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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Holy crap man, need more info. $1300 if he gives real Neapolitan tailoring in Jersey f'n rules.

That's the thing I'm not sure about. He learned his tailoring in Naples, but I'm not sure if the style of his in-house tailoring is Neapolitan, or if it has evolved into something else over the years he has spent here in New Jersey.
post #32 of 46
The fall of the fabric off your shoulders is screwed up.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Stu
Classic Corneliani fit. Strong shoulders, elongated body. I love that look but the fit doesn't work for my body very well, unfortunately. It looks fabulous on you and your tailor did a great job.

I recently picked up a Corneliani at Last Call. It's marked as a "Spencer" model and the shoulders are narrower and have considerably less padding than my other Cornelianis. The pants are also single pleated.
post #34 of 46
I also noticed something about the shoulders.

In the second pic (of the back), the left shoulder drops off almost vertically for about an inch before the arm comes out of the armhole. I'm not sure if this is indicative of a shoulder too wide or too narrow. I have this effect on one of my suits and it doesn't look good. There is a dead space between the top of the shoulder and the angled corner of the shoulder padding.

Since odoreater is showing a solid 1/2" of cuff with his arms at his sides, let me ask this question in this thread:

Do many of you have your jacket sleeves ride up 2 or more inches when you raise your arms or put your elbows on a table?

I show 1/4" of linen with my arms at rest, but when I'm sitting with my arms on a table, I'm showing 2.5 inches of shirt. This happens with all my suits. I think it looks kind of silly, because my arms are never hanging at rest, but always at a desk.
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by billiebob
I also noticed something about the shoulders.

In the second pic (of the back), the left shoulder drops off almost vertically for about an inch before the arm comes out of the armhole. I'm not sure if this is indicative of a shoulder too wide or too narrow. I have this effect on one of my suits and it doesn't look good. There is a dead space between the top of the shoulder and the angled corner of the shoulder padding.

Since odoreater is showing a solid 1/2" of cuff with his arms at his sides, let me ask this question in this thread:

Do many of you have your jacket sleeves ride up 2 or more inches when you raise your arms or put your elbows on a table?

I show 1/4" of linen with my arms at rest, but when I'm sitting with my arms on a table, I'm showing 2.5 inches of shirt. This happens with all my suits. I think it looks kind of silly, because my arms are never hanging at rest, but always at a desk.

You might need higher arm holes on your suits and shirts. I have a little more cuff show when I'm sitting and bending my arm, but not 2 inches.

Also, the shoulder thing is what it is. I can't really afford bespoke suits (yet) where every little measurement and body irregularity is taken into consideration, so I have to make due with what I can get RTW. Also, one of my shoulders is higher than the other one and the suit doesn't take that into consideration and it would be more effort than it's worth to have my tailor fix that.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by odoreater
That's the thing I'm not sure about. He learned his tailoring in Naples, but I'm not sure if the style of his in-house tailoring is Neapolitan, or if it has evolved into something else over the years he has spent here in New Jersey.

Neajersian tailoring...hmm. Will refrain from any jokes.
But seriously, that could be a hell fo a good deal. Maybe I should sell the wife's car and get a couple
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Neajersian tailoring...hmm. Will refrain from any jokes.
But seriously, that could be a hell fo a good deal. Maybe I should sell the wife's car and get a couple

She has feet doesn't she?
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by odoreater
She has feet doesn't she?

I may not have feet (or usable legs come to think of it) afterwards if I mention it though

Like the suit. The majority of the suits I have are Corneliani although I don't have a competent tailor to get the back as clean as yours. Looking good.
post #39 of 46
Sorry for resurrecting an aging thread, but I had to ask -- what's your tailor's (and his shop's) name? Clearly he's a master of alterations -- did you ever look further into the suits he custom tailors?
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by odoreater
I'm showing about 1/2"

When my tailor figures out how short he's going to make the sleeves he takes the measuring tape and measures upwards from the tip of my thumb (not sure how many inches up he goes). Are you sure the problem isn't that the sleeves on your shirts are too short?


My tailor does the exact same thing!! He says that if I want to show cuff, there will need to be 5 inches between the bottom of my thumb and my jacket cuff. I used to have them measure the sleeves and make them the same length as another jacket with sleeves that were perfect, but I failed to realize that isn't a reliable method. And that suit looks awesome, by the way.
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by JR_Rider
My tailor does the exact same thing!! He says that if I want to show cuff, there will need to be 5 inches between the bottom of my thumb and my jacket cuff. I used to have them measure the sleeves and make them the same length as another jacket with sleeves that were perfect, but I failed to realize that isn't a reliable method. And that suit looks awesome, by the way.

Yes, most peoples' arms are different lengths (I think the right is generally a little longer) - best to measure up from the thumb...

Two-tone is for Burini!
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by romafan

Two-tone is for Burini!

Haha, I'm not from Rome (or one of the provinces). I support Lazio because the pride of Macedonia plays for Lazio. I do enjoy Italian football though. One of my best sporting experiences here in New Jersey was watching Juve play AC Milan for the Super Cup in 2004 at Giants stadium.
post #43 of 46
Is the fabric on the upper arms supposed to be bumpy like that? I tried on a Corneliani at Bloomingdales and it did the same thing.
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Haha, I'm not from Rome (or one of the provinces). I support Lazio because the pride of Macedonia plays for Lazio. I do enjoy Italian football though. One of my best sporting experiences here in New Jersey was watching Juve play AC Milan for the Super Cup in 2004 at Giants stadium.

Goran Pandev is the pride of Macedonia? I did not know that....

I'm not Roman either (Jersey), but my most exciting/intense sporting experience was the March '02 Roman derby: Lazio 1 Roma 5

Good looking suit!
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by romafan
Goran Pandev is the pride of Macedonia? I did not know that....

I'm not Roman either (Jersey), but my most exciting/intense sporting experience was the March '02 Roman derby: Lazio 1 Roma 5

Good looking suit!

Goran Pandev is probably our only international player of star quality. And thanks about the suit

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