I received some very nice polo shirts for Father's Day but they are a little big on me. They are a large and a medium is too tight.


Has anyone had a knit polo shirt tailored? Is this something any tailor can do and does anyone have any idea what the cost would be? I am in a suburb of Chicago.


Thanks.

 

Chris

Views: 9894

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I received some very nice polo shirts

 

*cough*bullshit*cough*

What the hell kind of reply is that?

If you don't like polo shirts, fine, but why did you feel the need to reply?

Polo shirts are the mullets of clothing.  They're ridiculous.  If you can't decide on whether you want to wear a T-shirt or a button up, go without until it becomes clear.

I'm buying you this for your birthday.

I am in awe of you sir.

Benjamin - Thanks for the helpful reply. I suspect the pattern would be an issue. It is just horizontal stripes but I could see where that would be a problem.

They are wide in the midsection and a bit large in the arms but from the cost and pattern issue I think I will just let them be.

 

Thanks again.

Chris

If you have a sewing machine available, you could try what's called the "Pinch and Pin" method. Watch the first 90 seconds of this video to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf3OxmanTig

 

They demonstrate on a button-up shirt, but I don't see any reason you couldn't do it on a polo shirt as well. The only tricky part would be how to handle the notches at the sides of most polo shirts (I would probably not worry about them and just sew straight down).

Pinch and pin works well.  When sewing anything that is stretchy, T-shirts or knit fabrics, you want to use the serge setting and adjust the tension so it doesn't pull the fabric.  Something they failed to mention is you want to leave at least two finger widths between your body and the seam. 

 

It takes about 20 minutes start to finish and is easier than cooking a steak.  I'm just philosophically opposed to polo shirts.

I'm just philosophically opposed to polo shirts.

 

I know. I've seen the other threads. I'm beginning to think you must have had an emotionally scarring experience involving polo shirts as a child.

I was nearly killed by a polo shirt when I was 8.  It took years of therapy to get the image of that alligator out my head every time I closed my eyes.

RSS

Latest Activity

Steve Dallas replied to Henrik Stroemblad's discussion Lacking in the most basic of common cortesy
"Sooooo, what about nose picking?"
22 minutes ago
Eoin Hegarty joined Chad's group
Thumbnail

Hairy Men

The current trend in fashion is to be hairless and do do whatever necessary to remove hair from your body.  I am proud of my hair! Be proud if your hairy body too. Wear your membership to this group likes badge of honor.See More
57 minutes ago
Eoin Hegarty joined OldSoul_76's group
Thumbnail

Date Night Ideas

Romance is manly. And every man should know how to plan a great night out for his woman. But, let's face it, sometimes ideas are few and far between. This group is for exchanging ideas about the venerable "Date Night" and other acts of romance.
59 minutes ago
Eoin Hegarty joined Brendan Peter McVeigh's group
Thumbnail

Ireland and the Irish Diaspora

If you are Irish/Irish decent or interested in learning more about Ireland come and join the craic.
1 hour ago
David F. replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Corporate Stupidity
"Yes if it turns into a gripe off, that can make everyone bitter. "
2 hours ago
David F. replied to David F.'s discussion Immigration & Expats
"Interesting.  As with many things, words are contextual as to meaning and implied underlying significance. "
2 hours ago
Tarquin Anstruther replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Post-Mortem Symposium
"What about Jesus Christ to find out what he really meant?"
4 hours ago
Jack Smith joined Bruce Uall's group
Thumbnail

The Shirtless Man

Shirtlessness is the essence of manliness.
4 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service