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post #3436 of 5226
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Fit looks very, very good, although the sleeves (particularly the right one) look a touch short for my tastes. And I assume you don't plant on wearing those shoes with the suit, right? tongue.gif


Maybe my posture is slanted, making one sleeve shorter. I thought medium brown was ok with dark navy, perhaps I shall go darker on the shoes. Thanks for the feedback.

post #3437 of 5226
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Originally Posted by dunivan View Post

General tailor question - I have a 44 R or S (no label) Hickey suit, I got it from my dad, and the pattern is pretty trad (gray), I am a 40S, I am wondering if a tailor can bring the jacket in that much. Generally, I read that 1 size is about max - so a 42, if the same applies to the pans that puts me at a 42/36 - which is too big. 

Since this thread has the collective tailor power of a cottage industry, I'm hoping i can get a realistic idea of what can be done prior to bringing it to a tailor to get laughed at.

Thanks in advance,
I looked up the thread after the post above. I never thought to wear a vest with jeans...??? Who would do that? Just wear the jacket ...
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Lol, no, hadn't seen that thread but it looks like a doozy. Just wear the vest with your suit for very formal/special occasions, or in particularly cold weather. smile.gif
post #3438 of 5226
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Originally Posted by ScottMC View Post


I thought medium brown was ok with dark navy, perhaps I shall go darker on the shoes. Thanks for the feedback.

It's not the color of the shoes that's the problem, it's the style. Most around here will say that a suit requires lace-up shoes, and socks. Depending on the setting, though, I'm sure those shoes would be fine in the "real world" if you're happy with the look.
post #3439 of 5226

I would be happy with either the grey OTR or navy MTM, but the MTM is especially impressive from the front.  It's cut more closely to the torso above and below the waist for a custom fitted look.  The shoulders also look slightly trimmer.  I'm not a tailor, but I do own a grey Anthony model RLBL suit.  I wouldn't touch the buttoning point on the navy MTM (and this is coming from someone who has a strong aversion to higher buttoning points).  It's a classic low RLBL.  Any lower and it would look too 1980s and throw off the balance of the garment.  

 

You may want to clean the back of both jackets above the vents, where they wrinkle.  This is an alteration that must be done lightly and carefully on a RLBL to preserve the lean look from the front and its elegant waist suppression.  What's the size of the OTR jacket?

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Originally Posted by jcep View Post

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Hello gentlemen.

Please pardon the photo quality in advance. I am not really a photo enthusiast (Read: I lack the SLR Pro and Tripod) and I don't really have friends I am comfortable asking for a small fashion photoshoot (maybe I need different friends haha?). My question only concerns the button stance on a RLBL MTM commission that I had made for the MTM even (i.e. same cost as OTR). My jacket came in with a higher button stance than requested and I have been offered to do one of the following:

-Keep the jacket I have (I am not sure if it actually may look better than the lower button stance b/c my chest is about as wide as my hips)
-Change the jacket for an OTR model in the same cloth (first time trying the MTM with them so purposely tried a fabric so I could swap it if this happened)
-Get the jacket recut with a lower button stance (I am a bit concerned that a) it will take forever b) they will mess something else up since they'll give me another block pattern that may not fit me as well)

Any thoughts? Is my lower body relevant to decide this? I'll bite the bullet and just ask someone to take a pic if so.
Look forward to your thoughts and any recommendation for an alterations tailor in Manhattan or Brooklyn that can take a look in person as I think I'd prefer that but have no idea who I'd go to. I have read the recommendations for pepino and have gone to wilfred (ruined pants for me) but I don't have the kind of cash it takes to mess up a suit and chalk it up to a data point on my suiting experience so if anyone has someone that's reliable and not against a younger slimmer fit I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks in advance for the pearls of wisdom/suggestions.

Jcep
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Two tailor-related questions for the experts. First, I have a handful of custom shirts but the sleeves are too baggy so I want to get them taken in a bit. This seems like a pretty straightforward task, but I wanted to check to see if this was something that would require a more seasoned menswear tailor versus a decent dry cleaner tailor. Second, how much should this cost?
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post #3442 of 5226
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Originally Posted by Hotel Guy View Post

Two tailor-related questions for the experts. First, I have a handful of custom shirts but the sleeves are too baggy so I want to get them taken in a bit. This seems like a pretty straightforward task, but I wanted to check to see if this was something that would require a more seasoned menswear tailor versus a decent dry cleaner tailor. Second, how much should this cost?

I'd go to a tailor with this because a dry cleaner may not do it correctly. It should be done through the elbow seam which requires taking the lining apart at the armhole...at least that's how I'd do it.

Cost depends on the tailor of course but not super expensive. Will be more if the whole vent has to be remade.

post #3443 of 5226

Gentlemen, should I assume my suit does not need any alterations?

post #3444 of 5226
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Originally Posted by ilijancho View Post

Gentlemen, should I assume my suit does not need any alterations?
Waiting sucks, doesn't it? I'd love feedback on mine, too. But the tailors have jobs and lives and sometimes there can be a bit of a wait before replies.

As for yours, it looks pretty good to me (excellent pics, by the way, I'm jealous of the quality.) Your sleeves are too long, there's no room to see the shirt cuff. And I'm assuming the pants aren't hemmed yet, because that's a hge break. Other than that, my eye doesn't pic out a whole lot, I think you're stuck waiting for the tailors to have time, just like the rest of us. Sorry!
post #3445 of 5226
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSox View Post

I would be happy with either the grey OTR or navy MTM, but the MTM is especially impressive from the front.  It's cut more closely to the torso above and below the waist for a custom fitted look.  The shoulders also look slightly trimmer.  I'm not a tailor, but I do own a grey Anthony model RLBL suit.  I wouldn't touch the buttoning point on the navy MTM (and this is coming from someone who has a strong aversion to higher buttoning points).  It's a classic low RLBL.  Any lower and it would look too 1980s and throw off the balance of the garment.  

You may want to clean the back of both jackets above the vents, where they wrinkle.  This is an alteration that must be done lightly and carefully on a RLBL to preserve the lean look from the front and its elegant waist suppression.  What's the size of the OTR jacket?

Appreciate your thoughts CrimsonSox. The OTR is a 38R. I fit nearly perfectly in the RLBL jackets I went MtM because I dont have enough space in the seat of the pants. I also requested to get the pants from the new model (forgot the name) as these have two darts in the seat as opposed to a single one.

Other than than the pants not much was changed on the MtM other than sleeves (shorter) and the buttoning point (about 1/4 in. higher than the one on the OTR grey as measured from the shoulder seam on the trapezius).

If you are considering it for yourself, I'd say I'm happy with the suit just not content with the quality of the alterations done at the mansion so you may want to make sure to take it to a tailor that can adjust the end product in a way that keeps the overall aesthetic but minimizes the wrinkling/pulling.
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Send a Private Message to OTCtailor, it's easier to get an answer. 

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Thanks tggibbs. Sorry for being impatient. You are correct that the pants were unhemmed and sleeves were too long. As regards the pictures I bounced a flash off the ceiling. 

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Thanks for the helpful tip Jcep -- I'll have to be careful about the alterations tailor that I use.  Both suits look great, and I love the lean fit of the navy MTM. 

post #3449 of 5226
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Recent Kent Wang MTM suit:





Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the fit, but I welcome other opinions and suggestions for possible tailoring to this suit as well as adjustments to future MTM suits.

Any comments?
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So if I found a jacket that fits me perfectly everywhere but around my arms, is it possible to widen the diameter of the arm hole?
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