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post #1936 of 5378
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Originally Posted by yeeth View Post

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Originally Posted by jpc9 View Post

Looks fine in the length, I wouldn't shorten it.

I'm not sure why it doesn't show in this picture but it does look a little long when i looked at it in the mirror...

anyway, i guess the more important question is - does it look too big? there are wrinkles at the side (pic below again) - i interpret that as the suit being slightly too long and slightly snug around the waist (i just wore a shirt over my tshirt while taking this photo)?


I don't think it looks too big, though it's hard to tell from this photo. Perhaps the shoulders are a bit wide, but a profile shot would better help determine this.

 

Visually, the wide peak lapel gives the impression (at least in this photo) that the jacket is bigger. I have smallish shoulders too - 36R jacket, 16.5-16.75 shoulder seam to seam is best for me - and I normally eschew peak lapels because of what I perceive as imbalance, though this is a matter of personal preference. 

 

RE: the wrinkles at the side - has this jacket been properly pressed? If so, then cleaning up those "wrinkles" is a pretty easy job for a tailor.

post #1937 of 5378
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Originally Posted by sqsz View Post

So I was really excited to find out that suitsupply sold size 35's - I have really narrow shoulders and have not found a good suit OTR that fits me in the shoulders except for H&M. This is SS's slimmest cut in their smaller size, and it's either this or nothing for me so I'm biased, but I'd like a neutral opinion. How does it look? And should i keep it?


My thoughts/notes:

I'd shorten it by about 1" (I'm 5'7") but I'm afraid it would throw off the balance with the pockets. Sleeves are long too.

Lapels are a bit wide but i've always preferred peak so i could probably get used to it.

also i just realized this, but the shirt I wore under this jacket had its sleeves folded up which explains why there's something weird going on in the middle of both sleeves...




no dont shorten it.
but it is much too tight in the hips.
and the sleeves should be shortened.
side and back views would be helpful.
post #1938 of 5378
PHOBOS

your pictures do not give us any details there is just black blotches.
try some better lighting to get some detail.
only one thing shows is that you have an erect posture.
that should have been cut for.
also a right low shoulder that should have been cut for.
if you wish to understand these things., check the tutorials.

the shirt is not custom its m2m.
post #1939 of 5378
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

Just received Indochino suit (blue sharkskin) and shirt and would like some feedback.  I went to one of their traveling tailor events and left the measurements up to them.

The Shirt:

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Body fits nicely, but the shoulders seem to lack some mobility.  I don't know if it's the armholes that are too high or the shoulders are too narrow, but when I move it does feel like I'm stretching the shirt a bit.  Also, are the sleeves too wide?  more specially around the elbow and forearm area.

The Suit: I asked for lower button stance, but it appears that request was ignored...probably not a big deal.
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My concerns on the suit:
-The collar appears too high and doesn't show much shirt collar.  How can this be fixed?
-From the front, is the waist too tight?  It's definitely pretty close to the body and you can see slight wrinkle at the top button
-From the back, does the yolk and waist look too tight?  There are slight wrinkles there.
-Anything else?

Pants: Any comments?  The pictures make it look like the pants ride up my butt, but it really didn't feel that way with them on.

I would also like to know if your observations would require a remake or a simple trip to the tailor.

Overall, this did come out better than I expected given its price point.

Thanks, SF.

first of all, put your arms down. you aint gona fly.
the whole chest area looks too tight.
the cuff circumference should be smaller.,
so that the cuffs will not slid down below the heel of the thumb.

if you lower the collar, there will be other problems.
unless the back can be shortened at the top. and that may help the collar to come down.
there is no yoke on the coat???
your pictures give us very little to work on. we need side and back.
the detail is not clear. there is just a solid black shape. better lighting?
also larger pictures?
post #1940 of 5378
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post


first of all, put your arms down. you aint gona fly.
the whole chest area looks too tight.
the cuff circumference should be smaller.,
so that the cuffs will not slid down below the heel of the thumb.
if you lower the collar, there will be other problems.
unless the back can be shortened at the top. and that may help the collar to come down.
there is no yoke on the coat???
your pictures give us very little to work on. we need side and back.
the detail is not clear. there is just a solid black shape. better lighting?
also larger pictures?


I put more pics under spoiler tags (or have you seen those already?)  Thanks!

post #1941 of 5378
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

no dont shorten it.
but it is much too tight in the hips.
and the sleeves should be shortened.
side and back views would be helpful.

more pictures (this time with no undershirt but not wearing a proper dress shirt). does the length/shoulder width look ok now? what about the lapels?

front: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


side: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

thanks!
post #1942 of 5378
yeeth, the wrinkles and pulling on the right side of the jacket are from your low right shoulder. Jacket is pulling a little from the vents still being tacked closed. The shoulders are a little wide.
These pictures show the jacket more clearly but pictures from a distance and full length shots, no jeans and proper shirt to assess the length.
post #1943 of 5378

Hello,

 

Wondering if anything could be done to improve the fit on these RTW trousers? They seem a bit tight around the lower abdomen area (waist is fine), but a size bigger leaves the seat too roomy. The drape from the back is a bit messed up, too.

 

Don't worry about the length, I like no break on cuffed pants and I can always wear them just a little bit lower :)

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

post #1944 of 5378

Hey all, 

 

I just graduated from college and I'm purchasing my first "real suit." I found this Hickey Freeman at a good price. It's a 40S. Is the fit correct on the shoulders or is it slightly off? Thanks so much!

 

post #1945 of 5378

looking to get some opinions of fit again.

 

This is a rather shoddy fused fashion brand suit (Saba) but I'm just looking to get the fit tweaked so I have a better reference suit.

 

 

 

 

I'm not to worried about the waist at the back, thing that might just need straigtening out.

There seems to be a bit of extra fabric rippling under the collar (this means collar needs to come down right?

 

Also, can anyone comment on the shoulders, the feel snug but have that odd indent at the top.
 

post #1946 of 5378
Just had a fantastic alterations experience...previously I had gone to a regular tailor to get stuff altered and wasn't super happy with the result (not displeased). A friend who spends a lot of money on clothes (which says nothing about his taste, only that recommendations he makes aren't constrained by price) suggested I go to his tailor who just does alterations and nothing else.

So I haven't gotten the jackets back...I just dropped them off an hour ago, so I'll be posting here in two weeks...but am really happy with the confidence these people exuded when dealing with me. Mind you, I had to speak in Korean (which I can barely do), but they had no qualms basically treating me as a mannequin, lifting my arms, moving me around, etc, as they needed to do their job.

Don't know about the price though. Brought in two jackets, one needing some major work (hence the decision to try to upgrade tailors for alterations) and the other re-lining. The alterations being made:
the Hugo Boss (houndstooth, so hopefully that will hide any unevenness if there is any):
Waist suppression
Convert padded shoulders into soft shoulders
Lengthen the sleeves
Narrow the sleeves
Take the shoulders in

Random vintage canvas suit I got from capnwes:
New lining (rayon)
New buttons

They initially wanted about $220 dollars (250,000 won), but at showing reluctance in getting the jacket re-lined (after they had already cut it up a bit to see the contstruction), they went down to around $185.

So assuming they live up to their reputation, is $185 within the range of reasonable for the work I am having done?
post #1947 of 5378
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Originally Posted by filmguy View Post

Hey all, 

I just graduated from college and I'm purchasing my first "real suit." I found this Hickey Freeman at a good price. It's a 40S. Is the fit correct on the shoulders or is it slightly off? Thanks so much!
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Looks huge in the shoulders. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck!
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

looking to get some opinions of fit again.

This is a rather shoddy fused fashion brand suit (Saba) but I'm just looking to get the fit tweaked so I have a better reference suit.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






I'm not to worried about the waist at the back, thing that might just need straigtening out.


There seems to be a bit of extra fabric rippling under the collar (this means collar needs to come down right?

Also, can anyone comment on the shoulders, the feel snug but have that odd indent at the top.

 

You should worry about all of it. Shoulders look to have crazy extension, chest is too small causing lapels to bow, and it doesn't fit at the waist.
post #1948 of 5378
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post



You should worry about all of it. Shoulders look to have crazy extension, chest is too small causing lapels to bow, and it doesn't fit at the waist.

 

How can you tell when the lapels are blowing?

 

What does 'crazy extension' in the shoulders mean?

 

Do you mean his suit is too loose in the waist?

 

I am not questioning what you have said, I am trying to understand what you have said.

post #1949 of 5378
Hello guys
Could you please suggest which alterations should I make to this suit?
What about the sleeve and trousers length?
I'm undergrad senior looking for job, so this suit is for interviews.
And what do you think about the tie?
Thanks.


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Edited by bemow - 10/19/12 at 2:30am
post #1950 of 5378

Dang, that looks pretty good to me.

 

Maybe a smidge shorter on the sleeves so we can see some cuff?

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