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.
well, need to see the result to be able to tell. There is no perfect length, it's more of a personal preference without disturb the front balance (especially relative to the pocket). I am 5'7" and I like my jacket (BOC) to be at least 29", BBBF or Thomas Brown would have it shorter, but I personally don't like it.