Help me defy the Jacket-Industrial complex
September 11, 2011 10:01 PM Subscribe
Looking for a Bay Area tailor to shorten my Dickies jacket.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey to clothing, beauty, & fashion (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a Dickies Lined Eisenhower Jacket
that hits me just above mid-thigh. I'd like to take a few inches off the bottom so that it sits at my belt level. Because the jacket's namesake wore his waist-length
, and I like that look. That, and I'm the kind of bicyclist who rolls with a complete Batman-grade utility belt, and right now if I want to zip it up I have to put the gear belt over the jacket.
Preference goes to tailors in Oakland/Berzerkeley area, then to the Bay Area in general (call it w/in a 5 miles bike ride of a BART station).
I've looked all around, and not only do I seem to have a predilection for jackets shorter than is currently fashionable, I've got more of my height in my torso than my legs as compared to many guys, so finding a jacket that fit the chest AND arms is already a task. If I'm gonna have a jacket that fits the way I want it to, I need someone to alter this one (which is most of the way there already).
Thanks in advance.