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Narrowing the sleeves on a Johnson leather m-jean jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Bender, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Bender

    Bender New in Town

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    Gentlemen:

    I just took delivery of a beautiful new trucker jacket in black nubuck from Johnson Leather. It’s a fantastic jacket, the quality is second to none. Every measurement fits like a glove, except for the sleeves, which I’d prefer a little trimmer. The cuffs are perfect, it’s the middle portion of the sleeves that I’d like to bring in.

    With a leather jacket, is it possible to narrow sleeves that are a bit wide without compromising the overall fit of the garment?

    And if so, how easy a job is this? If it’s doable, is it relatively easy, something that a good local leather tailor can handle, thereby saving me some time in terms of shipping and Johnson’s turnaround time?

    Or is it sufficiently complex that I should send the jacket back to Johnson and have them do the alteration?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Mark Ricketts

    Mark Ricketts One of the Regulars

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    Some local tailors are great, but I have had some muck up a job as simple as hemming trousers. I would not even think about having my Johnson Leather jacket adjusted by anyone except Johnson Leather.
     
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  3. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    The sleeves can be narrowed, yes. Trimming only a middle portion shouldn't be a (very) difficult job but if you want to narrow entire sleeves, including arm holes, while doable, it's definitely a more complex alteration.

    But either way, I wouldn't risk leaving my jacket with anyone else except Johnson Leathers. Not with this kind of alteration and definitely not with the jacket I liked as much.
     
  4. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    If you are in the US, definitely ship to JL.
     
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  5. Bender

    Bender New in Town

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    Thanks for the replies... I’ll send it to Johnson. Cheers!
     
  6. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    Show us a pic of the jacket.
     
  7. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Alan did this for me and it was perfect!
     

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