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Removing Epaulettes From a Military Jacket

GQBaller

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Can epaulettes be removed by a tailor with ruining a jacket's shoulders?

I think they look kind of "wannabe-military."
 

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Originally Posted by GQBaller
Can epaulettes be removed by a tailor with ruining a jacket's shoulders?

I think they look kind of "wannabe-military."


I have a similar question, do the shoes I am wearing look good with this shirt?

Pics not available. Sry.
 

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^^ who are oyu again? you need atleast 1k posts to be a dick on this forum!

anyway, depends on how the epaulettes are attached. post a picture and hopefully one of the forums tailors will respond
 

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Originally Posted by Mazda
I have a similar question, do the shoes I am wearing look good with this shirt?

Pics not available. Sry.


Why are you mocking my question? It's not noobish. It's very technical and needs a specific answer from someone who does tailoring.
 

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Originally Posted by GQBaller
Why are you mocking my question? It's not noobish. It's very technical and needs a specific answer from someone who does tailoring.

My point was it really depends on the piece and how it's sewn, details you didn't offer.

I just didn't spell it out as nicely.
 

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It's the internetzz, people can do whatever they want.

But yeah, post a pic (both exterior/interior) Or bring it to a tailor and ask what can be done
 

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It was a hypothetical question, as I don't own any military jackets. I am considering buying one.
 

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They can be removed (I have had it done). But like everyone pointed out, how easy or hard they are to remove will depend on the particular jacket. Hypothetical tailoring questions without any particualr garment in mind are a bit silly.
 

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Originally Posted by Teger
^^ who are oyu again? you need atleast 1k posts to be a dick on this forum!

anyway, depends on how the epaulettes are attached. post a picture and hopefully one of the forums tailors will respond


Jesus fuck you have a lot of fucking posts, Teger. Jesus.
 

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I'll take a look when I get home, but I know they can be removed. It's just a matter of how hard.

I think I remember the epaulette 'straps' running into the seam, so it would involve some work to pull them out and redo the seam.
 

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Originally Posted by GQBaller
It was a hypothetical question, as I don't own any military jackets. I am considering buying one.

Why buy a military jacket if you're just going to butcher it? OF course, once you buy it you can have any alterations you want to it but it seems odd. Just buy a peacoat or military jacket without epaulets
 

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Originally Posted by Jodum5
Why buy a military jacket if you're just going to butcher it? OF course, once you buy it you can have any alterations you want to it but it seems odd. Just buy a peacoat or military jacket without epaulets

They just look fussy to me. I like the look without epaulettes.
 

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It should be able to be done. I had some epaulets removed from a knit cardigan I'm wearing right now (I know, not the same thing... but if it can be removed from a knit without messing that up, then I assume it could be removed from a jacket all the same). As long as they're not like... welded into the jacket.

Hopefully it shouldn't be too expensive either. Removing my epaulets only cost a few bucks.
 

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Originally Posted by Jodum5
Why buy a military jacket if you're just going to butcher it? OF course, once you buy it you can have any alterations you want to it but it seems odd. Just buy a peacoat or military jacket without epaulets

My thoughts exactly.
I'm sure there something else out there you'll like without the epaulettes.
 

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I removed the epaulettes from an unlined jacket with a seam ripper, no problem. I mostly just did it to experiment though, as I had to send it to the tailor to get the shoulder seams put back together afterwards anyway.

To the people moaning about buying without epaulettes in the first place: If you actually use your brain for three seconds, you might realize several reasons why one would by a jacket with epaulettes and then remove the epaulettes afterwards. Here's a hint: It has nothing to do with the epaulettes.
 

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