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Should I get waist suppression (with picture)?

Poll Results: Should I get waist supression?

Poll expired: Mar 4, 2012  
  • 14% (2)
    Yes
  • 85% (12)
    No
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I just got a new 36R RLBL suit, and the shoulders are good, but the waist is a bit loose. Is it a good idea to get waist suppression, and if so, anybody have any idea what the appropriate way to do waist suppression is...should I ask the tailor to take it in from the back or the sides? I just wanna make sure not to ruin the suit! Thanks in advance
Edited by abcdef1234 - 3/7/12 at 4:05pm
post #2 of 16
Definitely not.

As it is, the suit is already slim, if you take the waist in, the lapels will start to bow out even more.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
That is a good point, I didn't realize that could happen. Now I don't think there is much bowing at the moment unless I fasten both buttons. What if I were to just barely take it in?
post #4 of 16
The jacket looks ok as is.
post #5 of 16

it would look ridiculous if you were to take the suit in. you have an athletic built and the suit looks good as is.

 

get the slacks hemmed and wear a better fitting shirt (i.e. longer sleeves) underneath and you are set.

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, I probably won't be touching the jacket then. I'll just get the pants hemmed. I don't know much about suits, so this was really helpful.
post #7 of 16
I have my black label sport coats taken in around the waist. It's hard to tell because your pictures are terrible.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
yeah, camera phone pictures suck. Here's a picture of the jacket thats not as bad:
Edited by abcdef1234 - 3/7/12 at 4:06pm
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
double posted by accident.
Edited by abcdef1234 - 3/3/12 at 9:04pm
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Also, anyone have any idea how much slimmer dior homme suits are at the waist?
post #11 of 16
You already look very lanky. Keep it as is.

There is nothing worse than very fitted clothing on men with little to fit to.
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
i always thought that better fitting clothes made you look less lanky, but what do i know. The fit on the shoulder of this suit is just perfect, I just wish the waist was a just little more taken in, but I can see how that can make the whole look ridiculous. One thing is for sure, this suit is lot slimmer than the fitzgerald 36R that I own.
post #13 of 16
Looks OK, a suit jacket is not meant to be worn tight as a wet suit!
post #14 of 16
The difference between the shoulders and the waist is already quite large, any more could start to look ridiculous.
post #15 of 16
If you're curious to see a black label sport coat with the waist taken in, look at the first picture in my album. It's a 40L though.
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