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post #5026 of 5374
Should these pants be slimmed? They look wrinkly because they're linen / cotton.
post #5027 of 5374

This is probably a very naive question - but I couldn't find it in search -

 

how feasible is it for a tailor to more or less imitate the pattern/cut of a dress shirt I already own?  And what would this on average cost?

 

Thanks to anyone who can help me understand this

post #5028 of 5374
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Originally Posted by tfrey View Post

Hi,

it would be terrific if someone could critique my shirt I received from Proper Cloth.

Here are my thoughts on it:
  • I always seem to have this problem that the shirt billows out above the waistband instead of laying flat - how would you correct that?
  • Waist size - thinking about going slightly wider so the seat opens a bit more as well?
  • Sleeve seems ok but forearm is slightly tight - thinking about increasing sleeve by 0.5"
  • I feel like there's a little much excess fabric in the mid-section back - how would one correct that?





Thanks a lot for any feedback!


Take additional pics with the jacket on to confirm sleeve length.
post #5029 of 5374
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

Hello all!  My brother of very similar build to myself is gifting/thrifting me a fair amount of tailored goodness.  I'd appreciate any feedback on how I might be able to tweak this blue dress shirt, grey dress trousers, and sportcoat:


   



    



  




  


Doesn't look to bad.
Me? I would cuff the pants. But that is personal preference.
post #5030 of 5374
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Originally Posted by HalInc View Post

Hello all, 

I received this slim fit navy MTM suit from Black Lapel this week, and I'd appreciate your opinion on the fit. To me, it looks too wide around the shoulders and upper back, but this will be my first suit so my eye is probably not as sharp as yours!

Thanks for your help.













Sleeves look a little long..or your shirtsleeves are too short.
Did you have on a proper shirt when you were fitted?
post #5031 of 5374

Is possible to take in a pair of trouers (that's never been altered before) 2-3" in the waist?

post #5032 of 5374
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Originally Posted by Baked Potato View Post

Is possible to take in a pair of trouers (that's never been altered before) 2-3" in the waist?

That's a lot to take in. I wouldn't do anymore than 1.5"
post #5033 of 5374
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post


That's a lot to take in. I wouldn't do anymore than 1.5"

 

I remember reading somewhere (I don't remember where) that 3" is the max limit before needing to recut the trousers. Although, as I said, it's only something I've read.

 

@Despos , do you know if it's possible, or is 3" too much?

post #5034 of 5374

Here's a question I've pondered over for awhile. Is there an appropriate circumference measurement you should have when tapering the sleeve opening on a jacket to the wrist? 


I remember Flusser mentioning this in Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, but he never went into an appropriate amount. I'm guessing it would depend on the size of one's wrist.

post #5035 of 5374
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post


Sleeves look a little long..or your shirtsleeves are too short.
Did you have on a proper shirt when you were fitted?

Thanks for your feedback. The sleeves may indeed be a little long, but the problem may appear worse here than it actually is.  

My shirtsleeves aren't hanging naturally in these particular pictures. I didn't notice this until your reply - sorry about that! The shirtsleeves actually extend 1/4-1/2 inch below the jacket sleeves.

 

What do you think about the fit of the trousers?

post #5036 of 5374
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Originally Posted by HalInc View Post

Thanks for your feedback. The sleeves may indeed be a little long, but the problem may appear worse here than it actually is.  
My shirtsleeves aren't hanging naturally in these particular pictures. I didn't notice this until your reply - sorry about that! The shirtsleeves actually extend 1/4-1/2 inch below the jacket sleeves.

What do you think about the fit of the trousers?

From the side they look ok. From the back/front, there are issues. I also always cuff my pants(my preference.) There is also not a good shot that shows the length properly.
post #5037 of 5374
Not a fit question, but one for the tailors.

I've got an Arc'teryx Veilance blazer that I am really fond of, but the sleeves are too long (as with most AV stuff for me). There are no buttons on the sleeves so fortunately this is easily fixed by turning the end of the sleeve inside of itself and creating a cuff. From the outside you can't tell that it's cuffed, and the sleeve length is just about perfect. But of course the cuff will sometimes some undone as I put my arms through the sleeves, so I've been thinking about using fabric tape to [semi-]permanently hold the cuff in place. The jacket is 94% nylon / 6% elastane and the care instructions say to iron on low. Anything I should be concerned about, having never used fabric tape? Will it leave a residue? Will it have to be redone after each wash (which will only be a couple of times a year, I imagine)?

Picture shows the sleeve turned inside-out and the cuff the way I wear it.

post #5038 of 5374

Having a hard time analyzing this jacket's fit. Are the shoulders too wide? Chest too wide?

 

Thanks!

 

post #5039 of 5374
Hello gents,

I recently purchased my first full-canvased suit from Paul Stuart and was hoping to get some critique here for further alterations. My problem with suits has always been my unusual body shape; I'm not very tall, but I have very broad shoulders for my height.

I decided to purchase this suit from Paul Stuart because they offer suits in a size 39. Their Phineas Cole line was too tight on me, so I had to go with their mainline Paul Stuart, which is considerably baggier. I had the trousers slimmed down to fit similar to their Phineas Cole trousers. In hindsight, I'll probably be going MTM in the future since it was such a hassle to get this suit tailored to such an extreme.

One of the things that's bothering me is how the jacket flares out at the hips. You can see this effect in photos two and three. I'm not sure if this is a result of the waist suppression or not. Do you guys think the jacket flares out too much? Would it an easy fix? If so, I'll take it to the tailor later this week after I've started work.

Any critique would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance for any thoughts!














Edited by lostintranslation - 7/4/14 at 10:44pm
post #5040 of 5374
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Originally Posted by lostintranslation View Post

Hello gents,

I recently purchased my first full-canvased suit from Paul Stuart and was hoping to get some critique here for further alterations. My problem with suits has always been my unusual body shape; I'm not very tall, but I have very broad shoulders for my height.

I decided to purchase this suit from Paul Stuart because they offer suits in a size 39. Their Phineas Cole line was too tight on me, so I had to go with their mainline Paul Stuart, which is considerably baggier. I had the trousers slimmed down to fit similar to their Phineas Cole trousers. In hindsight, I'll probably be going MTM in the future since it was such a hassle to get this suit tailored to such an extreme.

One of the things that's bothering me is how the jacket flares out at the hips. You can see this effect in photos two and three. I'm not sure if this is a result of the waist suppression or not. Do you guys think the jacket flares out too much? Would it an easy fix? If so, I'll take it to the tailor later this week after I've started work.

Any critique would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance for any thoughts!














Are you wearing a short sleeved shirt?
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