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post #3376 of 5151

Originally Posted by atoms View Post



I feel happy with this suit and just need another pair of eyes to make sure I'm not missing anything grand. I think shoulders could be narrower but it's still within reason, and that pants need to be about 0.5" shorter to remove a slight break in the back (note: I think my left pant leg got caught in the back of the shoe). I realize I don't have all the proper photos so your opinion based on the limitations of these two is valued. This is already back from the tailor where I had sleeves done, collar lowered, pants taken in at waist and hips, and pants hemmed. So I'm more or less happy with where it's at.

 

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No tailor here but in my humble opinion, looks great, dare I say 'perfect'!

post #3377 of 5151
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

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What's up with the asymmetrical darts in your shirt? It looks like the left one has about twice as much fabric pinched than the right one. puzzled.gif

Anyway, good luck with your KW suit. They rock. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3378 of 5151
My first MTM proper cloth shirt. I actually went in to get measured. Shirt has been washed once. ThoughtS?

It seems my shoulders are bit uneven and this causes some pulling on the right side - true? Is it me or does it look like there is too much bunched up material in the upper arms? Is the length too short - seems a bit on the short side...

I have their "fit guarantee" - what should I change to make it fit better?





post #3379 of 5151
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Originally Posted by MisterFu View Post

I can only imagine the difficulty in convincing people to dump the loops. That said, braces with trousers that still have belt loops is one of my biggest pet peeves (unless obscured by a waistcoat). The only thing worse is droopy suit pants caused by people who should be wearing braces. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

I've got another few pictures of a Kent Wang trial suit, just want to get a few things sorted before I get my order sent off.

First off, the jacket:












What needs fixing? Obviously the sleeves are a little long and the pitch slightly off, but what about the back? Is it too small around the waist? It certainly feels good at the front but the creases at the back suggest otherwise.
I am using this trial suit as a base for a shawl collar dinner jacket. I don't know how much different the fit will be if I take it down to one button, no vents.

The pants are somewhat more of a problem. The 32 waist was far too tight around the thighs and seat, these pictures show the 34. Quite loose now, especially at the waist. It it possible to offer any suggestions just from these examples?










The following photos are from the size down (32):










I would be very grateful for some advice. This is the first time I've had so much control over so many details with MTM so I'd love to do it right.
Please inbox me and I'll get to your specs in a bit.
post #3380 of 5151
To other new posters as well...plz inbox as I'm very busy with outbound work.
post #3381 of 5151

Hi, guys!

 

Do you think it's expensive to get blazers tailored? I am about to buy two jackets from Suit Supply, and I can already see that the sleeves end up being too long, so I am going to take it to the tailor to fix the sleeves, however the only problem is that the jackets have functional buttons. That means that I have to pay more for get it tailored. It will cost $78 pr jacket. Do you think that is too much? I live in Norway, so everything is bacially more expensive, but to compare with non-functional buttons, it "only" costs $68. So, is it worth to pay $78 for a $300 jacket?

post #3382 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Hi, guys!

 

Do you think it's expensive to get blazers tailored? I am about to buy two jackets from Suit Supply, and I can already see that the sleeves end up being too long, so I am going to take it to the tailor to fix the sleeves, however the only problem is that the jackets have functional buttons. That means that I have to pay more for get it tailored. It will cost $78 pr jacket. Do you think that is too much? I live in Norway, so everything is bacially more expensive, but to compare with non-functional buttons, it "only" costs $68. So, is it worth to pay $78 for a $300 jacket?

Better have a good tailor to shorten from the shoulder and shortening more than 1" may give a not so great result. Keep that in mind before purchasing.

post #3383 of 5151
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

Better have a good tailor to shorten from the shoulder and shortening more than 1" may give a not so great result. Keep that in mind before purchasing.

Oh, I thought of shortening the sleeves with 1.6''. I hope it doesn't end up very bad. 

post #3384 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Oh, I thought of shortening the sleeves with 1.6''. I hope it doesn't end up very bad. 

1.6 inches... lol, that's a rather exact amount, especially since you haven't even bought the jackets yet.
post #3385 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Oh, I thought of shortening the sleeves with 1.6''. I hope it doesn't end up very bad. 

It's risky.
post #3386 of 5151
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post


It's risky.

Should I return the jacket if I need to shorten it that much? I have too short arms, every jackets have always too long sleeves. 

post #3387 of 5151

How is the fit on this suit?  Is the fit alright or is it too long, or too big, or?  I need to hem pants, get the sleeves done, take off basting thread, etc.

Any advice gratefully appreciated!   

 

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post #3388 of 5151
^^^Actually, I think you are doing alright. Besides the sleeves being too long, your shirt sleeves are too long. The backs of the sleeves on the jacket are not too great but that is the only major issue. Should like quite good for OTR and minor adjustments in terms of fit.
post #3389 of 5151

^^^ Yeah, the shirt is a size too large.  I need to get the sleeves done, buttons sewn on, etc. I guess I can shorten it them. I have the option of getting surgeon cuffs on these sleeves, should I do it? or is that just dumb?  thanks for the reply, man.

post #3390 of 5151
You want the shirt sleeves to be there they will be before the jacket sleeves are done.
I don't know what surgeon's cuffs will run you but add it to the cost of the suit and does it seem worth it to you?
Surgeon's cuffs are nice when you have wicked fine button hole makers and it is nice when you have bespoke or MTM because it is 'for your arms only'
but I don't think they add so much that they should be a concern until you go beyond a certain level with all else. When going expensive, sure, when not, not worth it. But, hey, it is your suit.
I do not understand why some suit makers put them on for RTW. Makes life much more difficult to get a proper fit.

Also, if someone else chimes in I could see a statement about the jacket being too long but I would ignore that. I think you look right in it with your figure and the level of your pants.
Perhaps a cm shorter would be ideal but do not fret so much about it.
However, I would add not to get your pants done really short as it will throw off the balance. If you copy the favored flavor of the SF times to have your sock showing while standing, well, you are on your own. That look is downright awful for a grown man in a proper suit. Do I care for pants that are very long with an uber sized break? No. But looking like an older child who has outgrown his childhood suit but is still wearing it is not a look to aspire to just the same as the baggy and long look that makes one appear as if he is wearing his father's suit is plain wrong.
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