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post #2236 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Jester,

 

That blazer looks amazing.  What were the sizing changes you implemented?

Included a spoiler of one of Kent's emails to me when I was arguing about something stupid.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I am absolutely certain this is a 38, as indicated by the red numbers on the tag. Our system, as do some other brands, converts EU 46 to US 38. Regardless of the indicated size, this fits you well in the shoulders, which is the most important measurement, as that can't be adjusted substantially, unlike the other measurements. So this is the right size for you.

 
Here are my suggestions
  • Lower collar -1 cm. This will reduce the excess fabric below the collar on the back
  • Back chest (armpit to armpit) -1 cm 
  • Waist looks a little tight, but not too bad from the back, so I think +2 cm
  • Buttoning point should be at the narrowest part of your waist, so -1.5 cm
  • Sleeve length needs to be increased roughly +2.5 cm. Hang your arms naturally at your side. Your shirt cuff should fall at the third joint (base joint) of your thumb and the jacket should be 1.5 cm above that. In your photos, it looks like your left arm is longer, but you should double check all that.
  • Jacket length is usually adjusted a similar amount as the sleeves, and it should cover your butt, so +2.5 cm

 

I changed the button stance to a full -2cm. That was the only change I made to rival Kent's.

 

Edit: And thank you. I love it, it's fantastic. There's a wedding coming up in October here.. means I need either another sports coat or a full blown suit.

post #2237 of 4476
Looks good mrjester! I definitely think it is the shirt and not the jacket.
post #2238 of 4476
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

 

I changed the button stance to a full -2cm. That was the only change I made to rival Kent's.

 

Edit: And thank you. I love it, it's fantastic. There's a wedding coming up in October here.. means I need either another sports coat or a full blown suit.

I dropped my button stance 1.5cm and I could have gone a full 2-2.5cm.  I'm 6'2" however, and needed lengthening on all jacket measurements. 

 

You have to attend a wedding, man!!  A new suit must be purchased, of course!!

post #2239 of 4476
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

Looks good mrjester! I definitely think it is the shirt and not the jacket.

Thanks! I'm getting the shirts fixed I think. I'll probably drop the sleeves 1-1.5cm on future jackets. I like the shirt cuff and sleeve to almost meet. Ken says 1.5cm of the cuff should show. I'm a fan of less, so 1cm.

post #2240 of 4476
mrjester - that jacket looks fantastic. I hope to order an odd jacket with Kent sometime very soon
post #2241 of 4476
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

Looks good mrjester! I definitely think it is the shirt and not the jacket.

+1

 

Looks great

post #2242 of 4476
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Included a spoiler of one of Kent's emails to me when I was arguing about something stupid.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I am absolutely certain this is a 38, as indicated by the red numbers on the tag. Our system, as do some other brands, converts EU 46 to US 38. Regardless of the indicated size, this fits you well in the shoulders, which is the most important measurement, as that can't be adjusted substantially, unlike the other measurements. So this is the right size for you.

 
Here are my suggestions
  • Lower collar -1 cm. This will reduce the excess fabric below the collar on the back
  • Back chest (armpit to armpit) -1 cm 
  • Waist looks a little tight, but not too bad from the back, so I think +2 cm
  • Buttoning point should be at the narrowest part of your waist, so -1.5 cm
  • Sleeve length needs to be increased roughly +2.5 cm. Hang your arms naturally at your side. Your shirt cuff should fall at the third joint (base joint) of your thumb and the jacket should be 1.5 cm above that. In your photos, it looks like your left arm is longer, but you should double check all that.
  • Jacket length is usually adjusted a similar amount as the sleeves, and it should cover your butt, so +2.5 cm

 

I changed the button stance to a full -2cm. That was the only change I made to rival Kent's.

 

Edit: And thank you. I love it, it's fantastic. There's a wedding coming up in October here.. means I need either another sports coat or a full blown suit.

 

 

Looks very nice! So this is definitely the 38 trial suit? Do you mind divulging how tall you are and how much you weigh? I'm planning to order the trial suit and have a feeling we have a similar build.

post #2243 of 4476

+1 Great jacket 

post #2244 of 4476

Thanks everyone.

 

It's a 38 for sure. I weigh 178, 6' flat. 

 

The next changes are +1cm to the waist to stop the pull, +1cm to the length, +1cm to the sleeve length, and -1 in the back across the blades, as per Kent.. Pretty sure that'll make it perfect.

post #2245 of 4476
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Just received a sports coat made from fabric, 7734. Here's a before (trial) and after (custom) picture. 95% of the measurements were done by Kent. We emailed back and forth countless times with me telling him he was wrong on a few things and him proving me wrong over and over. I told him the trial jacket was hilariously wrong for me and he told me to stick with the shoulder size, then suggested changes. We went with 95% of what he suggested. 

I went through 3-4 different fabric choices before my girlfriend picked the 7734 for me. 
  • Half lined
  • Soft Shoulders
  • 3r2
  • 3.5" lapels
  • Patch pockets (x3)

Trial (Left) and Custom (Right)






Back (It's linen. Embrace the wrinkles)




Shot of the interior



Hanging up



I've been going back and forth on if the shirt sleeves are too long or the jacket sleeves too short. This picture shows the shirt sleeves pulled up a bit, about a full inch. I'm starting to think the jacket is fine and the shirt is too long.

You could use shorter sleeves and a smaller armhole.
post #2246 of 4476

Shorter sleeves? These are already maybe 1cm too short. The bend in the arms somewhat hides the fact. I like my sleeves to be a little longer, not much of the shirt showing (1cm).

 

I'm pretty sure the armhole on the jackets can't be changed. And it's already pretty high, how do you see that it should be changed?

post #2247 of 4476
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Shorter sleeves? These are already maybe 1cm too short. The bend in the arms somewhat hides the fact. I like my sleeves to be a little longer, not much of the shirt showing (1cm).

I'm pretty sure the armhole on the jackets can't be changed. And it's already pretty high, how do you see that it should be changed?
I don't think I would go shorter in the sleeves either.
post #2248 of 4476

I also do not agree with the shorter sleeve assesment.  I think they are good where they are.  The armhole may need to be taken up, but I really would need to see more photos to give the 100% thumbs up.

post #2249 of 4476

The armholes are very high already. I haven't taken any pictures of them but I'd imagine they're pretty close to the same on all of the jackets. So Al, you can see on yours. They're pretty good where they are. Maybe since my arms are bent inwards it looks like they're low but you can see from the inside picture that they're reasonably high.

 

I think Super is trolling. If not, sorry.

post #2250 of 4476
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

The armholes are very high already. I haven't taken any pictures of them but I'd imagine they're pretty close to the same on all of the jackets. So Al, you can see on yours. They're pretty good where they are. Maybe since my arms are bent inwards it looks like they're low but you can see from the inside picture that they're reasonably high.

 

I think Super is trolling. If not, sorry.

I raised my armholes .5cm, and I'm 6'2" 180lbs. 

 

If ain't broke, don't fix it.  I think the jacket looks good, man.

 

Now start looking at fabrics for the wedding in October that you're going too.  I suggest a light grey DB... with roped shoulders.

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