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post #2236 of 5271
Actually doesn't look too bad in the shoulders. I'd say shorten the sleeves and take in the chest a little bit.

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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

Got my suit today, I messed up the shoulder measurements. Somehow manage to type 18.5", and not 18". Do they look really off? Beating myself up over that mistake. Also, chest feels a bit roomy...42", but I have a feeling 40.5" would fit me much better. 
Sleeves are too long, not sure if there's anything to do there since they're functional and they're 1" too long. (which would but outer button completely on the edge of cuff). I also have a feeling the arms got too big on this one...anything else that's obvious?






post #2237 of 5271
dreamspace, you're talking about 1/4" on each shoulder. Don't lose sleep over something so minor. The sleeves can usually be taken up at the shoulder. It's more involved, but I've had it done.
post #2238 of 5271

Unfortunately I live in a very small town with no tailors, and living in Norway, I'd guess a job like that would cost at least 200$-300$ if I found someone. So my best option would be a re-cut, since the folks at blacklapel have very good policies. Might as well take in the shoulders, chest and waist while at it. 

 

Really sucks though, would have loved to use this suit for christmas

post #2239 of 5271
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

Unfortunately I live in a very small town with no tailors, and living in Norway, I'd guess a job like that would cost at least 200$-300$ if I found someone. So my best option would be a re-cut, since the folks at blacklapel have very good policies. Might as well take in the shoulders, chest and waist while at it. 

 

Really sucks though, would have loved to use this suit for christmas

 

I would wait for one of the other tailors to let you know what they think. From what I can bringing in the chest an inch and a half may be a little to tight as you already have the X shape on the jacket not the V. They can also tell you more about the shoulders. 1/4" on each side (especially if it's 1/4" from ideal) is not going to create the dimples under the shoulder pad/sleeve point. It's usually a chest/armhole issue. Judging by the pictures your triceps extent beyond your shoulder point to point, so unless you want a large slope on the sleeves extending the pad just beyond your point to point will actually create a better silhouette.

post #2240 of 5271
Yeah... Chest looks good, pants look pretty good. Shoulders arn't terrible but I notice the slight dimples...
post #2241 of 5271

Just got jacket remake #3 (original: http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/1920#post_5824604).  Ignore the pants here.  Jacket seems a little tight on the waist and chest (chest flares out a little bit but I can't tell if it's too tight or it's the creases caused by shipping box).  I also need to fix that lapel roll.

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

 

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post #2242 of 5271
Charliebrown, that looks like a lost cause to me. Shoulders are way way way too tight, which throws everything off. My guess is you also made the chest and waist measurements too tight, though it is impossible to tell given the shoulders. Button point also way too high.
post #2243 of 5271
May not be the best place for this, but i have a coat ( like overcoat ) construction question.

Backing buttons, rules for when they should be there or when they are unessecary?
post #2244 of 5271
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Originally Posted by johnnynorman3 View Post


Charliebrown, that looks like a lost cause to me. Shoulders are way way way too tight, which throws everything off. My guess is you also made the chest and waist measurements too tight, though it is impossible to tell given the shoulders. Button point also way too high.


That is very unfortunate to hear :( Thanks for your honesty.

 

I don't like how high the button stance is either, but figured I can live with it.

post #2245 of 5271
Tailors,

I haven't worn this suit very much this year, however I have intended on taking it to the tailor to bring in the thighs for a while now. I took some pictures today to get a full view of what else may need to be adjusted. I'd like some high level comments on other areas, like the shoulder blades for example, so I can fully understand what's going on with this suit on my body.

Thanks for the comments and help!







Edit: I will add that I had the jacket and waist taken in about 18 months ago, so some of the wrinkles could have been caused by sloppy work in the past.
Edited by Jaggs - 12/6/12 at 12:28pm
post #2246 of 5271
From the front, this looks better than 98% of the suits posted on StyFo. Interested in the tailors' feedback
post #2247 of 5271

Yup, it might not follow his body contours perfectly, but it has smooth lines, which is rather unusual...

post #2248 of 5271
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Originally Posted by Jaggs View Post

Tailors,

I haven't worn this suit very much this year, however I have intended on taking it to the tailor to bring in the thighs for a white now. I took some pictures today to get a full view of what else may need to be adjusted. I'd like some high level comments on other areas, like the shoulder blades for example, so I can fully understand what's going on with this suit on my body.

Thanks for the comments and help!
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You could clean up the back blades by reducing the back from the top of the shoulder to the waist. You have to open the seam and reduce the back parts only. Some might want to take the side and back in together at one time but that is not the way to do it. Can't tell if you need to slope the shoulder a little. You want a tailor who knows how to work in the armholes to clean up the blades and not change the shape of the armhole. That's what happens if you take in the sides on the double and not reduce the back part alone.

Be careful reducing the thigh on the trouser. You don't want the trouser to look flared at the bottom. need to reduce the leg all the way to the hem with a clean line.
post #2249 of 5271
Thanks Despos - I'll go over everything with my man regarding the blades/back and will be sure to take care of the full length of the leg.

Appreciate the feedback and will be sure to post again with a couple of other tweaks I may need advice on.
post #2250 of 5271

I got my first tailored suit in October - I got it made in Hong Kong by Sammys Tailor on Mody Road. Any comments about the fit?

 

PS: Shirt is also tailormade - any comments on that too?

 

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