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Suede jacket fit and potential tailoring

IUWINS98

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Hi,

So I recently picked up the jacket 2nd hand and It's about the only suede jacket I've found that fits well around the chest, shoulders and arms. However I get that feeling it's too big around the waist, as most of the rack items are that fit well around my chest/shoulders, and there is also a decent amount of excess suede at the back.

Would it be feasible to have it brought in at the waist, or should I just return it and continue the search for a suede jacket?


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Anachronist

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Hi,

that’s not uncommon in suede jackets. They usually are made in a blouson cut, which - as the name indicates - is a bit blousy with excess fabric. The soft suede also gives with time and adds to this effect. I wouldn’t take it in too much as suede is thin and will tear easily if overstretched. It fits well at least across the chest.
 

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You're welcome! That's a nice jacket you've picked up BTW. With the more difficult to make Raglan sleeves I'm sure it wasn't the cheapest jacket at the time. I would seek out a tailor that does leather garments as well and check the options on how to trim it down in the waist a bit. Otherwise, IMO it looks good as it is and will leave some room to wear a sweater beneath on colder days.
 

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