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post #4636 of 5184

Hi Guys,

 

I posted this in the suitsupply thread and wanted to get a tailor's opinion. I'm deciding between the Napoli 38S or the Sienna 40S. I'm concerned with shoulder fit. On both suits, there are some indents at the top of the sleeve wear it meets the shoulder. Can this be fixed by a tailor?

 

For reference, I'm 5'-7", 165lbs, weight lift and am a cyclist. Thanks!

 

Napoli Navy 38S. The jacket felt like it fit well. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Napoli 38S pants were very tight in the butt, thigh and waist area. I had a hard time sitting and reaching down to tie my shoes. I felt like the pants could bust open at any time. Is it possible to make these areas wider? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Napoli 40S

 

Jacket is alot more roomier than the 38S. Is it possible to take the waist in on the 40S to make it more tapered like the 38S jacket? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Napoli 40S pants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sienna 38S

 

Do the shoulders look too narrow? They felt more snug than the Napoli 38S. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sienna 38S trousers were snug but felt better than the Napoli 38S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sienna 40S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #4637 of 5184
I recently made a big leap and had a MTM suit made for me. I am usually a thrift/ebay/alter guy. I wanted to get some feedback on the jacket. It has a couple things I am questioning and wondering if I am just being overly picky or just off on my thoughts.

1. Is the pocket placement too low? The jacket came in a little long and they shortened it. I feel like it make the pockets low, but the button stance doesn't seem to be too off. It was shortened somewhere around 0.75" to 1". The top of the pocket flap hits right around the bottom of the belt.




2. The left sleeve has some weirdness going on up by the shoulder. I posted both sides for reference.




3. The left shoulder has a bump right near the end before going into the sleeve.



Thoughts?
post #4638 of 5184
The pockets are at a proper height. They would be better if they were placed horizontally closer to the belly button instead of at the hips.

The shoulders are too big. That ruins the whole look and cannot easily be improved by tailoring. Actually, the poor drape of the pants also is ruinous. Unfortunately, the suit seems to be another MTM disaster, begging the question of why not just buy off-the-rack?
post #4639 of 5184

Hi master tailors,

 

I would like to ask couple questions regarding the dress pants

 

 

 

In the first photo, is that too much of a break or just fine on my right foot?

 

Second photo, is the creasing in the back considered normal? how do you minimize it?

 

Thanks in advance for feedback

post #4640 of 5184

Dear Tailors,

 

I've been experimenting with different collars and was wondering if I could get your opinion on this one and its effect on my silhouette. I would imagine the collar band could be raised another half inch, while the collar itself is OK the way it is. What do you think?

 

post #4641 of 5184
I recently bought a Brooks Brothers Milano jacket, and need to have the sleeves shortened slightly.
This brings up a bit of a dilemma, as my usual alterations tailor tells me that my right arm is 3/8" longer than my left, and this jacket has a very noticeable check pattern.
If I shorten the sleeves by slightly different lengths, won't the pattern look different on each sleeve?
Is it better with a bold pattern like this, to fudge it a little and shorten the sleeves by the same length, in between the ideal length for each arm?

After all, I've been going round for years not knowing my arms were different lengths until last year. Apparently it's very common.

post #4642 of 5184

Hi all - I'm new here so not sure if this is an appropriate post for this thread.  Please redirect me if I'm missing the mark.  I've been in the market for a suit and have been feeling very uncomfortable with my lack of knowledge of fit, so I poked around on the internet for advice and found this forum, which is really terrific.  So I've been lurking awhile, but this is my first real post.  I'm looking at two summer suits for an upcoming big event and hoping to get some advice as to which might be the better starting point (or neither?).  I apologize for the poor picture quality (in-store iPhone), and I realize you can't comment on the unhemmed pants that don't hang correctly in the pictures, but I'm hoping I can get some guidance on how the jackets fit?  Both suits are straight off the peg.  Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by eilay - 3/30/14 at 10:44am
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Originally Posted by SilverBB View Post
 

Hi all - I'm new here so not sure if this is an appropriate post for this thread.  Please redirect me if I'm missing the mark.  I've been in the market for a suit and have been feeling very uncomfortable with my lack of knowledge of fit, so I poked around on the internet for advice and found this forum, which is really terrific.  So I've been lurking awhile, but this is my first real post.  I'm looking at two summer suits for an upcoming big event and hoping to get some advice as to which might be the better starting point (or neither?).  I apologize for the poor picture quality (in-store iPhone), and I realize you can't comment on the unhemmed pants that don't hang correctly in the pictures, but I'm hoping I can get some guidance on how the jackets fit?  Both suits are straight off the peg.  Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

If you're in a store trying on OTR RLPL and Canali and  they fit like that and you're postig pics in this thread, I'd consider a quality MTM suit. THe reason being these OTR suits are not built to your posture. THe other is do you see those diagonal drags/folds of cloth running from your neck down your sides? And the crushing fronts next to the buttoning point in the front? Those are symptoms of very sloped shoulders. The only fix for that is to either pack out the shoulders with pads or recut the shoulder line.

No one should go buy a corvette and chop the top off to make it soft top. No, you just buy the soft top in the first place.

MTM should be able to price around the same as Canali or RLPL. For you, it's head forward posture, perhaps prominent blades, and very sloped shoulders.

Or, if $$ is not really an issue, consider bespoke.

post #4646 of 5184

Thank you.  Your comments make sense to me.  Fit seemed good in the store, but looking at the pictures I knew something was wrong here.  Thank you for identifying the issue and giving me a direction.  

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Edited by eilay - 3/30/14 at 10:44am
post #4648 of 5184

Thought I would post this here... What do we think is causing this and what is the fix? this is a new shirt from Propercloth

 

 

post #4649 of 5184

Not sure if this is appropriate forum for this question--please let me know if that is the case.

 

I am looking at buying a suit on eBay from a well-respected buyer and have checked all the measurements against well-fitting clothing I currently own, and it checks out.  The only potential issue is that the pants are a 31 and I am a 32, though the seller says there is an extra 1" to be let out. Great!

 

The issue I am really concerned about, however, is that even 32 pants often are too tight through the hip and upper thigh for me (typically with more modern cuts I buy a 34 and have the waist taken in).  I asked the seller to measure the half-hip for me and he graciously obliged. It's 19", whereas the pants I wear right now vary from 20-21".  Will letting out the waist of the pants 1" affect the fit through the hip at all, or will it be too tight regardless?  I suppose I can ask the seller to measure the thigh width of the pants, but I have asked him several questions already and kind of feel like I am being a pain in the ass.  Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.

post #4650 of 5184
Evening gents! I just received my first pair of Luxire pants. They have an outstanding fit for being the first try in my opinion, but none the less I'd appreciate any tips and pointers to bring up to the tailor tomorrow! The pant leg is currently only rolled up, I intend to cuff then at the length they are at in the picture. Thanks!

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