I see what you did there: cheeky!
For those who might be wondering, took them down to local tailor, a block from my office. Little old lady with russian accent who said she's been doing this her whole life. Some degree of communication problem but very pleasant.
She wasn't real optimistic about messing with the actual legs but she is going to take in the crotch and shorten a bit.
Charge is about 10 bucks per alteration. Seems very reasonable, and I'm very interested in seeing the end result.
I'm going to a casual outdoor wedding next month and am hoping to alter this suit for that. I lost some weight since I last wore this, so I'm trying to determine whether I can get it altered to fit. When I bought the suit a while ago, the tailor did some work on center seam between the shoulder blades to take it in a bit.
I know I need to either shorten the coat's sleeves or wear a longer shirt (the one in the pictures is a 16.5/32). I'm guessing I need to have the sides of the coat taken in and the pants shortened a bit. I'm wondering if they should be tapered too (they're perma-creased, if that matters).
I see the shirt is off-center in the first image- it just twisted when I was taking the pictures.
Thanks in advance....
amateur opinion alert! - wait for otctailor, but...that looks pretty bad, to me. jacket's too small up top, there's other weird stuff going on with the shoulders, the arms are too short, back of the pants is sagging...there are a lot of fit problems there before you start even thinking about fiddling with the cut. you might just want to try a different suit.
First Black Lapel suit. Excellent construction and details. Fit has some issues though. Keep in mind I am 6' and 148lbs.
What are people's impressions of fit, and of my alterations? I know this one needs work - see my comments below.
My thoughts on what's needed:
Shoulders - Minus .75 inches (right now they hang over my natural shoulders a decent amount - see exaggerated "V" shape in the shot from behind)
Chest - Minus .5 inches (back shot shows billowing)
Waist - Plus .75 inches (right now it's much too supressed)
Hips - Plus .5 inches
Sleeves - Minus .5 inches (right now I show no cuff on a shirt I consider well fitting)
Length - Plus .75 inches
Waist - Plus 1 inch (much too tight)
Rise - Plus .75 inches (too tight in the seat)
Like the others, trying internet MTM. I see a balance issue due to my erect posture and a need to lengthen the front. I also now realize that the reason it is hugging my hips like that is that I left the basting threads intact on the vents.
The shoulders feel pretty good and I like how the lapels are lying, but the jacket is too lose on my sides. I have space between my rib cage and the jacket under my arms. Does this indicate that the chest/back or the shoulders should be brought in?
Any suggestions on alterations are appreciated.
Need your help again. Just got this SC back from the tailor yesterday, he did a little waist supression, I still think that the chest looks a bit big... it's a 44, but if I go down one size my shoulders won't fit. Can it be fixed? Thanks in advance!
PS. I'm not wearing this, as I said got it back fromt he tailor so I just tried it on to get some pics to get some feedback.
I am completely new to tailoring, and also somewhat fresh to the odd jackets game. Anyhow, I snapped a L.B.M. 1911 sportscoat at 25% off at Bloomingdale's, which I now believe was done in too much of a rush. Any suggestions on this fit? Will it be worth the tailoring money (considering it's functional buttons etc.), or would I be better off returning it and find something else?
[Edit] Sorry for the absolutely horrific pictures, will update with proper ones as soon as possible.
I think I adhered to these rules...
Sorry for the repost, but I'm going on a trip to Europe in a few weeks for a wedding and would like to bring both suits. Can someone help? Sorry, I know they're not the greatest pictures, can't find my camera.
I've been waiting to make this post for awhile now.
Looking to get some great advice from everyone here.
The first suit I'm going to post (grey suit) I would like to know about what alterations I should consider in the jacket. I know the sleeves for sure, and am thinking about taking it in a bit. Any thoughts? I am also contemplating putting on a ticket pocket.
As for the pants, I obviously need them hemmed, I am thinking of doing a 2 inch cuff with little to no break. Thoughts?
For the second suit (blue suit) I am looking for suggestions on the jacket. It is not a great suit (Calvin Klein, before I found Styleforum), but I still think it likes good, and warrants a better fit.
Any additional suggestions would be much appreciated.