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Hello,
This is my first post, after being a long-time lurker.

I have some shirts that I would like to get tailored. Unfortunately, there appear to be no tailors within 50 miles. Does anyone on this board know of a good tailor in the San Luis to Santa Barbara area? I would really like to find one!

Thanks in advance!
 

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When I lived there, myself and a few of my friends went to Patrick James. I don't recall her name (we used a not so polite nickname for her) but the tailor there was quite good. I'm not sure if she is still there though.
 

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Cool! Thank you very much! I'll try to make it up there tomorrow. How do you think they would do lengthening shirt sleeves?
I'm honestly not sure. When I was there, I was more concerned about getting drunk and chasing skirt. I had her alter a few suits. My friends had some more work done, but I'm not sure to what extent.
 

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Hmm...Getting drunk and chasing skirt. Let me guess...Poly alumni, right? :smile:

Back to topic, it sounds like she does pretty good work. I'll post what comes of it in a thread. Good tailors around here are tough to find!
 

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Lengthening shirt sleeves? Not possible. Only shortening can be done, and not by much if you don't want to throw proportions off.
 

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I thought I remembered reading somewhere on here that there is a tiny bit of fabric in the cuff that can be let out to give an extra couple mm? I have been wrong before, though...

Regardless, I have a couple of shirts that need basic tailoring anyway, so I will need them slimmed down a bit, especially in the sleeves. I've got a Lands End OCBD that is "trim fit," but has sleeves built for a gorilla! :smile:
 

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Generally I wouldn't advise it unless you know for certain this can be done. It's better to just nail down your sleeve size to begin with!
 
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