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post #4201 of 5226
The dimple is on the sleeve not the shoulder. The height of the sleeve head is too tall for the armhole, sleeve head may be too narrow for the width of the armhole. The top and under sleeve need to be reshaped to fit the armhole. That is how you correct the dimple.

The upper back would clean up by remaking the shoulder with better skill/technique. The shoulder is too wide, that's why I wouldn't let out the center back. You need the underarm let out.
post #4202 of 5226
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

The dimple is on the sleeve not the shoulder. The height of the sleeve head is too tall for the armhole, sleeve head may be too narrow for the width of the armhole. The top and under sleeve need to be reshaped to fit the armhole. That is how you correct the dimple.

The upper back would clean up by remaking the shoulder with better skill/technique. The shoulder is too wide, that's why I wouldn't let out the center back. You need the underarm let out.

Thanks. 

 

How should the shoulder be made better? Besides making it smaller? 

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Edited by oodlenoodle - 12/28/13 at 7:52pm
post #4204 of 5226
No pic, but I have a question for a tailor.

What should I ask for when getting a pair of five-pocket pants (non-denim) taken in at the waist only?

I've got a couple pairs of cords and cotton pants in a five-pocket style that fit well everywhere except in the waist. I've had some denim taken in at the waist which involve two small darts being put in above the rear pockets. It worked well enough, but the fit in the seat is a bit 'off' and I understand that it is much harder to alter denim as opposed to other fabrics. With the cords and pants, I'd prefer to not have that method used. Is this something that is possible or is darting the only way to take in five-pocket style pants?
post #4205 of 5226

Can a tailor let these pants out any with this little fabric left in the seam? I fear I've lost a $225 pair of trousers.

 

post #4206 of 5226
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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post

No pic, but I have a question for a tailor.

What should I ask for when getting a pair of five-pocket pants (non-denim) taken in at the waist only?

I've got a couple pairs of cords and cotton pants in a five-pocket style that fit well everywhere except in the waist. I've had some denim taken in at the waist which involve two small darts being put in above the rear pockets. It worked well enough, but the fit in the seat is a bit 'off' and I understand that it is much harder to alter denim as opposed to other fabrics. With the cords and pants, I'd prefer to not have that method used. Is this something that is possible or is darting the only way to take in five-pocket style pants?

You could remove the waistband and reduce the waist on the out seams. You still have to cut and take in the waistband.
post #4207 of 5226
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Can a tailor let these pants out any with this little fabric left in the seam? I fear I've lost a $225 pair of trousers. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Yes, the outlet is there and can be let out. Were they too narrow?
post #4208 of 5226
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The upper back would clean up by remaking the shoulder with better skill/technique. The shoulder is too wide, that's why I wouldn't let out the center back. You need the underarm let out.
Thanks. 

How should the shoulder be made better? Besides making it smaller? 
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The shoulder is wide but you want to narrow the point to point and at the same time work some extra fullness over the shoulder blades to clean up the pull across the blades. You have the advantage of having a wide point to point but if you only let out the center back, the back will get sloppy. The extra width is where the tailor will find the cloth needed for more fullness on the back shoulder. Not sure if the sleeves can be helped or need to be re cut.
post #4209 of 5226

Merry Christmas all.  Santa brought me a new suit.  Appreciate feedback on the fit and what I should tell the alterations tailor to fix.  Regards.

 

 

 

post #4210 of 5226

Merry Christmas all.

 

How does this sport coat fit? It's one of my Dad's old ones that I found lying about yesterday.

 

Also, what colour bottoms and shirts would go with it, if it suits me at all?

 

post #4211 of 5226
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Originally Posted by punit12 View Post

Merry Christmas all.

How does this sport coat fit? It's one of my Dad's old ones that I found lying about yesterday.

Also, what colour bottoms and shirts would go with it, if it suits me at all?



Looks good but could still use some alteration. It would go with a variety of shirts - white, light blue, pink.
post #4212 of 5226

well, I had them tapered, and after a while I think I went overboard, and I really want a minimal let-out of about a half an inch or so from the knee down.  is there a standard amount of fabric that should be left over to consider them able to be let out? ie: can a tailor take them all the way to the end of the fabric? I have another pair with the same issue but they have a little less excess fabric.

post #4213 of 5226
Not a tailored clothing question, but a question regardless. Can selvedge denim be tapered from the waist and the leg?
post #4214 of 5226
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Originally Posted by dohare View Post

well, I had them tapered, and after a while I think I went overboard, and I really want a minimal let-out of about a half an inch or so from the knee down.  is there a standard amount of fabric that should be left over to consider them able to be let out? ie: can a tailor take them all the way to the end of the fabric? I have another pair with the same issue but they have a little less excess fabric.

It's relatively obvious that they were tapered more slim. We need to seea fit pic to determine how much to let out.
post #4215 of 5226
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Not a tailored clothing question, but a question regardless. Can selvedge denim be tapered from the waist and the leg?

Best to post some pics but the answer, presumably without pics, is yes. Understand that selvedge denim is sewn straight on the out seam in line with the selvedge meaning that there isn't much shape to the leg. It's a very straight leg on the outseam. Even selvedge boot cut are pretty straight for a boot fit. So they can be tapered but if you cuff them, you may deal with an outseam that has a look of a wider selvedge seam area.

Personally, I have to do a ton of alterations to my selvedge jeans because I am not built straigh up and down. I cuff mine and they have a wide seam allowance from tapering them. I live with it....comfortably I might add.
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