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post #61 of 92
My observations and changes I would make: 1. Sleeve pitch is way off 2. Back needs shortened at neck 3. Chest needs reduced 4. Coat Fronts need reduced 5. Coat length need lengthened unless you wanted a shorter look. It appears they used the "Debonaire" model which is shouldered. If you were looking for a more natural shoulder, should have used "Trendaire" or if looking for Ivy League then the "Legend" or "Nat" model. Those are H. Freeman model names that are available. I can't see the trousers to comment Elio is stuck in the "Tom James" mindset: boxy, mindless clothing. You have to be adamant about fit and what you want in communicating it with him. If you need me to, I can try to help you with a remake, email me at anthony@bestmastertailor.com
post #62 of 92


Here is a pic of the first suit I got from EA. The pic is bad, but its all I can manage with my Curve. Hopefully this shows better what they can do.
post #63 of 92
Any thoughts on my crumby picture in relation to Hercules' suit?


BTW, Hercules - given your name, and some of the pics, do you happen to be a weight lifter?
post #64 of 92
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post
Any thoughts on my crumby picture in relation to Hercules' suit?


BTW, Hercules - given your name, and some of the pics, do you happen to be a weight lifter?



nothing can be told from your pic, except maybe that the jacket is slightly too small but even that, your picture is just too poor.
post #65 of 92
I can tell you not to use the urinal on the right.
post #66 of 92
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post
BTW, Hercules - given your name, and some of the pics, do you happen to be a weight lifter?

Hahahaha, no I'm not a weight lifter.

Your suit looks pretty good. So did you give specific instructions for that fit?
post #67 of 92
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
nothing can be told from your pic, except maybe that the jacket is slightly too small but even that, your picture is just too poor.

Its on the trim side, for sure, but I've never had anyone offer that it looked too small. This or any of my other suits, for that matter, all of which are essentially the same cut from EA.

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Originally Posted by HERCULES View Post
Hahahaha, no I'm not a weight lifter.

Your suit looks pretty good. So did you give specific instructions for that fit?

Yes. I told him I wanted something trim, with high armholes, and a fair amount of waist. I have always been very specific with EA.
post #68 of 92




These are a little better. Fire away.
post #69 of 92
Eh?
post #70 of 92
I Had a suit made for me at EA and I'm going for my first fitting in two weeks. I was unaware the default shoulders were so boxy and the quarters so closed. What should I do? I have a feeling the suit might come out as hercules'. I doubt you can change the shoulder now and have the quarters cut open at this stage? To all you guys with experience at EA please advise.
post #71 of 92
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Originally Posted by jsallen10 View Post
I Had a suit made for me at EA and I'm going for my first fitting in two weeks. I was unaware the default shoulders were so boxy and the quarters so closed. What should I do? I have a feeling the suit might come out as hercules'. I doubt you can change the shoulder now and have the quarters cut open at this stage? To all you guys with experience at EA please advise.

The shoulder and quarters should be specified at the time of order IMO. Don't know if they can re-cut either of those, or if they would need to re-make the garment.
post #72 of 92
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Originally Posted by jsallen10 View Post
I Had a suit made for me at EA and I'm going for my first fitting in two weeks. I was unaware the default shoulders were so boxy and the quarters so closed. What should I do? I have a feeling the suit might come out as hercules'. I doubt you can change the shoulder now and have the quarters cut open at this stage? To all you guys with experience at EA please advise.

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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post
The shoulder and quarters should be specified at the time of order IMO. Don't know if they can re-cut either of those, or if they would need to re-make the garment.

By now, he has the suit. I'm curious as to how it turned out.
post #73 of 92
^ +1 I still haven't made my way there to try it out yet.
post #74 of 92
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

Definitely be insistent. I wasn't happy with my sportcoat despite specific instructions and 2 trips for alterations (an hour each way...). I won't be going back, but many here do like his product.

While I was taking pics of my latest Chan, I thought I'd also take one of the sport coat Elio made:



By contrast, here is the Chan that was made a few months later with similar instructions regarding fit:



I had a basted fitting with Chan, but that still involved fewer trips and much less time than going to E/A. Of course, the Chan was a good deal more expensive, but it's not like Elio's sport coat was what I would call cheap (around $700-800, as I recall).

Anyway, if the first pic is your style, then by all means go to E/A. Otherwise, I would avoid them.
post #75 of 92
Quarters are quite closed on the EA. Which shoulder did you request?
Edited by KObalto - 7/22/12 at 10:58am
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