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Too short sport-coat

Mecnun

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I recently bought two MTM Brioni Sport Coats (1 in black millionaire cashmere, silver lininng, SB 2 1/2 buttons, working kissing buttons sleeves, vented pockets with ticket pocket on the side; 1 in medium brown cashmere, blue lining, SB 2 1/2 buttons, working kissing buttons sleeves, vented pockets with ticket pocket on the side). I am very pleased with the overall softness especially on the shoulders and chest of both jackets, however I am a bit unsure about the lengths of the coats. They do cover my butt quite comfortably and reach the middle of my thumb on the side, however I feel that I could do with an extra 1/2 or 1 inch. The length of the arms are perfect by the way.

Is it possible to lengthen a sport-coat vy 1/2 - 1 inches? Could the masters of Brioni do this for me or shld I not even bother asking?
 

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Nope. But, how about a photo?
 

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I doubt there'd be extra fabric for that, but I really have no idea. However, if they cover your whole butt then these are simply fashionably cut, and not all that agressively so. Why don't you wear them as-is for a few months and see if you don't get used to the contemporary style; see for example: http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/...ne-effect.html
 

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I think there's nothing worse than an over-long jacket. Over-short at least looks edgy. If it covers your whole rear, it can't be that short, but maybe they could extend it by half an inch - it is possible they would need to insert extra lining material. That is what they do when arms must be extended more than normal (with 28.5 inch sleeves, I am often in this situation).
 

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Originally Posted by babygreenspots
I think there's nothing worse than an over-long jacket. Over-short at least looks edgy. If it covers your whole rear, it can't be that short, but maybe they could extend it by half an inch - it is possible they would need to insert extra lining material. That is what they do when arms must be extended more than normal (with 28.5 inch sleeves, I am often in this situation).

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Extending sleeves is easier than lengthening coats because often with coat skirts (the front part) the flare means that some of the material you need has been cut away, or the balance and curve of the flare will be screwed up. Also the weight of the material in the hem helps the back to hang down and not fly about at the vents.
 

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take a side view look in a mirror. if the back length looks shorter than the front you can have the back lengthened 1/2 ". this would be tapered gradualy to the front. because the front cannot be made longer at the faceing. this works on plain or striped cloth but not on plaids or checks.
 

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