Table 3-4 Size Prediction Table For Mens Coats.
1Collar. Raising or lowering of the collar consists of ripping out the seams on the
bottom of the collar at the neckline, repositioning the collar on the back of the coat to the desired
height, resewing the collar, and pressing. Collars must not be raised of lowered over 1/4-inch.
2Shoulders. Uneven shoulder height may cause wrinkles or folds in the back of the
coat. They can be removed by raising or lowering the coat shoulders, or by adding to, or
removing the shoulder padding.
3Sleeves. When lengthening or shortening the sleeves, measure and mark each
sleeve individually. One and one--half inches of outlet material is provided for lengthening the
4Side Seams. Taking in or letting out of the side seams should be done only after the
next larger or smaller size has been tried.
5Button Alignment. Adjust button(s) on front to straighten their appearance as
required. The front buttons may be repositioned 1/4--inch for further refinement of fit.
6Hollow under neck due to very large shoulder muscles or prominent shoulder bone.
Let out center seam of back one--quarter of an inch from the top of the center back seam to the
7Decrease or increase (where material permits) chest by altering side seams and
reshaping armhole, not to alter original appearance and not by moving buttons in the front.