How to tailor suit jacket sleeve?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by akwmek, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. akwmek

    akwmek New Member

    United States
    I have a suit that fits me pretty well overall, except that it is about 1/2 to 1 inch too long in the sleeves, just covering the shirt cuff.
    I took it to my dry cleaner who also does basic alteration, and asked her if she can shorten the sleeve a little bit, and she said she doesn't do that.

    Now, I am very new to men's styles and tailoring, so please be patient with me, but is it possible to shorten the suit jacket sleeve without having the suit jacket buttons hanging around the edge of the sleeve? If so, how?

    Thank you!
  2. never behind

    never behind Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    United States
    Any tailor or even a local seamstress should be to do this. They'll just move the buttons. This assumes you don't have working button holes on the sleeve.

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  3. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

    United States
    Are the buttons attached or still unattached? Meaning, are the sleeves finished or just basted.
    Also, if attached, are the buttonholes functional?
  4. richard warren

    richard warren Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    United States
    If there is stitching around the button feigning a button whole it will probably be impossible to move the buttons without leaving an imprint from the stitching.
  5. WA

    WA Honors Member

    United States
    Depends on the stitching and sometimes how old the coat is, not to mention type of cloth.

    If it has working buttonholes it may need to be adjusted at the shoulder, which takes a competent tailor.
  6. Hebrew Barrister

    Hebrew Barrister Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    United States
    This. Just find an actual tailor, not a dry-cleaning place that can just hem pants. I recently had a sport coat adjusted at the shoulder by my local tailor. She did it perfectly, can't tell anything was done to it, but now the sleeves are the right length. Was on the expensive side though.

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