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Shirt Sleeve Question


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May 16, 2006
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So I have one dress shirt I truly love the cut of - the difference in fit through the body is dramatic from any other shirt I own, plus I love the styling, collar proportions, etc. The fit is great in all but one crucial way.

The sleeve length.

Too short by between 2/3 and ¾ of an inch. And when the difference is showing cuff or not, I would imagine the people on this forum would consider that a pretty crucial 2/3 or ¾ of an inch.

What are my options? I know cuffs can be replaced when worn out - can they be replaced so as to lengthen the shirt sleeves? I'm guessing not without ridiculous superlong cuffs resulting. But the cuffs are already sort of on the short side so maybe it wouldn't be too bad. Or maybe I'm kidding myself.

Is my only other option taking the shirt to a tailor or sending it to a foreign tailor and having it copied? If so - is there any reason to go chan, or is there a fast/cheap option that is better? If so, fabric recommendations for plain white?

Perhaps I should specify that this is a Ralph black label shirt...so most of you all would probably scoff at the material to begin with. Although I guess I like its lightness.

Thanks all.


(stands for Jerk)
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Feb 17, 2002
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First, there is often enough material inside the cuff to lengthen a shirtsleeve 1/4" or more.

Second, I think new slightly longer cuffs could definitely be made that would look just fine. Maybe put two buttons on them to balance the look.

As for copying the shirt, I'll let others answer that. I've never had it done.

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