Tailor a Letterman/Varsity Jacket?

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  1. MrGrotto

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    I have my high school letterman jacket that I pretty much never wore. I decided to give it another chance but the sizing is terrible; the sleeves and body are just way too boxy. Is it something that I could get tailored?
     


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    are you still in high school?
     


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    Yeah.
     


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    The better advice is to ask SW&D, although its possible you can tailor it. The letterman has been getting back into game recently. If you're still young looking enough to pull it off without it looking too typical of a downbeat movie character still obsessed with his old former glory days, then go for it.

    Otherwise purchase something a bit new and modern of a fit.
     
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    I rock the typical Fred Durst look so it'll be perfect.

    (And thanks for actually answering the question. It's appreciated.)
     


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    I recommend you leave it as is with all the patches.

    At your 20-30-40 year reunions you can wear it to any reunion activities, and if you keep it in pristine condition it will be very impressive.

    If you turn it into one of the "slim-fit" whatever they are that are popular now you'll be very sorry years later.
     


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    Good point. I'm thinking it'd be more of a corrective tailoring than a "fashionable" one. The style when I started high school in '92 was a bit blown out. Think Z Cavaricci and B.U.M. Equipment. The jacket's current fit would fit right in.

    My main concern is that because of its leather sleeves, my tailor may not have the right tools for the job. I'll have to pop in and ask him.
     


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