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post #6481 of 6933

Thanks for the reply! Does this help?

 

 

 

 

Both coats have 3-roll-2 buttoning.

 

My natural waist, from what I can tell, is roughly 0.5 in. above the second-last button on the _shirt_.

 

I will typically wear the coats with jeans or odd trousers. No tie, nothing formal. I'm really not pedantic, but expect a decent fit.

 

If I were to take them the tailors, how much should I let them out?

 

Appreciate your advise!  


Edited by mrtn - 3/6/16 at 9:51am
post #6482 of 6933
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Originally Posted by mrtn View Post
 

Thanks for the reply! Does this help?

 

 

 

 

Both coats have 3-roll-2 buttoning.

 

My natural waist, from what I can tell, is roughly 0.5 in. above the second-last button on the _shirt_.

 

I will typically wear the coats with jeans or odd trousers. No tie, nothing formal. I'm really not pedantic, but expect a decent fit.

 

If I were to take them the tailors, how much should I let them out?

 

Appreciate your advise!  


I'd be astonished if you'll be able to have those let out enough. Burn or Ebay them. 

post #6483 of 6933

Thanks for the reply! Not sure about burning them though

post #6484 of 6933
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Jacket looks too tight around the waist?

Fair point given the picture, but depending on how much he likes it, it may still be worth it to keep/tailor.

To you @Melchiades, that high button stance is not very flattering and in my opinion a bit too high even if you did happen to shed a few pounds. However this is just my personal taste.

Also given the length of the suit itself, I think it's a bit too long. When you can cup your fingers underneath the jacket itself without it folding is a general (really up to you) idea of how to know if the length is too long or short. Of course preference, body shape, proportions, etc. all play a part so take it with a grain of salt.




However since the button stance is so high, I think shedding 2 or even 3 inches of the suit's length would still make it look fine and it wouldn't look awkward due to the pocket placement/high button stance. Usually you can't trim down a suit/jacket's length too much otherwise it would mess with the proportions being too close to the pockets/buttons, but you have plenty of room here.

Good luck.
post #6485 of 6933
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Originally Posted by mrtn View Post

Thanks for the reply! Not sure about burning them though

I think they look perfect in sleeve length and suit length. The shoulders are hard(er) to tell without a side picture but honestly they look fine.

The waist is too clearly too tight when buttoned, but you can fix that without a tailor but a (gym) trainer instead. Also since it's already warped when buttoned on the waist, it'd be unfair to give any serious input on the chest.

Don't burn them even for warmth, I'm sure having it on your back would be more beneficial.

Good luck.
post #6486 of 6933
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

Hey chaps, I recently bought a vintage lightweight Harris Tweed patch pocket from a member on here and it's unfortunately too big. What can be done to the jacket to make it amazing? The sleeves can be let out slightly I believe.









And help me with my other vintage tweed please. This one isn't as bad right?







Thanks, Squiers! (Ignore messy room, having a clear out of old junk and clothes)

Any help fellas? Off to the tailors to get my Hackett chinos tapered this weekend and would like to bring these along as well.
post #6487 of 6933

Great piece of advice, thanks!

post #6488 of 6933
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Originally Posted by mrtn View Post

Thanks for the reply! Does this help?












Both coats have 3-roll-2 buttoning.

My natural waist, from what I can tell, is roughly 0.5 in. above the second-last button on the _shirt_.

I will typically wear the coats with jeans or odd trousers. No tie, nothing formal. I'm really not pedantic, but expect a decent fit.

If I were to take them the tailors, how much should I let them out?

Appreciate your advise!  

Tight fit really shouldn't be straining on the buttons. Flared skirts look better on short coats with a proper button stance. Designers today are young without proper history lessons to get the most out their designings.
post #6489 of 6933

Hello, I'm trying to decide whether to keep this jacket (part of a suit). This is a Signature Gold-line from Jos a Bank and it was on clearance for $200, so a pretty good price for a decent half-canvassed suit, IMO. About $40-50 more would go to bringing up the sleeves, adding buttons, letting out the pants, and doing the pants cuffs. The thing is, I don't need another suit (I have one dark grey suit that I only wear for special/important occasions), and the $$$ could be spent elsewhere on a sport coat, which is a more pressing need. 

 

I think the coat fits well (sleeve length aside) but the shoulders are a bit robust (as JAB tends to have) and the drape of the sleeve could be better. Your thoughts?

 

Also, I will be wearing the jacket as a sport coat occasionally at conferences, etc., so would like the coat to work well with jeans and khaki chinos (the lighting throws off the color in the pic below of the khakis, but I think you get the idea). What do you think, does it work? Does it look like an orphan? Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm trying to decide whether to keep this jacket (part of a suit). Nope.

The $$$ could be spent elsewhere on a sport coat, which is a more pressing need. Yep.

I think the coat fits well (sleeve length aside) but the shoulders are a bit robust (as JAB tends to have) and the drape of the sleeve could be better. Your thoughts? Meh.

Also, I will be wearing the jacket as a sport coat occasionally. You take that back.

Would like the coat to work well with jeans and khaki chinos. Then you will has dissapoint.

Does it work? No.

Does it look like an orphan? Si.

Thanks! No Problem!

In all seriousness, it sounds like you already know the answer to your own question given your ambivalence, but there's no way this jacket is going to look like anything but an orphan and your money will be far better spent on an actual blazer - a navy one to start if you don't have that covered. nod[1].gif
post #6491 of 6933

Thanks, jc. Yeah, ambivalence is the right word.

 

I have a navy blazer and a navy sport coat I like. I have 3 other sport coats that, now that I have learned to be a bit more critical of my wardrobe, will be exiting my closet soon. 

 

If I needed a suit this would be a bargain on a middling one, but what I need is a proper (tweed) sport coat (or 2). 'Been twitchy on some eBay offerings, as I'm a frugal guy, but don't tthink I have the grapes for online, used clothing shopping.

 

-Hans

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Thinking of sending below pants to replicate. Comments on how to improve fit esp in the front pocket and buttock crease area?
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post #6493 of 6933

Thanks, @greger!

post #6494 of 6933
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

In all seriousness, it sounds like you already know the answer to your own question given your ambivalence, but there's no way this jacket is going to look like anything but an orphan and your money will be far better spent on an actual blazer - a navy one to start if you don't have that covered. nod[1].gif

In hindsight, I am curious what made you respond "meh" to the fit and exactly what that means.
post #6495 of 6933
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Originally Posted by HanEyeAm View Post

In hindsight, I am curious what made you respond "meh" to the fit and exactly what that means.

All I meant was that the way it fits doesn't overcome the issues with the stylist details. It's by no means a bad fit, as you said and as you'll find plenty of examples of in this thread, but the shoulders are indeed large with a lot of structure, sleeves look wide adding to the boxy look, and the buttoning point is too high. Not enough to go on in the pics to see much more, but it's just not in the realm of, "this looks so amazing on me I don't care that it's not versatile/correct and I'm keeping it."

That help? smile.gif
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