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post #6796 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Humidity has the same effect as steam which is partly at play with your jacket. Would wait for the jacket to dry out and settle to determine the effect of humidity and/or how much is due to construction issues.

The pulling at the button needs to be seen to analyze the fix. Could also be short back balance combined with the shoulder line. The bowing of the lapel is  because you have to pull the jacket to button it. Causes the breakline to buckle and lift off your chest.

Talk to your MTM maker and don't mention my name. Say some random yahoo on the internet said so! 

This picture was taken after the jacket had been sitting in my closet for a week, so I assume any humidity would be gone by then. At the end of a day of non-humid wear, it looked the same.

Thanks for taking the time to comment. If I discuss with the tailor, I will not use your name. You will be known as "some guy on the internet."
post #6797 of 6935
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Originally Posted by catlettsl View Post

Can anyone recommend any good tailors in the Washington DC area? 2-3 options would be great.


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Catlettsl, if you're looking for alterations, I'd suggest these three places:

 

(1) The Tailored Man (Tysons Corner)1750 Tysons Blvd #130, McLean, VA 22102.  While they mainly do custom made-to-measure suits etc., owner Sanjay Daswani has an in-house tailor/seamstress named Ms. Gloria, whose father, I'm told, was a bespoke tailor and who herself does really excellent alterations.  They also have a location in Old Town Alexandria that does only alterations, but I've only ever dealt with the Tysons Corner location.

 

(2) Christopher Kim Custom Tailor (Farragut North)2000 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036.  Mr. Kim is a nice guy with a team of tailors/seamstresses in the back.  They have overall a very good reputation.

 

(3) Linea Pitti (Dupont Circle), 2128 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037.  Owner Ihsan Dura and his brother, both classically trained tailors from Turkey originally, offer bespoke suiting as well as general alterations services.  Many new generation made-to-measure companies, such as Knot Standard, bring their hard-to-alter garment jobs to them.

post #6798 of 6935

Quick suit construction question:  what is meant by 'three piece floating natural canvas'?  does that mean its full canvas or half canvas or fused or some combination thereof?

 

 

thanks!

post #6799 of 6935
It probably means that its fused front with a chest piece..
Just another way to not admit that its not a true canvased construction.

Its called "float" but it does not move around from place to place.
It just hangs there.
post #6800 of 6935

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Edited by Lucido - 8/28/16 at 10:41am
post #6801 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Lucido View Post
 

Hi,

 

Can I get some feedback on the fit of these trousers? They've been sitting in the wardrobe for a while now as there's something in the fit that I don't like and I can't quite put my finger on why. 

 

In retrospect the cuffs may not have been the best idea but that is an easy fix - it's the line of the trousers through the thigh and leg that doesn't look right to me. My own tailor reckons the fit is fine but that I should look into pleats for any future pairs.

 

I am obviously on the larger side but any advice on improving the fit would be greatly appreciated.

 

Can you post additional pictures with clear shots of your trousers?  Hard to react when panels in elevator's mirror obscure trousers.

post #6802 of 6935

Got some dress shirts and blazers from different online MTMs, overall I'm satisfied with the fit, but the shirt sleeve is a bit too short, which is not showing enough cuff for me under jacket, that bothered me a lot. And also, a local tailor measured the sleeves for me, both blazers' left sleeve is 1/4'' longer than right, and they are from two different MTM shop, could that be on purpose for watch allowance?? Anyway now I'm facing the problem of whether giving up on the four dress shirts under my jacket because of sleeves being too short, or shortening the sleeves of both blazers.

 

Any feedback or advice welcome.

 

Shirt from MTM A:

 

 

 

 

Blue blazer from MTM B:

 

 

 

 

Grey Blazer from MTM B:

 

 

 

post #6803 of 6935
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Originally Posted by smilence View Post
 

Got some dress shirts and blazers from different online MTMs, overall I'm satisfied with the fit, but the shirt sleeve is a bit too short, which is not showing enough cuff for me under jacket, that bothered me a lot. And also, a local tailor measured the sleeves for me, both blazers' left sleeve is 1/4'' longer than right, and they are from two different MTM shop, could that be on purpose for watch allowance?? Anyway now I'm facing the problem of whether giving up on the four dress shirts under my jacket because of sleeves being too short, or shortening the sleeves of both blazers.

 

Any feedback or advice welcome.

 

Shirt from MTM A:

 

 

 

 

Blue blazer from MTM B:

 

 

 

 

Grey Blazer from MTM B:

 

 

 

 

 

Well, I'd say the armpit hole of your jackets/ blazers is quite high, and your shirts have lower armpits. So, when you get the jacket on, the shirt sleeves get pulled, therefore not showing at the other end...

 

Your jackets sleeves are already quite short, if you shorten them more they're going to look like "T-jackets"... I'd say live with it for the time being.

The waist is also quite suppressed, not cool... it's looks odd.

post #6804 of 6935

Hello, new member here...

 

I have just bought my first Boglioli suit, found it on sale for about €400,

I'm not sure about the shoulders though, do they seem a little big or does it work?
It's size IT44, so they don't make any smaller suits I think.

 

Need to know if i should send it back or take it to the tailor and fix the arms, waist etc...

 

The arms on the pictures are tucked in just to get a clue of the right length.

 

And sorry for the big paper thingy on the front, can't take that off if I want to return it...

 

.

 

 

Thanks for any help!

post #6805 of 6935

You and I look the same in an entirely natural shoulder suit, I think. I have found that I must have just a tiny bit of pad; otherwise, I get that big slope, as is showing in your picture. Additionally, the shoulders are too big. Here is the thing on shoulders. You can have them fixed, but it must be done by a tailor with significant actual talent. Some guys just draw the line at shoulders, and I can't blame them. I have done it twice. Once it worked, once it did not. One more thing, when it does not, it really does not.

post #6806 of 6935
Wow thanks for a fast reply! Maybe I'll send it back then, doesn't trust the tailor I use to go to enough.
post #6807 of 6935
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Originally Posted by nossnevsluap View Post
 

Hello, new member here...

 

I have just bought my first Boglioli suit, found it on sale for about €400,

I'm not sure about the shoulders though, do they seem a little big or does it work?
It's size IT44, so they don't make any smaller suits I think.

 

Need to know if i should send it back or take it to the tailor and fix the arms, waist etc...

 

The arms on the pictures are tucked in just to get a clue of the right length.

 

And sorry for the big paper thingy on the front, can't take that off if I want to return it...

 

.

 

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Being straight and honest, send it back.

 

The shoulders are off, there is excess cloth all over your chest, you folded the sleeves... way too many alterations to make it decent.

post #6808 of 6935
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Originally Posted by smilence View Post
 

Got some dress shirts and blazers from different online MTMs, overall I'm satisfied with the fit, but the shirt sleeve is a bit too short, which is not showing enough cuff for me under jacket, that bothered me a lot. And also, a local tailor measured the sleeves for me, both blazers' left sleeve is 1/4'' longer than right, and they are from two different MTM shop, could that be on purpose for watch allowance?? Anyway now I'm facing the problem of whether giving up on the four dress shirts under my jacket because of sleeves being too short, or shortening the sleeves of both blazers.

 

Any feedback or advice welcome.

 

Shirt from MTM A:

 

 

 

 

Blue blazer from MTM B:

 

 

 

 

Grey Blazer from MTM B:

 

 

 


where the shirts unbuttoned - that should give you 1/4" of cuff.  

post #6809 of 6935

H ard to say for sure based on the pics provided but usually when trousers hug the back of your legs like they appear to be doing it's caused by having, Forward Hips

post #6810 of 6935

I have a lower right shoulder than left- It doesn't cause an issue regarding the line of the shoulders, but it does affect the way the waist on my right side drapes. While the waist on my left side falls cleanly and properly, the right side of my waist bunches up a bit and looks a bit off. Can any amount of tailoring alleviate this problem? I can post pictures if need be.

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