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post #2821 of 5374
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Originally Posted by Shen View Post

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

 



 

 




 

 

Take it in, yes, but I don't know about the sleeves being shorter. Maybe the left sleeve by a hair. Right sleeve is a hair too short it appears.

post #2822 of 5374
I do have another suit, but I almost would prefer to wear the gray. The blue/yellow idea is a nice one I didn't think of. I may go that route.
I do have a navy suit, and burgundy shoes but I'd rather not go that route because it looks too formal. Black and navy is too dark in my opinion as well.

Thanks for the advice OTC!
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

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
post #2823 of 5374

Hello,

 

Any thoughts on this one?  Thanks

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Originally Posted by walkman View Post

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.

 

Thanks

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post #2824 of 5374

^Walkman: the jacket is far too big.  Get the 40R and see how it fits.
 

post #2825 of 5374
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Originally Posted by walkman View Post

Hello,

 

Any thoughts on this one?  Thanks

And the back is short causing it to fall down. You have very erect posture with a prominent chest. Don't know what you paid, but it's tough to fix especialy in the chest

post #2826 of 5374
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

I do have another suit, but I almost would prefer to wear the gray. The blue/yellow idea is a nice one I didn't think of. I may go that route.
I do have a navy suit, and burgundy shoes but I'd rather not go that route because it looks too formal. Black and navy is too dark in my opinion as well.

Thanks for the advice OTC!

The grey suit gives you perceived wisdom. Grey does that. You're a young guy and that's what you want. An older guy would wear navy to make himself look younger.

The yellow/blue striped tie will chisel away at the fullness in your face making you look thinner. The colors depict friendliness, trustworthiness, and energy. The blue shirt is a fair canvas to plant the tie on and the black belt/shoes will bring the whole picture back down to earth and allow you to show some respect to your interviewer.

No cologne.

Conservative watch.

Shine those shoes.

Get that tie knot right.

Make sure your socks match your pants.

post #2827 of 5374
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

And the back is short causing it to fall down. You have very erect posture with a prominent chest. Don't know what you paid, but it's tough to fix especialy in the chest


Many thanks for the reply OTC.  Can you help me out and tell me what you mean by the back is short?  Would moving down a size cause additional problems in the chest?

post #2828 of 5374
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Originally Posted by walkman View Post


Many thanks for the reply OTC.  Can you help me out and tell me what you mean by the back is short?  Would moving down a size cause additional problems in the chest?

I think I meant to say that the back is LONG, not short. Your actual back is shorter than your front. Consider the midline of your shoulders where your traps are. Travelling down the front of your body, there's more total length than going down the back of your body. It's from the erect-ness of your back posture. It's just a straighter line.

The jacket, however, is long in the back because the back part of it is cut for a longer back which you would find on someone with a more "normal" posture. In the pics you can see this. Just notice how the back seems to be longer than the front.

Moving down a size will definitely cause problems in the chest but the rest of it will fit altogether better. Your best bet is to try different brands on if you can to see which fits in the chest, shoulders, etc while needing the least amount of alterations work. Making the chest bigger isn't possible. Making it smaller is VERY work intensive and doesn't guarantee a great result. Shortening the back is more possible than anything involving chest/shoulders.

If you don't have the option of trying jackets on, you may want to go MTM.

The erect-ness in posture and prominence in your chest will make it very difficult and time consuming to find something that fits well off the rack.

post #2829 of 5374
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Originally Posted by katabatic View Post

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. 

 

The "divot" at your shoulder is probably from tightness across the blades which we can't tell for lack of a picture. It could also be pressed there. Wouldn't go down a size it'll make it worse.

post #2830 of 5374
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Originally Posted by IanE View Post

Hi,

 

I'm interested in what your suggestions are for this suit (36S J crew factory thompson) and blazer (36S BR tailored). I am 5' 7'', 143 pounds. Neither have been tailored, so the sleeves have to be shortened on both and the suits pants have to be hemmed for less of a break. Neither have been worn or steamed, hence some of the odd wrinkles. 

 

 

I just noticed that there is this odd wrinkle around the button. I think that appeared because the jacket is slightly pulled to the side. It isn't usually there.

 

 

Same reason why there is that odd wrinkle here.

 

 

 

Here you can see how it is pulled to the side/.

 

 

 

Thanks for any feedback on fit/possible alterations. 

did you cut the butt flaps opened yet?

post #2831 of 5374
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

The "divot" at your shoulder is probably from tightness across the blades which we can't tell for lack of a picture. It could also be pressed there. Wouldn't go down a size it'll make it worse.

 

Thanks - I couldn't get an over-the-shoulder shot of the back worth a damn :) It's actually much, much less noticeable when I don't have my other arm raised trying to take an awkward iPhone photo. I'll try to get a back photo, but I suspect you're right.  I'll see how it settles out after a few wearings. 

post #2832 of 5374
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

The grey suit gives you perceived wisdom. Grey does that. You're a young guy and that's what you want. An older guy would wear navy to make himself look younger.
The yellow/blue striped tie will chisel away at the fullness in your face making you look thinner. The colors depict friendliness, trustworthiness, and energy. The blue shirt is a fair canvas to plant the tie on and the black belt/shoes will bring the whole picture back down to earth and allow you to show some respect to your interviewer.
No cologne.
Conservative watch.
Shine those shoes.
Get that tie knot right.
Make sure your socks match your pants.
Thanks for all the advice, solid advice. Sometimes you tend to over think and you need a hand to reel you back in, you just did that for me.
Thank you!
Chris
post #2833 of 5374
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Originally Posted by PaaPanf View Post

did you cut the butt flaps opened yet?

Not yet, which is why (particularly on the second jacket) there is that weird fall at the back.

post #2834 of 5374

Question for the tailors,

 

does the p2p measurement of a jacket change once the waist has been suppressed? My tailor pinned the sides of my jacket, will this change the chest measurement? I forgot to ask him, It just occurred to me

post #2835 of 5374
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Originally Posted by amgwhip123 View Post

Question for the tailors,

 

does the p2p measurement of a jacket change once the waist has been suppressed? My tailor pinned the sides of my jacket, will this change the chest measurement? I forgot to ask him, It just occurred to me

It shouldn't unless the suppression is occuring in the chest area. When the side seams or center back seam are accessed and taken in, only the back measures p2p change. It can affect the total fit in the chest, however, especially if those seams are overworked. If it didn't change the chest fit when you were wearing it pinned up then the total chest fit should be the same when it's finished.

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