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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

fari - lighting makes it tough, but suit lacks shape, not flattering you and pants need a shortening imo.

 

stitchy I think you may be referencing my older photos that I posted first. 

 

the newer suit is the second set of pics

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That's a huge improvement! The suit has much more shape, but it's a little too small in the waist, which can be seen from that X that's around your button. A way to remedy this would be to let out the jacket a bit, which shouldn't be too expensive. The lapels seem to be bowing as well, which indicates that your chest is too big, but it might also be caused by the fact that the waist is too narrow, as I've mentioned before. I don't know how stitchy can see that your pants are too long, as there's no full length pic. The shoes could use some polishing, they seem a little scuffed at the moment, but that's really nitpicking.

 

Anyway, once you make these small changes you'll have an excellent suit! 

 

Thanks for the comments MF. I will say from the time I got the suit tailored to now, I did put on some weight due to lack of exercise but I'll wait to some of the weight comes off (which happens to be mainly around my waist) to see if I need to adjust it again but standing straight, the lapels lie flush against my chest so it may be due to the waist and the fact that i'm not completely in a relaxed position when taking the picture

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

That's a huge improvement! The suit has much more shape, but it's a little too small in the waist, which can be seen from that X that's around your button. A way to remedy this would be to let out the jacket a bit, which shouldn't be too expensive. The lapels seem to be bowing as well, which indicates that your chest is too big, but it might also be caused by the fact that the waist is too narrow, as I've mentioned before. I don't know how stitchy can see that your pants are too long, as there's no full length pic. The shoes could use some polishing, they seem a little scuffed at the moment, but that's really nitpicking.

 

Anyway, once you make these small changes you'll have an excellent suit! 


Agreed. Do you feel better between the two? Your fit looks better now. You seem to be rather well built on top. Have you tried a slightly larger jacket, next size up?

 

I like the tie (perhaps try a burgundy/wine/purple square...also I'm for dimples and four in hand...is that a windsor, can't quite tell?).

 

http://www.asuitablewardrobe.net/sale/bird-print-wool-silk-pocket-squares.html

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Agreed. Do you feel better between the two? Your fit looks better now. You seem to be rather well built on top. Have you tried a slightly larger jacket, next size up?

 

I like the tie (perhaps try a burgundy/wine/purple square...also I'm for dimples and four in hand...is that a windsor, can't quite tell?).

 

http://www.asuitablewardrobe.net/sale/bird-print-wool-silk-pocket-squares.html

 

Half Windsor but I retied to incorporate a dimple...noticed that once I left the house.

 

SS is a bit of a toughy because I am really built (ex football player) and there 44 is noticeably big in the shoulder but as I noted before I am carrying a little bit more weight that I normally due and I'm certain once it comes down to the size I was when I had the suit fitted, it should be fine. 

 

But I feel great now! I can honestly say when you have a suit that fits you, there is a certain level of added confidence that comes with it and I have you guys to thank! Once I joined SF, that was the last time I bought a GQ magazine and for good reason! :slayer: 

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Half Windsor but I retied to incorporate a dimple...noticed that once I left the house.

 

SS is a bit of a toughy because I am really built (ex football player) and there 44 is noticeably big in the shoulder but as I noted before I am carrying a little bit more weight that I normally due and I'm certain once it comes down to the size I was when I had the suit fitted, it should be fine. 

 

But I feel great now! I can honestly say when you have a suit that fits you, there is a certain level of added confidence that comes with it and I have you guys to thank! Once I joined SF, that was the last time I bought a GQ magazine and for good reason! :slayer: 


Well, you wouldn't have learned from me but from the folks I'm learning from too. I think you might look into shoulders in your next suit. As you have a muscular shoulder, you might need a larger armhole, but take a look in the tailor's tutorial thread, lots of good stuff there. Of course, this is just a suggestion.

 

Among the things I have learned, focusing on basics and working slowly and methodically from there makes a dramatic difference. Looks like you're doing that.

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Perhaps, but that is a vast improvement deserving of thumbs.

i never meant to imply otherwise.
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Originally Posted by faribeana88 View Post

stitchy I think you may be referencing my older photos that I posted first. 
the newer suit is the second set of pics

dagnabit! that what i get for speed reading. second set is a HUGE improvement. fing02[1].gif
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Originally Posted by faribeana88 View Post
 

 

Half Windsor but I retied to incorporate a dimple...noticed that once I left the house.

 

SS is a bit of a toughy because I am really built (ex football player) and there 44 is noticeably big in the shoulder but as I noted before I am carrying a little bit more weight that I normally due and I'm certain once it comes down to the size I was when I had the suit fitted, it should be fine. 

 

But I feel great now! I can honestly say when you have a suit that fits you, there is a certain level of added confidence that comes with it and I have you guys to thank! Once I joined SF, that was the last time I bought a GQ magazine and for good reason! :slayer: 

I'm afraid the only solution will be going for MTM if you really want a suit to fit well OTR. SS offers MTM as well, at pretty reasonable prices.

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Originally Posted by faribeana88 View Post
 

 

Half Windsor but I retied to incorporate a dimple...noticed that once I left the house.

 

SS is a bit of a toughy because I am really built (ex football player) and there 44 is noticeably big in the shoulder but as I noted before I am carrying a little bit more weight that I normally due and I'm certain once it comes down to the size I was when I had the suit fitted, it should be fine. 

 

But I feel great now! I can honestly say when you have a suit that fits you, there is a certain level of added confidence that comes with it and I have you guys to thank! Once I joined SF, that was the last time I bought a GQ magazine and for good reason! :slayer: 


On advice about adjustments, post here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/4260

 

Despos, who by SF lights is one of the top tailors in the US, is active again in that thread. Some of the stuff he sees I can see once he points it out, some of it I can't, which is to say you'd have an expert eye (see his last comment on what looks to me a pretty decent jacket at the good taste thread). Ask him in the Tailor's thread about your shoulder and what needs to happen there (I'm curious if it's in part an arm hole issue). He'll offer pointers on the rest of your jacket too. Don't let it depress you though...it's food for thought so your next jacket can be better (other tailors there too).

 

I've had one SS MTM done, long story. It came out ok but there are certain fashion forward elements they push (e.g. high button stance) that are hard to push them back on. You can control arm hole size, if that's the issue.

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od/oo nice
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+1 :-(

sorry dood. top block looks ok, but i think your jacket is also on the tight side.
 

That's a fair observation, except that its more my stomach is on the large side! Last summer that fit would've been perfect. I'm in the process of losing weight (diet and HIIT workout) so the tightness should ease over the next while.

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me too! best of luck to us both. cheers.gif
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On advice about adjustments, post here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/4260

 

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Despos, who by SF lights is one of the top tailors in the US, is active again in that thread. Some of the stuff he sees I can see once he points it out, some of it I can't, which is to say you'd have an expert eye (see his last comment on what looks to me a pretty decent jacket at the good taste thread). Ask him in the Tailor's thread about your shoulder and what needs to happen there (I'm curious if it's in part an arm hole issue). He'll offer pointers on the rest of your jacket too. Don't let it depress you though...it's food for thought so your next jacket can be better (other tailors there too).

 

I've had one SS MTM done, long story. It came out ok but there are certain fashion forward elements they push (e.g. high button stance) that are hard to push them back on. You can control arm hole size, if that's the issue.

I've recently helped someone get an MTM suit from suitsupply, and I asked them to make the buttoning point 5cm lower, the jacket a bit longer, put a single pleat in the trousers, side tabs, and 2 inch cuffs. The guy doing the measuring was a knowledgeable fellow who wholeheartedly agreed with this and had no problem doing it. I guess you just have to know what you want and shouldn't be afraid to tell them.

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