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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Charley
The man has written that his legs are different lengths, his shoulders are uneven, and one arm is longer than the other. There is no possible way that the man could get an OTR suit to come anywhere close. this one really does look to be a pretty nice job by a tailor who was able to make the adjustments. Adjust the trouser hem and the jacket sleeves a bit to have a great fitting suit. Congrats on benefiting from Style Forum.

I am a more difficult fit than it looks. In addition to the leg and arm length issues, the shorter leg curves badly from knee to ankle. The left side of my collarbone (broken in the same accident) also did not set well and juts out. I have a nine inch drop from chest to pants and fairly large thighs, shoulders and back. All this makes for difficult fitting. I have OTR suits that fit well, but always after extensive alteration and always requiring multiple trips for additional adjustments. I think Chan did an amazing job for a single fitting. I have no doubt that had I been in HK and able to go for the normal 3 fittings, the suit would have been near perfect.

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
Really a stylistic thing but have you considered going for slightly wider lapels?

I think the pants are a bit too full in the seat and you could probably make the pants a bit wider at the waist and wear them closer to your natural waist.

I really like the jacket - I think the vent height is fine.

Why the wider lapels?

On the pants, I think for the next suit, I'm going to take a chance and order them high waisted with forward pleats suitable only for braces. I've always been too self-concious for suspenders but I think I should take a chance.

Other than that I appreciate all the feed back. I am definitely going to have Chan shorten the pants and arms and slim the jacket and sleeves. I think for the next suit I'll go for a 3 roll to 2 1/2 perhaps with a ticket pocket.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by knittieguy
pants a bit long, but otherwise the suit looks great. Hairstyle is a bit odd, however

Would that I still had hair to style.
post #18 of 20
It looks to me that the seat of your pants is wrong. I usually say that it is cranking up my ass, but that is likely not the correct technical term. It really should be corrected. Stylistically, I think that the pants are too baggy and I do agree that the lapels should be wider. They just don't relate to the fullness of the rest of the suit. These two issues are just personal though.
post #19 of 20
Personally, I like it when lapels extend halfway towards the shoulder - seems like these are on just the other side of that imaginary line on your coat.

I would also recommend not getting only high-backed trousers on your next suit. If it turns out that you don't like them (or don't always want to wear braces with that suit) there won't be much you can do.

Try getting once pair of brace-ready pants and one regular pair.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I usually say that it is cranking up my ass, but that is likely not the correct technical term. It really should be corrected.

I'm reminded of Marisa Tomei in My Cousing Vinny describing "balls on accurate" as an industry term. One of my favorite movies. I'll have Patrick look at the seat. I think it actually needs to come in. I think the legs of the pants are okay on width but are made to look more sloppy by the excessive length and break.


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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
Personally, I like it when lapels extend halfway towards the shoulder - seems like these are on just the other side of that imaginary line on your coat.

I would also recommend not getting only high-backed trousers on your next suit. If it turns out that you don't like them (or don't always want to wear braces with that suit) there won't be much you can do.

Try getting once pair of brace-ready pants and one regular pair.

I understand on the lapels. On pants, I am thinking about getting two pairs, but I'm afraid I might always do the more comfortable thing and wear the typical belted pair.

Again, thank you. These more critical comments are what is most helpful.
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