Tailor wanted to put darts in my dress shirt, but it is already darted.

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  1. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    The dress shirt came darted OTR but I went to a tailor and he said if you wanted to slim it up, he would add more darts. I told him the shirt already had darts in it, but he said he'd add more.

    Does that make sense?
     


  2. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Might start looking like a woman's shirt in the back with multiple darts.
     
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  4. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    It's easier to add darts than open the shirt seams at the sides and narrow the shirt.
    You might want to ask another tailor.
     
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  5. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    This:

    Another option, darts in the front and the back. But that's usually a style reserved for sleazy italian or greek waiters at restaurants.

    Double darts in the back look strange to me.
     
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  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Perhaps try a different make requiring less alteration would lead to a happier outcome?
     
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  7. rick07

    rick07 Well-Known Member

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    multiple darts at the back would look too weird, and it would depend on the fabric material.
     


  8. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    You can have 'four' darts on the back without being able to see any more than two seams from the outside. I've had this done to shirts before.
     


  9. duggyald

    duggyald Senior member

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    Well I've never seen 4 darts yet on a shirt.
     


  10. Rick's Tailoring

    Rick's Tailoring Affiliate Vendor

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    He may just make the original darts deeper
     


  11. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    ^^^ that's what I was thinking. On a side note high street fashion brands to the masses seem to have gone insane with darts now. Not only you get the usual back dart and the vertical front darts that you really should only see on womens wear now I see stupid darts starting from underarm angling inwards to just under the nipples.
     


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    chet31 Senior member

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    Agree. Also, you don't need to rip the original side seams to take shirt in from the sides.
     


  13. Verniza

    Verniza Senior member

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    Yo dawg, I heard you liked darted shirts, so we put darts in your darts, so that you can wear darted darted shirts with darts.
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    My tailor will not put darts :puzzled:
     


  15. lysandar

    lysandar Senior member

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    I do my shirts without darts. Don't like the look of em.
     


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