View Full Version : Some tailoring questions
12-30-2009, 02:13 PM
I got some nice dress pants for Christmas. They need to be hemmed on the bottom.
Should I get cuffs? How big? I live in NYC, but do not work at a bank if that makes any difference.
Also, I got a nice dress shirt. (Brooks Brothers) The sleeves are too long but I seem to have tossed the gift receipt. :smack: Can I get the sleeves shortened?
Beware of Doug
12-30-2009, 02:26 PM
Whether you get cuffs depends on whether you like them. Rules about banks and such are mostly of concern to bank employees.
Cuffs are typically 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" thick, unless your pants (or you :)) are unusually wide.
You can have shirtsleeves shortened. Typically it's done from the shoulder, to keep the taper of the sleeve looking right.
12-30-2009, 02:38 PM
Pants cuffs are pretty out now. However, if you like cuffs, get your pants cuffed. And shirt sleeves can be shortened, would probably cost between $15-$20.
12-30-2009, 03:42 PM
Cuffs are more commonly seen on pleated pants. I've heard it said that the extra weight of the cuffs keeps the pleats in place, but that may just be a legend.
If you're short in stature, cuffs may make you look shorter.
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