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Suit alterations

mrm2083

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So I've been searching for a slim fitting black suit and finally bought one. It is a dolce & gabbana (I hate their clothes but i liked how the suits fit me) that I got at an outlet for $400 (1400 retail). I've tried on many many suits and this was the one that fit me best and was in my price range. Anyways the only problem is that I am small and short 5'6 145 lbs. The suit is a 36 and I normally wear a 36 s. I want some advice on alterations.

Can i shorten the length of the actual jacket? I was comparing it to suit jackets that I have that are a short and it seems that the only difference in length is about an inch more but the button placement and pockets seems to be the same.

I would obviously hem the pants but can i bring the crotch in a little? The crotch is kinda long and I think it would need to be about 1/2 to an inch higher. Price of this?

Also how much should it cost to bring the waist of the jacket in slightly (no more than an inch)

I don't have time to take any pictures but other than being a bit long the suit fits me really well and i love its sleek european look so hopefully i can do something about the length issues.
 

mrm2083

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no tips? I'm gonna take it tomorow to get tailored
 

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A tailor should be able to handle all the alterations you mentioned, although shortening the jacket may not be easy.
 

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yea i would recommend doing smaller alterations if it's a new tailor, and leaving the coat shortening to a more experienced tailor or a tailor you've had experience with and you know will do a good job. coat shortenings are typically $50-$80, at least in my area.
 

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