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post #3811 of 5102
Gentlemen, I need your assistance. I recently purchased this Zegna Su misura jacket off a forum member, measurements were fairly spot on but only so much can be conveyed via numbers.
It seems to me that my left shoulder has more padding and the slope (angle?) of the arms is more forward than my natural stance. The right shoulder seems much better to me. The jacket is really comfortable and fits a hole in my wardrobe so I want to do everything I can to make it work.

My apologies for the cell pics, I'll get better one's shortly.









Edited by MZhammer - 8/30/13 at 3:12pm
post #3812 of 5102
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Gentlemen, I need your assistance. I recently purchased this Zegna Su misura jacket off a forum member, measurements were fairly spot on but only so much can be conveyed via numbers.

It seems to me that my left shoulder has more padding and the slope (angle?) of the arms is more forward than my natural stance. The right shoulder seems much better to me. The jacket is really comfortable and fits a hole in my wardrobe so I want to do everything I can to make it work.

 

My apologies for the cell pics, I'll get better one's shortly.

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It's hard to comment on fit when you're holding a cellphone like that.  Most people have uneven shoulders in terms of both length and slope.  Shoulder padding can be added or decreased by most good tailors.  It looks good in general.  You might want to clean up the chest a bit too.  It's hard to tell from the picture though.  

post #3813 of 5102

MZHammer: The creases in the body under the armpits suggest that your shoulders slope more than the jacket's, thus they are not supporting it correctly and the extra length collapses. Does the jacket body look cleaner if you shrug your shoulders?

 

But oddly enough, the convex curvature of the right shoulder also makes me think it's more sloped than your actual shoulder, which seems contradictory.

 

Altering shoulder slope is possible, but it won't be cheap. If you find out it's the alteration you need and you think it's worth it, go ahead.

post #3814 of 5102
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Gentlemen, I need your assistance. I recently purchased this Zegna Su misura jacket off a forum member, measurements were fairly spot on but only so much can be conveyed via numbers.
It seems to me that my left shoulder has more padding and the slope (angle?) of the arms is more forward than my natural stance. The right shoulder seems much better to me. The jacket is really comfortable and fits a hole in my wardrobe so I want to do everything I can to make it work.

My apologies for the cell pics, I'll get better one's shortly.







First and foremost, you really should take the time to have someone take better pics of front side and back with more lighting.

However....there is nothing incorrect about the shoulder slope. The creases we can kindof see under your armpits are not from incorrect shoulder slops (Sorry RDiaz).

Looks like you might be a little barrel chested with slightly more erect posture or there's tightness in the blades. Kinda hard to tell from pics.

If it's Su Misura that means "made for you" so it is probably someone else's MTM jacket and there's a ton of possibilities as far as how it was cut and whether or not extra padding was added to one shoulder. Better pics will help but you need to see an actual tailor because the issues may be far more complicated than can be accurately assessed here.

post #3815 of 5102
oh, sorry about the slippage. I'm just used to similar creases on my jackets that are caused by shoulder slope making the jacket not hang correctly - I just checked my new coat and the creases are indeed different.
post #3816 of 5102
My right shoulder is half inch lower than my left and the half shoulder measurements vary by a half inch as do the full sleeve measurement taken from the base of each side of the neck. Can any online mtm make this adjustment in their patterns? Which ones? Thanks.
post #3817 of 5102
Okay guys, I THINK I've done a huge mistake and now my jacket looks really long and as if I have dwarf legs.

I'm 5"5' so the low button holes are really not doing it for me. (Don't worry about the bottom button, I've asked them to sew it on for me to see if adding buttons at the bottom would make it look less awkward)



I asked for it to be 4x1 and I wasn't expecting my lapel to be so long. Is it possible for me to convert it to a 6x2/4x2 by adding a button hole on top, making my lapel fall higher so that my chests are accentuated? Exactly like this. The tailor said it can't be done but please shed some light on this.

Thanks!
post #3818 of 5102

Fit check on this suit jacket? I'm afraid it's too large on the shoulders, but the size down was too small everywhere else. Thoughts?

post #3819 of 5102
Labor Day Weekend should be renamed iPhone Pic Weekend. Traditional celebrations include links to the first post of the thread and screaming "I can't tell you what to do about your jacket because I can't see what's wrong!" baldy[1].gif
post #3820 of 5102
Hello gentlemen. I've had a Suitsupply Napoli on display here before, and it's been though some alterations. Just a while back, I decided to send it in one final time to perfect the back, to make it absolutely flawless so to speak. The result, is lacking. Sure the back is a smooth as can be, but if ever I wear a pocket square in another fold than a simple fold, the left chest buckles out a tonne. I'm a wreck, it was to be perfected, and comes out hardly wearable. I'm having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that my tiny chest of all things is too big, it just doesn't make sense. Is there anything that can be done? I've noticed too after the alteration that the waist is slightly tighter, almost uncomfortably so, could it be this? Any alteration that could be of help?

I'm lacking a decent camera at the moment, so I do apologize. I've spent too much on this for chances though, if it can be saved, I'l like it to be, but if doubtful, I'd rather retire it and cut my losses.
post #3821 of 5102

Sorry, my only real camera is broken at the moment
 

post #3822 of 5102
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Originally Posted by tggibbs View Post

Labor Day Weekend should be renamed iPhone Pic Weekend. Traditional celebrations include links to the first post of the thread and screaming "I can't tell you what to do about your jacket because I can't see what's wrong!" baldy[1].gif

It really is unbelievable. Every-single-time someone posts an iPhone fit pic, the response is always same: we can't actually see the fit properly because you are holding up a phone, distorting your suit fit and photographing in poor light at a terrible angle. All one has to do is read a few posts to figure out that iPhone pics will not get one very far.

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post #3823 of 5102

 

 

 

 

 

Got this three-piece made recently. I am concerned that the suit jacket is too tight (as reflected in the fact that there is a huge X around the center button). Feedback would be much appreciated!

post #3824 of 5102
Can't te name="ZMEH" url="/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/3810#post_6570768"]Okay guys, I THINK I've done a huge mistake and now my jacket looks really long and as if I have dwarf legs.

Can't make it a 4/2 or a 6/2. Keep it as 4/1 an have a tailor narrow the spread and height proportions of the buttons so that it creates visual illusion of slightly higher stance. Also, let the legs out and lengthen the hem. I know I know its not the look you're after but to mitigate the cropping of your legs, the jacket either must be shortened or trouser lengthened. Clearly shortening the jacket would be unwise.







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I'm 5"5' so the low button holes are really not doing it for me. (Don't worry about the bottom button, I've asked them to sew it on for me to see if adding buttons at the bottom would make it look less awkward)



I asked for it to be 4x1 and I wasn't expecting my lapel to be so long. Is it possible for me to convert it to a 6x2/4x2 by adding a button hole on top, making my lapel fall higher so that my chests are accentuated? Exactly like this. The tailor said it can't be done but please shed some light on this.

Thanks![/quote]
post #3825 of 5102
If you notice, I won't even respond to these types of posts. If you can't read the first post and do what it says even if it takes some time to find someone to take some pics then you don't deserve a response.
My 2 cents.
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Labor Day Weekend should be renamed iPhone Pic Weekend. Traditional celebrations include links to the first post of the thread and screaming "I can't tell you what to do about your jacket because I can't see what's wrong!" baldy[1].gif
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