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    you might struggle to get them shortened then, but definitely don't take my word for it!

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    [QUOTE=sam1234;39172]
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    I like slim, but these seem very slim. Accentuates the size of the shoes too.

    thanks Nat, you're right, the trousers do accentuate the shoes. They look huge in this pic, allthough I like to believe the shoes look better in real life.
    yeah, and I'm being hyper-critical. The overall look is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1234 View Post
    The buttons are right at the end of the sleeve...
    Are the buttons functional or just sewn on? If it's the former then it can't easily be altered, but if it's the latter the tailor can just take the bottom button off, move it to the top of the row and then shorten the sleeve without too much trouble.
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    I thought tailors tend to unstitch the shoulders and take the length off there rather than mess around with the buttons? Well that's how the tailor I use tends to do his work. But yeah as said it's a really nice suit and a really nice fit, never thought of going to All Saints for a suit to be honest.

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    Yeah, AllSaints tends to completely dress their suits down in their look book. But us you can see, you can dress it up as well. They also have a tuxedo which looks amazing.
    Last edited by sam1234; 12-08-2013 at 02:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamski123 View Post
    I thought tailors tend to unstitch the shoulders and take the length off there rather than mess around with the buttons? Well that's how the tailor I use tends to do his work. But yeah as said it's a really nice suit and a really nice fit, never thought of going to All Saints for a suit to be honest.
    I was under the impression that it was easier to mess with buttons than the shoulder! I've only had the sleeves shortened on one jacket but that was done from the button end...
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    I generally have to have the sleeves on all my jackets shortened and factor this in to the expense of a suit/blazer often along with suppressing the waist and shortening, and often tapering, the trousers. It is easier to shorten from the cuff, and it costs me around 15 for the tailor to do that, compared to 30 for working/surgeons cuffs. When I went into Suit Supply on Vigo street a little while back they were quoting 50 to make that alteration.

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    This looks great! Very sharp and well fitted. Love the bow tie too. I am a big fan of the bows. This would also look great with a pocket square for a little extra added, splash of color. As far as cuff links go, I would just search around the internet. You are bound to find some good deals on decent, trendy cuff links!

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    I've never had a jacket tailored so I'd appreciate some advice. I've called a number of tailors and I'm not sure what to do. Apparently the proper way to shorten the sleeves is at the shoulder. This is more expensive (50 to 80 euros, (=similar amount in pounds)). Suit Supply seems a trustworthy place to go, but the tailor there only does alterations on items from their shop.
    I'd like to go for the cheaper option, but I'm not sure about shortening at the bottom of the sleeve, as the buttons are functional. Is it possible to just loose a button + hole? I'll leave the third button undone, so the last button isn't too close to the hem. Does this work? (see second picture) Or is there some rule about the amount of buttons one should have at the end of the sleeve? Opinions?




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    Dependant on how much you value the jacket/suit? Is a one off or can you see it as your go to for most formal occasions? If so I would get the proper alteration at the shoulder, if the money is an issue then go for the cheap option but you'll always know that it could have been 3 button not 2 - but really does that matter to you?

    To be honest that seems a lot of cash for shoulder alteration as I got 2 jackets sleeves shortened, trousers taken up and in at the waist all for 65. I would shop around a bit, call up and ask decent suit shops which tailors they use and then get a quote for the alteration on the sleeves at the shoulder.

    Hope that's useful!

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