A little while back, I fell in love with a Pal Zileri sportcoat with the most beautiful fabric. It was on the sale rack, it gave me an absolutely beautiful line (I love that fitted Italian line), I had to have it. I bought it. Unfortunately, I was wearing jeans when I tried it on, jeans that sit rather low on my hips, and I was apparently so dazzled by the fabric that I hadn't realized just how long the jacket was. It was a 46L, and although I've worn 44Ls in my distant past, my normal size is a 46R (all US sizes). When I look at the jacket now... it's with great sadness that I acknowledge that it's just too damned long. I say "to hell with it" frequently and wear it anyways, particularly with jeans where formal proportions are not as stringent. Frankly, most people around here aren't style conoisseurs, so they don't even notice the extra length. Maybe they, too, are dazzled by the fabric. Anyways, my question is this - can a sportcoat's length be altered? It seems to me that just taking a bit off the bottom wouldn't be terribly difficult to achieve for a skilled tailor, but it might throw the proportions of the jacket off. The button (it's a two-button coat) would be sitting a tad lower than the designer intended, and I don't want to create a chopped-off look. And are there subtleties to the construction that I'm not aware of that might cause a problem? Again, the jacket isn't *terrible* as is, but it's clearly longer than would be considered classical. Most jackets end for me just into the beginnings of my fingers; this one is maybe 1.0 - 1.5 inches longer than that, hitting just past my 2nd knuckle. Should I just leave it and call it a fashion statement? Would photos of said sports jacket your humble poster help?