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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions - Page 216post #3226 of 41815/1/13 at 5:16pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #3227 of 41815/1/13 at 5:28pmQuote:
Oh, I see. If an independent tailor opens it up and finds a lack of fabric, I can't then return it to Brooks Brothers.
I could take it in to the San Francisco Brooks Brothers location. Would that be a better idea, considering the risk of using an independent tailor? That is, if BB opens it up and finds no extra fabric, would they still then accept a return?post #3228 of 41815/1/13 at 6:56pm
Long time lurker, first time poster. But I recently got into the custom-made clothing game and I got a batch of "slim" fitting shirts made and I'm wondering if I should have them altered.
This was just sort of a test batch, to get a fit down. Consisted of some whites, blues and (don't ask me why, but it actually turned out quite attractive) grey shirt. I get any alterations I want gratis until I iron down a fit, so it's just a matter of deciding whether I want to have my shirts out of rotation for a couple of weeks.
Here are my main concerns:
Are my sleeves too long, could I shave 1/2 inch?
Is the chest too small for me? You'll notice some shadows from the pull on the button immediately above my chest and on all of these I "am definitely aware of the small size of my armholes," as someone in another thread put it.
Could I take the abdominal in 1/2 to 1 full inch?
Finally, how much slack am I looking for in my cuffs (no watch)? I tried to get a picture of that but it's pretty hard to do one-handed.
Here are the sleeves with the cuff open.
Cuffs closed again and arm bentpost #3229 of 41815/1/13 at 7:16pmQuote:Originally Posted by CalGuy13
Here's some photos of my new Brooks Brothers Madison suit (it's the more modern model, with side vents and plain front pants). It's a 40R, which I thought would work since I tried on a 40R Madison in a BB store, but I think I may need to step up to a 41R. The waist feels a bit tight.*
- My shirt sleeves are too long, so don't judge the length of the coat's sleeves in comparison to the shirt alone.
- I took the photos on my roof because of poor lighting inside, but the angles made the photos pretty dark. I attempted to brighten the photos a bit.
- The pants are currently pretty tight. I could fasten them, but only just barely. Letting them out an inch will probably be sufficient.
Let me know if this is worth keeping, or if I should exchange it for a 41R. If I should keep it, what alterations does it need?
Thanks for any help you can provide!
*As an aside, I'm terribly embarrassed by this. I gained 30lbs during my college years---I was 5'10"/155lbs, and now I'm 185lbs.
shorten the pants and the loosen the midsection of your jacket.post #3230 of 41815/1/13 at 7:25pmQuote:Originally Posted by CalGuy13Quote:Oh, I see. If an independent tailor opens it up and finds a lack of fabric, I can't then return it to Brooks Brothers.
I could take it in to the San Francisco Brooks Brothers location. Would that be a better idea, considering the risk of using an independent tailor? That is, if BB opens it up and finds no extra fabric, would they still then accept a return?
I'm not sure. They would be able to confirm their policy on this.post #3231 of 41815/2/13 at 2:28amQuote:Originally Posted by kylepw
Just got my first online MTM suit purchased at Black Lapel. Would appreciate any comments/alteration suggestions. Two things that I wondered was: 1) Are pants a little too short and could lengthen 1/4" or so? 2) Small gap in right side of collar. Is this the suit or just my posture? 3) Is the jacket slightly short?
Nice fit but as you mentioned I noticed the gap. Also, when it comes to the trousers, it seems the back is "sagging" (for a lack of a better term). Seems to be common.post #3232 of 41815/2/13 at 2:31amQuote:Originally Posted by togglebutton
I'm just about to place a new order for a mtm suit. My first suit turned out fairly well however i would like to make some small adjustments to measurement for my new suit.
This is the fit of my first suit.
This is a close up of the collar. Ideally, i would like my jacket to be able to cover my collar tips. There is minor gapping between the collar of the jacket and my shirt. Is there any immediate adjustments i can make to my measurements that can remedy the situation for my future suit? possibly increasing my chest measurement size by half an inch?
Ideally, i would like my jacket to fit like below, where the collar is tucked deeply under the jacket.
Lastly, what measurement(s) directly increases the size of the front jacket flap? Correct me if i'm wrong but i figured, if the highlight area (on both sides) was a little bit bigger, it would be able minimize the gap between the collars.
Very nice. What company?post #3233 of 41815/2/13 at 1:00pmQuote:
Thanks for the feedback. I did notice that with the sleeve and will look into it, the jacket sleeves at least measure the same to me. If anyone else has any comments it would help me a lot!post #3234 of 41815/3/13 at 8:52ampost #3235 of 41815/3/13 at 9:13am^^^^
Is that already altered? Pants, obviously, way too long. Cuff opening might be small but maybe that is remedied with shortening.
Back looks decent. You have the folds/wrinkles top of rear of sleeve.
Shoulders maybe a bit too wide for you.I cannot say for sure but that goes with the collar looking too large.post #3236 of 41815/3/13 at 10:41ampost #3237 of 41815/3/13 at 8:23pm
Question to tailors,
When tapering trousers from the knee down, is it possible to save the fabric in order to let them out in the future if the trends change, or i want a wider pant? I currently bought a suit, 8.5 inch leg opening, I want it to be 8 Inch, since my shoe size is small, size 8.
Also, is there any rule regarding the leg opening width & shoe size?post #3238 of 41815/4/13 at 6:23am
I’m a dutch guy in begin twenties. I would like to get some advice what jacket length looks best one me.
I have bought a couple of different jacket lengths to see what fits the best.
My problem is that my torso is short in comparison with my limbs (arms an legs) and especially my arms are very long for my body. My length is 6 feet and 1 inch. When I wear a length size it almost feels like I’m wearing a robe (picture4).
Should I neglect the position of my hands in respect to the hem of the jacket because of my long arms?
Long story short ;)… I have taken 4 pictures what do you think looks best?
Edited by dijor - 5/6/13 at 1:38pmpost #3239 of 41815/4/13 at 6:38am^^^^
#1 is awful.
#2 is not terrible even considering where it ends against your hand.
If your torso and arm proportions are as you say, that would be the explanation.
#3 maybe because the sleeves are so short, you are standing oddly with your legs together and I don't like the jacket, itself,
but I just do not like the whole vibe.
#4.Maybe a bit long but also not terrible.
In short, I would measure #s 2 and 4 for jacket length and go with something in between.
And if you are going to tell me anything about how you like #1, then there is nothing to discuss, you just want a mod boy
shorty, shorty jacket.post #3240 of 41815/4/13 at 6:51am
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