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post #136 of 5146
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post #137 of 5146
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Originally Posted by bigbucky View Post

My first MTM and I'm really depressed. Got a sportcoat and pants from MyTailor and the Joe was great but just doesn't look the way I thought it would.

Jacket looks great.
post #138 of 5146
Hmmm, then can one of the tailors help me out on what is the difference between my jacket:

525

which looks very boxy to me and

something from PG

350

350

350

which looks much more fitted and stylish

Is it just more of a softening of the shoulders and more waist suppression?
post #139 of 5146
the body is about an inch short. sleeves could be a bit longer,
the back view shows the right low shoulder, but the front shows a left low.
louis is right, the front is short at the top. that makes the lower front kick out and seem too big.
nipping in the waist a little may take away the boxy look.
post #140 of 5146
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Originally Posted by bigbucky View Post

Hmmm, then can one of the tailors help me out on what is the difference between my jacket:
525
which looks very boxy to me and
something from PG
350
350
350
which looks much more fitted and stylish
Is it just more of a softening of the shoulders and more waist suppression?

I'm not one of the tailors, but here's what I notice:

Your lower quarters remain flat and closed opposed to opening back up, which creates balance with the opening of the top. Your shoulder like isn't sloping like the photos (sloped shoulders look very good). I also think the shortness takes away from it a little.
post #141 of 5146
I ordered this suit from Thick as Thieves last November-ish. Aside from the way-too-skinny lapels (I don't know what I was thinking), and some sleeve-length issues (shirt or jacket?), what do y'all think? I'm interested in PG's look, too. Is my jacket just too tight?

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post #142 of 5146
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

For MTM the fit is good, I've seen an awful lot worse. The coat should be a bit longer though, imo, and the trousers could do with some cleaning up at the back, but it's good for a first try.
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Originally Posted by bigbucky View Post

Hmmm, then can one of the tailors help me out on what is the difference between my jacket:

which looks very boxy to me and
something from PG

which looks much more fitted and stylish

PG takes better photos.

Your jacket could be longer.
post #143 of 5146
Dude, you're comparing yourself against The Most Exerent...
post #144 of 5146
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Originally Posted by bigbucky View Post

Is it just more of a softening of the shoulders and more waist suppression?

Not a tailor but probably more complex than this. I suspect PG's shoulders have a different shape from yours. Also the MTM block that his suits are based on are probably quite different from the one you used with MyTailor. Keep in mind that the suits you see on his blog are also the result of several iterations with the same tailor; I suspect that if you gave your tailor a chance they might be able to refine your subsequent garments to better get the detailing and cut that you like. First commissions seldom meet one's needs, unless you have an excellent bespoke tailor -- and even then, the pattern frequently needs some tweaking... Don't expect too much from a first outing!
post #145 of 5146
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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post

Chris,
Thank you. I'm going to try and visit Nick Lopez in Houston on Saturday (no experience with him or any other tailor in Houston but the only one I could find with good reviews) and see if he can improve the look of the suit for me. I recently purchased this as a RTW. I have no need for suits other than weddings and funerals but WANT one that fits.

I'd love to hear your review of Nick Lopez if you ended up visiting his tailor shop.
post #146 of 5146

My bespoke tailor did a pretty good job with my sports coat. I just had one fitting and he was able to get everything right. I think bespoke is the way to go nowadays,

post #147 of 5146
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Originally Posted by dorolf07 View Post

My bespoke tailor did a pretty good job with my sports coat. I just had one fitting and he was able to get everything right. I think bespoke is the way to go nowadays,


Who is your tailor?
post #148 of 5146
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

louis is right, the front is short at the top. that makes the lower front kick out and seem too big.
nipping in the waist a little may take away the boxy look.

I think I see what you mean. The bottom angles upwards from back to front.
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Originally Posted by Tony Romo View Post

I'm not one of the tailors, but here's what I notice:
Your lower quarters remain flat and closed opposed to opening back up, which creates balance with the opening of the top. Your shoulder like isn't sloping like the photos (sloped shoulders look very good). I also think the shortness takes away from it a little.

Thanks, I agree I should open up the quarters a little
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Edit: just wrong.

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Originally Posted by hymo View Post

Dude, you're comparing yourself against The Most Exerent...

A man's got to have standards
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Originally Posted by academe View Post

Not a tailor but probably more complex than this. I suspect PG's shoulders have a different shape from yours. Also the MTM block that his suits are based on are probably quite different from the one you used with MyTailor. Keep in mind that the suits you see on his blog are also the result of several iterations with the same tailor; I suspect that if you gave your tailor a chance they might be able to refine your subsequent garments to better get the detailing and cut that you like. First commissions seldom meet one's needs, unless you have an excellent bespoke tailor -- and even then, the pattern frequently needs some tweaking... Don't expect too much from a first outing!

I think I have more square shoulders so a sloped natural look may not work. Thanks for all the advice. I was thinking of trying Chan but maybe I'll give it another shot at tweaking this fit.
post #149 of 5146
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Edited by Louis XIV - 10/12/11 at 8:51am
post #150 of 5146
You two guys want to look like PG, but he has a different body than you do. His shoulders are vastly different and droop a lot, especially in comparison to the both of you who have more normal yet slightly boxy shoulders. Also, he is wearing bespoke. He wouldn't look nearly as good wearing OTR, or even MTM from TaT.
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