affordable option is to continue buying the shirts I generally buy from The Bay, such as brands like Tommy Hillfiger, Jones New York, Nautica for the $60-$70 range. Now my question is this. I have taken a dress shirt (with a french cuff) to a tailor in a loca mall (the place is called Stich It. It is one of those franchise places in every mall) and I requested she shorten the sleeve length. She made me try it on, and pined it, etc.. Only to come back the following week and take the shirt home, and realize that I think they simply just removed the cuff, and cut the excess fabric and put the cuff back on. So the arm hole was noticeably shorter. 1) I always thought that in order to shorten the sleeve length, that the shirt should be unstiched from the top (where it meets the shoulder), and you shorten/cut away fabric from there? Isn't that the proper way to do it? 2) Can a tailor also bring in a dress shirt. meaning, if it fits like a garbage bag (too much fabric), they can make it look a little cut and slimmer? I am just trying to grasp a good idea of what to look for in a tailor, and to ask the appropriate questions. I don't want to give away a shirt like I did before, only to find out that I wasted about $85 ($70 for the shirt, and 15 for a botched sleeve alteration). I will try and search for a good alteration place in Toronto, who can shorten sleeve lengths on my dress shirts and not do it in the way mentioned above too.