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    Is it Possible to Get a Peacoat Tailored?

    I have a J Crew Thinsulate Peacoat that I really like, but it is pretty big/boxy in the waist. I also lost a decent amount of weight which makes it seem even boxier in the waist. Would a tailor be able to take in the waist on this thick peacoat? I visited one tailor and he thought it wouldn't really work. Is this true or should I go elsewhere?

    I would rather not buy a new coat, so if I could just slim the waist a bit, it would be an excellent coat for me.

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    Yes, they can be tailored, I’d get another opinion

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    Sure they can be tailored. Your tailor may not have the heavy duty sewing equipment to handle a really thick wool garment, though. You may need to get some second opinions. When I lived in Boulder I was lucky to have a classically trained menswear tailor who also did a lot of repair of heavy-duty outdoor gear like tents, tarps, etc, so he had sewing equipment that was more than adequate to tailor a heavy trench coat or whatever.
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    Most things you'll be talking about here can be tailored. A guy who mostly does suits, pants, shirts may not, like above, be able to work on heavier and thicker fabric, but that's an equipment issue not a material's issue.

    Depending on what he meant by "not work" maybe he meant that a peacoat is supposed to be looser in the torso so as to allow for you to wear more layers under it?

    I don't think thinsulate has any sort of unusual properties that would cause problems. Gore-tex I could see being an issue for most tailoring, but that's it.

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    Great, thanks for the advice! I'll have to give somewhere else a shot.

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