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post #2041 of 5092

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Originally Posted by Despos

 

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

First time posting in this section, but I really need help with this. When I bought my suits I was a 40. I like exercising so my back get a little bit thicker. He says that he can lengthen  the back 3/8 of and inch from each side. This is because one of the suits fits well on the shoulders and I don't know why, but from the center of the back to the shoulder it is 3/8 of an inch bigger than the others, although it is the same model/cut of the other suits. 

So is it safe to do this alteration?

Thanks in advance. 

Yes and no. Your description is a little unclear. The shoulder width across the top part of the shoulders is the point to point measurement. If you want the jacket to be wider at the top of the shoulder you can only let out the center back seam from the collar to the waist. There is no outlet at the shoulder pint where the sleeves are attached unless it is custom made and the tailor left outlets. I am not sure if you need 3/8" on each side of the center back seam or 3/8" total across the whole back. If you let out either amount on the center seam it creates a couple problems. The collar becomes too small for the neck yoke. The center back seam becomes very curved and will lay differently across your blades. May be good, may be bad. You will see a very small, if any, difference from the front view.

If the jacket is tight across the back, first let it out at the under arm of the side body and see how much better the jacket feels. If you need more, try letting out the center back seam.

 

Hi Despos. I will see the tailor today and I want to talk with him about this issue you told me.

 

Here are two new pics, my mom have a terrible pulse, so they came out a bit unclear, but I think I can ilustrate my point.

 

 

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This one is more useful, I think. 

 

 

 

 

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I have one suit that fits nice in the shoulders (not shown in the pic, that one is getting some work on the sleeves). The one that I'm talking about (not the one in the pic) is a black Zegna. I have two more Zegna's that are the same cut that the black Zegna but suprinsingly it is 3/8 larger that the other two Zegna's (Orange Line). 

 

So what he claims is that he can let the back out from the center (white large line) 3/8 of an inch from both sides (white little lines) in order to get the fit of the suit that fit well. He also thinks that this one (pictured above) needs less but still need the alteration.

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Cheers!

post #2042 of 5092
The back looks wide at the point he will let it out. Not sure why you want to do this.
post #2043 of 5092
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

The back looks wide at the point he will let it out. Not sure why you want to do this.

 

Thanks! I'll try to get one pic with the one that has the main problem. 

 

In general the fit of this suit (pictured above) in the shoulders is good?

post #2044 of 5092
Before doing anything try this. Have the tailor pin the jacket at the center back seam at the point the center back seam meets the under collar by 1/4" or 3/8" double, along the seam. It will be pinned as if he was taking in the seam, making the neck smaller. After he pins the jacket there, move your arms forward and see if the jacket feels better. My guess is you need this adjustment more than letting out the back.
post #2045 of 5092
I just bought a beautiful vintage Raffaele Caruso suit, but sadly, I find that the breast pocket is much too low, about 1.5 inch lower than on my other suits. Is there a nifty way for a tailor to raise it somewhat? I don't mind if it looks a bit odd as a result. The suiting is cotton twill, and the breast pocket is a regular (welted?) one, not a patch pocket. It may also be of use to know that there will be a lot of extra suiting at the tailor's disposal after the pants have been slimmed down.
post #2046 of 5092
Moving the pocket is not possible. Generally the pocket is placed where the lapel will just cover a small part of the upper corner of the breast welt.

If it is set higher, the pocket isn't exposed enough.
post #2047 of 5092
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Moving the pocket is not possible. Generally the pocket is placed where the lapel will just cover a small part of the upper corner of the breast welt.
If it is set higher, the pocket isn't exposed enough.

OK, thanks. That's what I thought. Nevertheless, I'm gonna ask my tailor to see what he can do. I don't mind a few weird stitches here and there, as long at they look reasonably tidy. I'll report back!
post #2048 of 5092
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Before doing anything try this. Have the tailor pin the jacket at the center back seam at the point the center back seam meets the under collar by 1/4" or 3/8" double, along the seam. It will be pinned as if he was taking in the seam, making the neck smaller. After he pins the jacket there, move your arms forward and see if the jacket feels better. My guess is you need this adjustment more than letting out the back.

 

Ok. I'm not sure if I understood well. But, isn't this going to make the back smaller and because of that the shoulders (orange line for reference)?

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Hi, all.

I have a long neck, and am thus going with a 1 7/8" collar height for my custom shirts. I had a question about collar styles that I wanted advice on, please

I'm not so happy with the spread collar my current tailor uses (my only grievance), so I was trying to adopt something from images I saw online, like this one:

http://propercloth.com/collar-styles/president-spread-collar

Two questions based on that link, please:

-1- That example sites a 1 9/16" collar height (back) with a 1 1/4" collar band in front. Can anyone guesstimate what measurement I would use for the collar band height in front if I am using 1 7/8" in the back? I assume the front collar band would need to be a bit taller/higher to achieve the same look?

-2- This may be a silly question, but would using a slightly higher/taller collar require the use of longer points, or is that not necessary? Logically, I am thinking that if I raise the collar height, especially in the front, I would need the points to be a bit longer to compensate?

Thank you.
post #2050 of 5092

Hello Tailors,

 

I'm finally back with a more appropriately sized 36S Benjamin suit (which arrived despite Sandy, kudos!) and would like your feedback again. I realized after taking the photos that the unhemmed pants were riding up, and thus very wrinkly; the photos without the jacket are more representative of the fit.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 

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post #2051 of 5092
Can you give me some feedack on the pics below? How does it look? Right off the bat, I need to shorten the sleeves and fix the collar roll on the neck. Also take out the wait a little.

But overall, does it look like a good fit, or way too small?

Thanks!





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Second bespoke.

 

Would you guys tell me what's wrong with my coat, and if it's too big? Can put my whole fist where the button is (when it's buttoned up).


What's the reason my coat is pulling, and why there's a small collar gap (not shown in the picture)

Do you think it's unreasonable to ask my tailor to rectify these problems?

 

*Please pardon the stages of undress

 

Please also don't mind the trousers (They're cut for braces and I wasn't really concerned about having them pulled up, since the focus is supposed to be on the coat).

 

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Edited by marburymadison - 11/11/12 at 1:17pm
post #2053 of 5092

So I had the pants issue with the pockets sticking out with my flat front pants. I got it back from the my tailor where he let out the seat as much as possible. The pants feel much loser in the butt area but the pockets are still sticking out(not as much as before tho). The waist on these pants are good(34). Is there any other things my tailor could do to resolve this issue?

post #2054 of 5092
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

So I had the pants issue with the pockets sticking out with my flat front pants. I got it back from the my tailor where he let out the seat as much as possible. The pants feel much loser in the butt area but the pockets are still sticking out(not as much as before tho). The waist on these pants are good(34). Is there any other things my tailor could do to resolve this issue?

go to the tutorials, scroll down to "gaping pockets".
post #2055 of 5092
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Originally Posted by marburymadison View Post

Second bespoke.

Would you guys tell me what's wrong with my coat, and if it's too big? Can put my whole fist where the button is (when it's buttoned up).


What's the reason my coat is pulling, and why there's a small collar gap (not shown in the picture)


Do you think it's unreasonable to ask my tailor to rectify these problems?

*Please pardon the stages of undress








please show the collar gap, and the pulling.
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