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post #4876 of 5100
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Originally Posted by bklyndoc12 View Post

Hello all,

I am newb here, 25 year old medical student looking to build a wardrobe.   I recently purchased an MTM dress shirt and an OTR blazer.  I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on the fit.    I am 5'5 and stocky so most of my clothes make me look boxy if I don't get them tailored correctly.

The jacket has some obvious divots/ripples in the shoulder area, and I know that is usually the most difficult area to deal with. 


  






The shirt feels good around the body area but I'm thinking the sleeves could be worked with.  





Thanks in advance. 

has your shirt been laundered yet?
if not, then you are in trouble

the shirt already looks small.
post #4877 of 5100

yes, its been laundered several times.   Small where? shoulders? sleeves? Thanks!

post #4878 of 5100

Hello All. My navy Ralph Lauren Black Label suit just came in and I was hoping to get some advice from the experts. Any alteration suggestions would be appreciated. 

 

The pants came unhemmed and I know the length will have to be adjusted (I taped them up for this picture). I have broad shoulders and I'm not sure if these suits just have too much padding for my body type. Wouldn't be opposed to returning this if it's just not the right cut for me. Thanks a lot in advance. 

 

 

 

post #4879 of 5100
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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post

Yes. I'd say you need another 1" at least for it to look okay, and even then, it would still be in the "fashion" category.
No. I'm not sure how you reached that conclusion. You do realize that people are different heights, right? You're 6'4"--that is well above average height, no matter what part of the world you're in. Does the jacket come in long sizes? If so, problem solved.

This is true. I'm only 5'11" and I need to buy a long jacket on a lot of the newer cuts. I can only imagine how short some jackets would be if I were 6'33"!
post #4880 of 5100

Hey guys. I recently picked up this cashmere(zegna) sport coat and thought it might be worth tailoring since I'd like to incorporate it into my outfits. As I'm fairly new to suits and menswear in general so I was hoping to get some opinions on how much work would need to be done to get a proper fit. I threw it all on fairly quickly in order to catch my sister before she left the house, but hopefully the sloppiness won't hinder your ability to read the fit. 

 

 

I'm 6'3" and slim. It seems quite loose in the chest and waist, but the shoulders *feel* alright. Anyone have any ideas on where to start?

post #4881 of 5100

Any help?? I only have a week to submit alteration requests and measurements......

 

Thanks again!

post #4882 of 5100
A few months ago I bought my first double-breasted blazer, in my usual jacket size of 40S.
Seems a little loose on me though.

Apologies in advance for the terminally rumpled linen trousers. Been in the wardrobe since last summer and just pulled them out for the photos.
Took these photos yesterday and it doesn't look as bad as I imagined, although I know it would benefit from some alteration.
The sleeves need to be shortened of course, but besides that, what else is needed?

Should it be taken in slightly at the waist perhaps?

Or, should I sell it and try and find a 38S?

Either way, I'd be replacing those buttons with something far less shiny.

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post #4883 of 5100
While I was doing this, I took the opportunity to try on two suits I hadn't worn in a long time.

First is one I bought about 3 years ago in a sale, when I knew absolutely nothing about suits. The label is Lambretta, which is your first clue that I'd no idea what I was doing.
Anyway, three piece houndstooth and 98% wool. Looking at it now the lapels seem so skinny, but I didn't know any of that back then. Only wore it once, and it's been in the wardrobe ever since. Trousers are really too low rise to work well with the waistcoat.
It's had no alterations but I would need to get the sleeves shortened.

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Second up is a vintage three piece I bought from Bookster's now defunct ebay store.
Though it was my size, 40S, I had to spend more than I originally paid getting it altered.
Had trousers taken in at waist, shortened, (but I think still too long), jackets sleeves shortened and waistcoat taken in a little at the waist.
The tailor told me he didn't like the suit, (and he loves one or two others I've had altered there).

The cut of the jacket quarters is very odd, and the jacket looks so boxy, but I suppose that was the style back in the 60's or 70's or whenever.
Is there any way to alter that?
Maybe by moving the jacket buttons an inch away from the hem, to give more closure?

Any hints welcome.

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Edited by Odradek - 5/8/14 at 2:16pm
post #4884 of 5100
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post
 

I just bought a pair of MTM chinos from Luxire, but as the stupid person I am I forgot to specify rear back pockets. Is it possible to fix this 'problem'? Could a local tailor make rear pockets for a decent price? Also, do the tailor need the same fabric to make rear pockets?

 

Thanks!

Yes but you do need the actual fabric.

post #4885 of 5100
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Originally Posted by Mahoney320 View Post
 

I recently purchased a suit supply la spalla in size 42R, which may be too big. I have a Washington, soho and san diego - all of which fit perfectly in 42R, but I'm unsure on this jacket, does it appear I need to size down? The online measurements for the other jackets show their shoulders are marginally wider, but that the chests are smaller than the la spalla. 

 

 

 

 

The shoulders are falling because they're maybe a little too wide but more because there's not enough slope in them. Padding them out or having them recut to fix that esp on the right low.

post #4886 of 5100
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Originally Posted by LukeRoz View Post
 

Despos/Any other knowledgeable members....do you have any estimates of how many inches you would change any visual miscues you see?  I contacted Indochino and they said to send them pictures (got them) and to measure how much alterations would be needed.  I'm really not sure how to measure (on the garment) how much extra/less fit i need (ie shoulders, chest, etc)....

 

Any thoughts?  Thanks again!

It's a must that you be measured correctly for a custom suit. If you were measured by their sales people and it still came out that way, I say abandon ship. I'll echo a previous response from despos that your suit cannot be altered. It must be remade with correct measures.

post #4887 of 5100
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Originally Posted by bklyndoc12 View Post
 

Hello all,

 

I am newb here, 25 year old medical student looking to build a wardrobe.   I recently purchased an MTM dress shirt and an OTR blazer.  I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on the fit.    I am 5'5 and stocky so most of my clothes make me look boxy if I don't get them tailored correctly.

 

The jacket has some obvious divots/ripples in the shoulder area, and I know that is usually the most difficult area to deal with. 

 

 

  

 

 

The shirt feels good around the body area but I'm thinking the sleeves could be worked with.  

 

 

Thanks in advance. 

The shirt is too small by normal standards of fit. Sure, it looks "modern" but in reality it's too tight especially in the chest. A good meal will split the plackets open when you sit.

As far as the jacket goes, your posture and shoulder slope & pitch will always be your enemy buying off the rack. Shoulder divots and excess fabric at the back of the garment are hard fixes. Being athletic with a prominent and narrow midsection will almost always equal precise tailoring or a custom experience.

post #4888 of 5100
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Originally Posted by teewhy View Post
 

Hello All. My navy Ralph Lauren Black Label suit just came in and I was hoping to get some advice from the experts. Any alteration suggestions would be appreciated. 

 

The pants came unhemmed and I know the length will have to be adjusted (I taped them up for this picture). I have broad shoulders and I'm not sure if these suits just have too much padding for my body type. Wouldn't be opposed to returning this if it's just not the right cut for me. Thanks a lot in advance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The suit doesn't fit to your posture. The front balance is too short causing puffed lapels and scissored fronts. The back balance is conversely too long. For the price of BL, consider quality MTM which can at least adjust to your more erect posture and backward pitching shoulders.

post #4889 of 5100
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

While I was doing this, I took the opportunity to try on two suits I hadn't worn in a long time.

First is one I bought about 3 years ago in a sale, when I knew absolutely nothing about suits. The label is Lambretta, which is your first clue that I'd no idea what I was doing.
Anyway, three piece houndstooth and 98% wool. Looking at it now the lapels seem so skinny, but I didn't know any of that back then. Only wore it once, and it's been in the wardrobe ever since. Trousers are really too low rise to work well with the waistcoat.
It's had no alterations but I would need to get the sleeves shortened.




Second up is a vintage three piece I bought from Bookster's now defunct ebay store.
Though it was my size, 40S, I had to spend more than I originally paid getting it altered.
Had trousers taken in at waist, shortened, (but I think still too long), jackets sleeves shortened and waistcoat taken in a little at the waist.
The tailor told me he didn't like the suit, (and he loves one or two others I've had altered there).

The cut of the jacket quarters is very odd, and the jacket looks so boxy, but I suppose that was the style back in the 60's or 70's or whenever.
Is there any way to alter that?
Maybe by moving the jacket buttons an inch away from the hem, to give more closure?

Any hints welcome.

The DB blazer looks too wide and square in the shoulders. Taking it in the at the waist will only draw more attention to that.

The rest of the suits just looks classic and dated to some but not too bad. Would try to go for the 38S. Watch the shoulder fit.

post #4890 of 5100
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Originally Posted by rokor View Post
 

Hey guys. I recently picked up this cashmere(zegna) sport coat and thought it might be worth tailoring since I'd like to incorporate it into my outfits. As I'm fairly new to suits and menswear in general so I was hoping to get some opinions on how much work would need to be done to get a proper fit. I threw it all on fairly quickly in order to catch my sister before she left the house, but hopefully the sloppiness won't hinder your ability to read the fit. 

 

 

I'm 6'3" and slim. It seems quite loose in the chest and waist, but the shoulders *feel* alright. Anyone have any ideas on where to start?

Try a little waist suppression at the side seams and either the left sleeve is caught on something for the picture or way too short. May need to lower the collar but it could be the lighting because from the side it looks ok. 

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