Just looking for some general suggestions here. I have some thoughts in mind about what I'm considering having done, but I'd like to defer to the experts first. Thanks!
Hi all, this is my first post. Thing is, I've always hated wearing shirts because of my tiny 32" waist. I've always had loads of excess fabric when i tried to tuck shirts in. However, recently I bought this white shirt which fits me OK imo. I still want to get my fit completely dialed in, so I can start ordering MTM shirts, and maybe start to enjoy wearing dress shirts!
Thanks in advance
Is it worth trying to increase the waist suppression? I've never owned a double vented suit, so I'm not sure of the difficulty and riskiness of doing this. I took a double vented SC to the tailor a few months ago, and she said she couldn't do much for waist suppression. That was a "less experienced" tailor though, and I was curious if it would be worth having a better tailor do it. The last thing I want to do is ruin this suit when I think it already fits pretty well in the first place. I would still appreciate some other feedback as well.
Thanks, I never actually noticed the wrinkles on the back of the leg. The fabric is a very fine, lightweight wool/mohair blend so I figured that wrinkling would naturally occur everywhere. I see what you mean with the unbalanced trousers though, its visible from the side as well.
Are the blades separate from the shoulders themselves? I thought the shoulder width was pretty good on this suit. Is blade width an easy fix?
Finally, just to make sure, would you consider money spent on tailoring for this suit to be money well spent? I bought the suit used, and could resell if it is that far off from a good fit.
There are different opinions on this. But, having just had a discussion with my tailor about this very subject, I think the answer is certainly not the one often quoted on this forum, to do with the knuckle on your thumb etc. I think there are two main issues - one is the 'covering your butt' question, to which I think the answer is the one you already identified (although those of a more mod persuasion would disagree and want them shorter). How much longer than this any jacket goes is the next issue, and this depends more on your core bodily proportions than on where your knuckles are - i.e. how long your legs are in relation to your body, and how wide you are in relation to your height. My body proportions mean that my coats look most balanced when they only just cover my arse. The other factor is taste: some people just like shorter or longer coats, some styles of coat look better longer or shorter than average (personally, I like my DB suit jackets and blazers a little shorter than my SB suit jackets), and of course what is considered 'normal' does change.