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Despos, could you please take a look at my post about the PRL blazer (post #4982)? I know that the pictures aren't the best, but I would be very grateful if you just could take a small peek at it.

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Thanks, Chris. I actaully just got an email back from William Field here in DC that essentially said the same thing. He thinks he can fix this, but I'm not sure the cost would be justified since the alterations might be almost as much as the jacket was to begin with--we shall see.

This is MTM done remotely--and yes, I know that is not advised. The shame is that the jacket looks very good from the front.


I think that the big mistake here was insisting on a soft shoulder. Do you agree?
post #4998 of 5372
It's not cut well or made well. Nor sure what the value is here.
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Good morning. The sleeves are too long on this jacket for sure, but I'm most worried about the dimples at the shoulders. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
@Desposcould you take a look at this too if you have a chance? Sorry to bombard you.
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

It's not cut well or made well. Nor sure what the value is here.

I need a blazer—that's the value in having it fixed, assuming that would be cheaper than getting a new one. Or do you think this is too far-gone to even try; that I should just suck-up a new one?
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Just picked up a pair of Ralph Lauren Black Label Anthony Wool Pants (solid navy)

 

They are tagged 28 in the waist and fit great -- some pictures I see have cuffs, some don't.  I'm just curious on thoughts of cuff with my height.  

 

I, along with another opinion I've got, say to do a 1.75" cuff .. My height is 5'6" so just making sure that is the right direction.  

 

I don't mind breaking rules as long as it looks good -- and I'm young =]

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Originally Posted by chris45 View Post

Just picked up a pair of Ralph Lauren Black Label Anthony Wool Pants (solid navy)

They are tagged 28 in the waist and fit great -- some pictures I see have cuffs, some don't.  I'm just curious on thoughts of cuff with my height.  

I, along with another opinion I've got, say to do a 1.75" cuff .. My height is 5'6" so just making sure that is the right direction.  

I don't mind breaking rules as long as it looks good -- and I'm young =]
Noob here to chime in on this. I'm nineteen and I love cuffed pants. Not huge cuffs but an inch and a half or so adds a certain level of class to a fit IMO.
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No right or wrong regarding cuffs. Go with your own preference to cuff or not and how wide of cuffs you like.

Consider how you like the trouser opening to fall on your shoe. It is easier to slant plain bottom hems to lay over the shoe in a nicer way than most tailors can when making cuffs.
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

It's not cut well or made well. Nor sure what the value is here.

I need a blazer—that's the value in having it fixed, assuming that would be cheaper than getting a new one. Or do you think this is too far-gone to even try; that I should just suck-up a new one?

All depends on who you now that is capable and willing to alter it. hard to tell if it's worth it only seeing one picture of the back.
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Hey guys! 

 

Just wondering if anyone could quickly help me solve this small problem.

Bought a new suit and the sleeves and cuffs were a little too wide for my liking so I had a tailor reduce the width using one of my better suit as guide. Realised after I came home that there's a lot of bunching around the places she cut/altered (even after steaming it). Just wondering if anyone could offer some advice as to how I can fix it and can it easily be fixed at a tailor? Is it because the way she stitched it up is wrong or something? 

 

By the way, Both suits are from the same MTM online company.

 

Thanks so much in advance! 

 

 

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Just purchased this unstructured cotton sport coat and as expected, the sleeves need shortening. Even though the buttons on the sleeves are non-functioning, I'm concerned that if the sleeves are hemmed to a proper length (see pic #2), I'll be left with an awkwardly placed single button on each sleeve

Any comments/suggestions would be much appreciated.






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Do you think she tapered the sleeve on the inseam ? YOU NEVER DO THAT! The sleeve is only adjusted on the out seam which means they should remake the sleeve vent and also taper the lining.
If it is taken in on the inseam and the extra cloth is cut out, you have very limited options. Only thing to do then is to open the seam and properly stretch the top sleeve and fit it to the under sleeve. There is some technique required to get the sleeve inseam to hang well

Steaming made it worse.YOU SHOULD NEVER DO THAT! That area is very sensitive to steaming due to the sewing in of fullness on the top sleeve.

Best idea is to use a someone, if you can, who knows how a garment is made or at the very least understands altering men's garments. Assuming this person is more familiar with sewing for women, comparing sewing for women and sewing for men, it's apples and oranges.
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Originally Posted by olseno View Post

Just purchased this unstructured cotton sport coat and as expected, the sleeves need shortening. Even though the buttons on the sleeves are non-functioning, I'm concerned that if the sleeves are hemmed to a proper length (see pic #2), I'll be left with an awkwardly placed single button on each sleeve

Any comments/suggestions would be much appreciated.
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There is no good way around this unless you remove the sleeves and shorten them from the top. The sleeve buttonholes are imitation and not cut thru so the stitching can be removed but the old stitch marks where the buttonholes are sewn will probably remain due to the nature of cotton and the tightness of the stitching. If you go this route you will still have to accept that the placket will be very short and look odd. They will be different lengths if the sleeves need to be shortened different amounts. Shortening from the top will cost more but not compromise the styling details. Will cost more and require a tailor wiling to do the extra work. There is a limit to how much can be shortened at the top of the sleeve related to how tapered the sleeve is
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Do you think she tapered the sleeve on the inseam ? YOU NEVER DO THAT! The sleeve is only adjusted on the out seam which means they should remake the sleeve vent and also taper the lining.
If it is taken in on the inseam and the extra cloth is cut out, you have very limited options. Only thing to do then is to open the seam and properly stretch the top sleeve and fit it to the under sleeve. There is some technique required to get the sleeve inseam to hang well

Steaming made it worse.YOU SHOULD NEVER DO THAT! That area is very sensitive to steaming due to the sewing in of fullness on the top sleeve.

Best idea is to use a someone, if you can, who knows how a garment is made or at the very least understands altering men's garments. Assuming this person is more familiar with sewing for women, comparing sewing for women and sewing for men, it's apples and oranges.

 

Thanks for the quick reply Despos.

 

Just had a look inside and it does seem she tapered it on the inseam.

I felt around underneath the white cloth and it seems the original sleeve is still there - as if she just cut the sleeve, folded it in and sewed. I guess I still might have some luck with it? 

 

 

 


Edited by Stevey6404 - 6/21/14 at 10:27am
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What are your thoughts on the hole (first button from the top)? Easily fixed, or not worth the trouble?

 

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