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post #796 of 5135
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Send this picture and ask the maker. Some will be able to make adjustments and some won't.

Okay, I've emailed them, along with the measurements. I'm not sure how responsive they will be, but I'll wait and see.

If you could even provide any clue as to what may be the cause, I would appreciate it a lot; for reference, the measurements I used are:

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post #797 of 5135

OK, it might not be totally ateration related, but I think maybe a tailor can answer my question.

 

I have been wondering what makes a suit "3-dimensional"? I hear this term here and there but never found a explanation what makes the difference and how superior that is. I heard that lapel roll makes some difference on this but is there something else?

 

If there are pictures comparison it would be great.

post #798 of 5135
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Send this picture and ask the maker. Some will be able to make adjustments and some won't.

Okay, I've emailed them, along with the measurements. I'm not sure how responsive they will be, but I'll wait and see.

If you could even provide any clue as to what may be the cause, I would appreciate it a lot; for reference, the measurements I used are:
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This adjustment isn't related to any of the measurements you use to order a shirt but how the sleeve is cut and balanced to the armhole. If the maker is spitting out computer generated patterns they may not be able to adjust for this. This requires more of a technical, engineering solution that they may or may not be able to execute. If they aren't capable you might look into using a shirtmaker that cuts his own pattern and shirt to get a more precise fit.
post #799 of 5135
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Originally Posted by swolfod View Post

OK, it might not be totally ateration related, but I think maybe a tailor can answer my question.

I have been wondering what makes a suit "3-dimensional"? I hear this term here and there but never found a explanation what makes the difference and how superior that is. I heard that lapel roll makes some difference on this but is there something else?

If there are pictures comparison it would be great.

the 3 dimensional aspect is that your body has depth and width. Measuring your circumference at the chest, waist and seat describe your overall dimension but doesn't convey depth or width. If you look at your shape from a top view you may be shaped like this O or like this 0 or a sideways oval. You may have a full chest and flat back or a broad back and flat chest. The measurement can be the same for each but you are bigger in one area than another. If your chest is full and back regular, the jacket is tight across the chest and loose around the back. Tight across the back and too big in the chest if your back is round and chest is flat. Same thing applies to your waist and seat.
post #800 of 5135
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Originally Posted by jigz23 View Post

Hi all, fairly new to the forum and I had a few questions.  I'm looking to get a MTM suit made and although I think I have my measurements down, I had a few worries on posture and shoulders. I took a few quick photos (please don't mind the bathroom setting and what i'm wearing now)  Would I be considered someone who is more erect? or normal in terms of posture. Also, are my shoulders square(ish)? I'd appreciate any input.  Also, for more suit jackets I tend to find that the bottom front of my jacket tends to lift and billow as if I had a large stomach (which I don't... at least not a large one) Thanks!
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yes your shoulders are just a little square, not to any great degree though.
and yes you have an erect posture.
your description matches perfectly.
why have you not read the tutorials, then you would already know this.
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Just giving this a bump in case it was over looked after it waited for moderator approval
 

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Originally Posted by Munsened View Post

Hi was hoping to get some feedback on this suit and whether i should keep it and get it altered or return it.  The tailor i go to thought it was a touch small and that i should try to find something slightly larger due to the lapel on my right side not always laying down completely against my chest (occaisionally theres maybe a half inch or so of room between chest and coat.  My main concern however is that the shoulders appear a bit lumpy accross the top. Was wondering if that meant the jacket was too small (doesnt feel like it) or if something is wrong with the construction of the jacket?  Anyway, thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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post #802 of 5135
Not a tailor, but that jacket appears very fitted to me, Munsened. The second and third photos show that the shoulders should be wider, IMO. Are you comfortable moving about in that suit? When driving your car? Okay, back to minding my business.
post #803 of 5135
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

This adjustment isn't related to any of the measurements you use to order a shirt but how the sleeve is cut and balanced to the armhole. If the maker is spitting out computer generated patterns they may not be able to adjust for this. This requires more of a technical, engineering solution that they may or may not be able to execute. If they aren't capable you might look into using a shirtmaker that cuts his own pattern and shirt to get a more precise fit.

Thank you for the response. I got back to them and they'll redo the shirts.
post #804 of 5135

I received this blazer as a gift. Is it salvageable? I have sloping shoulders and am never sure how to tell if the shoulders on jackets fit or not. Thanks!

 

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post #805 of 5135
Hi there, Why this happens to me when I try a suit? (The second Image and sometimes the first one, I even tried Brooks Brothers suits)

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and, could be 100% fixed ?
Edited by Alexander - 3/23/12 at 7:31am
post #806 of 5135
I would guess your posture. A tailor can correct me but I believe that can be fixed by lowering the collar (detach collar, cut out some fabric, sew collar back on).
post #807 of 5135

I also always have the 2nd one.  NORE is right, I have my collars lowered to fix this.  It is the most expensive alteration I have done, but it looks nice after.
 

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Originally Posted by Alexander View Post

Hi there, Why this happens to me when I try a suit? (The second Image and sometimes the first one, I even tried Brooks Brothers suits)
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and, could be 100% fixed ?


 

post #808 of 5135
Can happen when you have an erect posture or if your shoulders are square or a combination of both. Can also be from having large prominent shoulder blades.

It can be corrected. If it is an extreme amount the adjustment can sometimes cause other issues like a short back that flares up at the back hem.
post #809 of 5135
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Originally Posted by khoadpham View Post



Question, why was my post just simply passed over?
I can't tell you why it was passed over, but what I can tell you is that there is no obligation for anyone here to help. smile.gif
post #810 of 5135
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I am honestly curious, is there a tailor in the Bay Area that understands what is this so called "styleforum approved" dress code for modern fit in regards to the subforum of MC?
I would definitely be interested in paying he or she a visit as I have a small amount of alterations to be made and would like their input.
Or are the tailors only as good as the individual who details what they specifically like the way their suit/trousers fit?
Would really like to walk up to the tailor and be like "Hey Styleforum, you know?--Yeah please give me that type of cut/tailoring job please"
Are there any real professionals who can spot with their eye what is wrong when I wear a suit. The professionals in here can spot it from clearly lit photos, shouldn't it be easier in person?

Quite a few Bay Area people like him:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/stankovic-bob-menlo-park

Also:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/franz-custom-tailors-san-francisco

Both could do what you wanted and more
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