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post #3196 of 5378

Hi all,

 

Could anyone help critique a suit I received from Black Lapel? 

The first 3 pictures were about 5 feet away.

I'm worried about the collar so I took close-up pictures of the collar as well.

If I need to fix it, is it something that can be done easily by the tailor?

 

Thanks for all the help! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #3197 of 5378
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shcshc11 View Post

Hi all,

Could anyone help critique a suit I received from Black Lapel? 
The first 3 pictures were about 5 feet away.


I'm worried about the collar so I took close-up pictures of the collar as well.
If I need to fix it, is it something that can be done easily by the tailor?

Thanks for all the help! 

Dress shoes and button your top button. I'm not a tailor, but if you want good feedback, follow the instructions on the first page of the thread. I don't want to come off rude, but I'd rather let you know now than you wait for one to respond only for them to tell you that and a few days have gone by and you still don't have good feedback.
post #3198 of 5378

Just joined the forum and really: it's a God-send. Lots of great advice.

 

I'm not super sure about the rules in posting for advice regarding a suit, so let me know if you have any questions. I got this suit at a thrift shop for a "Mad Men" party but it fit weirdly well. Would you wear this to work? I work at a law firm so I'm not sure if it would look totally bizarre.

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The suit label says "Cricketeer" and looks similar to the label here but it says "Brown's Minneapolis." I've found info here on the suit -- but I'm more concerned about how the thing looks. Better pictures are here. The back is kind of a mess I think.

 

Here's the pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by chrishhh - 4/27/13 at 8:34pm
post #3199 of 5378
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Originally Posted by chrishhh View Post

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Just joined the forum and really: it's a God-send. Lots of great advice.

I'm not super sure about the rules in posting for advice regarding a suit, so let me know if you have any questions. I got this suit at a thrift shop for a "Mad Men" party but it fit weirdly well. Would you wear this to work? I work at a law firm so I'm not sure if it would look totally bizarre.
"
The suit label says "Cricketeer" and looks similar to the label here but it says "Brown's Minneapolis." I've found info here on the suit -- but I'm more concerned about how the thing looks. Better pictures are here. The back is kind of a mess I think.

Here's the pictures:























Sorry to say it, but that's a pretty terribly fitting jacket. Looks like you have an extremely dropped shoulder or slight scoliosis which is wreaking havoc with the back of the jacket. Also, get some new jeans and shoes, and please don't button the bottom button of your suit jacket.smile.gif

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Edited by Flyswatter - 4/28/13 at 10:54am
post #3200 of 5378
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shcshc11 View Post

Hi all,

 

Could anyone help critique a suit I received from Black Lapel? 

The first 3 pictures were about 5 feet away.

I'm worried about the collar so I took close-up pictures of the collar as well.

If I need to fix it, is it something that can be done easily by the tailor?

 

Thanks for all the help! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reply to Robrechter:

 

Thanks for the advice.

Should I still button the top button of the shirt if I intend to leave it open most of the time?
Wouldn't buttoning it ''skew'' the looks if its intentions are business casual?

 

Thanks

post #3201 of 5378
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrishhh View Post

Just joined the forum and really: it's a God-send. Lots of great advice.

I'm not super sure about the rules in posting for advice regarding a suit, so let me know if you have any questions. I got this suit at a thrift shop for a "Mad Men" party but it fit weirdly well. Would you wear this to work? I work at a law firm so I'm not sure if it would look totally bizarre.
"
The suit label says "Cricketeer" and looks similar to the label here but it says "Brown's Minneapolis." I've found info here on the suit -- but I'm more concerned about how the thing looks. Better pictures are here. The back is kind of a mess I think.

Here's the pictures:






















this thing is a mess. I don't think it can be any fix. Ask me what is not wrong with this jacket.
post #3202 of 5378
Terrible jacket. Send it back to Salvation Army or burn it. It's not Mad Men, it's more like Rab C Nesbitt.
post #3203 of 5378

Hi everyone, please critique my Thick As Thieves House Cut Suit.

Please note that the house cut is meant to have skinny lapels and the jacket length is meant to be 2 inches shorter than usual.

I'm not sure why the back is crunching up like that, is this normal? These pictures are after having the suit jacket and pants pressed and worn to an interview. Also, I am thinking about taking in the sides a little. What's your opinion on this?


Edited by wohwoh - 4/29/13 at 7:38pm
post #3204 of 5378
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Sorry to say it, but that's a pretty terribly fitting jacket. Looks like you have an extremely dropped shoulder or slight scoliosis which is wreaking havoc with the back of the jacket. Also, get some new jeans and shoes, and please don't button the bottom button of your suit jacket.smile.gif

Welcome to StyleForum.smile.gif

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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

this thing is a mess. I don't think it can be any fix. Ask me what is not wrong with this jacket.

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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Terrible jacket. Send it back to Salvation Army or burn it. It's not Mad Men, it's more like Rab C Nesbitt.

which one of you is a tailor, again?
post #3205 of 5378
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shcshc11 View Post

Reply to Robrechter:

Thanks for the advice.
Should I still button the top button of the shirt if I intend to leave it open most of the time?

Wouldn't buttoning it ''skew'' the looks if its intentions are business casual?

Thanks

It's about how the suit jacket interacts with the shirt. Cuffs and collars should be buttoned. Also, if you don't plan to ever button it/wear a tie, consider button down collar for a cleaner look. Shoes is to make sure pants are breaking properly.
post #3206 of 5378
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shcshc11 View Post

Hi all,

Could anyone help critique a suit I received from Black Lapel? 
The first 3 pictures were about 5 feet away.


I'm worried about the collar so I took close-up pictures of the collar as well.
If I need to fix it, is it something that can be done easily by the tailor?

Thanks for all the help! 






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You look to need a shorter front balance and longer back balance, or a change in the balance point to pull the jacket forward. You have such a strong rounded upper back or so it appears along with head forward posture that this is the issue. A skilled tailor can square the front balance which will require a collar recut but the back balance cant be lengthened at that point on a finished jacket which only half fixes the problem....or you can see if BL has a remake option.
post #3207 of 5378
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Originally Posted by chrishhh View Post

Just joined the forum and really: it's a God-send. Lots of great advice.

I'm not super sure about the rules in posting for advice regarding a suit, so let me know if you have any questions. I got this suit at a thrift shop for a "Mad Men" party but it fit weirdly well. Would you wear this to work? I work at a law firm so I'm not sure if it would look totally bizarre.
"
The suit label says "Cricketeer" and looks similar to the label here but it says "Brown's Minneapolis." I've found info here on the suit -- but I'm more concerned about how the thing looks. Better pictures are here. The back is kind of a mess I think.

Here's the pictures:























I would say it needs shorter back balance to prevent the gaping vent but it looks like that operation was already done but I dk. There is an issue with the collar can't really tell what it is. It may also have been taken in at the cb seam and possibly overworked there. The cb seam looks blown out. Did you steam it?

The bare minimum is get the shoulder to shoulder balance fixed. Padding on the right side. Then u get the right sleeve lengthened. Have a tailor look at the vent area. It can always be improved no matter what these knuckleheads say in the thread and if you really like it, Sink a few bucks into it...why not?
Better to do it and maybe find out that it wasn't the best option than to toss it and regret never doing it.

But you are a lawyer or well on your way so don't tarry too long in that world....


And to all you "knuckleheads"....I mean it in the nicest way smile.gif
post #3208 of 5378
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post



which one of you is a tailor, again?

Don't have to be a tailor to see that that jacket is all kinds of messed-up. wink.gif But I see your point and agree with you: this thread is degraded when "knucklehead" non-tailors such as myself throw our 2 cents into the mix. From this point onward I will cease commenting on other members' pictures in this thread. nod[1].gif
post #3209 of 5378
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

this thing is a mess. I don't think it can be any fix. Ask me what is not wrong with this jacket.



The back of the jacket's messed up, misaligned even.
post #3210 of 5378
Question to the tailors-

I dropped a jacket for alteration at a tailor I have never used before. This tailor has very good reputation in Sydney.
They way he measured me and pinned the jacket is completely different to my other tailor. He only used 1 pin each sides and 1 pin each sleeves and just used chalk mark for sleeve length . Other tailor would use 3/4 pins each sides few pins on the center back seam and 3 pins on each sides of sleeve and 1 pin for shortening of the sleeves and 1 extra pin at the end of the sleeves for that perfect tapering.
Now I am just worried this new tailor may not to able to alter the jacket to my liking as he simply didn't take enough measurements. I am a stick (36 chest with 27 waist) and I need some serious alteration for a jacket to fit perfectly. He seemed like against a slim fully fitted look ! Can anyone shed any light on what is best way to mark a jacket for alteration.

Also I am 5'9.5" and most of my jackets are 29" to 30" this jacket is 30.2". And I feel it looks 1/2 inch too long. What is the perfect length jacket for guys at my height ?
I was wearing a jacket today that was 29" and the tailor said my jacket should've been 30" minimum.

Thanks in advance.
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