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post #5086 of 5198
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Originally Posted by submatrix View Post


Thanks for the reply. What exactly about the shoulders doesn't look right to you? Does the yoke extend out too far? I thought the general guideline was that the yoke should extend to the point where the shoulder slope drops off into the arm. Is this correct?

I will consider letting out the seat of the pants, however I am concerned it will create wrinkles just below the seat due to how slim the rest of the leg is. Do you think this would be an issue?

As I look more at my own pics, I also feel that the back of the shirt could be taken in some, specifically in the lower back. My back naturally curves in quite a bit, so doing so might help eliminate some of the loose looking fabric in that area. Thoughts?

The yoke looks like it extends too far out. The other questions could be tentatively answered, but the items should be brought to a tailor and his (or her) skill and attitude could be gauged by answers to those questions.
post #5087 of 5198
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Originally Posted by JSDNJ View Post
 

Just picked up a new suit (Italian chino Ludlow) for summer.

 

I got a 38R with their slimmer pants (had to order them) Does the jacket look too small? I ordered a 39R to compare as well. It isn't pressed and the vents are still closed but you get the idea. My concern is in the arms, when I try to 'hug' myself. My arm movement is a little restricted.

 

Don't mind the shorts, I was being lazy.

 

 

 

 

 

As an aside, anyone have experience with Ludlow slim pants? I like them slim but I am afraid the narrow leg opening might make my feet look too huge.

Shameless bump.

post #5088 of 5198
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Originally Posted by BM555 View Post

Thanks lee. I'm with you on the jacket length and tight pants. Too short of jacket was my biggest issue and was noticeable right away.

I actually don't mind the lapels, but maybe they are a bit off?

I can't figure out why there is this shoulder divot, as the shoulders seem to fit well. Thoughts on what measurements to change on the rework?

Well...you can't lengthen the jacket......and that is the first noticeable error.
post #5089 of 5198
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Originally Posted by Jokerman View Post

So I was in need of a blazer to make a full suit and I am one of those weird sizes in between a 34 & 36. I got this from Topman. How bad is the fit? I'm pretty sure it's probably to tight in the upper body area but I'm afraid if I size up it will be to big in the other areas. I appreciate any feedback. I do plan to get a proper suit made. This is just temporary but don't want to go out in it if it looks ridiculous.



Sleeves are too long(can be altered.)
Jacket looks tight when buttoned.
post #5090 of 5198
Here's another photo with the braces loosened slightly.

I'm not sure what to tell Patrick, if anything.

post #5091 of 5198
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Hi guys,

Might as well get this one in too - do you think any adjustments in terms of taking in the waist/chest need to be done to this jacket? This one is not as obvious a candidate as the above double breasted blazer because it is almost there (already took in the sleeves), it's just one size big (38 instead of the usual 36).

Many thanks!

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Bump, in case any opinions from others - thanks!
post #5092 of 5198

Hey Styleless Chap,

 

Haven't posted on here for awhile.

As you have bought your suit and are having it altered, and paying for the alts, I will give you my opinion.

 

I like a long coat, but wear high waisted pants, so it balances out. 

My gauge is rule of thumb, when the wear fists his hands (like a soldier to attention) the thumb is in line with the hem.

 

Most of the RTW I see now, its between the wrist and the knuckle.

 

As for the sleeves, most prefer to show some cuff (3/8" for me). Wear a shirt and have the tailor measure from the tip of your thumb to the edge of the jacket cuff,4 1/2" is usually about right, some peoples thumbs are longer than other. 

 

Shorten it at the cuff, its cheaper, easier and less chance the tailor will have a hash of it.

Sleeves are not easy to re-cut and set correctly. 

post #5093 of 5198

I bought a tuxedo shirt from Brooks Brothers and the neck is slightly big...not enough to size down but enough for me to notice.  Question for any tailors or others with experience, is it possible to move the neck button over just a tad to create a snugger neck or will this mess up the rest of the shirt fit?

 

Thanks.

post #5094 of 5198

@Despos, @OTCtailor, @Rory Duffy

 

I'm curious about the slight bowing of the lapel here. Is this a result of a ever so slightly too tight chest?

post #5095 of 5198

So, I was in need of my first tuxedo and thought I would give SuitSupply MTM a try. I think overall it came out well, but the jacket is a bit tight when closed. The guy at the store thought that you wouldn't wear it buttoned with a vest, which I feel is debatable. 

I am planning to go back to the store next week to see what could be done. It might be possible to shift the buttonhole and button a bit to make everything a bit wider. I feel as it was MTM it should probably fit better, but then again I am not sure what I should expect at this price (838GBP). What are your thoughts?

 

Please excuse the fact that I am wearing a normal shirt in the picture. (Also there is a light directly above me to make it easier to see the pulling of the fabric.)

 

post #5096 of 5198
These are MTM shirt and suit. Any thoughts and opinions on the fit will be appreciated.
















post #5097 of 5198
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Originally Posted by Jokerman View Post

So I was in need of a blazer to make a full suit and I am one of those weird sizes in between a 34 & 36. I got this from Topman. How bad is the fit? I'm pretty sure it's probably to tight in the upper body area but I'm afraid if I size up it will be to big in the other areas. I appreciate any feedback. I do plan to get a proper suit made. This is just temporary but don't want to go out in it if it looks ridiculous.


 

The jacket is too tight/small which is why the lapels are bowing like that.

post #5098 of 5198
How difficult is it to take in the chest of an unlined jacket, especially made out of knit linen.

See spoiler for the exact fabric I am talking about. Would this be something difficult to work with?

I need a jacket of this fabric taken in slightly in the chest and maybe shorten the sleeves (non functioning buttons).
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The composition is 85/15 linen-cotton blend.

I have a size 40 that fits perfectly IMO but had to size up to a 42 on a different color. Unfortunately the size 42 chest if more apparent and sleeves slightly longer than I prefer.

Here is an example of the size 40 worn:

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Another question, I had the tailor take in the waist for 8 pair of trousers. The balance (inseam) on several pairs so far are not balanced (right inseam slightly higher, floats). My right hip is higher and I was told when the waist/seat gets taken in it would not effect the length of the pants. Turned out wrong and this is bothering me (a lot). I will go back to ask for it to be fixed. Am I right in doing so? What went wrong exactly? Why did some pairs get unbalance in the length while other pairs did not (or I could be wrong and all are unbalanced...)
post #5099 of 5198
As an update:

Dropped by the tailor today, 3 out of 5 pants were unbalanced in the leg (2 pants had the right leg inseam shorter, 1 pant had the left leg too long). The cost to fix one leg for three pants with cuff is $27.

The tailored showed a little hesitation when I brought it up at the beginning telling me to perhaps walk it out, and the length may even out. As he noted, throughout the day your pants sitting at your waist for example will move about. I was very cautious and thought better that wearing the pants a few times would automatically help adjust the length of one leg to balance out. Sounds a bit farfetched.

I ended up taking this as a lesson learned; it would be better to adjust the waist for a better fit before evening out the inseam. I happened to first get my pants hemmed on all my pants, realized the waist could be taken in, and the result was this.

For the tailors here, is this common? How would you deal with it? FWIW the tailor I worked with did ask me at the time when I was requesting a hem to my 5 pants whether the waist was okay. I supposedly gave the most generic answer, which was "I'm going to wear a belt."

I also picked up 3 more pairs of pants that all ended up good. There was a little bit of a price discrepancy though. Prior I had 5 pair of trousers requesting to take in the waist, total was about 92.50. Next request was 3 pants to take in the waist and the total was $70.00. I'm assuming the latter had more handwork since he mentioned about cleaning up the seat, too.

Overall, I'm not sure if I'm still having to learn a lot about working with a tailor or the ones around here are mediocre. Been to 4 already, the most current I actually enjoy the most despite some hurdles. Current shop has also been discussed, visited, and referred to by members on this forum for those in the Bay Area. I'm still hesitant to bring in the jacket above...seems like complicated work.
post #5100 of 5198

Got this suit from Black Lapel MTM. Got measured in the NYC store.

 


Going in on August 4th to get adjustments from their tailors.

 

What I noticed (please do add anything you see)

Small problems: Small wrinkle on the back of neck

Bigger problem: When the top button is closed, pretty huge flaring of the lapels and subsequent chest gap.

 

I can't tell if this is because the chest length on the front of the suit is too small, if the waist is too tight, or

both? 

I think the waist is definitely too tight as there seems to be an "X". 

 

How hard would this be to fix and how long would it take?

 

The suit just came in the mail so it may be wrinkles and not the fit causing some (hopefully) of the lines

 

Also, the dress shirt length is short. 

 

 

Thanks

Here are the pics:

 

 

 

 

 

I should note, the vents close fine, it's just that I folded it poorly and now there is a big crease on the right vent in the picture below. 

 

 

 

 


Edited by sinfiery - 8/1/14 at 8:49am
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