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post #3676 of 5191

I need a tailor in New York, any recommendations? I live in Long Island (Baldwin, Nassau County)

post #3677 of 5191

Yeah...I figured. I added some better ones, but I ended up returning the 38S, so I only have the 36R for reference. Any opinions? From my own experience with both, I find the 36R just a tad snug in the collar, but it appears to fit better elsewhere.

 

http://imgur.com/a/GYW4t

 

Edit: Also, as a college student, I've been getting advice to get a suit jacket thats not so fitted because my body (esp. upper body) will change as I start to work out more. I'm kind of torn in picking between the two. 


Edited by tree101 - 7/28/13 at 1:43pm
post #3678 of 5191
I picked up an unlined piombo sport coat. Fits fairly well with just a few tweaks needed, but I'm wondering about the shoulders. No real padding there and I'm getting slight divots. Is this something I should be concerned with? Thanks!

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post #3679 of 5191

Heya cloth masters, can I ask a question in terms of technique/reasoning (apologies in advance if this is just a ridiculous question)?  Every tailor I go to always pins the whole back centre seam of the jacket whenever I just want some waist surpression done...I guess I am only questioning it for the first time because the upper part of this jacket I dropped off today fit spot on, so I was kinda perplexed by the need to pin it up that high? rather than just around the waist? 

post #3680 of 5191

Hello everyone. I got this MTM TaT suit a few months ago and would like some feedback about alterations. I have taken it to the three top ranked tailors in the area and they all said that the jacket had foundational issues and that there was nothing that could be done to fix it. Notably, most of these were also older men who seemed very biased against the slim-fitting aesthetic and MTM in general. Here is what I have so far:

 

- the right shoulder is about 1/8- 1/4" too long (but not the left)

- the waist needs to be let out 1-2" (I have gained about 7lbs since I got it)

- heavier shoulder pads to mitigate the shoulder wrinkle issue (it has the default shoulder pads all ready)

 

I really appreciate your feedback. I have a hard to believing that nothing can be done to improve the fit.

 

 

 

 

post #3681 of 5191
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Originally Posted by udinis View Post

Hello everyone. I got this MTM TaT suit a few months ago and would like some feedback about alterations. I have taken it to the three top ranked tailors in the area and they all said that the jacket had foundational issues and that there was nothing that could be done to fix it. Notably, most of these were also older men who seemed very biased against the slim-fitting aesthetic and MTM in general. Here is what I have so far:

 

- the right shoulder is about 1/8- 1/4" too long (but not the left)

- the waist needs to be let out 1-2" (I have gained about 7lbs since I got it)

- heavier shoulder pads to mitigate the shoulder wrinkle issue (it has the default shoulder pads all ready)

 

I really appreciate your feedback. I have a hard to believing that nothing can be done to improve the fit.

 

 

 

 

hard to say with the pics you've posted. I can't really see what's going on with your reference to shoulder wrinkles. May be able to let it out a bit through the waist and hips but that all depends what kindof seam allowances are in there. Tricky with double vents, too

post #3682 of 5191
Quote:
Originally Posted by udinis View Post

Hello everyone. I got this MTM TaT suit a few months ago and would like some feedback about alterations. I have taken it to the three top ranked tailors in the area and they all said that the jacket had foundational issues and that there was nothing that could be done to fix it. Notably, most of these were also older men who seemed very biased against the slim-fitting aesthetic and MTM in general. Here is what I have so far:

- the right shoulder is about 1/8- 1/4" too long (but not the left)
- the waist needs to be let out 1-2" (I have gained about 7lbs since I got it)
- heavier shoulder pads to mitigate the shoulder wrinkle issue (it has the default shoulder pads all ready)

I really appreciate your feedback. I have a hard to believing that nothing can be done to improve the fit.












Sorry, the tailors you have taken it to are correct. So many problems in so many places, that you would be better off starting from scratch. Too tight in the upper back, waist and hip, causing the whole jacket to ride up as the too tight hip attempts to migrate to the waist, looks like some lateral balance issue on the shoulder and the lack of ease at the cross back/blade is distorting the upper sleeve. It is unlikely that there is enough inlay to let the jacket out sufficiently to remedy the issues. You could spend as much trying to alter it as you may have spent on it in the first place.
post #3683 of 5191

I was afraid you might say that. Bummer. I thought I was very meticulous with my measurements, but I must have been too conservative across the board. Thanks for explaining the issues though.

post #3684 of 5191

I apologize if this is the wrong thread for this, but I figure this is where all the tailors hang out :).  Anyway, I'm wondering what things I have to be right if I'm buying OTR, i.e. what cannot be altered for a reasonable price?  I know sleeve length is super easy to alter and I know shoulder fit has to be pretty much spot on, but that's about it.  Can any of the tailors here give me a checklist of sorts of things to check when I'm buying an OTR jacket or suit?  Thanks very much in advance!

post #3685 of 5191

Your best bet is to go to page one and read about 10 pages of this thread. That will answer most of your questions right there.If you're like the rest of us, you'll be hooked and you'll read all 200+ pages! But just the first 10-20 will have so much advise and pictures you will start to feel like a pro when eyeballing the fit of OTR jackets and pants.

 

EDIT: Clicked wrong, was meant to be a quoted reply to NeedAnM3.

post #3686 of 5191

Hi - first post, approaching the end of my 20s and suits and tailoring suddenly seem more important.

 

I have three jackets that i'd like to get your views on. I'm 5.10 and 76 kg, i'm lean but feel my suit jackets have the tendency to make me look more box like than the reality and it's something i would like to avoid if possible.

 

Jackets one and two are both decent linen jackets bought from a tailer a few years ago and the third is a recent cheap purchase from a charity shop made by an obscure tailer in West Germany (Cold War presumably). I feel the  first and to a lesser degree second jacket could do with alterations to make them look a little more slim fitting.AppleMark

 

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Many thanks, Clint

post #3687 of 5191
Hello fellas, just got this sportcoat and really like the fit except for the sleeves. The ebay seller I bought it from said there's 2.5" left to be let out. I'm leaning towards an inch let out, can I get any other opinions?

post #3688 of 5191

If you are 76kg and 5'10, then these jackets are doing you a great disservice. I would never guess your weight (or age for that matter) looking at these pictures. You say you got the first 2 at a tailors? Did he suggest alterations? The length of the sleeves on the second one alone stand out like a sore thumb. I'll let the experts give actual advice, but just wanted to put my 2 cents in mostly to say, if you end up getting them tailored, I'd love to see before and afters.I wish more people that take the advice of the awesome tailors in this thread came back to show the results!

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Originally Posted by clinteastwood View Post

Hi - first post, approaching the end of my 20s and suits and tailoring suddenly seem more important.

 

I have three jackets that i'd like to get your views on. I'm 5.10 and 76 kg, i'm lean but feel my suit jackets have the tendency to make me look more box like than the reality and it's something i would like to avoid if possible.

 

Jackets one and two are both decent linen jackets bought from a tailer a few years ago and the third is a recent cheap purchase from a charity shop made by an obscure tailer in West Germany (Cold War presumably). I feel the  first and to a lesser degree second jacket could do with alterations to make them look a little more slim fitting.AppleMark

 

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AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Many thanks, Clint

post #3689 of 5191
Alright, got my 2nd remake tuxedo pants from Indochino. Last one, not going to bother with another remake, but might take it to my local tailor to see if anything else can be done. I increased the seat measurement by 1" and knee measurement by 0.5" compared to the first remake from my previous post. If I compare this from the original I've added 1.5" to seat, 0.75" to thighs, and 1' to knees.

It stills looks to be a bit tight around the upper seat, however the lower seat and thighs are starting to be baggy, and the tuxedo stripe is still pulling back.

Question for our distinguished tailors, where do you consider the standard position for seat measurement to be taken? Right under the back pockets, an inch under, 2 inches under??? Well, guess what, I have measure about 4-5" under the pocket line before I get the lie flat x2 measurement that matches the Indochino "Pant Hips" measurement. Giving the pockets also lie about 3" under the bottom of the waistband, if I were trying to add 1" to my natural seat which lies about 1-2" below the pocket line, I would actually need to add about 2" to the Indochino seat measurement!! I'm skipping the drawings and geometry explanation, but do you guys know what I mean?

This is a pattern issue right??? Indochino's pants pattern has the natural seat lie 4-5" under the pocket line, while my natural seat lies only 1-2" below the pocket line. The travesty of doing squats and deadlifts gives me this perky prominent seat.

Is my own analysis right? If so anything my local tailor can do? May take in the lower seat by reducing the upper thigh?




post #3690 of 5191
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Originally Posted by omgitswes View Post

Hello fellas, just got this sportcoat and really like the fit except for the sleeves. The ebay seller I bought it from said there's 2.5" left to be let out. I'm leaning towards an inch let out, can I get any other opinions?

I would say those sleeves need to be lengthened all possible. 1.25" on the left. 1.5" on the right.

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