Letting out a jacket in the back

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  1. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    I have a jacket that I'd like to get altered, though I'm not sure I can. It is the slightest bit snug across the shoulder blades. Can this double vented jacket be let out in that area?

    Also, it is made of a silk/wool (over 80% silk) blend. Is this likely to leave a crease?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
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    Not sure about the crease with that fabric; i will say I had an oxxford ebay find let out there and it fits much much better. It was a snug 44 and I am between a 44 and 46, and it really helped. But proceed carefully.........
     
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    I have a jacket that I'd like to get altered, though I'm not sure I can. It is the slightest bit snug across the shoulder blades. Can this double vented jacket be let out in that area?

    Also, it is made of a silk/wool (over 80% silk) blend. Is this likely to leave a crease?

    Thanks,

    Dan


    I'm sure someone will come along who knows what from what -- but I'd say that for RTW at least, it's pretty key that it fits the shoulders well from the start. For a better fit, I've had the material just below shoulder at deltoid let out in the side-panel with nary hitch, and for very little money.
     
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    Peppino in NYC did this for me on a Polo suit once. It worked out well and seemed a routine alteration to him.
     

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