Tailoring shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Drifter, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Drifter

    Drifter Member

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    In the last 3 month's I've made drastic changes to my life. I've cut my body fat percentage from 26% to 18% right now. As a side effect non of my clothes fit. So I'm buying some new ones. Some of those are going to be Jantzen shirts, but I also have a few shirts I just don't want to lose. What can be done for these shirts. Some of them are OK shirts but not custom made, I love the look and feel of them though. If I bring them in to be tailored am I going to get laughed out of the store?

    I also landed a new job, one that will require me dressing classy every day... so you'll see a lot of me to come...
     


  2. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    Congratulations. Only you can judge how much you love your existing shirts but I would suggest waiting for your first Jantzen shirt to arrive, because once you learn the quality and the fit of a semi "made-to-measure" garment, you will never look back and you may think it will not be worth the money and effort to get your existing shirts altered. I might also add that the shirts that I have altered in the past do not fit me nearly as well as my Jantzen shirts. For me, I have ordered more Jantzen shirts after receiving my first test shirt, and will be selling ALL my old shirts (except four dunhill' shirts and two Charles Tyrwhitt shirts which fit me well). Perhaps you'll find yourself doing the same thing [​IMG] Welcome to StyleForum.
     


  3. rayk

    rayk Senior member

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    Eat more pizzas  [​IMG] .  Just kidding. Jantzen shirts are so reasonably priced that to purchase a dozen or two at a rip is not entirely outside the budgets of most.  I think that your decision to unload the older shirts and buy new properly fitted shirts is sound.
     


  4. Drifter

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    Sounds like great advice... guess the old will have to go... Now I just have to do the measuring to see what I will need for my first test shirt and go from there...

    Thanks, guess I just needed someone to talk me into it...
     


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    Brian SD Moderator

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    Congratulations, and welcome to the forum.
     


  6. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    drifter,
    the shoulder measurements cannot be altered to my knowledge, but if your problem is only that the waist is too baggy, any competent tailor can put darts in the back to taper the cut of the shirt. by darts i mean that he/she will will pinch the fabric and join those two parts together in order to make the waist smaller. i haven't had this done but i don't think it's expensive.
     


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    its not that expensive
     


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