Edited by flboy96 - 3/30/14 at 10:22am
Thanks, this definitely makes it easier to understand what would be done. So if this was done correctly, would it result in other areas needing to be tailored as an after effect? I know you said the armholes would need re-adjusting, but is that considered major work or is it fairly simple for a decent tailor?
Thanks for the information. Do you know of any good tailors in the South Jersey area? It would be good to have something local before I start taking trips to New York. (Although I know those NY tailors are probably great.)
Had a few recommendations to post this here for some fit advice, consensus seems to be that the jacket needs to be shortened a bit, and have the pants let out (there is a fair bit of extra material to work with). My biggest problem with clothes in general, is managing to balance my lower body with my upper. I'm blessed with a really difficult frame to work with :/
Here's the fit...
Bunching is partially my fault... I took these photos after a 4 hour dinner function, and another 45 minutes sitting on the train, so the pants were in pretty rough shape.
So then should I just return the navy jacket? Is it unfixable or does it require different alterations than the tweed?
Okay, that makes sense. The jackets weren't expensive, but I also don't have a large budget and I was trying to nail the fit to use as a future reference/template for other jackets. As they are my only jackets, I also want them to fit well for when the occasion arises to wear them.
New to the Tailor feedback thread, and looking forward to getting some advice here. I thought I would share my initial thoughts on the classic black tuxedo and get a bit of feedback on the fit. The tuxedo is interesting because it is probably the most recommended item in the SuSu store (at least on forums like this), but it's almost impossible to find any information on what it looks like in the wild.
This is my normal size, 36R. As for the details, it's almost exactly what I wanted - silk grosgrain, big peak lapels, moderately structured shoulders, one button, jetted pockets, etc. I would have preferred a midnight navy, but I'm willing to go without - in my mind, midnight navy sounds good on paper but most examples I see of it are not great (way too blue and conspicuous).
Initial thoughts: button stance was not as high as I worried it might be, which is great. Not super low, but certainly lower than my other SuSu things. Fabric is pretty nondescript - black worsted, doesn't feel like anything special, but that's fine. VBC S110s, I think. Grosgrain details look good.
Front looks pretty good. Sleeves need about +1/2". Waist is about right. Jacket length is about right (don't use my arms as a reference, since they're super long). Maybe a bit of extra room in the chest, but I'm not that concerned (if it were bespoke I would just call it "drape").
The back is pretty messy. Some of this is due to the fact that the vents are still sewn closed (might return it, so can't open them), but it's still pretty rough. Pants are also still unhemmed (excess tucked inside the leg), but there are some problems on the back of the legs. Thoughts? It seems like opening the vents and adding a bit of space in the back might help, but I'm not sure. Also, the pants are pretty messy in the seat and back thigh, but I have no idea how to address this. They feel slimmer than most trousers I wear, but look like they hang looser, which is counterintuitive. The ripples on the back of the trousers lessen significantly if I hike them up on my rear, but obviously that isn't really a solution.
Shoulders fit fairly well, but there's some amount of rippling behind on the sleeve back. Sleeve pitch problems?
Overall, it seems like a fair starting point, especially considering how hard it is to find an inexpensive tux with all the right details. The tux used to be $469, and for that price I would be all for it (and willing to go in for some heavy alterations), but the new price of $569 makes me think a bit more seriously about it. Here's the thing: I can get a MTM suit from a local guy (a guy I have used before and have some confidence in) for about $750-800. I would use the same detailing more or less, but with a midnight navy (if they have a decent one), and would expect the fit to be better. That's more than I would like to spend, but once I start adding up alteration costs for the one above, it becomes a close call. I do like the SuSu one, but it needs some help. And it should go without saying that these pictures are pretty harsh and make it look worse than it would were I moving around or not standing like a robot. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Oh, for reference - here's me in a 36R Havana last year (in much nicer lighting).
Hi, I would like some feedback on the Benjamin Sartorial Classico suit I just purchased before I decide to have it altered. I'm 6' 153 lbs and it seems that I normally wear a 40R, but eHaberdasher did not have that size in stock in Navy, so I went with a 40L. I think the coat length is okay. Obviously the sleeves need to be shortened, and I have the bottoms of the legs folded under in these pictures. Any input is greatly appreciated before I go speak with a tailor. Thanks!