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Is it possible to change lapel on tuxedo vest

haganah

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If I wanted to change the material to silk grosgrain from another material, is that possible?

It's not a normal jacket lapel so I imagine this is actually easy - is that the case?

Thank you.
 

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I doubt it's as simple as you may suspect.

Though it's a completely different garment I wanted to get a different collar applied to my Barbour Liddesdale jacket. My tailor said it was more complicated than it appeared at first blush and it'd cost $60-80 which is half the cost of the jacket. I declined.

I'd imagine a tux would be quite a bit more expensive.
 

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It can probably be done as you do come across venerable old garments from the best tailoring houses being updated to be passed down the generations. Whether the cost is value for money will depend upon the garment.
 

haganah

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It can probably be done as you do come across venerable old garments from the best tailoring houses being updated to be passed down the generations. Whether the cost is value for money will depend upon the garment.

On a vest the lapels are flatter and aren't the same complexity as a jacket, right? Shouldn't it be much easier and more affordable to do the lapels?
 

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Absolutely alteration should cost about $100 in NYC.
 

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