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post #61 of 5281
The vent looks ok in these pictures. The sleeves are a different issue. They need to be re cut/reshaped to match the armhole.
post #62 of 5281
This may be the wrong area, but I could use some help.

What can be done with this SC? I would have no problem sending it out to be fixed, I am even contacting Isaia to see if they have any recommendations.

The holes below may not be noticeable, but they are to me! I would love to make this like new, I am willing to spend a few hundred if need be as this is my favourite fabric I have even seen.

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Any ideas?

Edit: the holes are on the sleeves, at least 4 inches from the seam running down the arm.
post #63 of 5281
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Edited by Marshall Anthony - 3/6/12 at 2:17pm
post #64 of 5281
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Originally Posted by Marshall Anthony View Post


THANK YOU AGAIN.



You need to take it to a re-weaver to repair the hole in fabric and replace the lost fibers. It is pretty expensive and probably will end up costing you the few hundred. I've never had such an issue but a simple google search rendered... this: http://midcitytailoring.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=57

I will message them to get some ideas smile.gif

There is supposedly a re weaver here in Omaha, but to be honest I doubt he gets much clothing work of this caliber.
post #65 of 5281
Eager to learn and get some pointers! This is my suit now following this OG post: Fit/Critique On Target Suit: Can I Fix This Via Tailor?

Uniqlo Tasmanian wool suit

Since my last alteration, I have done nothing else with the suit. After trying on the suit this time around, I have noticed several things that can be improved:

(1) Hem the pants. I am considering a cuff (inspired by PG) with a leg opening of 7.5". I feel it will allow the pants to sit better

(2) Take in the waist. I thought a belt would be an easy fix to my problem, I was wrong. There is bunching of material when I use a belt. I have also posted some photos without jacket on to illustrate how high I am wearing the pants to accommodate for the loose waist (and long inseam). The waist has not been altered before. It may also effect the thigh/crotch area (not sure about this)

(3) I need to have the suit pressed!

(4) I want to close the vents as they are doing something weird or see (3)

(5) Button stance is that high. I took photo from afar from at least waist height.

No tie in photo even though I planned on it (imagine maroon); I am not seasoned enough and was kind of in a hurry frown.gif
Shirt is MTM thanks to ModernTailor. At this time, I may consider taking in the waist some more OR wear an undershirt.
Shoes are Allen-Edmonds "Clifton"

This is my first suit, plan on wearing for the first time to a wedding come October. Other than that it was planned for use during interviews.

Thanks!

EDIT:
Question but what can be done to make the pants look more straight instead of all the creasing? I think the fabric is not thick enough so it falls weirdly, can this be remedied?

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post #66 of 5281
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Edited by Marshall Anthony - 3/6/12 at 2:18pm
post #67 of 5281
I found this gray/light gray suit in my closet. This was apparently a suit for high school, and after losing some weight this past summer, I tried this on for the hell of it (tags are still included and all).

I know 3-buttons and pleats are long gone, but I'm wondering what you guys think of it so I can use the suggestions as reference for a new suit. I'm on that broke college student budget and I'm eyeing a Uniqlo suit (<$200) for interviews, career fairs, etc.

Let me know what you think. I'm open to getting criticized. After all, this was just a suit I tried on 10 minutes ago and have never worn. lol

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Thanks!

PS - There are no vents on the back.
post #68 of 5281

Thank-you for a superb thread. This is the kind of genuinely knowledgable advice that I joined Style Forum to find. I'm feeling like I am beginning to know exactly what to say to the tailor next time I get a suit made.

post #69 of 5281
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Surprised that you don't have more overlap at the side vents from taking the jacket in. The jacket looks a bit large, like sizing down or finding a trimmer silhouette might help. I would try different brands to see what might look more flattering on you. The balance is off, short front, long back. You need about 1" front length to balance things.

Thanks, Despos. The shoulders fit perfectly and as you can see, there's no excessive extra material anywhere in the chest. I think this may be considered a drapey type cut, so it's fuller in the chest than the normal clean-chested jackets that I've got in my closet. I do think that maybe the sleeves are a bit full, though. Is having the sleeve slimmed down possible/worth it?
post #70 of 5281
Despite your efforts to suppress the waist I thought the jacket looked boxy and thought a different silhouette might work better for you.
post #71 of 5281
So this is where you could educate me, Despos. My tailor took it in in the side seams on the back. When I argued with him for an hour to take it in even more, I believe he took it from the center seam, and he told me that in order to keep the vent from flaring, he would "curve the vent so it won't look like it's flying out." So my understanding is, you can take the jacket's waist in from those two back seams and even the back center seam, but the front is untouched—hence what looks boxy in the front. Is that just a fact of life and therefore the solution is just to get something that fits more cleanly in the front? In other words, are there no alterations I could possibly make to this jacket to shape it a little more in the front? I feel like that's a dumb question, but I guess it's worth asking the expert smile.gif
post #72 of 5281

Hi all, I am currently trying to get a morning coat at Brooks Brothers during their Friend and Family sale.  But I run into this slight problem in terms of fit; the tail does not close properly.  It seems to be a balance problem.  What are my options?

 

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post #73 of 5281

Here is mine. Is the cut simply wrong? Or is it more sizing to you guys?

 

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post #74 of 5281
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Originally Posted by Marshall Anthony View Post


THANK YOU AGAIN.



You need to take it to a re-weaver to repair the hole in fabric and replace the lost fibers. It is pretty expensive and probably will end up costing you the few hundred. I've never had such an issue but a simple google search rendered... this: http://midcitytailoring.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=57

I will message them to get some ideas smile.gif

There is supposedly a re weaver here in Omaha, but to be honest I doubt he gets much clothing work of this caliber.

These guys are in Chicago. www.withoutatrace.com
Maybe you could email your pictures and get an estimate.
post #75 of 5281
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Question but what can be done to make the pants look more straight instead of all the creasing? I think the fabric is not thick enough so it falls weirdly, can this be remedied?
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Just have the trousers made shorter. don't narrow the leg opening. Won't look good with the size of your shoes.
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