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tailoring a pea coat?

post #1 of 10
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i found a nice russian military pea coat for cheap but it is too wide in the torso and wasnt sure how it would turn out since its really thick wool. how much would something like this cost?
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i'm looking for a peacoat
post #3 of 10
Considering it's made out of thick wool, I think it would be a pretty hard task to alter the coat. A very heavy duty sewing machine would need to be used and if it's really thick, stitching might have to be done by hand. Have you gone around to ask tailors/seamstresses? Maybe call around too. I have no idea how much it would cost. But I would say something like more than $30...$40? I don't know...
post #4 of 10
^ what she said. but i think it would cost more.
post #5 of 10
I had a pea coat I wanted to get altered a couple of years ago for the same reason and my tailor said that it would be cheaper to buy a new coat.
post #6 of 10
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the coats only $40. others have confirmed that it is pretty easy unless you have to take the shoulders in.
post #7 of 10
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the coats only $40. others have confirmed that it is pretty easy unless you have to take the shoulders in.
you said too wide in the torso... does that include shoulders?

Even if it was pretty easy, thick wool is still a pain in the ass to get tailored. I own a BR pea coat and I can only imagine how much it would cost to have it tailored (good thing it fits me perfectly)
post #8 of 10
The effort spent asking this question here could have been put to better use by actually contacting a frigging tailor and asking them directly.
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The effort spent asking this question here could have been put to better use by actually contacting a frigging tailor and asking them directly.
not necessarily, you would have to drive to the tailor and see what works need to be done... and if your tailor is far away, this may be a good alternative.
post #10 of 10
The pea coat I wanted to have tailored was too wide for me. It was a thick wool, gorgeous camel colored pea coat, that was lined (like most of them are, I think). Anyway, the tailor told me that adjusting the lining and the wool was quite a bit of work- it's basically reshaping the coat and it would cost more than the coat was worth...
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