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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions - Page 120post #1787 of 68699/23/12 at 10:55ampost #1788 of 68699/23/12 at 11:41ampost #1789 of 68699/23/12 at 11:56ampost #1790 of 68699/23/12 at 11:59amBreguet in your avatar? Love their elegant look.
Using steam without heat and pressure is like adding a liquid to your batter but not stirring followed by not baking the batter and expecting the proper result.
Pressing is how you maintain clothing and for a better made garment or a garment with more shape, the better qualified the presser should be. Pressing requires as much skill, maybe more skill as any other operation in tailoring. No exaggeration.
I rarely press my own clothing except to put a crease in the trouser and get rid of wrinkles in the thigh area. Jackets get a press to shrink in the collar and get rid of wrinkles on the back part of the jacket and I do this myself. If you have a good relationship with your tailor, he may be a resource for this.
Have wanted to put a tutorial on here about touching up or how to press trousers for at least a year but haven't gotten around to it. WIll try to do it soon and you will be able to clean up the wrinkles on your trousers at home.post #1791 of 68699/23/12 at 12:46pm
Thanks, Chris and Jeff. Seems you agree on pressing. I can only suppose that the temp of the iron should be less than you would use on a cotton shirt. I admit that I am sort of afraid to try it.
How do you feel about those trouser pressers (as made by Corby for instance)?
A tutorial would be welcomed as your time allows. Many thanks.
PS-I love my Breguet. I have to say that it sometimes feel a little diminutive compared to some of my others (newest is an Archimedes), but it is elegant and understated.post #1792 of 68699/24/12 at 10:32pmpost #1793 of 68699/25/12 at 6:54am
I'm a first time poster on here, but I've already found a lot of the advice throughout the site very helpful. Helping me in my transition from having poor style to better style at least. Anyways, I need to get a new suit right away, and I posted pictures on page 119 (sorry, some of them are sideways, and I don't know why or how to fix them!) - if anyone can give me some advice on fit, and how I should alter it to fit better I would appreciate it. What to look for in getting the next suit would be even more helpful. Thanks!post #1794 of 68699/25/12 at 7:07amQuote:Originally Posted by BradleyD
I'm a first time poster on here, but I've already found a lot of the advice throughout the site very helpful. Helping me in my transition from having poor style to better style at least. Anyways, I need to get a new suit right away, and I posted pictures on page 119 (sorry, some of them are sideways, and I don't know why or how to fix them!) - if anyone can give me some advice on fit, and how I should alter it to fit better I would appreciate it. What to look for in getting the next suit would be even more helpful. Thanks!
Jacket looks a bit big in the upper areas, shoulder too wide, blade area too big, chest too big. Balance is good, back is a touch short but I wouldn't fool with it. Would suggest a higher rise, these look like they won't stay up. Higher rise helps this. The back of the trouser needs to be lifted to remove the wrinkling on the back part. Trouser length can be shorter.post #1795 of 68699/25/12 at 8:51amQuote:Originally Posted by James77
Hi guys I need some help and advice regarding the following jackets/suit. With all of them, to me, it seems like the jackets are making me look more stocky than I am. Am a wearing the wrong style for my body? Can any of the jackets/suit be fixed with tailoring? With all of the photos clock on them to get the fill size.
I'll start with just some pics of me in a fitted T and yoga pants so you can get an idea of my natural body shape. I have a low left shoulder, narrow waist and a big bum.
This is the first jacket, it is an MTM I had done by a local tailor. For what ever reason it makes my hips look huge. I also think the shoulders could be narrowed a bit and the sleeves shortened by about 1/4". The left lapel bows out from my chest which I think is because of the low shoulder. I think the shoulders in this are too square. I asked the tailor about removing some of the padding from them but he was very resistant saying that it would ruin the crispness of the fabric if he did so.
The second jacket is an OTR 3 roll 2 from Brooks Brothers. There is much less padding in the shoulder which helps with the squareness problem I was having in the previous jacket. The waist needs to be brought in and the sleeves shortened as well as the roll at the back of the neck being dealt with. Anything else?
The last one is a 3 button suit that I've had for years. It is it possible to turn it into a 3 roll 2? There's quite a bit of padding in the shoulders f this jacket as well. It even comes down the outside of my shoulder a bit. The jacket is also much too long, and needs the waist taking in and sleeves taking up. The pants I think need tapering as there seems to be a tonne of material in them and the openings are really wide.
This turned out to be quite a bit post. Thanks in advance for any help and advice you can provide.
I think your doing it right. I have a old suit that fits like your last one. Maybe i will try to fix it up too!post #1796 of 68699/25/12 at 9:13amQuote:Originally Posted by GrensonMan
Just got my MTM shirt in the mail. First things I noticed; There is a crease around the yoke that I believe stems from the tightness of the fit. The shoulders could be lengthened 1/4''. There is some bunching around the rib cage. The chest is a bit tight. Considering that I haven't washed it yet, theses issues will only be magnified. Your suggestions are appreciated.
From my experience. the excess material in your back if from the back setting. You have a straight back and material from the back should get cut out. Everything else i can see in the photo looks fine. make sure you wash it a few time first thopost #1797 of 68699/25/12 at 9:41amThought I would update my earlier post. I took the sport coat from Brooks Brothers in to have work done. I had the sleeves shortened, shoulders narrowed, waist supressed and the material under the collar removed. It's not perfect, but I think an improvement. I'm happy with it.
Here is the before
Here is another suit I have from my brothers wedding years ago. (just wearing the jacket). Same issues I think as before. Too long, sleeves need shortening. waist needs taking in, and the shoulders need taking in.
post #1798 of 68699/25/12 at 9:53ampost #1799 of 68699/25/12 at 10:00amQuote:
Thanks, I'm am trying to work with what I have and use it as a learning process as to what works for me and what doesn't. I figure that way, when I buy new things or have them made for me I am more aware of what I want/will fit me right and I can reduce the amount of tailoring needed.post #1800 of 68699/26/12 at 5:55am
Thrifted a nice J Press sport coat. Length of the coat and arms are spot on. Can the waist be nipped a bit without having the front parts fly open? My main concern is that the shoulders are a little too wide, causing bunching in the upper back. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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