Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emptym, Sep 14, 2011.
Thanks for the response. Jeez, sounds like $$$.
I, too am a long-armed fellow but that much lengthening makes me wonder just how short the overall coat is? Also, I think the only solution there would have been to add 4 more buttonholez & buttonz of the same size.
It's really not worth it, buy 38 waist. If it's not done well it will look like crap and if they only reduce the back the front pocket and side seams are too far to the back and the two back pockets look like a uni-brow. 2" reduction, max unless you have a 48" waist trouser, then you can reduce a bit more.
I'm not a tailor, but I think you may have the armholes too high on this shirt, which causes a point that pulls fabric from the surrounding area in/upwards and creates all that bunching. Despite what you read on the internet, armholes can be too high. Just out of curiousity, does the shirt feel tight in the armpits?
The other pulling (yoke, second button, etc.) also looks to the a product of the shirt being too tight overall in this area.
since you have short legs one inch longer would do.
also the waist line on the jacket is rather high that could come down.
if you send it back, also send these pictures.
I just bought a sport coat that needs the sleeves shortened by about an inch. It has 'fake' buttonholes (i.e. non-functional). To get it shortened, will the tailor have to detach the entire sleeve?
Hi everyone, I recently recieved a Gucci peak lapelled blazer I ordered online. It's a 42 regular and throughout the chest and shoulders fit perfectly. My issue is with taking the waistline in to get a slimmer and better tailored fit. I was wondering how I should go about asking a tailor? I would appreciate some advice knowing there's more than enough qualified tailors on this board. The jacket has a single rear centre vent. I've heard before that if the jacket had dual rear side vents it would be much more expensive and difficult to be taken in. I've also been advised that tailors who take in waistlines by only altering the back centre are taking shortcuts with the quality of their work. I don't claim to be anywhere near knowledgeable with suit jacket construction, so I want to be able to walk in and talk to my tailor in confidence or determine if they are incompetent and just trying to squeeze extra money out of me.
You will find this enlightening: http://www.styleforum.net/t/232774/how-many-ways-to-take-in-a-jackets-sides
You guys might like this. I got my jacket back from a tailor after having the shoulders chopped a bit. I take it home and notice some misshaped area near the shoulder. So I push on it only to get pricked by a pin.... they left a pin in the shoulder and I can't remove it. It made me bleed; I hope I don't get HIV.
Holy baby jeebus.
Alex, can this be converted to a zipper sleeve?
a zipper ???
you would ruin that work of sartorial art.
it should be hung in the louvre. or just hung.
Can a sportcoat with flap pockets be converted to patch pockets?
Not really, there is a big hole cut in the front for a flap pocket, whereas for a patch pocket there should be no hole. I suppose it may be possible to make the patch pocket slightly higher so it covers the hole, then put a square of fusing over the hole to hold it closed and some sort of lining inside the patch pocket to cover it up. But I would still be worried that any heavy stuff in the pockets would tear it open.
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