- Jun 2, 2008
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Is there anything a tailor can NOT do to a OTR suit that is to large? I guess my question is how many sizes down can a tailor alter?
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uluvbs;1128109 said:I mean, if the tailor can take in the shoulders, chest, waist, and sleeves with relative ease, I guess you don't really have to worry that much how the jacket fits inside the store?QUOTE]
just because it's doable does not mean it is easily done.
an unaltered jacket will always look better than one that has undergone major surgery, and to alter a shoulder is major surgery. Chances are after such an alteration your jacket will never look right. Only super competent tailors can do such things, and again not many of them around.
When buying an OTR jacket, make sure shoulder fits correctly, and that the length is the one you want. The waist can be tapered easily, and the sleeve length can also be taken short relatively easily.
I'm having a new jacket altered significantly.