Thinking about having my Brooks CR shortened

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by t4halo, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. t4halo

    t4halo Familiar Face

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    A3E2E201-E341-46C1-82FC-591695E54FB6.jpeg 41A30410-6FD2-4DE4-9967-FFF409603194.jpeg I purchased this really nice gold label a couple years ago and would probably wear it more if it wasnt so long. It’s 29 1/2” in back length from the base of the collar. Everything else fits pretty well. My Langlitz is 26 1/2” and I like the fit. Is it worth the cost of the old Brooks to have it altered? I’m 5’8”.

    Thanks, T4
     
  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    If you will enjoy it more, then Yes!
    29.5” is way too long for me, and I’m 5’10.
     
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  3. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    If you otherwise love the jacket and will be wearing it more, then yes. The zipper looks like it can take the alteration. If new zipper were needed then I'd think twice because it would be about $75 extra, plus the cost of the new zipper.
     
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  4. lina

    lina Practically Family

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    I say Yes. Especially because the jacket looks to be in such good condition. If you get it just the way you want it you can wear it for many many years.
     
  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    How long are the sleeves? That is a tall size and usually the sleeves of these are 28 inches long, so that's worth considering. I think cutting it back 3 to 4 inches might make it look off.
     
  6. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Exactly..
     

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