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post #6121 of 6972
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post


Hey, I'm catching up a bit on this thread so forgive the very late reply. Looks like you didn't get any takers on your questions - good pictures, though - you tried!

What did you end up doing? I would have said return the 36S and try the 34R Lazio. The shoulders on the 36's were too big for you it seemed, though the pants on the 34 looked to be a bit snug up top. You seem to have a hell of a drop from chest to waist.

I ended up choosing the Lazio 36R. 

 

The 34 Napoli was too compromised and I think lengthening the sleeves of the Lazio 36S with working cuffs would have been more difficult than shortening the 36R (which are so close they can probably be done at the cuff).

 

I ended up trying a Lazio 34R in Seattle when I went on holiday and it unfortunately creased on the chest, although the shoulders fit a little better. All in all I think the 36R can be made to look best, the shoulders are actually pretty close. 

 

I'm definitely slim around the waist and have a decent chest/waist drop, but I think the fisheye of the lens accentuates it as my chest is right near the edge of frame

post #6122 of 6972
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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post


As @Koala-T
 mentioned, I have continued dressing the way that everyone did when I was at school.  Here's a picture that a classmate of mine took at our old school out on the front lawn during lunch in 1965, when we were both Seniors.......





......the person in the grey suit with his hands in his pockets is the Dean Of Boys, who always thought that all of us were up to no good, and he is interrogating one of the usual suspects.  (We were all usual suspects.)


However, as this illustration (that I found on Dandyism's Facebook page) shows, trousers were short before I was born.......





......anyone who might be wondering what men used to look like before the internet was invented and all the damn fool silly rules made up might want to look through the thousands of pictures that Voxsartoria has posted.

Think it was 1968 at school when another boy accused me of having highwater pants. It must have been the beginning of sixth grade. My brothers pants that he wore the year before. If they were new for me they certainly would have been longer. The tide had turned, for even men's pants had gotten longer. The highwaters were out of style.

I was around long before the internet "classic style" was even invented. Back when men had fun with clothes. I'll take a look at Voxsartoria posted pictures. It is hard to find so many pictures of the past. Seems like librarians have forgotten what there job is.
post #6123 of 6972
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Originally Posted by greger View Post


Think it was 1968 at school when another boy accused me of having highwater pants. It must have been the beginning of sixth grade. My brothers pants that he wore the year before. If they were new for me they certainly would have been longer. The tide had turned, for even men's pants had gotten longer. The highwaters were out of style.

I was around long before the internet "classic style" was even invented. Back when men had fun with clothes. I'll take a look at Voxsartoria posted pictures. It is hard to find so many pictures of the past. Seems like librarians have forgotten what there job is.


Here's the link to voxsartoria's pictures.......

http://www.voxsartoria.com

post #6124 of 6972
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post


Again, I'm really late to the game so apologies if this doesn't help you since you likely already did whatever you were going to do to this suit. I do hope you didn't slim the pants.

For $450, assuming you continue down the path of suit buying and wearing, you'll look back on this as a good learning experience. You're a young guy, appear to be in good shape, and likely thought a slimmer cut would work for you - but there's a big difference between slim and tight. Everything here is too tight, too short, and too small.

For your next go (and you may want to see if RTW items work for you before doing MTM again):
  • Wider lapels
  • Wider/softer shoulders - although if you have a dropped right shoulder, I could be wrong about the softer shoulders as that could cause some creasing; that's why trying on a bunch of RTW jackets would help
  • Less waist suppression
  • Lower buttoning point
  • Longer jacket length (by like 2-3", seriously)
  • More room in the seat of your pants
  • More room the whole way down the leg of your pants
  • Less tapering of your pants


Don't worry, very few people outside of this forum will really notice these things, you're young so you get a pass anyway, and making mistakes is a big part of learning. I did an Indochino suit much like yours when I first started and it set me on the path even if it was terrible by my current standards (where there is still plenty of room for improvement).

 

Fantastic advice - can't begin to thank you enough! Looking forward to my next suit purchase with this new-found knowledge. And yes, thankfully I did not slim the pants haha.

post #6125 of 6972

Hi everyone

 

I just got my first Indochino suit and it looks like I need a remake of it. Please provide comments and what I need to do for adjustments.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #6126 of 6972

I'm no tailor but it looks like you have sloped shoulders so the jacket looks uneven. Also the pants look pretty tight. I feel like yours looks like the picture in the middle when it should be the one in blue.

Also something about the sleeves is throwing me off. Here's what I'm talking about-> Thanks Koala-T for the answer below!

 

I've been researching for a bespoke suit to be done here in Korea so I've also been looking at this thread alot. Hope this helps you find the answer you're looking for. 


Edited by Idreamofsakura - 10/15/15 at 7:54pm
post #6127 of 6972

Sleeves need to be rotated forward a bit, I believe.

post #6128 of 6972

just got my custom shirt, but honestly I don't see it much different from a RTW shirt (except for having my name on it), in fact the place between the first and the second button seems a bit problematic to me, is it because the collar is too heavy?

 

anyway, any comments are welcome

 

 

 

post #6129 of 6972

I just got some pants made, and they seem too tight.  Will letting out the seat a little help, are more complicated alterations required, or should I just go up a size?  I actually had to take the waistband in just a little bit on these pants (maybe a half inch), the top inch or so was too loose.  If I go up a size, the seat and thighs should be better, but the waist might be too large to take in?  

 

I am not sure why one side view looks so much different than the other in terms of the draping.

 

 

 

 

 

post #6130 of 6972

Hi, this is a shirt I order from an online MTM (tailorstore). As you can see from the pictures the last button is too tight, so they offered me a new shirt and suggested changing the seat measure from 93.5 to 95.5 cm

These are the complete measure of the shirt:

 

Neck 39 cm15.4"

Shoulder width40 cm 15.7 "

Chest91.5 cm 36 "

Waist77 cm 30.3 "

Seat93.5 cm 36.8 "

Hip81 cm 31.9 "

Arm length65 cm 25.6"

Wrist17 cm 6.7 "

Biceps28.5 cm 11.2 "

Shirt length65.5 cm 25.8 "

 

Should I make also the waist and hip larger to make the shirt look proportionate?

Do you suggest making any other change in the measure apart from the seat? Thank you!

 

 

post #6131 of 6972

I don't think it would be too tight if you tucked it in, but it does look very short. (IANAT)

 

 

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Originally Posted by clerktnt View Post
 

Hi, this is a shirt I order from an online MTM (tailorstore). As you can see from the pictures the last button is too tight, so they offered me a new shirt and suggested changing the seat measure from 93.5 to 95.5 cm

These are the complete measure of the shirt:

 

Neck 39 cm15.4"

Shoulder width40 cm 15.7 "

Chest91.5 cm 36 "

Waist77 cm 30.3 "

Seat93.5 cm 36.8 "

Hip81 cm 31.9 "

Arm length65 cm 25.6"

Wrist17 cm 6.7 "

Biceps28.5 cm 11.2 "

Shirt length65.5 cm 25.8 "

 

Should I make also the waist and hip larger to make the shirt look proportionate?

Do you suggest making any other change in the measure apart from the seat? Thank you!

 

 

post #6132 of 6972
@fcong the chest is too tight.
see where the stripes go off at the third button.

2nd button might be misplaced.
the slight bump is common.
it will be hidden by a tie or if open you will not notice it.

has the shirt been washed?
the collar may be too tight after washing.

@koala T
i am assuming this shirt is to be worn untucked?

has it been washed yet?

you need a lot more then 2 cm in the hip

also your left shoulder slopes.

sleeves might be too long.

i think i see a pocket.
too high and too large.
te collars and cuffs seem a bit large for casual,
you do have a long neck so the height is ok
waist +10cm
hip +6cm

add darts 3cm each
post #6133 of 6972

@Shirtmaven thank you for your comment!

 

yes it had been washed before the photo. I know I have sloping shoulders but at tailorstore they won't take that into account, they only consider the measures. Should I add 1 or 2 cm to shoulder  width?

 

I will choose narrower cuffs an collar.

 

For the length: I want to wear it untucked so I don't want it to be too long.

I know that length isn't ideal to be worn tucked in but I tried to wear the shirt in the photo tucked and it doesn't untuck during the day so that's the way I'm going to wear that shirt.

 

Finally I'd prefer not adding darts because I was going to choose a striped pattern, how would you change waist, hip and seat without adding darts?

 

 

thank you!

post #6134 of 6972
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Originally Posted by clerktnt View Post

@Shirtmaven
thank you for your comment!

yes it had been washed before the photo. I know I have sloping shoulders but at tailorstore they won't take that into account, they only consider the measures. Should I add 1 or 2 cm to shoulder  width?
adding to the yoke will not fix the slopes.
I will choose narrower cuffs an collar.

For the length: I want to wear it untucked so I don't want it to be too long.it is fine untucked if the hip is wider the shirt can drop to the normal spot.
I know that length isn't ideal to be worn tucked in but I tried to wear the shirt in the photo tucked and it doesn't untuck during the day so that's the way I'm going to wear that shirt.

Finally I'd prefer not adding darts because I was going to choose a striped pattern, how would you change waist, hip and seat without adding darts?who is looking at your mid back and staring at the stripes as they meet? hip=seat. i gave you my advice


thank you!
post #6135 of 6972

Hi all, I'm new here and new to wearing classic menswear. I recently started a new engineering job in an office where my previous job was at a job site (steel toe boots, jeans, etc.).

 

I spent a lot of time reading about what a good fit is and I tired on a lot of clothes before purchasing anything. However, I'm still not quite happy with how everything fits. I'd really like to hear some feedback. I'm sure you can tell from all the wrinkles that these were taken at the end of the work day. I struggle having a bit of a gut and a wide waist - I'm working on that!

 

The album has three different outfits with several angles each: http://imgur.com/a/5Myv6

 

Thanks!

Smitty

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