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post #16 of 29
We need pictures with sufficient light. Then we can judge whether the jacket is too short or not. Is that a black suit?
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by hgcrpd View Post
How can you tell that the jacket is too short? When I checked for length, it goes right into the palm of my hand when I cup my hands, which is what I have heard as a rough guide for length.

Comparison with the hand is only a rough approximation, if you have shorter/longer arms than average it will not be the best length. We need full length pictures including your legs to properly judge the length though.
post #18 of 29
Funny, I was just at Baron Lee's last week and made some of the exact same comments with regards to the button hole and prominant barrel shape of the body. The suit seemed to wear comfortably - but the shape just looked very off
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Comparison with the hand is only a rough approximation, if you have shorter/longer arms than average it will not be the best length. We need full length pictures including your legs to properly judge the length though.

Not to hijack this thread, but does camera angle and positioning also impact how clearly people can comment on the fit? Most people snap photos at eye level. But, when taking photos of suits for comment, it seems like people simply set their cameras on a delayed autoshoot timer and place it on a table. This results in a photo that focuses in on the waist, which is not how we typically look at things. Also, when placing a camera on a table, it is possible that it is not straight or is slightly tilted and it is also more difficult to line up to the camera properly. Unless you have someone taking the photo for you or you use a tripod, getting perfect feedback from a photo is difficult.

I know I have this very problem. In the photo of my suit below, notice how one side of the suit looks like it is hanging lower than the left. This is solely a stance, angle and camera issue. Any tips for getting the best shots?

Again, sorry to hijack the thread.

post #20 of 29
In all honesty a photo is just a brief snapshot in time and not much can really be assessed by it. Clothing moves. If two photos are taken one second from each other the garment will look different. This has been explored over time with certain members posting pictures of the same garments.
post #21 of 29
I won't say anything on the fit, since I have nothing to contribute that hasn't already been said, but as I will be visiting Lee Baron in two weeks time, I'm a bit concerned that Peter Lee needs so much guidance when fitting suits! Jeez, I know that I need to be clear in what I want, but I definitely don't want to have to explain to him every little detail.

OP, who took your measurements and did the fittings?

David, did you have to be so specific when you had your fittings?
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post
OP, who took your measurements and did the fittings?

It was the younger of the two, I think the older is the actual Peter Lee. I don't think it was really a question of them not knowing what to do with the details, more a matter of them not knowing what it was that I wanted and my not being able to communicate it to them.

Slewfoot: I wasn't very attentive to the fabric. I told him just to give me something that was light and good for daily wear. As it was the first suit, I figured better to get the style down first and upgrade on the fabrics later. Any advice on how to choose a fabric?
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by hgcrpd View Post
It was the younger of the two, I think the older is the actual Peter Lee. I don't think it was really a question of them not knowing what to do with the details, more a matter of them not knowing what it was that I wanted and my not being able to communicate it to them.

Good point - one needs to be specific in what they want.

BTW, I appreciate your posting the pictures of your suit.
post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 
Took the suit back and am having the following adjustments made: - shortening sleeves - lengthening jacket, especially in back, to balance it out - bringing in the lower chest area, near the armpits, a tiny bit - I noticed that there was some loose fabric there, and it could be brought in without a loss in comfort, resulting in much cleaner lines around the waist area. Should have it back next weekend and can see what it looks like then.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by hgcrpd View Post
Took the suit back and am having the following adjustments made:
- shortening sleeves
- lengthening jacket, especially in back, to balance it out
- bringing in the lower chest area, near the armpits, a tiny bit - I noticed that there was some loose fabric there, and it could be brought in without a loss in comfort, resulting in much cleaner lines around the waist area.

Should have it back next weekend and can see what it looks like then.
Don't expect too much. He can not lower the button stance anyway.
post #26 of 29
and the trousers - why no full length views?
post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 
Didn't really have any problems with the trousers, it was just the jacket that I had no clue about.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post
David, did you have to be so specific when you had your fittings?
I feel like I used to be more specific with Peter, but I've enjoyed the more recent things I've gotten from him the most so I'd actually recommend not being too specific. I think if one mentions general guidelines such as the following you'll get a comfortable and stylish jacket: - soft construction with minimal shoulder padding - a good amount of drape around the front and back of the armholes - buttoning point at natural waist - some waist and back suppression The other details such as pocket placement, number of sleeve buttonholes, etc you can decide with him or just let him take care of it. Up to you.
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Originally Posted by hgcrpd View Post
Slewfoot: I wasn't very attentive to the fabric. I told him just to give me something that was light and good for daily wear. As it was the first suit, I figured better to get the style down first and upgrade on the fabrics later. Any advice on how to choose a fabric?
The best way to choose fabrics is just to flip through swatch books. If you live in Hong Kong perhaps just ask Peter where you can view them or you can contact the mills themselves and see who has the books in your area. If you can get access to J&J Minnis, Harrisons and W. Bill you'd pretty much be all set.
post #29 of 29
Peter now stocks Fresco, BTW. A lot of his fabrics also come from Harrison's Burley.
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