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:
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.