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post #4036 of 4213
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Originally Posted by brillopad View Post



Hi everyone, I’m new the forum but after reading through this monster thread half a dozen times I decided to try TaT. Since I haven’t seen anyone post fit pictures in a while, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show mine and share my experience.

As everyone has said before, Jason is very easy to work with, helpful, etc etc.

On to the suit:

Since my MTM experience had been limited to shirts at this point, I spent quite a bit of time taking measurements and watching the ‘how to’ videos Jason put up. I wanted to make sure that my measurements were as accurate as possible, so I had four people (including myself) take 2 sets of measurements each over the course of several days. I then took the average and standard deviation of these values, and remeasured as needed until the standard deviation was less than a quarter inch or so for each (yes, I’m an engineer; this is just how we do things). My point is that when I sent off my measurements I felt quite confident that they were accurate values. I’m also 5’9” and slim (145-150), so I felt that my body type would work well with the TaT aesthetic.
As for details, I ordered the PoW #52 with 2.5” lapels, tapered “house” trousers, horizontal pockets. I requested that the suit length be 28.5” from the bottom of the collar, which would result in the jacket ending around my top thumb knuckle.

Anyway, here are some pictures after a good press:

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A few observations on the fit:
The sleeves and trousers both need to be brought up a touch; no big deal there. Overall, the fit is slimmer than what I would find OTR, but could probably be brought in a bit more in some places. The shoulders might be a touch too big (or maybe this is just my shoulder fit paranoia kicking in).

Some quibbles I have:
The PoW 52 is more tan than I expected, to the point that I briefly wondered if I was actually sent a Taupe PoW suit. Also, the material is quite thin and feels like a summer weight wool. In fact, due to the lightness of the fabric and the lack of structure in the jacket, the thing does not seem to drape well, giving it a somewhat rumpled appearance. I also noticed that the jacket lining was quite noisy, giving off a “ski pants” noise when I move, as noted by another user somewhere previously. Speaking of lining, the lining on the pants and jacket don’t match; I’m not sure if this was intentional or not.

Some positives: The fit is nice overall, although it doesn’t look like much in these stoic pictures. As far as I can tell, the construction quality seems good. The quality of the fabric seems high as well. Details like horn buttons and pattern matching are appreciated.

Overall, I think the suit is a valiant first soiree into MTM and TaT, but leaves plenty of room for improvement. I am in need of another suit shortly and I am debating whether it would be better to refine these measurements or look somewhere else. Comments and critiques are very welcome; I’d love to hear what others think about the fit and/or the details I’ve chosen.

Referring to the side profile picture, your jacket seems pretty short looking from the front which possibly throws off the balance of the jacket. But if that's what you like then more power to you.

There are some extra fabrics from the back of the jacket and this is probably because the shoulder is a tart big on you.I've also experienced this and had Jason reduced the should by a 1/4 inch on each side.

Sleeves are pinching from the back. Could be that the measurement is off.

Jason seems to carry mostly lightweight fabric. The fabric section on thickasthieves site has information on the fabrics and most of them are summer weight indeed. Since you already bought your first suit, you can now provide your own fabric.

As expected with MTM services, it takes a few times to work out the measurements. So I recommend that once you have your jacket tailored, you can ask Jason to adjust the measurements like what you have done with the jacket. Unless your requests are on an extreme side, Jason should be able to meet them.

Good luck!
post #4037 of 4213

 

Thanks for the tips. I agree that there seems to be a bit of extra material between the shoulders and the waist of the jacket. 

 

The jacket probably looks a bit short on me because my arms are on the longer side, but nonetheless I would probably add another 1/2" on my next. It does cover my rear and all, but a touch more would probably make it a little less trend-oriented. 

 

I should mention that the more I wear the suit the more I like it. A couple tweaks from the tailor and it should be in pretty good shape. The armholes seem nice and high to me, as well; I know I've seen a lot of folks say that they are too low. 

post #4038 of 4213

I'm in the market to get 2 of these suits ordered 1) workplace 2) social events

in the 2 button option but needed some recommendations/advice.

 

what would be good colors to go with for?

any options that you would recommend or a must on either suit?

post #4039 of 4213
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

I'm in the market to get 2 of these suits ordered 1) workplace 2) social events
in the 2 button option but needed some recommendations/advice.

what would be good colors to go with for?
any options that you would recommend or a must on either suit?

Navy and dark gray would be my picks. Some people prefer black suits for social events or when going out at night. I personally dislike black suits and would never wear it unless no other alternatives are feasible.

There is a wide range of hues to choose from for the aforementioned colors. Contact Jason for guidance as he does not regularly monitor this thread.

I would go with two button option on both suits as well. FYI if you have never had a suit made by him, you may want to order one suit first in case you need to revise for the second one.
post #4040 of 4213
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post


Navy and dark gray would be my picks. Some people prefer black suits for social events or when going out at night. I personally dislike black suits and would never wear it unless no other alternatives are feasible.
There is a wide range of hues to choose from for the aforementioned colors. Contact Jason for guidance as he does not regularly monitor this thread.
I would go with two button option on both suits as well. FYI if you have never had a suit made by him, you may want to order one suit first in case you need to revise for the second one.


Thanks for your input wj4,  i'm slowly going through this thread to get some ideas.

Funny thing is I just saw a few of your suits you posted up :)

 

Do you think the conservative cut: gray / house: navy or vice versa?

 - this would be my first time ordering from him, so I appreciate the advice to start w/ one first.

 

post #4041 of 4213
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post



Thanks for your input wj4,  i'm slowly going through this thread to get some ideas.
Funny thing is I just saw a few of your suits you posted up smile.gif

Do you think the conservative cut: gray / house: navy or vice versa?
 - this would be my first time ordering from him, so I appreciate the advice to start w/ one first.

The conservative and house cuts are very similar. I honestly don't know what my specs are. I wanted conservative, but after the first one I revised the pants a bit to make them slimmer. My lapel is 2.5''. I believe the house cut is standard at 2''.

My suits are somewhere between fashion forward and tradition MC. The cut, IMO, depends heavily on your physique as well. It would be weird to see a bigger fellow in a super slim suit and vice versa.
post #4042 of 4213

Nice post.  And frankly I don't think the interviewers gives a rat's a$$ if the jacket is canvassed or not.

 

Well, to be honest a general rule of thumb even in Silicon Valley where I am at is to go in with a shirt and a tie.  Suits actually are falling out of favor here even in interviews but most I've spoken to appreciate someone coming in and looking sharp. 
 

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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post


There is no doubt a (well fitting) suit is a staple item in any man's wardrobe, despite of the geographical location.
However, I think you've been lurking in MC too long with the "rule of thumb" thing. Some of the stuff 'debated' in there are so laughable, ie shoudl I wear a pocket square at my interview." Navy and charcoal are easy colors to work with, I agree. Black..not so much unless you're a waiter, but that's a story for another time.
Yes, you want to dress to impress....but that only gets you so far. have you been in charge of the hiring process for your firm/department before? At my former job, I hired a person that was the worst dressed. He had a polo shirt with chinos, the others had suits. Why did I hire him? He was more knowledgeable than the others.
When I interviewed at JPL/NASA, the first thing I was told was to take off my blazer because I was making them look bad. The team had on polos and t shirts with jokes that science geeks would only get.
I wore a cardigan to my first gig in the field because I was coming out of college. Brands like Alden, Tricker's, etc. were a foreign concept to me as I didn't have $500 to shell out for a pair of shoes. I got the job because I nailed the interview, not because of what I wore.
It's obvious that we like to dress. That's why we're on the forum. To the average man, AE shoes are the cream of the crop. On here, it's the entry level. You can be the worst dressed person on this board, but will probably be among the best dressed in the real world. The point I want to make is that there is "no general rule of thumb" for the general public. And yes, while you want to look your best, it will not necessary get you the gig.
Even at my current job, the top dogs make fun of me light heartedly. "There's Mr. GQ, how much are we paying you...$80k or $800k?". Obviously I wear suits because I want to, not because I have to. I can go to work in sweats and running shoes and be OK.
Sorry for the rant, but I want to state my 2 cents on this matter. Cheers. :)


 

post #4043 of 4213
Pictures of VBC-130 were uploaded to the lookbook. I like the thought of a lighter navy blazer, but I need to see more pictures before I make my mind.

http://thickasthieveslookbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/vbc-130-in-action.html
post #4044 of 4213

I just wanted to post the results of my TAT suit for those who are looking into getting one from Jason.  Got the suit at the end of February.  It took about 4 weeks and change, from the time I paid via Google checkout to it arriving in the mail.  Overall I had a positive experience with TAT.  Jason is very quick to respond via email.  I actually had my measurements taken by Jason in LA, just to make sure it was done properly.  Just to give a bit of insight, the measurements were taken outside of a public library, not at a shop or at a private location as some might be expecting. 

 

As for the suit itself, I'm quite satisfied with the results.  I ordered the traditional cut in med grey mohair, along with the 2-button side tab adjusters in lieu of belt loops.  One thing I got that I wasn't expecting were functioning sleeve buttons, but that may have been my fault since I never specified otherwise.  Luckily I'm happy with the length of the jacket sleeves, so it's not an issue with me.  Here are the pictures of the suit.  I plan on shortening the length of the trousers, but I'm open to any other suggestions you SFers may have for me.

 

Thanks

 

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post #4045 of 4213
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Originally Posted by dinomite33 View Post

I just wanted to post the results of my TAT suit for those who are looking into getting one from Jason.  Got the suit at the end of February.  It took about 4 weeks and change, from the time I paid via Google checkout to it arriving in the mail.  Overall I had a positive experience with TAT.  Jason is very quick to respond via email.  I actually had my measurements taken by Jason in LA, just to make sure it was done properly.  Just to give a bit of insight, the measurements were taken outside of a public library, not at a shop or at a private location as some might be expecting. 

As for the suit itself, I'm quite satisfied with the results.  I ordered the traditional cut in med grey mohair, along with the 2-button side tab adjusters in lieu of belt loops.  One thing I got that I wasn't expecting were functioning sleeve buttons, but that may have been my fault since I never specified otherwise.  Luckily I'm happy with the length of the jacket sleeves, so it's not an issue with me.  Here are the pictures of the suit.  I plan on shortening the length of the trousers, but I'm open to any other suggestions you SFers may have for me.

Thanks

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One of the best I've seen yet. This fabric would make me consider purchasing another TaT suit. I wish I had gone with this. I really am over my charcoal Sharkskin.
post #4046 of 4213
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Originally Posted by dinomite33 View Post

I just wanted to post the results of my TAT suit for those who are looking into getting one from Jason.  Got the suit at the end of February.  It took about 4 weeks and change, from the time I paid via Google checkout to it arriving in the mail.  Overall I had a positive experience with TAT.  Jason is very quick to respond via email.  I actually had my measurements taken by Jason in LA, just to make sure it was done properly.  Just to give a bit of insight, the measurements were taken outside of a public library, not at a shop or at a private location as some might be expecting. 

 

As for the suit itself, I'm quite satisfied with the results.  I ordered the traditional cut in med grey mohair, along with the 2-button side tab adjusters in lieu of belt loops.  One thing I got that I wasn't expecting were functioning sleeve buttons, but that may have been my fault since I never specified otherwise.  Luckily I'm happy with the length of the jacket sleeves, so it's not an issue with me.  Here are the pictures of the suit.  I plan on shortening the length of the trousers, but I'm open to any other suggestions you SFers may have for me.

 

Thanks

 

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Is it just me or do those armholes look kind of low?
 

post #4047 of 4213
Sleeve pinches from the back picture. Left Sleeve pinching is more pronoun on the side profile picture. If the way you stand while taking the picture causes the pinching, then disregard my comment. Otherwise, you can let Jason know and he can fix it. good luck!
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinomite33 View Post

I just wanted to post the results of my TAT suit for those who are looking into getting one from Jason.  Got the suit at the end of February.  It took about 4 weeks and change, from the time I paid via Google checkout to it arriving in the mail.  Overall I had a positive experience with TAT.  Jason is very quick to respond via email.  I actually had my measurements taken by Jason in LA, just to make sure it was done properly.  Just to give a bit of insight, the measurements were taken outside of a public library, not at a shop or at a private location as some might be expecting. 

As for the suit itself, I'm quite satisfied with the results.  I ordered the traditional cut in med grey mohair, along with the 2-button side tab adjusters in lieu of belt loops.  One thing I got that I wasn't expecting were functioning sleeve buttons, but that may have been my fault since I never specified otherwise.  Luckily I'm happy with the length of the jacket sleeves, so it's not an issue with me.  Here are the pictures of the suit.  I plan on shortening the length of the trousers, but I'm open to any other suggestions you SFers may have for me.

Thanks

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post #4048 of 4213
Quick shoulder measurement question. (Sorry shog[1].gif)

I had a few people take shoulder measures since they seem to be the most problematic. Pretty much both the front and back measurements end up an inch off from each other. Is there any way I can use otr jackets I have then measure them and use that to decide which measurement is the right one?
post #4049 of 4213
hey guys,

for those who have ordered a TaT suit, how was your first order with them?

i'm interested in ordering the petrol blue suit but worried about measurements. I know there's a video on how TaT measures, but just wondering what every1 else's experiences have been like.
post #4050 of 4213
Hey guys been looking at the TaT suits for sometime and would like to ask a few questions.

First description...

I'm ...

5'4"
135 lb Strong(like a male gymnast)
Long Arms
Big Hands (8" I don't think this matters but...)

I want the suit like most to be multi-functional.
I like a slimmer cut 2 button suit.
High Armholes? Can this be done?<~ Function and Form.

Color and Fabric I can't decide as my height becomes
Somewhat of challenge. Unless you don't believe so.

And I do live in the L.A. area so I would have the oppurtunity
To meet up with Jason for measurements. And possibly look at color.

Hoping this to be within the next year (yah... I plan ahead)


Thanks.
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