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jacket collar alteration question

S. Able

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So I recently put on a custom jacket that I had made up a couple of years back. I couldn't help but notice that the collar has become a bit loose. It is pretty evident that this is a function of the jacket being somewhat tight in the chest. Through exercise, my upper body has become thicker over time. I don't know if "strap measurement" is the right term, but something has certainly changed. Anyways, does anyone know if anything can be done to ameliorate this collar issue? I know that it is next to impossible to "add fabric" to the chest of a jacket. For what it is worth, the lapels of the jacket still sit flat against my chest. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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If by loose collar you mean that the back of the collar is pulling away from your neck, a tailor can adjust that so that the gap is eliminated. I believe the procedure is called raising the collar.
 

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Originally Posted by S. Able
So I recently put on a custom jacket that I had made up a couple of years back. I couldn't help but notice that the collar has become a bit loose. It is pretty evident that this is a function of the jacket being somewhat tight in the chest. Through exercise, my upper body has become thicker over time. I don't know if "strap measurement" is the right term, but something has certainly changed. Anyways, does anyone know if anything can be done to ameliorate this collar issue? I know that it is next to impossible to "add fabric" to the chest of a jacket. For what it is worth, the lapels of the jacket still sit flat against my chest. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Just see your tailor...he can take care of that. A custom jacket will usually have more allowances than RTW at the seams for adjustments like this.


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That is a simple alteration, they can go in and tighten the collar up some so it gives you a better fit.
 

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