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Seven weeks and counting for a pair of trousers and a trial shirt.
Looks pretty good to me, except the chest is too wide and perhaps the shoulders are slightly too wide as well. Nothing wrong with the cuffs, in my opinion, but it looks to me as if the forearms are too narrow. I specify a forearm width in addition to the sleeve width when I order, to avoid this problem. I guess MTM shirtmakers taper the sleeves based on the cuff measurement requested by the customer, which can backfire if the customer prefers a narrower cuff. Happened to...
   That's precisely what's causing this problem, in my estimation. I used to have a MTM button-down that did the same thing because it was too small around the neck. I don't know why you'd want to size-down the collar on shirts you wear open, and it's none of my business either, but you can't make unusual choices like that without expecting unusual results.
Lose the shoulder pleats, they're pointless. Shoulder's slightly too wide. Also, adjust for sloping shoulders. Sleeves may be a tad wide as well, and too long—but only slightly. You want the bottom of the cuff to drop to your top thumb knuckle when unbuttoned. Most people get their sleeves too short, in my opinion, because they're used to RTW. Cuffs are too loose. I have my cuff measurement 1" bigger than my wrist circumference. Body fit looks okay, although if you want it...
Sorry, mate. Can't help you. All of these are from a number of years ago. Don't really keep track of Tom Ford myself, so don't know what's available today. If you've got money for a Tom Ford suit, you should consider going MTM. It's a lot more hassle, but the quality is the same/better and, of course, you can specify exactly what you want.
           You get the point.
Well it could be both problems, not just either one. Altering the shirts would not be an option in this case. Identifying the problems would mean doing what most of us do on here: trying on a lot of different sizes; reading a lot about proper clothing fit; familiarising yourself with the tape measure and the measuring process. In other words, trial and error, and a lot of analysing.
Your mum should have taught you this.
Yes. If you're confident you can pull a certain item off, by all means wear. Otherwise, if you're having doubts, avoid.
All looks very sensible, in a good way. Jeans fit is particularly nice—not too short like most. Have you considered a higher collar? Might fill up your neck a bit.
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