Hi, I've spent the last few months lurking these forums and finally joined a few weeks ago and this will be my first thread. I don't know very much about tailoring and alterations, especially concerning more complicated work than just hemming pants or sleeves, so I'm hoping someone in the forum can help me out. I was given a number of really beautiful Burberry sport coats by an older friend who put on a significant amount of weight and has pretty much resigned himself to his new size. They're 44L's and I wear a 42L generally. 42L is a perfect fit in the the 2 Burberry sport coats I have already. My question is, can they be altered to fit me? My jackets usually have to be taken in a little at the sides b/c I have an athletic fit. And if it is possible, is it something that will be worthwhile for the price? I have a great tailor here in DC that I trust and I'll probably end up taking them in and seeing what he says, but I wanted to pose the question to members of the group here, to see if it's worth my time. Thanks!