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Quote: Originally Posted by Bird's One View The buttons and holes look at least an inch too high on the sleeves. The sleeves look about an inch too long on the model. The jacket would look better on him with the sleeves taken up at the ends. I think an inch would make them look too short, but that's obviously in part a matter of personal preference. In any case it's not what I was asking -- what I was wondering is if the functioning...
I like the cut (and it's really only ever so slightly fashion forward, no?), but what about construction? Aren't Theory jackets fused? Edit: oh, and as for the functioning buttonholes -- given how far up the sleeve they are, it would be reasonably easy to shorten it by half an inch or so, no? Lengthening it would be the real problem, I imagine. Or is there no leeway at all if the buttonholes work, and all alterations have to be made from the shoulder?
Yoox confusion... They're currently listing a Kiton suit for a pretty good price, with the following note under the "Designer" rubric (Link): Quote: KITON Named "Best Young Designer" three times over by authoritative European institutions, Dirk Bikkembergs finds inspiration in the world of sports to create collections that pay tribute to an active and dynamic lifestyle. Is that just a Yoox weirdness or did Bikkembergs actually design a line...
In general, that's certainly true, but as Brian SD pointed out upthread, the "Tailor Made" line is perhaps a little less "signature." The cut of this suit isn't quite as a square as some of her others -- there is a degree of waist suppression. My tailors rather exaggerated that, though, and I hope whatever they're doing right now will restore the suit's proper line.
Some things seem a little cheaper, but I don't think they've cut prices drastically. A couple of suits I had in my dreambox remain at the same price levels, as do two coats...
That's interesting (and counterintuitive!). I went back to the tailors and spoke to the guy in charge -- considerably more gruff than the one who consulted me initially, but also, hopefully, equipped with a better eye. He marked the left side up, as far as I could tell both waist and seat. I'll give them a call tomorrow to check, though. Thanks!
I think that's true -- but as far as I understand the tailoring involved, I don;t think the changes were particularly drastic. I'm sufficiently misshapen that I don't expect any jacket OTR to fit me perfectly, and before coming here I just kind of accepted that... I'll see what happens if they decrease the waist suppression a bit; my sense is that they just went too far. As for MTM, well -- even with the alteration costs, this still cost me only half of what an MTM suit...
Good point -- I didn't even think! It does feel a little snug around the waist now (it didn't before, on the contrary), but it's not too tight in the chest or across the back, as far as I can tell. The vent didn't open like that before I had it altered, so I'm hoping it's the waist suppression rather than the dropped shoulder Dewey and I share. Many thanks for the detailed response, though -- and if it is the shoulder, perhaps we can set up a support group?
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Prices on Yoox typically are cut over time, with major reductions during their sales (you've just missed the spring one). So if this doesn't sell out, you can expect its price to go down, possibly significantly. It's obviously a very cool jacket, from a major designer. I'm not sure about build quality -- it's expensive enough that it might be well-made, but that's not the garment's major selling point. You should also consider that the very factors that make this jacket...
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