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post #3646 of 5378
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

REPOST from Indochino thread. Wouldn't mind some feedback on from the tailors. I think the only thing I would change is light less waist suppression given the linen.

I have love-hate relationship with Indochino. Been a customer of their's since 2009. I think most people hate the price increase. I also hate how inflexible they are nowadays, even when you ask for certain changes related to fit. Here's is my latest example of my love-hate relationship with them, luckily for this piece it is mostly love. Please ignore, the shirt I didn't bother changing to more neutral colour to offset the plaid.

LOVE:
- Great "out-there" glen-plaid pattern
- The hand of the linen
- Excellent work with half-lining
- The patch pockets
- Fit is good IMO, but's been dialed in now
- The price: got this for $199 when they relaunched the Essential collection (I lucked out...see below)

HATE:
- How it went out of stock after 3 days (maybe I got lucky and this was a test run to see if there was demand???)
- The button stance is a bit low (The jacket length is 27.75", so I'm short)
- How they put a regular chest pocket and not another patch pocket...WHY???

But overall, very happy with this buy which appears that I lucked out on since it's out of stock already.





It looks pretty good. Def would let that waist out a bit. Too much shape IMO. The pocket situation has everything to do with them setting up a line to make a thousand jackets in the same general manner after patterns are reached. That's my guess, anyway.

post #3647 of 5378

Hi all,

I just ordered my first moderntailor shirt and I'm not sure what to make of it. It just looks wrong, and I'm not sure whether I'm going to try again with another trial shirt or just give up the site altogether.

 

This is what I'm thinking is wrong, with some proposed solutions - any feedback would be great. Please remember I'm new to the very idea of having clothes that fit at all so be patient :)

 

1.) Shoulders: oddly boxy and bunching up when shrugging (see pic 3). Had picked normal shoulders - maybe switch to slanted?

2.) Chest is too wide, waist is right, hips too narrow - consequence of shirt that tapers too low? Perhaps the hip needs to be widened out and the shirt length reduced given the pattern moderntailor uses?

 

These are what I put in

Collar 15.25

Half Chest 19.75

Half Waist 17

Half Hip 18.5

Sleeve Lengths: 25.75

Half Bicep 6.75

Cuffs 8

Yoke 17.5

Shoulder 6.25

Shirt Length 31.5

Armhole 8

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

post #3648 of 5378
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Originally Posted by Cubits View Post

First online Mtm jacket I've seen with the correct button placement.

I actually feel it's slightly too low for my tastes, but am ok with it. Most Indochino jackets I've seen have too high a button stance. Since my jacket is on the short side (27.75") the button stance sits fine. I think it might be an issue with them not adjusting their button stance lower for longer jackets.
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

It looks pretty good. Def would let that waist out a bit. Too much shape IMO. The pocket situation has everything to do with them setting up a line to make a thousand jackets in the same general manner after patterns are reached. That's my guess, anyway.

I think that's probably the issue as well. You sense when talking to their customer service that you can't change the direction of the ship. Understandably they can not accommodate certain requests like changing the button colours or contrast stitching. But providing the patch pocket option, but not changing the chest pocket is silly. I'll withhold my further comments until the 2nd remake of my tuxedo pants come in.

Again, love-hate with Indochino....
post #3649 of 5378
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Originally Posted by Jwatkins View Post

Hi all,
I just ordered my first moderntailor shirt and I'm not sure what to make of it. It just looks wrong, and I'm not sure whether I'm going to try again with another trial shirt or just give up the site altogether.

This is what I'm thinking is wrong, with some proposed solutions - any feedback would be great. Please remember I'm new to the very idea of having clothes that fit at all so be patient smile.gif

1.) Shoulders: oddly boxy and bunching up when shrugging (see pic 3). Had picked normal shoulders - maybe switch to slanted?
2.) Chest is too wide, waist is right, hips too narrow - consequence of shirt that tapers too low? Perhaps the hip needs to be widened out and the shirt length reduced given the pattern moderntailor uses?

These are what I put in
Collar 15.25
Half Chest 19.75
Half Waist 17
Half Hip 18.5
Sleeve Lengths: 25.75
Half Bicep 6.75
Cuffs 8
Yoke 17.5
Shoulder 6.25
Shirt Length 31.5
Armhole 8

Thanks!









Does their system allow you to give body measures or garment measures? Where are you getting the numbers listed in this post?
You should probably select sloping shoulders btw.
post #3650 of 5378
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post


Does their system allow you to give body measures or garment measures? Where are you getting the numbers listed in this post?
You should probably select sloping shoulders btw.

They allow both body and garment measurements.

 

I'm guessing the poster put in garment measurements - not sure they'd be asking for 'armhole' or 'cuffs' as body measures.

 

I've seen a fair few pictures of shirts from modern tailor where the shoulders look too boxy - perhaps sloping is the way to go unless you have very square shoulders...

 

Jwatkins, does the shirt measure up the same as the measurements you put in? If so then it would suggest it is an issue with the measurements, rather than the tailoring.

In any event, I've also ordered a batch from them and I will PM you after I get mine. I based my measures almost exactly on shirts I already own which fit near to perfect.

post #3651 of 5378
These pictures aren't ideal and either is my bathroom...we are remodeling. This is a Suit Supply Napoli coat that needs some work. I have some bad collar roll, it seems like their is excess material across the back, and their is a prominent flare around the hips. I have 19.25" shoulders, a 42" chest, and 31" waist so it is very hard to find RTW that works. Just wondering if the experts think a decent tailor can work with this. Otherwise, I'll send it back. Thanks.









post #3652 of 5378

Hey gents, I am officiating a wedding in about two weeks and recently got this suit. I know I want the pants taken in, hemmed (no break) and maybe tapered a bit, I'm wondering what to do with the jacket. It feels a little boxy to me, and the button stance is a little high but otherwise fits rather well, which is very surprising to me, I rarely find suits that fit me without a ton of alterations (very broad shoulders, narrow waist). Apologies for the lousy cell phone photos, my roommate is not a photographer. Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated!

 

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post #3653 of 5378
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Originally Posted by landscapes View Post

Hey gents, I am officiating a wedding in about two weeks and recently got this suit. I know I want the pants taken in, hemmed (no break) and maybe tapered a bit, I'm wondering what to do with the jacket. It feels a little boxy to me, and the button stance is a little high but otherwise fits rather well, which is very surprising to me, I rarely find suits that fit me without a ton of alterations (very broad shoulders, narrow waist). Apologies for the lousy cell phone photos, my roommate is not a photographer. Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated!
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I have the same problem, I'm a 42R with a 34in waist. Be careful pulling the waist in too much as it looks like the lapels are already starting to bow a bit in the second pic. Make sure a competent tailor does the work.
post #3654 of 5378
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Originally Posted by landscapes View Post

Hey gents, I am officiating a wedding in about two weeks and recently got this suit. I know I want the pants taken in, hemmed (no break) and maybe tapered a bit, I'm wondering what to do with the jacket. It feels a little boxy to me, and the button stance is a little high but otherwise fits rather well, which is very surprising to me, I rarely find suits that fit me without a ton of alterations (very broad shoulders, narrow waist). Apologies for the lousy cell phone photos, my roommate is not a photographer. Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated!

 

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The quarters are inverting at the button point because of a variety of factors. Taking it in could make it worse. If the back needs to be cleaned up but doesn't affect the fit of the front, it'll be ok to do. Otherwise, you risk bowing the lapels more and possibly creating a collar gap or making the existing one...if there is one...worse.

post #3655 of 5378
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

Ok, got a few new pics. Should have maybe kept my shoes on in hindsight..dammit







Headed to the tailor this weekend to get the jacket sleeves taken up an inch and the pants tapered about 1" up the entire leg.

Any other thoughts/recommendations?
post #3656 of 5378
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

Headed to the tailor this weekend to get the jacket sleeves taken up an inch and the pants tapered about 1" up the entire leg.

Any other thoughts/recommendations?

Recut the trouser seat. If your tailor has the right skill.
post #3657 of 5378
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post


Recut the trouser seat. If your tailor has the right skill.

I need to show you some pics later. These green pants... 

These ones (Click to show)

 

 

 

I took them to the tailor and asked her to lengthen the rear rise .5" and take about .3-.5" off of the height of the rear waist area. She had me in for a fitting and while they're not bespoke, they're remedied quite a bit. I did notice something goofy with the front balance but I'll show you on Friday. I was semi-satisfied. $75 though. 

post #3658 of 5378
Hi,
 
would appreciate your expertise in the fit department. 
 
I bought a RTW suit which I can still return. There is a gap at the back of the collar, see pics. Is this something a "decent" tailor could adjust reasonably easy, or should I just return the suit? Would alterations to fix this risk the overall fit? Would keep it IF this can be altered without too much hassle or risk.
 
First pic is with the jacket unbuttoned, second and third are buttoned.

(I'm aware that the shirt is too wide in the neck, but it's basically the same problem with the jacket, more or less, with other shirts as well)
 

 

post #3659 of 5378
Thanks for the advice. I'm going to get the pants fixed and not worry about the jacket.
post #3660 of 5378

Been lurking for awhile and finally decided to post for fit/alteration suggestions after coming across a terrific deal on a J.Crew Factory Thompson suit (less than $100). 

 

I bought both a 36S and a 38S jacket, and I'm wondering a) which one I should keep and b) what alterations (if any) I should have done. 

 

Here is the 36S:

 

 

 

 

And here is the 38S:

 

 

 

 

Finally, here are the pants. I got a 30x30 because the 32x30 was huge. 

 

 

 

Everything still needs pressed, so I apologize for the wrinkles.

 

Looking forward to your comments/critiques.

 

JRG

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