Mission Impossible 3

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by purelook, May 23, 2006.

  1. purelook

    purelook Member

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    Hi,

    I have a 3-button jacket and I after I had it shortened a little I would like to move the buttons up by an inch or 3/4 of an inch. Problem is these are working buttons with button-holes. Is it possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Are you talking about the sleeves? They can be raised from the armholes, but it is a costly and difficult alteration, especially if it is a well-made coat. Find the best tailor you can, and ask him what you can expect.
     
  3. purelook

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    No, I meant the buttons on the front.
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    Without some drastic reconstruction that will cost more than a new suit and ruin the balance in a variety of areas, no.
     
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    Thanks. I also thought it might require changing the whole front piece, which is not worth it.
     

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