• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Hi, we have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in anticipation of the upcoming new Calfornia laws, the CCPA. If you are a resident of California, these rights pertain to you. Thanks - Styleforum Team.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Is it possible to change lapel on tuxedo vest

haganah

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2007
Messages
6,351
Reaction score
29
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.
 

Willin

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2010
Messages
415
Reaction score
100
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.
 

GBR

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2006
Messages
8,547
Reaction score
718
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

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2007
Messages
6,351
Reaction score
29

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?
 

David Reeves

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2009
Messages
3,145
Reaction score
2,156
Absolutely alteration should cost about $100 in NYC.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How wide do you like your leg opening on your trousers?

  • 7”

    Votes: 58 17.5%
  • 7.5”

    Votes: 111 33.4%
  • 8”

    Votes: 100 30.1%
  • 8.5”

    Votes: 36 10.8%
  • 9”

    Votes: 13 3.9%
  • 9.5”

    Votes: 7 2.1%
  • 10”

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • 10.5”

    Votes: 6 1.8%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
432,560
Messages
9,275,469
Members
194,671
Latest member
Mmurskyj
Top