Quick shirt tailoring question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tardek, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Tardek

    Tardek Senior member

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    My neck is a 40, the shirt I want to buy is a 39. The sales assistant kindly assured me that it would be a simple matter to move the button so that the shirt becomes a 40, and the shirt is otherwise well fitted to my body.

    Is this generally the appropriate step to take?
     


  2. hammer07

    hammer07 Senior member

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    I'm not an expert but I would assume that would disrupt the balance of the shirt. It may or may not be the case here but some people will say anything to get a sale.
     


  3. instep

    instep Senior member

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    No.

    The space for your tie when the collar is done up will be off and the SA has not acocunted for shrinkage.
     


  4. CCH

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    no, the collar will be off centre if you just move the button. That just SA tricks to get you buy the shirt.
     


  5. Tardek

    Tardek Senior member

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    Sounds like I need a bigger/smaller neck.

    To the dim sum!
     


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