Q And Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

April 4, 2011

Q and Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

DT asks: Is it possible to have wide lapels slimmed?

The answer to this question, generally speaking, is yes. That doesn’t make it advisable, though.

The main reason is that it is a very time-consuming operation for your tailor, and for that reason will be quite expensive. You can also run into trouble around the button hole – if it’s a real hole, it can’t be moved. In most cases, this dramatically limits the amount of slimming one might be able to do.

So: possible, but not recommendable.