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Tailoring Overcoat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bongo, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I just had a Topcoat taken in 2 weeks ago, Now it looks so much better than before. I paid $50.
    I had a cashmere topcoat taken in a couple of years ago. IIRC, I also paid $50.00. The tailor did a nice job with it. I recently purchased a chesterfield and opted not to have the waist taken in, but I'm now questioning my decision.
     
  2. GQhustler

    GQhustler Senior member

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    Here are some pics of then end results. Unfortunately, I don't have before pics showing the length prior to alteration. Just imagine it being about 8-10 inches above my feet. I am also well aware that my shirt is terribly wrinkled and that the pants are far too long, so save the comments. I put on the first pants/shirt combo I grabbed that would contrast my dark navy jacket. Anyway, I am very happy with the results. Last year when I bought the jacket, I had the waist taken in. The last thing I am considering doing is possibly having the sleeves shortened a little. Thoughts? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. the.chikor

    the.chikor Senior member

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    I have a Chesterfied that I've toyed with having taken in at the waist. I think it would look smart, but I wonder if I wouldn't regret it.

    I don't think so. I have had it done at the recommendation of my tailor-it came out nice.
     
  4. Digby

    Digby Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pics of then end results. Unfortunately, I don't have before pics showing the length prior to alteration. Just imagine it being about 8-10 inches above my feet. I am also well aware that my shirt is terribly wrinkled and that the pants are far too long, so save the comments. I put on the first pants/shirt combo I grabbed that would contrast my dark navy jacket.

    Anyway, I am very happy with the results. Last year when I bought the jacket, I had the waist taken in. The last thing I am considering doing is possibly having the sleeves shortened a little. Thoughts?

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    GQ: looks great. i'm definitely going to look into having it done. i'm living in Guatemala at the moment so finding the right tailor could be a challenge[​IMG]
     
  5. ZON_JR

    ZON_JR Senior member

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    I think the sleeves are fine but the coat is way too short for my taste in overcoats.
     
  6. Alex110

    Alex110 New Member

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    Hi,

    Since this is an active thread.. thought I'd post this question here rather than start a new thread.

    I'm 5'11" with a slim build.. should I get a full length 38R, 38S, or a three-quarter length? Thanks. I plan on getting it tailored to fit, but I'd like something that doesn't end up dragging on the ground or look goofy.


    I think 38R is good. Don't go for the 38S.
     
  7. Wrigglez

    Wrigglez Senior member

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    cost $95 to have the back taken in on my pea coat. the tailor would not suppress the waist too much as it was to go over a sportscoat or jacket
     
  8. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    The sleeves are ok, but the length appears to be too short IMO.
     

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