Can a tailor make a large shirt into a medium sized one?

Hrandyrko

Rookie
I bought 2 shirts at an outlet 2 days ago. They were sold out of medium, so I'm here with a large and a medium. If I bring both of these shirts to a tailor, should he be able to tailor the large shirt into the size of the medium?
 

snvplayer

Hall of Fame
They should be able to do it.

But here is the catch, it might cost you less to buy new shirts than to have them tailored.

I am not sure what brand you bought, but unless you bought a real nice brand for real cheap, it might be a better idea to go to Banana Republic or something and buy new shirts.
 

Hrandyrko

Rookie
They should be able to do it.

But here is the catch, it might cost you less to buy new shirts than to have them tailored.

I am not sure what brand you bought, but unless you bought a real nice brand for real cheap, it might be a better idea to go to Banana Republic or something and buy new shirts.
These are Nike shirts from an outlet. Dri-Fit material.
 

TheJRK

Rookie
I bought 2 shirts at an outlet 2 days ago. They were sold out of medium, so I'm here with a large and a medium. If I bring both of these shirts to a tailor, should he be able to tailor the large shirt into the size of the medium?
The tailor can make the shirt a little smaller in fit, but it won't be perfect. For instance, the tailor can make the shirt length shorter and he can make it fit a little tighter around your chest. The tailor cannot do anything for the shoulders though. So now you will have a short shirt with big shoulders.

The money spent on this would definitely cost more than the price you paid for the shirts.
 

Hrandyrko

Rookie
The tailor can make the shirt a little smaller in fit, but it won't be perfect. For instance, the tailor can make the shirt length shorter and he can make it fit a little tighter around your chest. The tailor cannot do anything for the shoulders though. So now you will have a short shirt with big shoulders.

The money spent on this would definitely cost more than the price you paid for the shirts.
Thanks JRK
 

Don S

Rookie
If there's any cotton in them at all then your washer and dryer will have no problem with turning your large shirts into mediums.
 

JaneLynne

New User
It's not terribly hard to redo the sleeves either. If it's really big, they won't even have to rip out the stitches, just cut next to the seam, which will save a LOT of time and expense.

Cut out the side seam which should go from the bottom of the shirt through to the bottom of the sleeve. Then cut out the sleeve still attached to the shirt. Move it back to the right spot, reattached the sleeve and then redo the side seam. Easy.
 
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