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Slimming Shirt Sleeves

Ruskin1182

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Hey Guys,

Just got a couple new shirts, but I think the sleeves need to be slimmed (maybe even shortened). On average, what cost should I expect when trying to get this done?

Shirts are relatively inexpensive ($25) so I was just curious what to expect before going to a tailor.

Thanks for your input
 

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I usually end up paying more to slim the shirts and sleeves than for my (sport) shirts. You can probably get it done for <$35.
 

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I am paying 18 a shirt for slimming the shirt body and sleeves.
 

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^damn

I'm paying 18 bucks to get everything done pretty much. My tailor has been extremely busy lately..so his service is pretty laggy ;/
 

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Originally Posted by gqreader239
im paying $10 for slimming the arms, waist, and hemming the shirt tails.

Any chance you're in Toronto??

Thanks for the input guys.
 

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I typically pay $23-28USD to have my sleeves shortened and slimmed, along with taking in the sides and chest of my shirts. This is usually done if I find a shirt for cheap (<$20) that I kind of like. It keeps me under $50 total for an adequate fitting shirt.
 

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I pay $24 to take in the sides and slim the dsleeves
 

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When you guys refer to slimming the sleeves, do you mean tapering them from the seam? I had heard that making the actual armhole smaller is hard or impossible.
 

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Originally Posted by Icarium
When you guys refer to slimming the sleeves, do you mean tapering them from the seam? I had heard that making the actual armhole smaller is hard or impossible.

If taking in the sides, a tailor can continue up the seam and down the arm, slimming both the body, the sleeves, and raising the armhole as a result.
 

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I think I understand... hard to describe without a picture. The seam at the chest when laid flat would be closer in, slimming the chest and side - then running into the curved armhole seam at a higher point... sleeve would then be slimmed from that point in order for sleeve to look right? So, you'd be opening up both the side and arm seams plus a tiny bit of the armhole seam, then stitching it all back together.
 

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