Jacket size and weight loss

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Melchiades, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Melchiades

    Melchiades Active Member

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    Oct 22, 2015
    I have decided that I want to spend some money on a MTM sports coat. At the same time I am about 20 lbs overweight and have been for the past 3-4 years. First I thought wait to spend serious money on clothes until I lose the weght, but that may never happen and I want some nice clothes now rather than in some distant future that may or may not arrive.

    So here is my question. If I spend some serious money on a jacket now, and later lose 10-20 lbs, will it be possible for an alteration tailor to take inn chest/waist later so the jacket is still usable? I am guessing my shoulder width is what it is even if I lose weight or not. Most of my extra kilos are in my waist.

    I have a good alteration tailor that I trust.

  2. kravatorf

    kravatorf Member

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    Sep 5, 2014
    I've been there, and a good alteration tailor is your best friend here. You should talk to him about do and don't related to the MTM process

    As you are loosing weight (and probably be more active on the sport side), you will also experience a change of posture. Some weird things may happen to your sport coat around the neck, in the back or even around armholes... Your alteration tailor should be able to fix these issues

  3. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Senior member

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    Feb 27, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It seems like you want to have your cake and eat it too...I honestly think it's too difficult of a question to answer because people lose weight differently. Ie if you lose it in your legs and butt that's easier to fix then 20 lbs in the shoulders/chest.

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