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Should this jacket be shortened?

suitstudier

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Hi All,

Apologies in advance for the gormless expression in this photo.
This is a suit recently acquired, and I'm considering having it altered. The sleeves and trouser length needs taking up - but does the jacket need shortening - would doing so through off the balance?

Currently it just covers the butt, but I do have short legs. I can get the alterations done really cheaply, but would it be worth it with this suit?
I'm fairly new to buying and altering suits so would appreciate suggestions.
In this picture I've rolled up the sleeves a little and also the trouser legs.

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Aloysius16

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I would vote no. It might look a tiny bit better, given your stature, if it were up to an inch shorter. But the act of shortening a finished jacket would make it look worse in other ways which would mean there was no overall benefit in my opinion. This is a prime example of not judging length by position against the thumb as like me you have relatively short arms.
 

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I would vote no. It might look a tiny bit better, given your stature, if it were up to an inch shorter. But the act of shortening a finished jacket would make it look worse in other ways which would mean there was no overall benefit in my opinion. This is a prime example of not judging length by position against the thumb as like me you have relatively short arms.
Thanks for the two cents :)
 

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Can we get a picture with it buttoned up?

At the moment, I would say there's no need to shorten it.
 

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No way to judge when jacket is unbuttoned
 

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Leave it that way. Short legs or no, a too short jacket is worse (duck ass look) than a slightly too long jacket for your stature.
 

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if it was me i would actually be more concern with the trousers,
a minor adjustment would make the whole proportion nicer imo.
a little hemming would do it great justice. but then again that's just me.
 

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if it was me i would actually be more concern with the trousers,
a minor adjustment would make the whole proportion nicer imo.
a little hemming would do it great justice. but then again that's just me.
Thanks yes I am going to get the arms and legs shortened. The only thing I'm wondering about is the jacket length because the tailor I go to usually suggests shortening the jacket but I'm not sure he's right.
 

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