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post #466 of 5098
I went to Brooks Brothers to try on a Fitzgerald. I'm a small guy (5'7" 140lbs), I tried on a 36S. It's the smallest they had in the store and it looks like 36 is the smallest they have on their website as well. Only got one decent pic unfortunately, but are there any opinions?

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post #467 of 5098
Maybe you should consider the Regent or the Milano fit. This jacket seems to be fairly big by the waist, but the shoulders look pretty good. The sleeve s are also a little short - which is a no biggy. You should find out if they have the slimmer models before having to take in the Fitzgerald - IMO
post #468 of 5098
Hi everybody,

I bought a new 3 piece suit but am unsure if it's a 3 button or 3 roll 2.5. Can you help me out on this?

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post #469 of 5098
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Originally Posted by velvel87 View Post

Maybe you should consider the Regent or the Milano fit. This jacket seems to be fairly big by the waist, but the shoulders look pretty good. The sleeve s are also a little short - which is a no biggy. You should find out if they have the slimmer models before having to take in the Fitzgerald - IMO

They didn't have the Milano in a 36 unfortunatley, I asked about it when I was there. I didn't ask about the Regent, but I just checked on their website and the smallest they have is 38. So it looks I may be stuck with the Fitzgerald.

Thanks for the feedback.
post #470 of 5098
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Originally Posted by worth View Post

They didn't have the Milano in a 36 unfortunatley, I asked about it when I was there. I didn't ask about the Regent, but I just checked on their website and the smallest they have is 38. So it looks I may be stuck with the Fitzgerald.
Thanks for the feedback.

I've grown to dislike the Fitzgerald a lot. It's not nearly as slim as many Italian suits. And relatively low armholes and a lot of material under the armpits. The single vent also sucks.

I'd recommend looking at 36R's in Isaia, etc. on sites like eHaberdasher. I guess the Milano might be better too.
post #471 of 5098

I ordered a couple Indochino "Essential" suits and got the first one in a few days ago.

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I'm not sure how to describe what's wrong with the jacket, but it doesn't sit well. Its like it has wings hidden in the armpits.

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Is it the supression of the waist that ruins the flow of the back and causes the weird areas in the front by my armpits?  Are these fixable through a tailor? I can still send it back for a remake.  What do I ask for?

 

Here is the full album (trying to keep the post from hogging all the screen real estate): http://imgur.com/a/W3iLk/all#0

 

The pants are slightly baggy and a touch long but those are easy tailoring fixes (though I could send it back for that as well).

 

 

My measurements (per the Indochino site): Ht: 5'8", Wt: 185 (I did have my measurements taken by a local tailor)

Jacket (in): Length: 29.25 Chest: 41.75 Stomach: 38 Hips: 44 Shoulder: 19.25 Sleeve: 23.75 Bicep: 14 Wrist: 8.75

Pants (in): Length: 39.25 Waist: 36.5 Crotch: 27.75 Hips: 43.5 Thigh: 26 Knee: 17.75

 

Thanks for the help!

 

post #472 of 5098
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Hi everybody,

I bought a new 3 piece suit but am unsure if it's a 3 button or 3 roll 2.5. Can you help me out on this?

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Looks like it has a hard roll to the top button, or even above the top button, I don't see how that could possibly be confused for roll-2.5.
post #473 of 5098
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Originally Posted by The_Foxx View Post

Apologize if this has been covered, but wasn't sure how to effectively search the thread for this; questions for you guys:
In the past, GQ has noted that one of their tailoring tricks is to narrow suit jacket sleeves to imply a better fit, etc. Has anyone had luck with this/ happy with the result?
When i took my latest suit to the tailor in new york, they instinctively narrowed the trousers a bit. I didn't protest, seemed fine to me-- but what might this achieve for me?
Would these two options help this and other zegnamilano suits? I feel like it is far too boxy and not nearly a good fitted look, but really dont' think i can drop down to a size 38reg and fit my shoulders/ chest correctly.

From what I can see, that suit fits you beautifully.

I'm no expert, and I'm sure others will pick it apart - but overall it looks exponentially better than what I typically see here. And I'm awfully critical most of the time.
post #474 of 5098
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Originally Posted by JG000 View Post

From what I can see, that suit fits you beautifully.
I'm no expert, and I'm sure others will pick it apart - but overall it looks exponentially better than what I typically see here. And I'm awfully critical most of the time.

Scratch that, I was referring to the Purple Label suit. I misread & jumbled up your thread a little bit. You could narrow the pants slightly, and everything else seems to be spot-on.

To your point, the first suit in question could be tweaked a little more. Still though, not an offensively poor fit by any stretch.
post #475 of 5098
Sorry about the Milano but they do have the regent online: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=533&Product_Id=1561598&Parent_Id=418&default_color=CHARCOAL&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=36%20Regular

I am sure that if you go into a brooks store they could do a search and find one for you - although you might have to be pushy. You should also hurry to get it done today before the sale is over.
post #476 of 5098
What are your (the tailors) thoughts on pleats on shirts to add comfort/movement? If yes, which kind?
post #477 of 5098
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Can I get a critique on this? Looks fairly clean for OTR to me. Does the soft shoulder work on me? There's no padding at all. Unconstructed.
I'm thinking the fit is okay, but the button stance sucks. (Too high) It's a shame because I'm digging the tan glen plaid.
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its a great looking plaid and i love it,but but....
front ,look at the horizontal lines of the plaid. see how they rise from the sides to peak at the center.
that tells you that the front is too short at the top, for you. sorry no way to lengthen that.
also note the shortness is also making the lower fronts overlap instead of a curved opening.
see how the vertical plaid lines close in on the lower fronts.
there is more but i think this would be a killer.

for more info go to tutorials and click on "balance explained".
post #478 of 5098
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Originally Posted by The_Foxx View Post

Apologize if this has been covered, but wasn't sure how to effectively search the thread for this; questions for you guys:
In the past, GQ has noted that one of their tailoring tricks is to narrow suit jacket sleeves to imply a better fit, etc. Has anyone had luck with this/ happy with the result?
When i took my latest suit to the tailor in new york, they instinctively narrowed the trousers a bit. I didn't protest, seemed fine to me-- but what might this achieve for me?
Would these two options help this and other zegnamilano suits? I feel like it is far too boxy and not nearly a good fitted look, but really dont' think i can drop down to a size 38reg and fit my shoulders/ chest correctly.
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This one is my favorite purple label suit, thinking i might have the tailor narrow the trousers just slightly ? thoughts?
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suit 1
the sleeves dont look too full ti me.
in narrowing sleeves be careful. do too much and the elbows get tight.
also since the narrowing stops at the armhole. too much makes the sleeves very slim
and the upper part remains large. its like a ladies old fashion leg of mutton sleeve.

suit 2
have the trousers been altered previously? it looks like the creases swing outward.
post #479 of 5098
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Originally Posted by Suitstyler View Post

Hi Matt, Your sleeves need to be reduced. This will also clean up the wrinkle on your right sleeve and back of both shoulders.



Thank you for your reply, I just got back from camping so haven't had a chance to check back! When you say the sleeves need to be reduced, do you mean to make them more narrower? Or get them shortened? Sorry for the lack of understanding. Thanks for your suggestion so far!

post #480 of 5098
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Originally Posted by matt1985 View Post

Hi everyone, I recently purchased my first blazer. I bought it blindly off ebay and just wanted some thoughts on the fit. It's a size 38R, the measurements that were listed were pretty close. If anything the waist feels a little loose? If it's no good, i'll be sure to go in store to try on blazers for my next purchase. Sorry for the crappy photos, Thank you all for your opinions! 


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the two front views show a nice shaping at the waist , the right sleeve to be shortened to match the left.
the body length is good. the shoulder width, is it comfortable or does it feel too wide.
the side view shows the waist and seat need to come in a bit.
the back view is distorted, like a different garment entirely. every thing is reversed. is it the camera angle?
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