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post #1381 of 5196
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Originally Posted by paradoxical3 View Post

Hi,

Just picked up this jacket on sale at the Saks 5th outlet and am debating whether to return it or not.  It will depend on how extensive the alterations  will be.  I'm well aware the sleeves are too long, but how does everything else look?  Does it fit me well or would you return it?  It's a Saks brand, fully canvassed made in USA Loro Piana 120s fabric.  I have a feeling it's too long? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Thanks so much, I appreciate it.

Looks like the lapels are bowing slightly; there's too much shoulder extension; and the side vents are gaping wide open, so much so that you can even see from the side. I think the tailors will agree that a ready-to-wear garment with these flaws isn't worth the effort. As for the length, we can only really judge the proportions from a full-length shot. If you have another couple feet of leg out of frame, probably not too long. If your feet are just out of the frame, then it's too long.

Buy something which fits better as a starting point.
post #1382 of 5196
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


Looks like the lapels are bowing slightly; there's too much shoulder extension; and the side vents are gaping wide open, so much so that you can even see from the side. I think the tailors will agree that a ready-to-wear garment with these flaws isn't worth the effort. As for the length, we can only really judge the proportions from a full-length shot. If you have another couple feet of leg out of frame, probably not too long. If your feet are just out of the frame, then it's too long.
Buy something which fits better as a starting point.

 

Thanks for the critique!  You're right about the lapels and the side vents, but I'm surprised to hear about the shoulder extension - one of the things I liked about the jacket was how well it fit my shoulders; I thought they filled them out completely.  The lapels will be a problem on every RTW jacket for me (I have a larger chest), and I don't have the cash to go strictly MTM so I just deal with it.

 

Is there a cost effective fix for the side vents?  What causes this?  I've never seen a jacket that did this to me.

 

I don't NEED the jacket as I have a MTM navy sport coat on the way, but for $240 it can't hurt to have a spare.  

post #1383 of 5196
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Originally Posted by paradoxical3 View Post

Hi,

Just picked up this jacket on sale at the Saks 5th outlet and am debating whether to return it or not.  It will depend on how extensive the alterations  will be.  I'm well aware the sleeves are too long, but how does everything else look?  Does it fit me well or would you return it?  It's a Saks brand, fully canvassed made in USA Loro Piana 120s fabric.  I have a feeling it's too long?



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Thanks so much, I appreciate it.

its too long to be shortened. return it.
post #1384 of 5196
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
Upton Sinclair

The plight of the department store tailor.

thanks sugarbutch.
post #1385 of 5196

Should I just get my raw denim altered in the inseam by Nordstrom for free or get it chain stitched by a Union Special for $25?

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I have a pair of Straight leg slacks that fit fine , except from about the calf down its too wide.  Is it possible to tailor only half a pant leg?

post #1387 of 5196
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Originally Posted by Jam74 View Post

I have a pair of Straight leg slacks that fit fine , except from about the calf down its too wide.  Is it possible to tailor only half a pant leg?

Of course, it's easy to taper trousers so they're narrower below the knee.
post #1388 of 5196
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


Of course, it's easy to taper trousers so they're narrower below the knee.

Thank you! 

post #1389 of 5196
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Originally Posted by aspasp View Post

Should I just get my raw denim altered in the inseam by Nordstrom for free or get it chain stitched by a Union Special for $25?

be a sport and open the wallet.
post #1390 of 5196
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Originally Posted by Jam74 View Post

I have a pair of Straight leg slacks that fit fine , except from about the calf down its too wide.  Is it possible to tailor only half a pant leg?

certainly it can be done but, it will look as though it was done that way.
is this because you have heavy calfs?
post #1391 of 5196

Are there clear advantages of getting it chain stitched? I heard it's not that noticeable 

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Repsak

self photos are not good at best .the only thing i can see is that the sleeves need shortening.
post #1393 of 5196
If you want the final product to look like jeans, then get the chain stitch. If you don't care about maintaining that look, don't bother. There are also some alterations tailors who cut off the original, chain-stitched hem and then reattach it to the shortened jeans. Some folks swear by this, but I've not knowingly seen the results of this approach.
post #1394 of 5196
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Originally Posted by lvleph View Post

This is my first post, here on the StyleForums, I hope my photos are of decent quality. I am currently living in a hotel room, so I have done the best with the lighting that I have. I also have the tie on because I popped a button on the shirt and have noticed people commenting about unbuttoned shirts. The shirt sleeves are probably on the short/tight side, so... The suit is cheap, but I am a grad student, so... Anyway, I feel the fit has issues and after pointing this out to the tailor and having him disagree I figure I would get you guys' opinion. Also, if anyone can point me to a good tailor in Albuquerque, NM or somewhere near Roanoke, VA I would be grateful. Thanks in advance for your help.
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the only thing i can see is in the side view.
see the humping on the coats back just below the collar.
that means the back needs to be shortened at the top.
post #1395 of 5196
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Originally Posted by slurpy123 View Post

Dear All
I am having two bespoke/ custom suits with full / fully-floating canvas made up in London. This is my first time with a new tailor as my old one retired. I would be really interested in any suggestions on alterations following my baste fitting - feel free to be as critical as you'd like! I've attached the photos of both suits below. Thanks
Suit 1
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Suit 2
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you have a left low shoulder. watch that collar on the left side. it may need to come in closer to your neck.
the back of the waist and seat look too tight. that all i can see in your pictures.
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