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Originally Posted by Andres Randmaa View Post

I've been thinking of buying a proper suit few months from now and thus been doing a lot of research into buying proper fitting suits. I have tried different variations over the past few weeks and found a some that are to my liking and aren't that costly. I know for a fact that I want a 3-piece and slim fit suit. The thing is that lately I'm worrying, if I'm thinking too slim so I thought I'd ask for an opinion here. Anyway, here's the picture for better understanding:



I like this suit the most at the moment, but do you think that the suit jacket is indeed too tight? I've had people say, that out of every suit I've tried so far, this one is the best looking but then again the people at the shop would say, that it is too tight and I should opt for a size up. Yes, I know that the "X" crease at the button indicates that a suit is too tight but other than that, the shoulders are fine, sleeves are fine and the vents are not opened etc. When trying a size larger, I don't really get the desired V effect that I'm after and I'd probably need alterations. Should I opt for a size up and let a tailor work the suit to my liking or should I just ignore the shopkeepers and go with it as is?

If you would get pics taken with someone's help the way the beginning of the thread instructs, we could tell what you're specifically asking for. The suits I personally wear aren't too tight but they're tailored closely enough that if I raised my hand near my head and tried to take a picture of myself in front of a mirror with my smart phone that indeed I'd get some shoulder divots and x shaped creases from the button point. Anyone looking at that picture of me would say my suit is too tight but they'd be misled because the picture makes it only seem too tight.

 

What I'm trying to say is, go get some help taking the pics.

But if you aren't willing to do that...

As a rule of thumb, don't buy something that is too tight. You have no way of telling how much you need to have it let out and if there's even enough fabric in there to do it. Always buy something that fits in the shoulders, chest, and neck and have it altered. If it looks like it will be alot of work, it probably will be a lot of work.

post #2807 of 5148

Hello,

 

Just ordered and received a 42R (52 Euro) Marco Valentino suit.  I think the the jacket is too big (especially the shoulders).  I plan to exchange for a 40R (50 euro), but looking for confirmation/thoughts on the jacket size. Pics aren't great, but hope they show enough.

 

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post #2808 of 5148

So I stumbled across this blazer at a century 21 for $199.00; original price was 420.00. It looks like the Brooks brothers Regent blazer but the regent blazer has 2 vents and this has one. It's a pretty nice blazer imo, and I think its a good starter blazer (I was willing to spend around 500 for a decent one) from Howard Yount, BB or Epaulet. What do you guys think? I am going to go to the tailor if I do decide to keep it I'm going to the tailor so please critique fit. Should I keep it? 

 

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post #2809 of 5148

Any feedback on this one? I'm about to order a remake but I'm really not sure if I need to get the shoulders taken in by, say, 0.25 in. or not.

 

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Originally Posted by 3dg3 View Post

Hello hello, 

I need some feedback on an Indochino suit. I'm starting work soon and would like to have a remake (if necessary) in my hands before I start. My main concern is with the arms and shoulders - I cant tell if the shoulders are too wide and whether or not I should have the arms/armholes slimmed down. I was also planning on getting the button stance lowered (to elongate my torso) and having the armholes raised.

 

Also, if any of you can provide a general figure of how much I should request to have any part of the jacket taken in or let out by, it would be much appreciated (I have a horrible sense of visualizing measurements).

 

Full album with more pics is available here: http://imgur.com/a/gKu5T

 

 

 

post #2810 of 5148
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Originally Posted by 3dg3 View Post

Any feedback on this one? I'm about to order a remake but I'm really not sure if I need to get the shoulders taken in by, say, 0.25 in. or not.

 

I don't know that you really need to narrow the shoulders so much as you need a better adjustment for body fit and posture. It depends on whether the maker offers those remake options or not.

In your case, you've got very erect posture, but full in the upper back with forward pitching shoulders and arms. All of the wrinkles across the upper back are from that. They should be able to see these things with pictures and adjust the pattern accordingly. Also, it's too tight in the waist of the jacket.

post #2811 of 5148
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

I don't know that you really need to narrow the shoulders so much as you need a better adjustment for body fit and posture. It depends on whether the maker offers those remake options or not.

In your case, you've got very erect posture, but full in the upper back with forward pitching shoulders and arms. All of the wrinkles across the upper back are from that. They should be able to see these things with pictures and adjust the pattern accordingly. Also, it's too tight in the waist of the jacket.

 

Thank you very much.

By "wrinkles across the upper back", do you mean the area where it looks like the fabric is being stretched across my shoulder blades?

Is my posture also causing the folds near the sides of my back, just underneath the armpit? Or is this happening because the waist is too narrow compared to the chest?

What I'm referring to:

 

 

 I'm guessing the wrinkles in my arms (from the side pics) are due to the sleeves being too large.

 

So in regards to the shoulders, would you say it's safe to keep them as is and focus on the other areas instead?

post #2812 of 5148

Ok, back again.  Just picked up this jacket for an amazing price... but the fit is off.  I realize that fit comes first, but I can return the jacket if I chose, so I figure it would be worth dumping more money than I usually would into tailoring, assuming it can be tailored to fit me.  If it is just impossible, well, I'll return it.  I really love the jacket though, so I'm giving it a shot. Will be taking it to my tailor tomorrow, but I'm anxious to get some feedback quickly.

 

The mid section is obviously too large, but that's true of every RTW jacket I buy (the shirt sleeves are obviously too long as well).  My concern is the shoulders (of course), which are obviously too large.  I know it is a no-no to buy a jacket which does nto fit in the chest and shoulders, but again, for the price... I wouldn't mind investing 100-200 just to fix it.  Of course, I don't know if it can be fixed at all. Anyway, enough droning on, here are the pics.  Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Edited by biged781 - 2/10/13 at 3:35pm
post #2813 of 5148

This is the E. Zegna Milano suit that I scored at Nordstrom Rack for a song last week. It's reallly comfy - I could get used to this.

 

The only thing I've had done so far is get the pants hemmed w/1.75" cuffs, and had the left sleeve shortened about 1/4". I'm wearing it with AE Fifth Street boots in these pictures - the trousers keep catching on the boot laces, so either I'm going to need to get shorter laces, or just wear it with shoes instead. 

 

Yeah, look at my shiny head disappear into the lighting! Please ignore the awful things that are happening with my shirt collar. 

 

 

 

Is this evidence of shoulders being a touch wide? This is an EU 52. I know if I go down to an EU 50 it will be way too tight at the button. 

 

 

 

Finally, attempting to Do The Spoo. This will take some practice, clearly. 

 

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Originally Posted by mikeyc29 View Post

So I stumbled across this blazer at a century 21 for $199.00; original price was 420.00. It looks like the Brooks brothers Regent blazer but the regent blazer has 2 vents and this has one. It's a pretty nice blazer imo, and I think its a good starter blazer (I was willing to spend around 500 for a decent one) from Howard Yount, BB or Epaulet. What do you guys think? I am going to go to the tailor if I do decide to keep it I'm going to the tailor so please critique fit. Should I keep it? 
 

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It's too big. The shoulders do not fit. I would return it and get a smaller size.
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Edited by Shen - 2/13/13 at 2:58am
post #2816 of 5148

I was thinking, taking in the back, making the sleeves a tad narrower and shorter. Any suggestions? peepwall[1].gif

 



 

 




 

 

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I just picked up a very nice midnight blue Oxxford tuxedo off of Ebay, vintage unknown but maybe 60s-70s.  The jacket looks great, and needs only minor alterations.  The pants are very well made, with impeccable detail work, but they look like Zoot-suit clown pants.  They come up 2 inches above the navel, the front zipper (button to crotch) is about 15" long, they have enormous baggy double-pleats and full legs.  other than that, they fit great...

 

There is enough room at the top of the waist that it could be brought down maybe 1.5" without interfering with the existing pockets.  The legs have no seams other than the satin stripes at the outside, so tapering might be complicated.  When they are pulled al the way up, the crotch and hems all end up in the right place.

 

Do any of you tailors think that there is any reasonable chance of modernizing these pants (lower the waist some, remove pleats, taper legs)?  I don't need to make them into Ryan Gosling skinny jeans, just tame them a bit.  Thanks.

 

This picture is not me or the actual suit, but it gives an idea of the fit of these pants:

 

 

post #2818 of 5148
Any chance I can get an opinion? I need to wear a suit to an interview and I'd like to look my best.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

I was able to retake the photos, hopefully it helps. Thanks for the look OTC.

As far as the navy one, now that I'm on the phone I can explain the problem. I took it to someone who was recommended by a close family friend. I trust his opinion so I trusted his judgement in taking it to a certain tailor.


The blue suit was from thrifting, and needed some work. The issues were the jacket needed to be let out for my weight, sleeves shortened, and the pants needed to be patched for a hole (about the size of a dime, cut shorter and hemmed.


I had the suit done, and today when I took it to the dry cleaner after taking last nights photos I noticed the sleeves were not sewn shut or had broken open already (less than 12 hours after picking it up and when I only wore it for the final in store assessment and photo), the back right shoulder may have been taken out 1 inch more than the left shoulder and the pants patch was really really poorly done. She hacked the inside of the pants for patch material (where the seat is) instead of using the shortened pants piece and created a mess of fabric and thread in the pants. Although I doubt I'll ever need the seat of the pants adjusted, this was not the way to patch it. I was in a hurry to get home and I didn't properly check the pants--I only inspected the outside. Lesson learned.


I went back to take my second suit from the tailor before they altered it (my third overall that has yet to be photographed). I couldn't get my money back I prepaid for the alterations, but I didn't have to face a damaged and poorly altered suit when I came back to get it so I consider it a win.

Anyway, heres the one I currently have. Saturday I'll post both of the thrifting suits (the already mentioned navy headache, and the one I saved from the hacking.)


Thanks again OTC. The last one is with the jacket open, which how I might end up wearing it most often in Miami because of the heat
















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post #2819 of 5148
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Originally Posted by mikeyc29 View Post

So I stumbled across this blazer at a century 21 for $199.00; original price was 420.00. It looks like the Brooks brothers Regent blazer but the regent blazer has 2 vents and this has one. It's a pretty nice blazer imo, and I think its a good starter blazer (I was willing to spend around 500 for a decent one) from Howard Yount, BB or Epaulet. What do you guys think? I am going to go to the tailor if I do decide to keep it I'm going to the tailor so please critique fit. Should I keep it? 

 

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It's far too small in the chest...something you really can't fix.

post #2820 of 5148
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

Any chance I can get an opinion? I need to wear a suit to an interview and I'd like to look my best.

Thanks.

If it's all you have, it's all you have.

Don't wear that shirt/tie combo tho.

 

Wear a light blue shirt, pale yellow/blue striped tie, black belt, black shoes

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