Tom Ford dress shirt sleeve length

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  1. Bill H

    Bill H Well-Known Member

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    Good morning, men. Quick question. I bought a Tom Ford dress shirt, and I feel the sleeves are quite long in relation to the chest/shoulders. This longer length seems to be ubiquitous across the shirts (and maybe jackets) I have come across.

    Thanks much for any help,
    Bill
     
  2. Bill H

    Bill H Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I chopped some of my message.

    1) Are Tom Ford shirts made to fit long/have more of a bunched look?
    2) Would you recommend letting a tailor shorten the sleeves?

    Thanks again for any help,
    Bill
     
  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Hey Bill, I haven't heard anyone else comment about it. Having a tailor shorten them is definitely an option if you're willing to spend the money on it. If they fit right in the cuff, I wouldn't worry much about them being a bit long (unless they are really bunched)....if you're wearing a jacket. Proper fit in the cuff should have them fall at the right spot and when the jacket is off, you can roll them up.
     
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    IChen Senior member

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    I would shorten the sleeves. I only have 1 shirt and I found it wider in the shoulders and less slim. I had to get sleeves shortened too.
     
  5. Bill H

    Bill H Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your thoughts. On one hand the cuff does fit great so the extra length is not noticeable with a jacket on; but on the other hand I am getting a fair amount of bunching. Something to think about. Regardless, thank you for your help.
     
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    Bill H Well-Known Member

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    Also, I saw a previous thread on this but I am still not clear. Would a shortening (with placket) require the work of a high level tailor, or can a more run of the mill person perform the service correctly?
     
  7. Bill H

    Bill H Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha; OK and thank you for the help.
    Bill
     

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