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making lapels narrower

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fatherseanfan, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. fatherseanfan

    fatherseanfan Senior Member

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    can a tailor take wide lapels "in" to make them narrower?
     


  2. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Distinguished Member

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    I believe it's possible, but personally, I wouldn't bother. I'd rather wear what I bought, in its original form: 'in' or 'out,' of fashion.
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Distinguished Member

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    Not if there's a cut buttonhole.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It's not so hard to do. You have to worry a bit about the placement of the lapel buttonhole, however. You don't want it to end up too close to the edge after the alteration.
     


  5. Edward Appleby

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    Double post.
     


  6. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Distinguished Member

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    That's a major change, aesthetically, so it might throw off the balance of a lot of other things. You're better off getting a different jacket.
     


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