did you tell mrala to put himself in the hands of a tailor??
sorry but i am retired. lol
in the future i am going to milk that one all i can.
Hey all, I'm currently trying to figure out my jacket size - the reason I'm having trouble is that I have 19" shoulders, which seems to be the norm for size 42L jackets, but my chest is only 40 inches. Can tailors take in the chest that much? Is it better to have shoulders that fit right and slightly wide in the chest, or shoulders that are too small with it just right in the chest?
I'm currently looking at http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-1395-CANALI-Light-Brown-Blue-Windowpane-Wool-Summer-Sport-Coat-42-L-/380440554590?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item5894062c5e#ht_2161wt_1398, and I was wondering how much it would cost to get it tailored down to a size 40 chest.
Hi A Tailor, very good....sorry to hear of your retirement. Did you train anybody before you hung up your shears? I just noticed a post that someone was choosing navy jackets, is it general in the states to not differentiate between a reefer jacket and a blazer?
Hope your retirement is going well
Got my first tailored suit a bit ago and never got around to posting here. I'm about to make a bigger suit order (four or five), and I'm not sure what to think of this tailor's work. As background, I have a strangely shaped body that makes OTR a little difficult. I guess I'm looking to hear comments on this suit as to fit/tailoring before I make a decision of whether to stick with him. I also want to hear comments on style. I made very few style changes to what he originally set forth.
Let me know your thoughts, and thank you greatly in advance. I appreciate the input. (also, sorry about the less than stellar pictures)
I bear in mind a post, either by despos or a tailor, that the work of waist suppression is spread out over several seams running lengthwise along the torso. I believe that creating greater waist suppression requires cloth around each of these seams to be taken in, to retain overall balance of the suit and prevent "over-pulling" of the cloth toward any part of the torso - notwithstanding that some areas get more removed than others, depending on one's physique. In which case, your experience would appear to be a negative example of what happens if the tailor doesn't adhere to this practice. I would not go back again.