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Fit/critique on Target suit: Can I fix this via tailor? (New suit 3rd page) - Page 4
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First time so I was following the tailor most of the time, but voiced my own suggestions and concerns:
- I asked about tapering and hemming pants, which we both agreed on. The original was 8" and we took off 1/2", which I was leaning towards so that was perfect. I like the way 7.5" falls on my slimmer frame. I also brought up the 1/2" higher on the back than the front, to which she said that is always the case for men, and opposite for women.
- I then asked about the jacket to which she said it looks fine. I suggested that the waist be taken in, which she first tried from the back [seam]; I didn't notice much difference tbh. She then mentioned more of a silhouette and proceeded to take in the waist from the side seam. Much better and we both agreed on this.
- She then noticed immediately if I wanted to shorten one side of the sleeves as she pointed out that my right side sat higher than my left. I know someone else mentioned this, and I was surprised that she brought it up. I noticed it, but it is very subtle--we agreed to balance both sleeves (1/2" off). She also mentioned we would have to take out all the buttons and move them accordingly (I hope this is perfect, would bug me if they didn't align exactly..)
- When taking in the side of the jacket, she also didn't like the way the double vent fell. She said it was very weird and suggested to tie them down. I asked if there was an alternative and offered using ribbons to anchor them a bit. She then said it was odd not to have any lines pressed, to which I thought and said that I probably ironed them out since when I received the jacket, one side had it and the other did not (thought it was crease marks from shipping) Will see what she plans on doing with that bit, she mentioned pressing them for me.
Overall I liked what I saw, I hope the hem is not too short b/c she kept mentioning that the "new style" now is shorter--and I kept thinking something like Thom Browne ...I said not too short; I want something modern but 'traditional'--keep the bunching to the minimal.
She was nice to deal with and patient.
Total cost? = $81 (I could break it down if anyone is interested lol). Turnaround, next Wednesday (I told her to 'take their time')
The wait begins
Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions!!
Oh, and these were the shoes I went to try them in:
Ideally I would want something more tapered, but they looked fine with the suit
The jacket and pants are deffinatly to big here and needs many alts to fix this. I would have the sleeves shorted on the jacket and also have the waist of the coat taken in. The pants need to be shortened some as well as the waist of the slacks brought in a bit. It also seems a bit big to me in the shoulders but that is only somethng that can be fixed by going down a size in the coat.
Definitely disagree that the suit is too (not to) small. It's just fine. With alterations I'm sure it'll look nice. It's infinitely better than the Target one.
sounds like the tailor hit all the right points.
my only caution is that as mentioned, once the back comes in, the sleeves might naturally just fall a little shorter so hopefully they aren't too short now.
I actually get my vents sewen down but most people think that's nuts... but just wanted to mention that it's not so out there that nobody does it. IMO it creates a cleaner line, especially is the vents are flairing due to other fit issues.
Hi guys, been lurking for a while - finally decided to join.
I think after all the creases fall out the suit should look good. I actually work at Uniqlo in London and have two of these suits - one in the mid grey like yours and one in charcoal. The way they were packaged wasn't great but my ones have been hanging on shaped hangers and the creases have started to fall out.
The general shape of the suit is pretty good for your body; its just that the wrinkles detract from it. Make sure your tailor presses it well and it should look great :).
I am kind of having second thoughts currently, getting nervous/anxious with the wait. Would it be bad manner to ask if I can come in for a 2nd fitting? The shop does not seem up-tight/appointment oriented. I also just go some new shoes that I would like to try with the pants again to get it 'perfectly' fitted.
Reason I am considering going back is b/c I am not sure if they understood that I wanted some cuff to show. Since only the left sleeve will be shortened to balance both sides. I am thinking that if they are redoing the buttons and length, might as well get it right the first time.
Secondly with the arm again, I didn't ask for taper. I am looking at the before photos and can't help but think a .5-1" slimmer in the arm would balance out the taper in the leg.
I did have the waist be taken in though, will this effect only the length of the arm, or both length and width (slimming down)?
New shoes will come in earliest Saturday/latest Monday, and the suit will be done Wednesday. So, do I try to go in earlier or wait till shoes arrive first? (I think I have been surfing the MC forum too much )
New shoes cross-post from RP: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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All I can say is this: You're pysching yourself out.
2 weeks ago you bought a suit from target for $90, and now you're talking about 2nd fittings at the tailor.
heres my suggestion:
Get the suit back...wear it a few times. Get a feel for having a suit on. Then, if after a few wearings, you think you need some additional work, bring it back.
yes, it will cost more this way, but I think you'll be happier in the long run.
btw, the AEs are a colossal step forward in the shoe department.
Still tempted to at least call and 'confirm' but will bite the bullet and wait it out. I think I am just emphasizing this too much since it is my first suit and working with a budget. I just got to realize you guys and the larger MC group have been doing this way longer than I have...I'll slowly work my way there.
Next follow up will be update photos, stay tune! (And thank you guys for helping me along the way)
First set of photos is worn without a belt, and second set with belt. I am not wearing socks as well so it may make a little difference. Excuse the shirt, going to try out Modern Tailor very soon.
Shoes are "AE Clifton"
Overall I am happy though I think I have spent a lot more than needed for this particular suit. I learned a lot though so it will carry through down the line...
(I am happiest about how the sleeve turned out on the jacket, the waist maybe taken a little much? The shoes I am also very happy about. Got for cheap and after a repair of cobbler, they are so nice.)
I have also been working out a lot lately so I don't know what will happen further down the road. Shoulders are a bit tighter, but waist has gone down in size. Whoops!
Anyways, I think my main concern at this point is hemming pants and getting them to sit right on my shoe. Thoughts?
And if you leave a comment could you please let me know if this was a "success", "still in progress", or "utter failure!"
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