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Tailoring Question


Jan 7, 2009
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I picked up a suit at a good price. Fits very well everywhere EXCEPT the underarm. the underarm hangs a bit low and hits me on the inside part of my bicep rather than my underarm area.

when I tried on a size larger it felt like I was wearing a sack and the pants would need to be taken in 2-3 inches to fit me properly, where the pants that came with the first suit fit well.

What can be done about this?

When I "tug" a bit on the lapels and pull it in about an inch per side, it "raises" the underarm bit a tad to my underarm, which raised the underarm part a bit, it feels much, much better.

As I said, the length is good for me, the sleeve length would only need to be taken in 1/2 inch to an inch or so, buttons well, fits my shoulders ok, it's just the underarm that is a bit wonky.

Anyone out there know what can be done, by a tailor, if anything and if this would be major surgery?

If it's not a reasonable alteration, I might just step up a size, have them take the coat in at the back, waist etc. and pray that the pants taken in 2-3 inches doesn't look silly.

Thanks in advance boys (and girls if there are any).

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