I undid the stitching and took the belt off. Then I resowed the stitching.
There’s no one I can really recommend. Tailors don’t want to work with leather because you cannot make a mistake. There’s no magic solvent that can eliminate holes once the needle pierces the leather. I do all my tailoring, so I don’t have anyone to blame but myself. I’ve ruin so many items because of this. Stick with what you have. The sleeves will conform to your arms, trust me.
Stick to your chest size if you’re going to get the 613. It’s hard to recommend one when I don’t know your exact measurements. I highly recommend the 626 because you’re a bit taller. The 613 is cut short.
Just the arms from pit down to wrist.
Ask my good friend Jake.
Not at the moment. Our jackets get a little treatment before leaving the factory. I like it better untreated and broken in. I’ve had mine for almost three years and it hasn’t touched any leather product. There is one thing though, don’t let it get soaked. The leather will dry and crack. If it does dry, buy conditioner. Any will do. You can find them at a cobbler shop.
The answer is no. The most you can do, if you’re lucky enough to find a tailor that’s willing to do it is 3/4 of an inch. It is going to be pricey though. You have belt loops that interfere with any lengths beyond that. With two inches, you’ll lose the coin pocket. And with three inches, your side pockets will be cut in half. They also need to take out the zipper and shorten that as well. It is a hard task and the chances of someone completely doing any of that is slim to none. If anything, the classic Perfectos (24” neck to bottom/626 is 26”) would’ve been better because slimming the sleeves is less work.
I’ve always been ever since my first real English class in school. I read a lot about history as a kid and watched classic films. Learning about so many different cultures made me realize how minute I am within the world. And as I got older, I re-read some of the books to get a different perspective. Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be a journalist. I’ve always excelled well in my English classes and would read 25 books each summer. I was the lead Editor of my High School newspaper and wrote about current events. I’m not sure what made me change my major to Film Direction in college but I thought I could squeeze screenwriting in that. I wish I had stuck with journalism though.
I find that writing relaxes me. I like the flow of words unconventionally. I know there are a lot of flaws in my writing but I want it to be in my voice, my prose. Poetry is like a never ending song. It takes a lot to publicize your inner thoughts but what use would it be if it’s locked away inside your head. I’m also inspired by music. Not just the ones with singing but classical as well.
You can escape with writing. Make up where you are. Travel, live, love. You can be whoever you want to. There are no rules to it. Writing is the greatest invention. I will never stop but I wish I had more time. My “Entries” will be published after every 100 I write.
Here’s my writing page:
I definitely don’t only wear my Perfecto. It’s not warm enough. I have a denim Peacoat from Mister Freedom that I layer over it. That keeps me relatively warm. I have a 32oz Melton Wool Peacoat from Schott as well. I wear that with a long sleeve tee when I go out at night. And my other is a wool topcoat from JCrew for when I try and dress up. I’m not a huge layering guy but it really depends on the weather.