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Long shot...(Charles Tyrwhitt alterations)

terpking

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Okay, so I bought a suit from Charles Tyrwhitt a long time ago. Pressed for time, I sent it in to my regular tailor to get the sleeves shortened. Because the sleeves had functional buttons, my tailor said that he had to take it in from the shoulder.

Now, because (presumably) the sleeves are tapered, the sleeves don't drape correctly. There is an ugly fold when my arms are resting at my side.

I've taken the jacket in to another tailor in an attempt to fix it, but after several attempts, it's still not fitting correctly.

My Question:

I've heard that because of the functional buttons, and the fact that their sleeves are tapered, CT has their own tailors who will remove the entire sleeve and replace it with another stock sleeve (i.e. pre-shortened sleeves) for sleeve alterations. If this is true, I can try and take it back to CT.

If not, then it's probably futile to try and fix it because nobody else has had any luck with it.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I think that you should probably contact CT and ask them what they would do, as they are really the only ones who would know what they would do with the jacket.
 

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Originally Posted by terpking
My Question:

I've heard that because of the functional buttons, and the fact that their sleeves are tapered, CT has their own tailors who will remove the entire sleeve and replace it with another stock sleeve (i.e. pre-shortened sleeves) for sleeve alterations. If this is true, I can try and take it back to CT.


I highly doubt this is true.

This may not be helpful but I don't think there's much you can do at this point to fix the botched shoulders/sleeves. All sleeves are tapered so it's never wise to do this type of alteration unless a tailor really knows what he is doing. As a rule, I NEVER trust any alterations tailor to touch the shoulders on a RTW jacket. If it has working buttonholes and sleeve is too long, look for another coat.
 

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Ugh not good news.

I wonder though, how the store can offer adjustments. Would they have some sort of pattern to work off of?
 

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