As we begin the yoyo weather the DC winter season is know for, it’s definitely time to break out the old blazers! One minute it’s 60, the next we have winter storm watches!!! We’ve had several customers bring in their beloved go-to-blazer for a nip & a tuck, a Ginger Root face lift if you will. You may remember Lindsay’s customer profile where we revamped her mom’s jacket and removed the collar. Well, I have been obsessed with this collarless jacket shape ever since! Yup, I want to convert every old jacket I see into that, so I do! Bonus: they fit nicely under your big wool coat, no double collar weirdness here.

Meet Aaron, Julie, and Tiffany! I have developed something I would like to call the Cardi-Blazer. As you can tell, we ditched the collar on all three and each person picked out what color of strip they wanted. Julie also wanted her sleeves chopped to 3/4, and both Aaron and Tiffany wanted their jacket tucked in a bit as well. Now they all three have a perfect, modern, unique layering piece! And the best part is, converting the jacket to the Cardi-Blazer costs around $55 (not factoring any addition sleeve hemmings or tailoring at the waist). Not bad for a custom design right?

Customer profile: The Card-Blazer


Customer profile: The Card-Blazer

Customer revamp: the Cardi-Blazer

Sooooo, let us know if you would like me to cut apart one of your blazers and I can have it back to you in 2 weeks 😀

Give us a call to schedule an appointment at  (202)567-7668 or email us at *Tailoring by appointment only, closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

About the author

Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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