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Originally Posted by Notatinyman View Post

6' 2" 255 lbs (from 340)

Starting to move away from typical fat guy wardrobe of tshirt and baggy jeans.

This is my best fitting shirt. Does it fit? What can be improved or changed? (ignore the pit stains)

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why didnt you button the collar?
the body can be taken in at the sides.
cant see where the shoulders end.
post #1217 of 5196
I have a question on fit for a shirt. I have a very athletic build. Size 31 waist and very broad shoulders and chest. Not sure on the measurement but I think my chest is 40". I like my clothes to fit snug and proper. Not afraid to accentuate my body at all. I'm 5'10" and 175 #. How much room should my shirts have at the waist in order to not be bunched up or sloppy. Should I have 2" of room? More, Less?
post #1218 of 5196
Thanks.

I was looking for opinions on how the body fit. I am not sure exactly how a shirt should fit because I am much bigger than most people on this forum.

I already know the collar is a bit too small and the sleeves are too long (the shirt was a hand me down from a friend who lost a bunch of weight).
post #1219 of 5196
Yea that shirt still looks too big on you. Do you plan on losing more weight?
post #1220 of 5196
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post


both suits suffer the same balance pr0blem a short front. see how the front pulls up, and the back has excess length.
its major surgery. you cant lengthen the front, there is no cloth. the back must be shortened so much that it becomes shorter than the front.
but the coat may become too short. a chance to take.
you might consult the tutorials "balance explained".
the brown may work out better, but does need to be taken in.
are these really custom made or, made to measure?

 

a tailor,

 

Thank you for your reply. This thread is awesome and very enlightening!  I would like to clarify some of your comments for me to better understand it. First, in terms of balance I do see that the front pulls up and I also read your thread "balance explained" and this means I have an erect posture as well?    

 

As for the coats, are the first button positions in the right place? If yes, then the length from the collar to the first button is correct but from that button down to the bottom of the coat is short. This is what you mean by being unbalanced correct?

 

And by 'the brown may work out better' you mean the black suit or the grey one? I'm guessing the gray one since its longer than the black one? 

 

Sad to say these are custom made/bespoke. I would like to bring the suits back to him and ask him to take a look at this thread and see if he would fix it for me.  

 

Again thanks again a tailor for your inputs! I really appreciate it! 

post #1221 of 5196
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Originally Posted by MrDrumngun View Post

Yea that shirt still looks too big on you. Do you plan on losing more weight?

Ideally I would like to lose another 50lbs but overtime (at least a year).
post #1222 of 5196
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Originally Posted by mnlgrind View Post

As for the coats, are the first button positions in the right place? If yes, then the length from the collar to the first button is correct but from that button down to the bottom of the coat is short. This is what you mean by being unbalanced correct?

No, balance is more that just the button-stance, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the distance from the button to the hem. It is perfectly possible for both those things to be perfect, yet the balance to still be off.

Balance is not an absolute that you can determine purely from the measures of the front the coat, it is a relative measure between both the front and back. It is essentially the relation between the vertical distances between the neckpoint and another fixed horizontal reference, such as the waist or the scye depth, on both the front and back. For example, someone who has an erect posture will need a relatively shorter back balance and relatively longer from balance, and vice-versa for someone with a stooped posture.
post #1223 of 5196
Bought this Hickey Freeman suit off ebay. I know some things need fixing but thought I'd ask the masters here before taking it to the tailor. The guy I go to has done good work for me on shirts and pants and even another suit, but I'll feel more comfortable going back to him if I know a little more what I'm talking about. Please to be ignoring the ugly shoes, I was in bit of a rush and didn't feel like putting on a proper pair.

Thanks y'all!

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post #1224 of 5196

I'm not expert but I think that just looks way too big. The trousers seem to go out a lot in the hip from the waist and the pant legs are just too baggy. Likewise with the coat. I'm just a fan of slimmer clothes so my opinion may be biased here. 

post #1225 of 5196
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Originally Posted by mnlgrind View Post

a tailor,

Thank you for your reply. This thread is awesome and very enlightening!  I would like to clarify some of your comments for me to better understand it. First, in terms of balance I do see that the front pulls up and I also read your thread "balance explained" and this means I have an erect posture as well?    

As for the coats, are the first button positions in the right place? If yes, then the length from the collar to the first button is correct but from that button down to the bottom of the coat is short. This is what you mean by being unbalanced correct?

And by 'the brown may work out better' you mean the black suit or the grey one? I'm guessing the gray one since its longer than the black one? 

Sad to say these are custom made/bespoke. I would like to bring the suits back to him and ask him to take a look at this thread and see if he would fix it for me.  

Again thanks again a tailor for your inputs! I really appreciate it! 

yes you have a very erect posture . balance is controlled from the top. thats because the coat
hangs from the top. for an erect posture, the top of the front must be longer and the top of the
back must be shorter.

the button placement is controlled by the tailors placement. the button does not control balance.

i guess the grey one looks brown on my screen.

did he make this with his own hands or did he send out to be made.
and how many fittings were made during the construction?
post #1226 of 5196
Bump for any help
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Originally Posted by JBG89 View Post

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Bump for any help!
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Originally Posted by JBG89 View Post

Hello All noob here,
I have a non-standard body size (in terms of suit makes) and wanted to get a few thoughts on this OTR suit I picked up. I'm somewhere between a 37 short and long and may end up going the MTM route with suit supply.
I picked up this suit here for around 300 on sale/employee discount and am thinking if I should go the MTM route which will cost about $500. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
*Additionally, I've worn this suit several times before so it may not look as pristine as if it was new
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post #1228 of 5196

Is this suit worth getting tailored and if so what would you do?

Why do the arms look so horrible in the back? (rotate at the shoulder? which I'm not going to pay for, but just wondering)?

Thoughts on the shirt fit?

 

Note: Was picked up for $7 at a thrift store for a one time use to a beach wedding (color is lighter blue then in pictures). I am a 36S (on the small side of 36S at 5'7",128 lbs)

 

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Edited by Brianpore - 6/23/12 at 6:36pm
post #1229 of 5196
I've seen much worse for much more...
post #1230 of 5196
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Is this suit worth getting tailored and if so what would you do?
Thoughts on the shirt fit?

Note: Was picked up for $7 at a thrift store for a one time use to a beach wedding (color is lighter blue then in pictures). I am a 36S (on the small side of 36S at 5'7",128 lbs)
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Looks good, I don't see TOO much work needing to be done. Mostly just shorten the sleeves.
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