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    Can This Jacket Be Saved? Frank & Oak



    I bought a 42R Keating Jacket from Frank and Oak for $50 bucks.


    It looks decent and had a nice quality feel (compared to the other Hunt Crap Club I got)


    Alas, the shoulders are just a bit to bulky and broad. Everything fits good - but there's about an half-inch to inch of too much shoulder.


    Can a tailor fix this?


    The pictures don't really show the true blazer as there's a genuine amount of bulk/padding in the shoulders.

    http://www.thefancy.com/things/29746...-Frank-%26-Oak


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    Yes a tailor can fix shoulders but its rarely cost effective, especially with more inexpensive items. It's pretty complex and time consuming work to esentially take apart the shoulder and reshape that entire area to be smaller. I dont' have exact numbers or experience but from what I know it's usually well north of $100-200.

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      #3


      Yikes.

      That's too bad.


      I don't think a 40r would fit.

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        #4


        Keep in mind that if you bring the shoulders together, the sleeve length will be slightly affected.


        I took a blazer to the tailor to do a similar operation. It wasn't that expensive ($35).

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          #5


          Taking the shoulders in can sometimes be as simple as taking the jacket in at the back seam. But that could change the shape and drape of the jacket. Actually having the shoulders reconstructed is what will run you a three digit tailoring bill, so you will want to avoid that if possible.


          It never hurts to take it to a tailor and ask their opinion and a quote. See if they can pin it up in a way that resolves the issue.

          Ben

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            #6


            Disregard the bad polo...


            Picture 1) Frank & Oak Keating Blazer http://i.imgur.com/sI2Jf.jpg & http://i.imgur.com/HLt4w.jpg


            Picture 2) JCrew Factory Thompson Jacket - http://i.imgur.com/nhAz2.jpg

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              #7


              canadianeh, the photos are so dark that it's impossible to tell where your waist begins. I really can't make out the shoulders or the sides.

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                #8


                I'll take some better pics this evening.

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                  #9


                  It's also easier to determine how a jacket fits when it is closed, FYI. From those pics, though, it doesn't look that big. I think it may be more an issue of the shoulders not being shaped quite right for your shoulders than being too big. For those of us with more rounded shoulders, jacket shoulders that are too structured or too padded can often give that weird sort of pointy-shoulder look even if the jacket fits correctly otherwise.

                  Ben

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