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Sewing suit coat/blazer jacket sleeves closed when lengthening sleeves

BeaconHillBro

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Just noticed that the tailor I've used for small-scale stuff, which included having the sleeves lengthened on various jackets, sewed the jackets' cuffs closed when adding length. Where there should be a vent there is now just one seam with the buttons sewn onto it.

I've had some of these jackets for years, but now that I've seen this I can't look away, and it's really annoying me.

Is this common? Can jacket sleeves be lengthened in a way that preserves the sleeve vent? We're not talking working cuffs here; these were just mid-to-middle+ range off-the-peg jackets with sewn-on buttons (Canali, Brooks Brothers, HF).

I'm a regular with long arms so sleeve lengthening needs to keep happening, but this is disappointing.
 
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Find a different tailor that knows what they are doing. Ask them to see a jacket with sleeves that they have just altered. Then show them your jacket that has the problem. They'll understand and fix you up.

Were you using an alteration shop or a tailor (there is a difference...)?
 

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Find a different tailor that knows what they are doing. Ask them to see a jacket with sleeves that they have just altered. Then show them your jacket that has the problem.
Or learn to do it yourself; it's an easy alteration. Here's the coat I'm wearing today; purchased OTR with sleeves and lining not tailored for working buttonholes. I shortened the sleeves about an inch, but the finished work is the same for both lengthening and shortening.

 

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An incompetent tailor, find another. You might challenge the outgoing one to rectify his or her work - without charge.
 

a tailor

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if the vent allowance has been turned inside and not
cut off, then it is repairable.
 

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