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post #3046 of 4789
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


I'm not a tailor, but I don't think the shirt sleeves need to be slimmed at all; it looks good as is. Your feet look disproportionately huge. And I don't think the pants should be slimmed, either. Just shortened a bit. The painted-on look ain't a good one, bro. laugh.gif

Fair enough, all I was talking about was maybe .5-1cm off in the upper arm.

 

Feet look huge due to the dodgy photo, using a leaning mirror and poor angles. I'm actually only a size 8UK :D

 

Pants really do feel very baggy in certain points, the lower thighs and calf especially. It was hard to photograph how baggy they are. I believe good fitting pants should compliment and silhouette your legs, without being too tight of course. Agree on the shortening of the length, I'll be adding a cuff and changing up the hem to deal with that.

post #3047 of 4789
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Fair enough, all I was talking about was maybe .5-1cm off in the upper arm.

 

Feet look huge due to the dodgy photo, using a leaning mirror and poor angles. I'm actually only a size 8UK :D

 

Pants really do feel very baggy in certain points, the lower thighs and calf especially. It was hard to photograph how baggy they are. I believe good fitting pants should compliment and silhouette your legs, without being too tight of course. Agree on the shortening of the length, I'll be adding a cuff and changing up the hem to deal with that.

from pics I'd also say kep the shirt as it is! it fits you perfectly.

 

The trousairs from what I can see, they're way to long but I'd not slimmer them up. I like also skinny trousairs but more than that it gets unconfortable to wear :) 

post #3048 of 4789

Gentlemen,

 

This suit jacket's fit has several problems, but I'm interested in your take on the sleeves:

 

 

 

 

 

There is significantly more wrinkling on the right than on the left. It's not from a particular pose. Any ideas on might be the cause of this? Many thanks

post #3049 of 4789


can this cotton sportcoat be altered to look/feel more casual by just removing the shoulder pads and taking in the shoulders a bit to compensate?
has anyone tried something like that?
difficult to get good results?
even if possible, is it going to be cost prohibitive?
post #3050 of 4789
It's look as casual as it should, IMO. All you need to do is shorten the sleeves a tad.
post #3051 of 4789

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AFTER: I had the pant leg tapered a few weeks ago, but i think i want to have them widened just a little bit. Thought?

 

 

post #3052 of 4789
I'm afraid your tailor has overestimated his ability to work magic. The proportions of the jacket are off, including pocket placement, and the newly closed quarters are not an improvement. I do think that the shorter length is better for overall proportions, though.

EDIT: If you can tuck the pocket flaps, try that to see if it looks better with besom pockets.
post #3053 of 4789
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AFTER: I had the pant leg tapered a few weeks ago, but i think i want to have them widened just a little bit. Thought?

 

It definitely looks better than it did. Yes the proportions are off but it looks pretty good despite that. Maybe not "sf approved" but who cares what sf thinks? You won't get it much better than that is what I'm trying to say no matter how much we pick it apart on the forum. Go and wear your suit proudly and save your money for a nice custom job down the road. You look better than 95% of the guys out there.
post #3054 of 4789
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I'm afraid your tailor has overestimated his ability to work magic. The proportions of the jacket are off, including pocket placement, and the newly closed quarters are not an improvement. I do think that the shorter length is better for overall proportions, though.

EDIT: If you can tuck the pocket flaps, try that to see if it looks better with besom pockets.

+1. Hardly an improvement. A change, for sure, but not necessarily for the better. The completely closed quarters look horrible, and only accentuate the too tight chest and gaping lapels. The ridiculously structured/pointy shoulders aren't helping matters, either. Just one more example of how buying used suits on eBay rarely results in a positive outcome. Unless you're willing to accept drastically sub-par fit, I'd consider that suit a write-off and an expensive lesson.
post #3055 of 4789
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post #3056 of 4789
Buying online without trying on first is a recipe for disaster, yes. However, that suit definitely has been improved, and the chest tightness would almost disappear if the vest were removed. The collar area still needs work.
post #3057 of 4789
Hi,

this is RTW suit (Massimo Dutti, 46 Italian) which was taken to proper tailor for some alterations... This one is probably one of my better fitting suits for now, I will post others to be challenged... I plan to go for bespoke and would like to use this suit as a reference

From the back I see issues with quite strong padding which falls off the shoulders, not very clean on back (smth like waist lower than should be, right ? ) .. very interested in your comments on length of the coat, button stance, and any other critical comments / suggestions..



post #3058 of 4789

Looks like your tailor took in the waist too much. Can't comment on everything else.

post #3059 of 4789
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Originally Posted by OIx View Post

Hi,

this is RTW suit (Massimo Dutti, 46 Italian) which was taken to proper tailor for some alterations... This one is probably one of my better fitting suits for now, I will post others to be challenged... I plan to go for bespoke and
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I am not a tailor, but have exactly the same issue with the pants sagging at the back. All tailors know how to solve this but its more involved than slim fitting (although for me that helps): fabric is removed (tightened?) from a pretty odd place (beneath the seat?) and it tightens everything up. Intuitively I'd shorten the seat from the waistline, but thats not what happens. It costs me around $120 to have it done well, which includes a slim fit. I have every pair of pants off the peg altered.

It would be useful to have this set of alterations technically described by an expert, but I think fabric is removed/fitted beneath the seat (or 'rise')
Edited by Hacking jacket - 4/5/13 at 1:56am
post #3060 of 4789

This is my first suit, a wool Jcrew Ludlow. Looking to see what can be done to improve the fit, as I am a very tall and skinny guy. I'm pretty new to the whole suiting thing, so criticise this fit as much as possible. This is pre tailoring. If anyone knows of any recommended tailors in Portland, Maine that would be much appreciated. Thank you for the feedback and I apologize for the phone pictures. 

 

 

 

 

 

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