Leather jacket alterations - UK. Advice needed

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by galopede, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    203
    Location:
    Gloucester, England
    Hi all, especially UK members.

    Need a bit of advice. Does anyone know where I might get alterations done on a leather jacket in the UK?

    I have picked up a rather nice Aero Highwayman in a medium weight leather, hardly worn. It is quite a large one, like me! Fits nicely in the body but has shoulders like tallboys! They are huge and the shoulder seams come a fairway down from my shoulder.

    Can anyone recommend someone who might be able to take the shoulders in for me? Does Aero do that even?

    Cheers in anticipation

    Gareth
     
  2. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

    Messages:
    990
    Location:
    Barcelona
    That's a major operation. I wouldn't recommend it even on a sportcoat.

    A picture might help see the problem and we could recommend if it's really worth your time and money to alter that.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2017
    ButteMT61 and Carlos840 like this.
  3. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    203
    Location:
    Gloucester, England
    That's a good idea Willyto. Just tried. Too dark and all I get is flash! Will try again in the morning.

    I have just put it up against an old leather jacket of mine which fits well and measured the difference. The Aero shoulder seam is 4 inches (10cm) longer on each side!

    Gareth
     
  4. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,307
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Sell. Get another one that fits.
     
  5. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,465
    Location:
    Texas
    That or shoulder pads. :D
     
    Sloan1874 likes this.
  6. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,307
    Location:
    Glasgow
    [​IMG]
     
    Fanch likes this.
  7. 4 inches on each side..?? Wow..!! ..and the rest of the jacket fits..??
     
  8. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

    Messages:
    990
    Location:
    Barcelona
    There's no way to alter that without ruining the jacket. Waiting for the picture but I'm afraid you're going to have to sell it
     
  9. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    203
    Location:
    Gloucester, England
    You are probably all right about selling it! The fit could be a little tighter, even for me but I prefer a loose jacket for layering but those shoulders! Looks like I still have a large coat hanger in there when I wear it!

    Such a shame as it's a lovely jacket

    Know any American football players looking for a Highwayman they can wear over armour?

    Gareth
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.