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post #3556 of 5092
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

It's on the short side but it does cover your rear, so if the shorter length works for your proportions, it's fine. By looking at your pics, I'd say a longer jacket could make you look short-legged.

Thanks very much for the feedback. This is exactly what I was hoping to hear, but of course didn't want to say so and risk influencing one's opinion.

This is a recent MTM suit that overall I think fits really well. I posted the pics in some other threads and received very positive feedback, but became a bit discouraged when a few posters mentioned the jacket looks short, which I had already been thinking. The jacket actually turned out to be a half inch shorter than specified--it measures 31" from the top of the collar down the back seam to the bottom of the jacket. For reference, I am 5'10", 190 lbs, and in general, I would say I have a relatively long torso and shorter legs, which are also on the thicker side from weightlifting. So I would agree that a longer jacket could make my legs look short. That said, I prefer classical proportions and hate the overly tight, narrow lapel, short jacket "fashion" suits that are currently popular. I think 1 cm longer than the jacket pictured would be ideal for me, but I'll try to live happily with this one as is. smile.gif

Thanks again for the feedback!
post #3557 of 5092
As a follow-up to the discussion above on my jacket length, here are some more pics I snapped. (The previous ones were taken from waist level, which might have been throwing-off the perspective.)

These aren't the greatest pics, either, but I appreciate any more comments on the jacket length or any other aspect of fit. smile.gif Ignore the cuff/break, as the pants have not been hemmed yet and are just rolled-up for the pics.




Edited by Flyswatter - 7/13/13 at 4:13am
post #3558 of 5092

Balance and proportion are perfect, IMO. Perhaps I'd have preferred more extended shoulders together with a narrower sleeve opening, but other than that it looks good.

post #3559 of 5092
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Balance and proportion are perfect, IMO. Perhaps I'd have preferred more extended shoulders together with a narrower sleeve opening, but other than that it looks good.

Agree on above. Jacket length is style preference imo. I would prefer slight wider shoulders as well, but the fit looks good.
post #3560 of 5092
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

As a follow-up to the discussion above on my jacket length, here are some more pics I snapped. (The previous ones were taken from waist level, which might have been throwing-off the perspective.)

These aren't the greatest pics, either, but I appreciate any more comments on the jacket length or any other aspect of fit. smile.gif Ignore the cuff/break, as the pants have not been hemmed yet and are just rolled-up for the pics.



Everything does look pretty good here. Yes, you would benefit slightly from a slightly narrower sleeve opening but that is a small thing. Shoulder fit is alright as well. With the slope of your shoulders, I see why you may prefer or have gotten that slightly narrow fit. On the jacket length, it's my opinion that it does look fine. Could go no shorter. Could go up to 3/4 inch longer without really disturbing proportion. If you go with a future commission, your thoughts on 1/2" longer would be absolutely acceptable.

post #3561 of 5092

OTCtailor, don't you think that sloping shoulders are more suitable for extension? It seems to me that as long as there's not much padding, it would look more natural than on someone with square shoulders.

post #3562 of 5092
Flyswatter, it looks better in the latter pics.
post #3563 of 5092
Gentlemen, thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear the length and proportions look better in the second set of pics. As for the shoulders, point taken, but I'm very happy with them as they are. smile.gif
post #3564 of 5092

Posting here before I complete my next order. Quoted myself from the KW page.

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Figured I'd post my blazer after the tailor. The folds by the patch pockets are the tailors fault. They did it wrong. I gave them their fair share of ranting and raving after they told me, "everything has folds, bro." Have yet to find a competent tailor in AZ. So they're staying this way for now.

 

Anyone know how to get rid of the center-back wrinkles?

 

(Changes made by tailor, -.5" waist suppression on seams going in to patch pockets, -.25" length to sleeves. 

Changes to future KW order are -1cm waist, -.5cm sleeve [to mimic what the tailor did] plus -.5cm sleeve rotation to fix folds in back of sleeves)

 

38

Wide Lapel

Patch Pockets/Welt Pocket

Half Lined

Soft Shoulder

Horn dark brown buttons

3r2.5

 

Fit Pics (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #3565 of 5092
From the side it seems like the back was suppressed too much...looks tight.

Which tailor are you using in phoenix?
post #3566 of 5092
Zizzos is the one that messed the pockets.
post #3567 of 5092
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Zizzos is the one that messed the pockets.

This should be good for you to hear... I don't really see what's wrong with the pockets. Care to enlighten me?
post #3568 of 5092
That's who I use too...had pretty good luck with them. I cant really tell from your pic what's wrong but they won't adjust your pockets?
post #3569 of 5092
They adjusted the waist and there were folds from the seam after. They also did not adjust the pockets, so they stick out now. I asked them to fix it and they said everything has folds, it happens.

They also screwed up a tie and told me they thought it looked stylish. Widened an expensive tie of mine and the tip was maybe half an inch from center. Never going back.

They also held my pants for a week and a half and forgot to do them. Then acted like it was no big deal. That's when I blew up and walked out
post #3570 of 5092
That's too bad. I've also had stuff get forgotten/done late but the work is mostly good.

Let me know if you find someone better...always good to have options.
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