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post #16 of 28
Those adages don't work for me. They put the coat a full inch lower than it needs to be, so I need to explain this to my tailor every time I need something altered or made. Because, invariably, when I say that the jacket is too long, they do the floor-bottom of jacket-collar measurement and tell me that it's fine. Nevermind that they don't even LOOK at the jacket fit - they just do their measurements and tell me it's right.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by alflauren
Those adages don't work for me. They put the coat a full inch lower than it needs to be, so I need to explain this to my tailor every time I need something altered or made. Because, invariably, when I say that the jacket is too long, they do the floor-bottom of jacket-collar measurement and tell me that it's fine. Nevermind that they don't even LOOK at the jacket fit - they just do their measurements and tell me it's right.


Well then, clearly, there is something wrong with your body, not the immutable law of 1/2.
post #18 of 28
For length, I think that with arms hanging straight down, you should be able to curl your fingers under the jacket.

The suit looks fine relative to your height. What makes it look too long is the amount of fabric under the bottom button. 1-1.5" shorter would be better.
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
OK, I finally got around to taking a few more pics.

I would appreciate any further feedback- it is very educational!

For those that are curious about these things:
Shirt: Jantzen pink POW
Tie: Andrew's Ties
Shoes: EG Chelsea
Pocket square: some cheap thing I picked up from my local dept. store in Japan: Jusco. Cost less than $5.00.

BTW: the shirt sleeves are not visible in the pictures; I think they were just pushed up my arm as I getting these photos taken quickly. The sleeve lengths of the shirt and suit are both OK.












post #20 of 28
The whole outfit looks really nice in the new pictures.
The jacket length isn't an issue with your height. It's longer than my "hand curls under" guideline, but definitely doesn't look too long. I'd go with more waist suppression next time, but again...VERY NICE.
post #21 of 28
I agree the length of the coat looks good. The only thing I quibble with is the width of the pant leg at the cuff. I'd like it a little wider to complement the cut of the coat.
post #22 of 28
I think it looks great as well. I'm far from an expert but I'm learning. I like the natural looking shoulders, the lapel width, and the way the suit falls in back. I was reading in "Style and the Man" and it described jacket length as appropriate when it reaches the tip of your thumb with arms naturally at the side. Your jacket is a little longer, but rules are made to be broken.
post #23 of 28
It looks like a fine suit. I agree that that a little more waist suppression would help unless you're going for a trad look. And I'd have the coat a touch shorter but it certainly is fine here. The waistcoat is a bit too high in relation to the coat's buttoning point for my taste. As for real fit issues, there's something with the balance of the trousers which causes that rippling on the insides and rear and I'm not sure if MTM can deal with that.
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
Gentlemen, Thank you very much for the feedback. Re: pants width- The suitmakers did recommend a slightly wider pant leg but I wanted something slimmer to show off the shoes! But after seeing these photos, I agree that an extra half inch would be nice. Re: waistcoat. I completely agree. I wore the suit to a meeting last week without the waistcoat because something seemed a bit off. The suit works much better without it, it seems. Re- back and pants: Yes, something is off. It is an interesting endeavour to take photos of youself from the back; it is a view I have never really seen before. I think I will bring these photos in to the tailors and see if they have any recommendations. I also agree about the waist suppression. Let's see how they do with the next suit. Again, many thanks.
post #25 of 28
For some reason your avatar creeps me out.
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by whoopee
For some reason your avatar creeps me out.

Thank god! I have been waiting for someone to comment on it. It freaks me out too.

I will probably change it soon.
post #27 of 28
True, the pants are slim while the waist of the jacket is not. I really like the slim cut of the pants - I think they're the best part of the suit. The natural shoulders fit the look of a relatively slim suit too. I'd keep the pant width as they are and just get a tighter waist.
post #28 of 28
I suspect the reason that no clear guideline exists is that the button stance will affect the balance of the coat. A high stance (hard 3, eg) will look odd with a longer coat - reminiscent of an NBA pro's zoot suit.

The other thing I've found, and cannot overstate the importance of, is that you can get away with a much longer coat as long as it has open quarters. Most RTW jackets are slightly long on me, but by purchasing open quarters and fairly low buttoning coats (1 or 2 button), this doesn't matter nearly as much. A slightly longer coat can also be overcome with good waisting...
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