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Question regarding shirt alterations:

akwit

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When looking to taper a dress shirt, do you prefer to have your tailor take-in the sides or pin the back? (i think thats what its called; they fold over small bits of fabric in the back of the shirt as opposed to cutting the sides of the shirt).

The former runs me $20 here in NYC while the latter costs $12.

Which look/fit do you prefer?
 

mitchelm

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I believe that the latter is referred to as "darting".

I prefer taking in the sides. Particularly so with a white shirt as the "darting" can be more pronounced.
 

SartodiNapoli

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As a shirtmaker will tell,

If you take the sides, diagonal wrinkles might/should appear on the breast but a more takin in can be achieved.

The darts can take in max 6 cm and breast can be blousy yet depending on how big is the shirt.
 
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The shirts that really fit me well all have darts. I've had a lot of shirt makers push back on using darts and insisting that they can get as clean of a shirt without darts and it's never worked.
 

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I have studied shirtmaking in Naples and sadly is true, I hate darts, but unless you got a stick body as mine, a slim shirt can´t be achieved without darts.

My master was tired of me asking it almost all days it, he said, be magician instead of shirtmaker and do it.
 

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