Transform a normal tail-suit into a ballroom one


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I swear we have an old thread or two on this question, though I can't seem to find them right now. I think the consensus was that it's difficult to the point of not worth it, but it may be worth doing some searches to find the details.


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With the stylistic differences between street tails and ballroom tails, it is no longer worth the effort. Street tails have longer front facings and much shorter and wider tails, as well as shorter trousers.


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You would have to completely reconstruct the shoulders, which is possibly the most complicated part of a suit. And it still won't look exactly like ballroom tails, like Joe said.

If you're looking to save money, your best bet is to buy second-hand (something that fits your shoulders correctly) and get it tailored.

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