To Tailor or To Sell

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by garymyman, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. garymyman

    garymyman Senior member

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    I came to own an amazing 100% cashmere RLPL (made in England) sport coat. Unfortunately it is a 42L and I am a scrawny 40R. I've had jackets shortened at my tailor with decent results, and have had shoulders taken in in other jackets. This thing needs the works though. I'm willing to spend some money, since my initial investment is so little and this jacket is so nice but I don't want to ruin the thing. Here's a picture: [​IMG]
     
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    id sell it. To make it work, youd need a VERY good tailor, and a LOT of money. youd be better off just buying one that fits.
     
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    +1 for sell. Even with a great tailor it'd be hard to get it perfect, and for someone your size those lapels will, in my opinion, always look a bit big. Would be a sweet coat for the right guy though!
     
  5. garymyman

    garymyman Senior member

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    Not sure if it makes a difference, but my total investment is $67. It was a last minute steal from ebay (horrible description by seller). I wonder: is it more selfish to potentially butcher this innocent jacket or to attempt to make a profit from a fellow SFer? All I really want is a perfectly fitting coat for minimal capital outlay...
     
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    CYstyle Senior member

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    sell, you need to shorten it too much
     
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    Ataturk Senior member

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    If you try to alter it, you'll be throwing your money away and you'll ruin the jacket. Just sell it.
     
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    Definitely sell. I've made the mistake in the past of dumping money into attempting to fix something that didn't fit but that I got "at a great price." It's not worth it.
     
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    Not sure if it makes a difference, but my total investment is $67. It was a last minute steal from ebay (horrible description by seller). I wonder: is it more selfish to potentially butcher this innocent jacket or to attempt to make a profit from a fellow SFer? All I really want is a perfectly fitting coat for minimal capital outlay...

    If you want I will buy it from you [​IMG]

    Pending measurements of course...
     
  12. y3ahind0

    y3ahind0 Senior member

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    You should sell it. Waist is fine, but Shoulder, sleeve, length need some work. It may cost some fortune to fix.
     
  13. garymyman

    garymyman Senior member

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    If you want I will buy it from you [​IMG]

    Pending measurements of course...


    Measurements:
    Shoulder width--19"
    Chest--45"
    Sleeve length--25"
    Jacket length--33"

    I put it on the B&S forum as a "for trade."

    If it gets no bites, then it's off to the butcher shop (I 100% respect the advice of all who have posted to sell, but part of me is morbidly rooting for it to get no interest just to see what happens at the tailor. What if...).

    Either way, thanks for all the advice, folks.
     
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    If shoulders don't fit... then sell.
     

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