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post #3466 of 5202
Critique on these jeans? These are Levi's 521's, 30 by 32.





post #3467 of 5202
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Originally Posted by Mimosa View Post


Hi OTCtailor:

You are spot on with my body shape being a challenge with the front of my jackets. I usually have some bowing at the lapels the first go around and then the tailor has do their magic.

I assume the suggestions for "lengthening the front balance" would have to happen when ordering my next MTM? Or is there something my tailor could do try and get the front balance correct?

Best,

Mim

It happens next time

post #3468 of 5202
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Originally Posted by Bortelli View Post

Critique on these jeans? These are Levi's 521's, 30 by 32.





you don't usually see jeans in this thread but, well, they look fine.

post #3469 of 5202

I got my MTM suit in from Black Lapel today.  Was hoping for a critique.  I wanted to buy a more inexpensive but modern-fit suit to wear to social events, that I didn't have to worry about getting dirty.  The shoulders seem to stick out a little bit at the seam and I was worried the pants may be a little too short.

Thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

post #3470 of 5202
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Originally Posted by ilijancho View Post

Hello gentlemen,

 

I would really appreciate your feedback on the following suit. I know that the sleeves and the pants have to be shortened. My biggest concern is the area in front of the right arm pit, which looks off and I am not sure what kind of alterations might fix it. Thank you very much for the feedback

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I'm not a tailor, but you haven't gotten a lot of feedback so I'll post my amatuer opinion.

 

The first thing that I noticed about these photos is that the jacket has a very nice lapel roll and well-proportioned lapels. Who makes this suit?

 

Some would say that the shoulders are ever so slightly too wide. In my opinion they are fine. If this is custom, next time I would ask for slightly narrower. Maybe 1/4".

 

The sleeves are too long. Far too long. The standard advice is 1/4 to 1/2" of shirt cuff should be showing.

 

I'm not sure about the length of the jacket. Seems right from the back. Looks long from the front. Maybe you have the same short-arm-itis that I do.

 

The pants are too long for SF members. Most here prefer no break in the pants or a very slight break. Also, it looks like the pants could be slimmed a little. If, after slimming and shortening, there are still a lot of wrinkles in the back of the legs, the back rise may need to be adjusted.

post #3471 of 5202
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

I'm not a tailor, but you haven't gotten a lot of feedback so I'll post my amatuer opinion.

The first thing that I noticed about these photos is that the jacket has a very nice lapel roll and well-proportioned lapels. Who makes this suit?

Some would say that the shoulders are ever so slightly too wide. In my opinion they are fine. If this is custom, next time I would ask for slightly narrower. Maybe 1/4".

The sleeves are too long. Far too long. The standard advice is 1/4 to 1/2" of shirt cuff should be showing.

I'm not sure about the length of the jacket. Seems right from the back. Looks long from the front. Maybe you have the same short-arm-itis that I do.

The pants are too long for SF members. Most here prefer no break in the pants or a very slight break. Also, it looks like the pants could be slimmed a little. If, after slimming and shortening, there are still a lot of wrinkles in the back of the legs, the back rise may need to be adjusted.

Shoulders are a bit wide.
post #3472 of 5202
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Originally Posted by ugli View Post

I got my MTM suit in from Black Lapel today.  Was hoping for a critique.  I wanted to buy a more inexpensive but modern-fit suit to wear to social events, that I didn't have to worry about getting dirty.  The shoulders seem to stick out a little bit at the seam and I was worried the pants may be a little too short.

Thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

It needs to be pressed, first off. Pressing makes a lot of things look better esp when it's shipped from china.The shoulders are probably fine but it looks like a lack of chest width that's putting strain on the front of the garment when buttoned. There's excess fullness across the upper back. Trouser length is fine considering they're so narrow

post #3473 of 5202

with the grey pinstripe peak above, your problem lies in what looks like the jacket was not made right for your shoulders. You have sloping and forward hunching shoulders. Your arms hang forward as well. The crease of cloth below your armpit is caused by the sloping and hunching collapsing the cloth around your chest. The shoulders could be the right width but wrong slope. Maybe they're a bit wide. Also, yes, the sleeves are too long. The jacket is ok but could lose some length. The trousers aren't right at the seat. Too tight there and maybe the seat angle is too high. Slimming the legs is preference more than anything else but if you're going for slim, it's a good idea. Definitely way too long. 

Was this made for you by an MTM maker? Was it RTW or originally someone else's?

post #3474 of 5202

I thrifted this jacket a few months ago.  This is my first time wearing it.  It feels fine when I stand with my arms by my side, but there is a tightness in the upper bicep and across the middle of the back when I raise my hands.  As a teacher and New Yorker, I raise my arms often to write on the board and hold on to the pole on the train.  I think the tightness may be caused by the high armholes or the shoulders being a bit too wide.  I'm not a 100% sure obviously otherwise I wouldn't be here.  Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

 

 

 

post #3475 of 5202
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

I thrifted this jacket a few months ago.  This is my first time wearing it.  It feels fine when I stand with my arms by my side, but there is a tightness in the upper bicep and across the middle of the back when I raise my hands.  As a teacher and New Yorker, I raise my arms often to write on the board and hold on to the pole on the train.  I think the tightness may be caused by the high armholes or the shoulders being a bit too wide.  I'm not a 100% sure obviously otherwise I wouldn't be here.  Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

 

 

 

Nice thrift. The only seersucker you find in the thrift around here is 40 years old made from polyester and coffee/pee stained.

 

It could be a combination of several factors. High armholes usually help in movement but if the button stance is higher, and it looks a little high, then it can bind especially when buttoned. If the shoulders are too wide, that can compound the problem because then the chest and back is too full which results in a probable lower armhole for the bigger size person. The lower armhole restricts movement. Those armholes don't look that low so who knows? It may have been altered in the chest with the sleeve stretched over to fit a smaller armhole circumference. That's a long shot, tho. Most tailors don't like to do that. Lastly, the balance looks long so that could be part of the issue as well. It looks like it's falling down your back a bit.

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As usual, can't do much about the lighting until we get a better camera. Excuse the bare feet, actually changing in to sports clothes and asked my lady to snap these on the go.

 

What would you have done about the rear? You messaged me about the pelvic tilt, but what do you think I should tell Luxire to do? 

 

Lower the waistband .25", take .5" off the seat?

post #3477 of 5202

It's not as simple as that, unfortunately. Have you been in conversation with them perhaps with pics like these or with pics of yourself in boxer briefs so they can see your body? It's a slew of computerized pattern adjustments these days. It goes beyond little linear adjustments.

post #3478 of 5202
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

It's not as simple as that, unfortunately. Have you been in conversation with them perhaps with pics like these or with pics of yourself in boxer briefs so they can see your body? It's a slew of computerized pattern adjustments these days. It goes beyond little linear adjustments.

Not yet. I wanted to come here first so I had some suggestions.

post #3479 of 5202

Feedback on my MTM suit would be very much appreciated. The break on the trousers is actually fine, I just hadn't pulled them up and done up the side tabs here. I'm wondering about the front length. Length from the back looks spot on, but it's 1cm shorter than my usual coats, so perhaps it runs a touch short in the front.

 

 

 

post #3480 of 5202

I wouldn't give feedback but I will say, why did you stand in the shade with the sun right there? Nobody can critique that.

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