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post #2356 of 5099
Thanks for your reply. I have unbuttoned the cuffs of the shirt, so they seem long.
I will try to post some pics of other angles tomorrow.
post #2357 of 5099
Tried on some trousers (cords) yesterday, loved the colour and reduction but they suffered from a buckling at the crotch (looked like permanent moose knuckle). Would this be safely tailorable on the highsteet?
post #2358 of 5099
Hello all.

Hoping for a little guidance here. Blazer is (believe it or not) from JCPenny 100% fleece wool in grey. Based on reviews I've read before the purchase stressing size down, I went with Medium. For reference, I am 6'0" and 195lbs. I only paid around $60 for the jacket and I've already worn it out. So, to beat those telling me to take it back and exchange for a different size to the punch - I feel like it's already too late and, frankly, not even worth the trouble, imo. Worst case I figure there's nothing my tailor could to make the fit better so if that's true I'll just continue to wear it "as is."

Without further adieu, what do we think about the fit off the rack? Would y'all recommend anything be done to it? My tailor is very good but he is also an hour's drive from me each way. Sadly, stopping by his shop just to see what he thinks is pretty inconvenient









post #2359 of 5099

I have a question about button-down shirts.  I have noticed that all the shirts I've found that fit my shoulders and chest bunch up at the following spot on the front "panels" of the shirt:

 

 

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It seems like I need shirts that have a shape more like this:

 

 

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Can this be altered with a dart at the seam there?  It seems like a dart there would look odd on a casual shirt with some sort of pattern.  How difficult would this be to do by myself?  I've darted and hemmed shirts before, but I've never done anything with the armholes.

 

On a related note, does anyone know of any shirt brands that have a more rounded cut to that front panel, as shown in the second picture?

 

Thank you for any help.  I'm still pretty new to this whole dressing better thing.

post #2360 of 5099
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Originally Posted by couture-auction View Post

Hi,

I am new to the forum and posted these fit pics a several days ago but didn't get any reply, so maybe they just go lost in the shuffle.

I'm looking for advise on how to clean up the back of this jacket. This is a RTW canvased suit. My tailor is saying he needs to take in some fabric behind the arms to remove the vertical and diagonal lines. Is this correct or is this less and issue of too much fabric and more a matter of compensating for the slope of my shoulders? In that case would it be best to take in some material from the back, at the top of the shoulders? I also want to get rid of the fold in front of the arm on the chest, is this simply a matter of taking in some fabric at the armhole?

(I am also having the sleeve pitch corrected on the left arm and a little on the right)

Any help you could provide would be wonderful. If you need different photos let me know what you would like to see and I'll take them.

Thank you

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sorry to have missed you.
photos squarely from the front and the sides would help.
first dont have the sleeve pitch done yet. he will just have to open them over again.
he is right about the left side. there is too much cloth on that side.
some of it needs to be removed. make it too smooth and its uncomfortable.
in the back view see the right sleeve farther fore ward. is this your normal posture
or did you move when the camera clicked?
the right is a low shoulder,. with a higher and larger right hip.
but recutting a low shoulder on a finished coat is an iffy thing even with the best of tailors.
you might discuss that with your tailor.

after thought., were alterations done on this before seeing the present tailor?
post #2361 of 5099
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Originally Posted by sorabji View Post

I have a question about button-down shirts.  I have noticed that all the shirts I've found that fit my shoulders and chest bunch up at the following spot on the front "panels" of the shirt:


700


It seems like I need shirts that have a shape more like this:


700



Can this be altered with a dart at the seam there?  It seems like a dart there would look odd on a casual shirt with some sort of pattern.  How difficult would this be to do by myself?  I've darted and hemmed shirts before, but I've never done anything with the armholes.

On a related note, does anyone know of any shirt brands that have a more rounded cut to that front panel, as shown in the second picture?

Thank you for any help.  I'm still pretty new to this whole dressing better thing.

you are right about the shape of the armhole.
but that makes the armhole larger, now the sleeve needs to be larger to match the armhole.
post #2362 of 5099
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Originally Posted by TigWiz View Post

I just received my first custom shirt from Modern Tailor. What do you guys think about the fit?













The measurements used were:





Thanks in advance everybody! I'm hooked!

the chest circumference is a bit tight.
the cuff circumference is too large.
the biceps are tight.

if you order again change those measures
and tell them you have an erect posture.
and also a full chest.
you should send them these pictures.
post #2363 of 5099
Quote:
Originally Posted by I am a lion View Post

Tried on some trousers (cords) yesterday, loved the colour and reduction but they suffered from a buckling at the crotch (looked like permanent moose knuckle). Would this be safely tailorable on the highsteet?

pictures .
post #2364 of 5099

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Edited by GenerationYoung - 12/31/12 at 5:11pm
post #2365 of 5099
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post


you are right about the shape of the armhole.
but that makes the armhole larger, now the sleeve needs to be larger to match the armhole.

So is there any way to fix this?  Or is my only route MTM/bespoke?

post #2366 of 5099
TWEEDPROF

the alteration shifting the shoulders can be done on your garment.
perhaps you can have the maker do it for you. or you might have them
pay to have it done fully or partly.
if you order again with them or someone else, you must remember
to ask for the fore ward shoulder change.
they will do this on the cutting table,. this is very easy to do when cutting
a new garment. just like the other changes you propose.

jacket length 1" longer
button stance 1"and 1/2" lower
little more room in the waist
more room across the butt
sleeve pitch just a "little" to the back
sleeves 1/2" longer.
you have a right low shoulder, see the tutorials to find out how
to measure for a low shoulder. they need to know how much.
post #2367 of 5099
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Originally Posted by timotune View Post

Thanks for your reply. I have unbuttoned the cuffs of the shirt, so they seem long.
I will try to post some pics of other angles tomorrow.

i think the circumference of the cuffs needs be made smaller.
so that they will not slide down over your hands.
post #2368 of 5099
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

TWEEDPROF
 

This is for me? Couldn't find anyone else with this nick. The instructions could be about my jacket, but not sure.

post #2369 of 5099

Hi there,

 

I'm a longtime lurker but first-time poster...need some feedback on a suit I just had made in Hong Kong.  Just some background info I'm about 5 foot 10 and 230 pounds.  

 

I've asked the tailor to taper the bottom of the suit because it seemed to "flare/have too much fabric.  Anything else I should get altered? 

 

(apologies for the quality of the photos, they were taken quite hastily with an iphone and I wasn't standing perfectly straight all the time)
 

 

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Thanks!

post #2370 of 5099
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Originally Posted by sorabji View Post

So is there any way to fix this?  Or is my only route MTM/bespoke?

you said it.
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