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post #931 of 5056
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


You mean the breast pocket? It is normally on the left; it also looks like it's on the left on the pictured suit, considering you're taking the pictures in a mirror...


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I believe it is in that poorly drawn circle above, which is my right side.

 

I don't mind too much either way, but I was just curious. I'm more concerned about why it looks so bad. I'm wondering if maybe I just look bad in suits because my shoulders are too narrow.

post #932 of 5056
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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

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I believe it is in that poorly drawn circle above, which is my right side.

I don't mind too much either way, but I was just curious. I'm more concerned about why it looks so bad. I'm wondering if maybe I just look bad in suits because my shoulders are too narrow.

dude the pocket is on your left...its a mirror shot... rolleyes.gif
post #933 of 5056
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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

I believe it is in that poorly drawn circle above, which is my right side.

Do you not realise how mirrors work?
post #934 of 5056
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Originally Posted by Stilig View Post

Do the gods of tailoring offer any advice on my summer suit?

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I think it looks alright in the first picture, but the second one really does look a bit sloppy.

My personal thoughts are that I should perhaps get it taken in at the waist and possibly the legs as well. 

Any ideas? I'm a young man, so a rather tight fit is preferable for me to actually look 21 and not 41. 

don't touch it.
the suit looks great.
i will assume that it is some sort of linen blend. this type of suit should be a little more relaxed and not to tight.
if the pants are too tigh, you risk the chance of graining at the seams. this is when the weave separates slightly due to the fact that these fibers
are not woven as densely as wool
post #935 of 5056
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post


don't touch it.
the suit looks great.
i will assume that it is some sort of linen blend. this type of suit should be a little more relaxed and not to tight.
if the pants are too tigh, you risk the chance of graining at the seams. this is when the weave separates slightly due to the fact that these fibers
are not woven as densely as wool

Thank you! Regarding the suit, it's a Cotton/silk blend from Boglioli. 

post #936 of 5056
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Originally Posted by Stilig View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Do the gods of tailoring offer any advice on my summer suit?

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I think it looks alright in the first picture, but the second one really does look a bit sloppy.

My personal thoughts are that I should perhaps get it taken in at the waist and possibly the legs as well. 

Any ideas? I'm a young man, so a rather tight fit is preferable for me to actually look 21 and not 41. 

My guess is you want a more defined, sharper look to the suit but this suit isn't meant to be that type of suit. Altering the fit won't get you there either. This silhouette is meant to be a soft shoulder, relaxed look. It is a casual cloth in a casual cut and you cannot nor should you try to change the silhouette. It's the DNA of the suit.
The trouser may fit a bit loose in the upper thigh/ seat area but if you trim the trouser too much you lose any proportion/line between the jacket and the trouser. The style and fit here doesn't make you look older, just laid back.
post #937 of 5056
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post


don't touch it.
the suit looks great.
i will assume that it is some sort of linen blend. this type of suit should be a little more relaxed and not to tight.
if the pants are too tigh, you risk the chance of graining at the seams. this is when the weave separates slightly due to the fact that these fibers
are not woven as densely as wool

 

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post


My guess is you want a more defined, sharper look to the suit but this suit isn't meant to be that type of suit. Altering the fit won't get you there either. This silhouette is meant to be a soft shoulder, relaxed look. It is a casual cloth in a casual cut and you cannot nor should you try to change the silhouette. It's the DNA of the suit.
The trouser may fit a bit loose in the upper thigh/ seat area but if you trim the trouser too much you lose any proportion/line between the jacket and the trouser. The style and fit here doesn't make you look older, just laid back.

 

 

 

 

Thank you both for your input. I really enjoy the soft tailoring of Boglioli, so it's definately not a "sharp and modern" suit I'm after. It's more of it perhaps making me look, well, a bit old and fat. But I won't argue with a world class tailor and a fantastic shirtmaker! I'm probably just too self conscious and hoping to acheive the fit of Bogliolis own lookbooks. 

 

I really feel I have the same issue with these two jackets as well

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I'm certain that I'll should shorten the sleeves, but other than that I feel that it's just too straight without highlithing the waist in any way, making me look a lot fatter than I am. 

 

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I feel that both jackets could be taken in in the back and waist region, to accentuate the shape of the torso a bit more. 

 

I appreciate any input you can give me, and I apologize for the extremely long post. 

 

Thank you in advance. 

post #938 of 5056
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Originally Posted by erutha95 View Post

Hi everybody,
So I just picked up a BB Fitzgerald suit, and I wanted to make sure there isn't anything glaringly wrong with the fit before I commit to keeping it and get it tailored. To my eye, it looks pretty good, but I figured it would be a good idea to ask for the opinion of some people who know better. If it's hard to tell, these pants aren't the suit pants so don't worry that they don't quite match.
Pics:
http://www.styleforum.net/image/id/1627003/width/350/height/658
http://www.styleforum.net/image/id/1627006/width/350/height/482
http://www.styleforum.net/image/id/1627007/width/338/height/700
http://www.styleforum.net/image/id/1627008/width/350/height/633
It seems to me that the shoulder fit is spot on, the midsection may be just a touch tight (especially with a dress shirt rather than a t-shirt on), and obviously the vent wants to open up but can't because it's still sewed shut.
I plan on taking this to Mr. Field in DC to be altered. I haven't really dealt with a really good tailor before, so I have one question: if I just take the suit to him and say, "Make it fit, please," is that appropriate and would he know just what to do? I certainly don't know whether one sleeve is a quarter inch too long, etc
Also, I would use this suit to interview for positions in a relatively conservative industry. Is it too light a shade of gray for fall/early winter interviews? I know charcoal or navy is preferred, but I think this could be fine with a conservative shirt and tie and black shoes, and may go a little better with my complexion than darker colors.
Thanks for your help!

The tailor should know what to do, although the client should always confirm what will be done. The unmentioned problem is that the cut isn't very flattering. A stronger shoulder would look better and make the suit (on you) more appropriate for a conservative industry. The color is fine.
post #939 of 5056
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Originally Posted by LJubel328 View Post

Just got this back form the tailor, had the length shortened but still seems a tad long to me...
Critique please
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Sorry for horrible pictures, this was after a days wear

Can a tailor possibly critique?
post #940 of 5056
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Originally Posted by LJubel328 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by LJubel328 View Post

Just got this back form the tailor, had the length shortened but still seems a tad long to me...
Critique please Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
503
496
508
Sorry for horrible pictures, this was after a days wear

Can a tailor possibly critique?

Looks OK to me but the camera angle may not render an accurate view. If you shorten the jacket more, it is getting close to throwing the look off considering the distance of the pockets to the hem.
post #941 of 5056
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


Do you not realise how mirrors work?


Oh, duh. That was a pretty stupid comment...

post #942 of 5056

just received my macys bar III suit in the mail.  I tried on the bar iii

suits they had in store and the 38S & 34x32 trousers were perfect,

however because they didn't have the color I wanted I ordered it.

 - it seems as though this suit was made with different measurements

but wanted to get some input with it.

 

- if the suit jacket is too small around the waist is it possible to let

it out a little or should I exchange and get a 40S, then have it taken

in?  I am afraid that the 40S might be too wide in the shoulders.

 

any feedback would be appreciated!

 

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post #943 of 5056

Beginner, trying to spruce up my work wear. This jacket feels a bit big on me. Wondering if this is something I can get tailored to look good or should just return. Thanks for any feedback.

 

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post #944 of 5056

duplicate post.  sorry.


Edited by sding - 5/6/12 at 7:06pm
post #945 of 5056
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

just received my macys bar III suit in the mail.  I tried on the bar iii
suits they had in store and the 38S & 34x32 trousers were perfect,
however because they didn't have the color I wanted I ordered it.
 - it seems as though this suit was made with different measurements
but wanted to get some input with it.

- if the suit jacket is too small around the waist is it possible to let
it out a little or should I exchange and get a 40S, then have it taken
in?  I am afraid that the 40S might be too wide in the shoulders.

any feedback would be appreciated!

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that one is already slightly too wide in the shoulders ( you can see divots) I dont think a 40 will work...but the midsection can be let out a certain amount
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