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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

 

 

Vest looks a little small, and I think you need a word with your haberdasher about sizing.

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Thank you very much for your feedback on the suit OTCtailor. I'm wondering if others may also have additional feedback for additional opinions, in particular on cleaning up the back of the jacket.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/2655#post_6066285

 

Also, is anyone here familiar with Cardelino in NYC, and would this be a good place to have these jacket alterations done? I did find the store by searching the forums and findings fairly good comments, but in particular I'm wondering if they would be a good choice to have the jacket cleaned up.

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I recently bought a suit and I was wondering how is the fit. For reference, I'm 5'6'' and 140 lbs.

Also, is there anything that needs to be altered? This is a trial suit so any change is possible.

Thanks!

 

http://imgur.com/a/3V75W

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Got an indochino suit. I'm okay with the way most of it fits, but the shoulders are just... Off. Do they need to be bigger, and, if so, by how much total?y9ate8u7.jpg
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Thanks for these thoughts and observations Despos!! 

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Here are some pictures of me in an undershirt. I tried to be as relaxed as possible. Any insight as to what type of posture i have will be a big help. Thanks!

 

post #2707 of 5342
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post


When the jacket is buttoned the fronts look short and you seem to have an erect posture. When the jacket is unbuttoned the back looks short and your posture more stooped. I don't know which is accurate as these are opposites.

Think you need 1/2" more length on the jacket, regardless.

I saw this too and it confused me which is why I didn't comment.

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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

Got an indochino suit. I'm okay with the way most of it fits, but the shoulders are just... Off. Do they need to be bigger, and, if so, by how much total?y9ate8u7.jpg

Too hard to tell. See if you can get some pics taken by someone else side front and back.

post #2709 of 5342
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Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post

 

Vest looks a little small, and I think you need a word with your haberdasher about sizing.

+1

post #2710 of 5342
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Originally Posted by hugsandshit View Post

I recently bought a suit and I was wondering how is the fit. For reference, I'm 5'6'' and 140 lbs.

Also, is there anything that needs to be altered? This is a trial suit so any change is possible.

Thanks!

 

http://imgur.com/a/3V75W

I would say that the jacket balance looks pretty good. This is Kent Wang, right? See if they can adjust for forward neck, forward shoulders, and forward arms. Maybe 1 cm out of the back of the blades each side, maybe less. The length on everything is fine. Low right shoulder.

The pants look like they were twisted, I hope, just the way you put them on. Otherwise, You Have a high right hip. There isn't enough fabric to the front of the pants. I'd say maybe 1 cm each side added at the front part of the outseam. The seat is also a little tight but the bigger problem is that you have a low and prominent seat. The adjustment is scooping out the back crotch curve, giving a little more fabric to the stride and/or maybe just the back of thigh. Obviously, the length has to be determined as well.

See what their tailor's say and compare.

post #2711 of 5342
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

Too hard to tell. See if you can get some pics taken by someone else side front and back.

Will do.

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What do you think?

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Hey everyone, first post in this thread.

 

Just had a suit shortened by my tailor. I created a thread about it before I saw the results. 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/332272/suit-jacket-length-vs-sleeve-length#post_6064013

 

Anyway, I think the tailor messed up my double vents. The fabric seems to be twisted a bit and he failed to properly sew up the spot where the flap meets the jacket. I have some pictures below.

 

Question: Can this be easily fixed? My flap seems to stick out a bit, is this normal? Is it just cause I have a fat ass? Which jacket length fits me better 29 or 28? Was the jacket shortening successful? 

 

Any insight is appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Here is a picture of the double vents lying down. As you can see, there is a slight ripple effect going on. I think this was caused by carelessness with the sewing. Is this assumption correct?

 

 

Another angle of the vents lying down.

 

 

Opening where the flap meets the jacket. Improperly sewn.

 

 

Improperly sewn on the other side as well.

 

 

Another photo of the flap.

 

 

I am fine with the look of the suit from the front. I don't feel the jacket shortening messed up the pocket balance.

 

 

Crooked flap when wearing the suit.

 

 

Another picture.

 

 

The above picture is another jacket that I own. This one was not shortened as I bought it as a short. It is actually longer than my blue jacket by an inch (29 vs 28). Which jacket length do you feel is better?

 

 

Picture of my other jacket's flap. When laying down, this flap is not crooked.

 

 

My other jacket.

 

 

On a side note, he removed one of the buttons on my sleeve. It seems as though the sewing by the buttons can be removed with no one the wiser. I wonder why the tailor did not put the 4th button on top and recreate the fake buttonhole look.

post #2714 of 5342
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Originally Posted by romancommander View Post

Hey everyone, first post in this thread.

 

Just had a suit shortened by my tailor. I created a thread about it before I saw the results. 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/332272/suit-jacket-length-vs-sleeve-length#post_6064013

 

Anyway, I think the tailor messed up my double vents. The fabric seems to be twisted a bit and he failed to properly sew up the spot where the flap meets the jacket. I have some pictures below.

 

Question: Can this be easily fixed? My flap seems to stick out a bit, is this normal? Is it just cause I have a fat ass? Which jacket length fits me better 29 or 28? Was the jacket shortening successful? 

 

Any insight is appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Here is a picture of the double vents lying down. As you can see, there is a slight ripple effect going on. I think this was caused by carelessness with the sewing. Is this assumption correct?

 

 

Another angle of the vents lying down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crooked flap when wearing the suit.

 

 

 

 

 

On a side note, he removed one of the buttons on my sleeve. It seems as though the sewing by the buttons can be removed with no one the wiser. I wonder why the tailor did not put the 4th button on top and recreate the fake buttonhole look.

It'd be so much more helpful if you could have someone take pictures of you wearing the suit instead of taking them yourself. Granted, it's obvious something is wrong, but taking the pics yourself really compounds the difficulty. It is very hard to tell just what is going on because of that.

Also, what work was done? Just shortening the jacket length or was it taken in thru the sides or even let out at the sides? Were the vents moved? If so, refinishing the lining where the flap and jacket meet is not easy especially if they were let out and moved. Was it taken in at the center back seam? 

All the crookedness is because something is too tight somewhere. Probably the way the lining is tacked back to the bottom of the vent, but there's no reason that has to be taken apart up that far to shorten the jacket which is why I think other work was done.

What I would do is unpick all of that sewing then put the jacket on you and make everything lay flat. If it wouldn't lay flat at that point, It could be pressed wrong. If it did lay flat, I would pin  it all back together while on your body then re-tack it. If it isn't pressed wrong, then it's just pulling somewhere due to incorrectly reconstructing the vents etc.

Did you press it? If so, please be aware that pressing (which is different than ironing) any part of a wool suit is risky business if you're inexperienced. Pressing something flat on an ironing board that is supposed to shape around a 3D body is not good. Who knows, that could be the problem entirely. 

post #2715 of 5342
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Originally Posted by romancommander View Post

 

On a side note, he removed one of the buttons on my sleeve. It seems as though the sewing by the buttons can be removed with no one the wiser. I wonder why the tailor did not put the 4th button on top and recreate the fake buttonhole look.

The issue with the sleeve buttons...

The sleeve was shortened which is why he removed that button. Recreating the buttonhole with the exact thread and exact buttonhole design is probably not possible with your tailor....or just about any tailor for that matter. It's a special machine that does this and most tailors just won't have that kind of machine.

Leaving behind three buttons with faux buttonholes is probably his way of maintaining proportional distance to the edge of the sleeve. If he's lacking the equipment, the only other way is to remove all of the faux buttonholes and then put the fourth button above the other three.

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