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post #991 of 5056
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Was wondering if this is to be expected from a bespoke coat.
Nope.
post #992 of 5056
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Originally Posted by styless View Post

Please help. I need alteration advice. I took two Canali suits for alterations today at a local tailor. I am a little concerned because he did not take any measurements. He simply marked certain areas with chalk. I did not know what to expect so I thought it was normal. The second suit however felt fuller and required the sides taken in. The time he wanted to move the button to the right to make the suit fit. That would have lined the lapels poorly. When I asked that the lapels would look funny, he decided to make adjustment from under the armpit. Since I have no experience with alteration, I need your help dear SF members. Is this normal or should I not take the risk and go to someone like Bhambi's or Wilfred's in the city (recommended in this forum)? I'm in Long Island and I am willing to make the trip to the city.

It is not common to take any measurements when marking RTW to alterations. Some tailors use pins to mark the work to be done and some use only chalk. There is nothing unusual about your experience
post #993 of 5056
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Have had a number of coats cut, but I noticed that I haven't had to deal with the piling/creases beneath the collar as I do this one. Was wondering if this is to be expected from a bespoke coat, or is this normal.

Bear in mind that this is my usual standing posture and the way I've been standing when the coat was cut.

I'll post comparisons of the fit with other jackets I've had cut.

469

This is not a big deal and a little tweak or two can be expected on any garment.

You have prominent blades that create a hollow spot between them. That is where you get this roll of cloth under your neck. You need more fullness over the blades and some iron work to shape this area. The back shoulders may need to be squared a bit, can't tell for sure. They may have lengthened the back at the top to make the back drape over your blades and the back shoulder may be sloped a bit too much. Sleeve pitch is fine but the sleeve cap looks long for the armhole, may need trimming.
next time you meet with Chan, they will see the jacket and fix it for you.

Trouser is too long on the back rise and you get all those wrinkles along the back of your thighs.
post #994 of 5056

Wanted to get some more feedback on what should be addressed when

I bring it in to get altered. originally picked up a 38S but then exchanged

for a 38R.

 - Which looks better 38S or 38R?

 - How does the shoulders look?

 - What is causing the wrinkles in the back up the trousers (see image 2C) 

 

List of Items to alter: (that I see)

 - let out the waist of the jacket

 - shorten trouser length

 - shorten sleeve length

 

 - anything else?

 

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Here are just the trousers:

 - the seat seems pretty tight, is it possible to let that out a bit to loosen

   it up? (see image 3C)

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post #995 of 5056
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

Wanted to get some more feedback on what should be addressed when
I bring it in to get altered. originally picked up a 38S but then exchanged
for a 38R.
 - Which looks better 38S or 38R?
 - How does the shoulders look?
 - What is causing the wrinkles in the back up the trousers (see image 2C) 

List of Items to alter: (that I see)
 - let out the waist of the jacket
 - shorten trouser length
 - shorten sleeve length

 - anything else?


All of the above. Trouser is tight in the seat and crotch. I doubt there is enough outlet to make it right but your tailor can check and advise you. Trouser with a fuller thigh/leg would be better for you.

Have you tried on other brands and different style of suits? Might be worth your time to do so.
post #996 of 5056
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

Wanted to get some more feedback on what should be addressed when
I bring it in to get altered. originally picked up a 38S but then exchanged
for a 38R.
 - Which looks better 38S or 38R?
 - How does the shoulders look?
 - What is causing the wrinkles in the back up the trousers (see image 2C) 
List of Items to alter: (that I see)
 - let out the waist of the jacket
 - shorten trouser length
 - shorten sleeve length
 - anything else?
All of the above. Trouser is tight in the seat and crotch. I doubt there is enough outlet to make it right but your tailor can check and advise you. Trouser with a fuller thigh/leg would be better for you.
Have you tried on other brands and different style of suits? Might be worth your time to do so.

thx for the response despos.

 

not having enough outlet is something I am worried about.

 - these trousers are 34x32, do you think going to a 36x32 would help? and then get it altered in the waist?

 - what about the jacket? do you think i made the right choice by moving to a 38 regular instead of a short?

 

I have tried alfani red & hilifiger slim fit - both looked really

boxy on me.  I didn't like the lower arm holes & the thick

shoulder pads (on the hilfiger).

 

do you know of any slim fitting suits worth looking at?

post #997 of 5056
Hi everyone,

I just purchased a Zaharoff suit from eBay and wanted a quick opinion on the jacket. This is my first real suit (I'm more of a S&D guy) and I was following some advice on GQ for a slim suit. I feel the suit fits rather well, but I am getting some bunching in the upper back area. Is there a remedy for this or is the jacket just too tight/small?

The picture sucks, but it was a quick pic from my cell phone. I don't want to bother taking better pics of the suit fit overall if the jacket is just simply too small. I will take more quality pictures of the entire ensemble if this problem can be remedied.

The sleeves are currently unfinished in this shot and I am standing with normal posture and the suit is buttoned.

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Edited by adamha21 - 5/16/12 at 10:19pm
post #998 of 5056
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Originally Posted by adamha21 View Post

Hi everyone,
I just purchased a Zaharoff suit from eBay and wanted a quick opinion on the jacket. This is my first real suit (I'm more of a S&D guy) and I was following some advice on GQ for a slim suit. I feel the suit fits rather well, but I am getting some bunching in the upper back area. Is there a remedy for this or is the jacket just too tight/small?
The picture sucks, but it was a quick pic from my cell phone. I don't want to bother taking better pics of the suit fit overall if the jacket is just simply too small. I will take more quality pictures of the entire ensemble if this problem can be remedied.
The sleeves are currently unfinished in this shot and I am standing with normal posture and the suit is buttoned.
600

is that a bottle of sriracha at the bottom ;) haha

 

from what i've read the bunching in the back is fixable just take it to

a tailor.

post #999 of 5056
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Originally Posted by adamha21 View Post

Hi everyone,
I just purchased a Zaharoff suit from eBay and wanted a quick opinion on the jacket. This is my first real suit (I'm more of a S&D guy) and I was following some advice on GQ for a slim suit. I feel the suit fits rather well, but I am getting some bunching in the upper back area. Is there a remedy for this or is the jacket just too tight/small?
The picture sucks, but it was a quick pic from my cell phone. I don't want to bother taking better pics of the suit fit overall if the jacket is just simply too small. I will take more quality pictures of the entire ensemble if this problem can be remedied.
The sleeves are currently unfinished in this shot and I am standing with normal posture and the suit is buttoned.
600

IMO, that suit looks too small...almost looks painted on.
post #1000 of 5056
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Originally Posted by adamha21 View Post

Hi everyone,
I just purchased a Zaharoff suit from eBay and wanted a quick opinion on the jacket. This is my first real suit (I'm more of a S&D guy) and I was following some advice on GQ for a slim suit. I feel the suit fits rather well, but I am getting some bunching in the upper back area. Is there a remedy for this or is the jacket just too tight/small?
The picture sucks, but it was a quick pic from my cell phone. I don't want to bother taking better pics of the suit fit overall if the jacket is just simply too small. I will take more quality pictures of the entire ensemble if this problem can be remedied.
The sleeves are currently unfinished in this shot and I am standing with normal posture and the suit is buttoned.
600

A pic from the front would be useful. It's a bit tight across the upper back but from what I can see it fits pretty well for RTW.
post #1001 of 5056
adamha try a size larger.
post #1002 of 5056
Could I please have some opinions on how this Thick as Thieves jacket fits? Please ignore the break on the trousers. I can take some more pictures, if necessary.

New pictures here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/1005#post_5458612
Edited by mrala - 5/20/12 at 7:15pm
post #1003 of 5056
mrala, it does not fit. The lapels are gapping, bowed out, suggesting it's too tight through the chest.
post #1004 of 5056
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

mrala, it does not fit. The lapels are gapping, bowed out, suggesting it's too tight through the chest.

That or because the photo was snapped so far away, the lapels may just need shortening.

Can you snap a pic that's a little closer?
post #1005 of 5056
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Originally Posted by adamha21 View Post

Hi everyone,
I just purchased a Zaharoff suit from eBay and wanted a quick opinion on the jacket. This is my first real suit (I'm more of a S&D guy) and I was following some advice on GQ for a slim suit. I feel the suit fits rather well, but I am getting some bunching in the upper back area. Is there a remedy for this or is the jacket just too tight/small?
The picture sucks, but it was a quick pic from my cell phone. I don't want to bother taking better pics of the suit fit overall if the jacket is just simply too small. I will take more quality pictures of the entire ensemble if this problem can be remedied.
The sleeves are currently unfinished in this shot and I am standing with normal posture and the suit is buttoned.
600

Yeah, the size is too small or possibly the shoulder would need to be taken out. Is the collar of the jacket adhering to the shirt collar?
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