slimming leather jacket sleeves

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  1. joezam713

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    Is it possible to slim the sleeves of a leather jacket? If so, can anyone recommend a good tailor for this?
     
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    David Shelley is MY top choice. He is a member of this forum.
     
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    Dave Sheely, @Maverickson
     
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    It certainly can be done. All the recommendations above are great choices. Be aware, depending on the degree you wish to trim the sleeve, the arm hole and side panels may also need to be adjusted to accommodate the smaller diameter sleeve. If anyone has Dave’s email address I’d appreciate a PM, I’d like him to create some low waist side adjusters for my monarch!
     
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  7. Bahabp100

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    I just had some VERY long sleeves from a VERY thick heavy (mailing label said 11 LBS) jacket shortened 4.5 inches and tapered up. I’m familiar with Arrow Leathercare due to the tags in Scott jackets and have used them for cleaning/conditioning and tobacco smoke removal (ozone/hydroxyl) before and I knew they did alterations so I emailed the owner Bruce Gershon to get a quote. I had delt with him before on the “Smokey” job. I told him I needed 4.5 inch taken off the sleeves with same wrist circumference then naturally tapered up to the arm hole on extra thick Natal leather he quoted me $135 for both and told me I wouldn’t be able to tell . Shipped free inbound with envelope provided or just a label and your box. Bruce called me to confirm the measurements when it arrived and I only dealt with Bruce (the owner) and Susi (Customer Service Manager) , not by my insistence, and I knew they were a really big place with a large team so I felt reassured the team could do it. When I asked how he did it ( did he shorten zipper , shorten sleeve etc, take it in from shoulder ) and he replied jokingly “if I told ya I’d have to kill ya” but assured be I wouldn’t be able to notice . Here are some before and after pictures and they did a fantastic terrific and outstanding job IMHO

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  8. Bahabp100

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    Here’s some full pictures
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  10. Bahabp100

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    Here are the scraps
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  11. Bahabp100

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    Here’s a pick of the cuffs after and the cool custom leather zippers pulls they added . I just asked for the leather strip pulls
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  12. Bahabp100

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    No it looks like the scraps were the cuffs and they recreated the gusset inside and the new cuffs are stiffer now
     
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