I am in the first two pics though.
I've seen quite a few people posting pics of trousers while bending forward slightly. Reading your post, though, I guess this is not very useful.
Not a tailor, but I'm surprised the store would be satisfied with that fit. The jacket seems very tight. That's why there's an X pattern around the top button when it's fastened. You can also tell the jacket's waist is tight from the radiating creases in the back above the side vents. The vents should fall perpendicular to the floor but here they're curving outwards. When the jacket is unbuttoned, the two sides should just touch, or overlap slightly. As it's been altered, the jacket is tight enough to open about three inches. You're right that the roll under the collar needs to be fixed.
I'm getting a suit from Sid Mashburn and have been through the initial tailoring and a second round. I just got the suit back, and stupidly thinking all would be well, I simply picked it up. I'll be going back a third time. I had originally gone in with the thought of having an MTM garment, but I was talked out of this because my body type doesn't require any crazy alterations and going the off-the-rack and tailor approach would be faster.
I'm having a hard time articulating what I want done to this suit. I think the top is too boxy, and even after alterations to supposedly address this, there still seems to be a roll under the collar. The pants, which have been slimmed, tapered and let out a bit, still seem not as streamlined as I would want them, and there looks to be some extra fabric around the thighs. Also, the back of the pants is doing something strange around the knee that was supposed to have been addressed.
What else? I, of course, want this to be perfect.
Question regarding a cotton/wool blend blazer. 32% wool, 68% cotton.
It is a bit tight on the upper back and on the waist. (The back could be because of the low armholes, though).
I want to let out some of the seams. There is a ton of extra fabric.
But, one tailor I brought it to told me that if I let anything out they thought it would show permanent marks where the old seam was.
Is there any way to let this out without showing any marks? It is 32% wool after all.
I wanted to let it out only 1/2" either on the centre back or a combination of the sides and back. (double vented jacket)
Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald fit solid navy two-button suit. Have spent $150 to get it altered by a local tailor (taper the pants, remove the collar roll, take the sides in, and shorten the sleeves).
Still not sure if the suit fits correctly on me. Not very satisfied with the ripples on the pants but the tailor said that was the best she could do, which I doubt.
Any comments or suggestions for further alterations will be highly appreciated.
The tailor told me that taking-in the seam at the arm hole may solve the problem. I am not sure if it was the same alteration you suggested.
So should I let out 1/4" on each side then to get a total of 1/2"?
This tailor had originally recommended letting out the CB before they realized it was partially cotton.
Was this bad advice? Should I be taking this to someone else?
Will releasing the underarm fix the tight upper back though?
I just went in for round 3 on Saturday. I'll post pictures of the result. Work to be done includes:
Raising the waistband, additional leg tapering, shortening the length a tiny bit, reshaping the shoulders, fixing the roll on the back by doing some collar work, doing something to the shoulder to smooth it out, and slimming the sleeves.
If it doesn't look perfect this time, I may have to raise hell.