29 Dec 2010 23:02
yeah you may be right… I wouldn't be too worried about adding in a panel if thats what it takes, I think it would suit the style anyway. it's all dependent on cost.
31 Dec 2010 14:55
il track it down,I seem to have misplaced it,might be at work
8 Feb 2011 17:46
How much can the waist of trousers realistically be taken in by without them looking odd?
Need a waist taken in at least 2 inches but didn't know if it's possible.
8 Feb 2011 19:57
so i got the sleeves taken up on a shirt i own and despite me asking for them to be taken from the shoulder, they've been taken up from the wrist resulting in loads of excess material flapping around above the wrist which looks ridiculous.
Just checking before i go and complain tomorrow, am i right in thinking this would have been avoided had they been taken up from the shoulder?
8 Feb 2011 20:00
they cant correct it, so ask them to slim the arms. very few alterations places will shorten sleeves from the shoulder seam
8 Feb 2011 20:23
i understand this probably can't be corrected now, but wanted to know for sure if shortening them from the shoulders would have avoided leaving a load of excess material on the wrist?
8 Feb 2011 20:42
indeed, they have replaced the cuffs higher up the arm, so it'll liklier be wider at that point. just get them to slim out the arms.
you'll find few tailors let alone alterations places that will alter from the shoulder though - they simply don't like tackling it.
8 Feb 2011 21:01
thing is i asked them to do it from the shoulders and they said they could and would. Will see if i can get a discount on getting the arms slimmed.
thanks anyway mate.
8 Feb 2011 21:02
no discount mate - gratis. accept nowt less.
10 Mar 2011 09:30
How easy is it to fuck up the slimming of the arms and body of a shirt?
Also, if it's quite easy, can anyone recommend someone who can do it well and at what price?
10 Mar 2011 11:10
Page 4 is amazing by the way, if you haven't read it.
16 Mar 2011 10:00
is it an expensive shirt?
they'll make out it's difficult so dunno whether anyone who claims they're great will do it in a few days.
if it's cheap take it anywhere cheap. you/they could unpick the stitching round the armpit. take it in at the sides, this will close the armpit hole slightly so you can then stitch the arm back to the torso. this will make the sleeve slightly smaller. you can unpick the sleeve seam or just stitch it together (smaller).
16 Mar 2011 10:02
went to the chinese spot opposite bodeans in soho.
got my jeans patched and a shirt shortened.
was happy with the work (7/10 patching but i was impatient and they done it within 2 days)
£15 for the patching (3 holes including crotch) and £6 for the shirt shortening.
would recommend for quick fixes.
and bookstore, theres a tailor on 51 lexington street (green doors, go in, its upstairs) they might be able to help you out. no idea on price though
16 Mar 2011 10:17
It's not an expensive shirt, around £40, got it from the US and had to pay customs on it though, cba going through all the palaver of reordering and paying duties again if it's messed up. I'll take it the old lady round the corner and see what she says, just know that she'll have a different idea of 'slimming down' than I do. It's OK length wise, but too wide in the body and sleeves, looks like I'm wearing my Dad's shirt.
16 Mar 2011 10:20
she wont be able to change the shoulders (i know you didnt say that) it makes the arm hole bigger.
it's quite easy to do what i said. you could do it by hand.