Explained: How we made this Gustin shirt from a long sleeve to a short

Red Gustin shirt with long sleeves shortened into a short sleeve shirt

By Maurice Malone  Published March 22, 2023

Check out how we transformed this long-sleeve Gustin shirt into a short-sleeve. Shirt alterations of more than an inch or so can be complicated, which is why we only offer them for woven or dress shirts after thoroughly inspecting the shirt's construction. The tailoring is then quoted, and it falls under our Special Request Alterations services.

Making a long-sleeved dress shirt into a short-sleeved dress shirt isn't easy, but it can be done. The circumference of the sleeves increases as you move up higher on the sleeve. Matching a lower part of the sleeve higher on the sleeve without puckering is possible if the area where the sleeve is shortened is only slightly different in size. A lot depends on the size difference or the construction style of the sleeve seam.

Shortening sleeves on Gustin button down dress shirt