jacket alteration question..

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dietcookie, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. dietcookie

    dietcookie Senior member

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    Is it ever possible to get a jacket shortened vertical ways just an inch or two? I hope this makes sense..thank you.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It is possible (not that hard, really) but often not desireble because it throws off the balance and proportion of the jacket.
     
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    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    Jackets can be shortened but I would suggest that you do not exceed one inch. As for patch pocket jackets, never. [​IMG]
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    I've had it done on a couple jackets. It's generally not good to do more than an inch as has been said, as it'll make the rest of the jacket a bit "off." Each jacket should be considered separately though, depending on its existing pockets and button placement.
     

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