So I stupidly spent $2,000 on an OTR Dolce & Gabanna suit at Nordstrom last fall when I needed something at the last minute to go to a wedding. I'm an idiot, I know. A little planning and I could've had 4 MTM suits that fit much better for the money. And that actually is what I'm doing next - got a Thick as Thieves suit coming up, and I think I'm going to try an online MTM with local alterations next.
In any case - the question now is what to do with this Dolce suit. I think it's too big in the waist, flares out at the hips, and overall just looks awkward. I like the one button styling, and if it fit properly I'd wear it as a sport coat with denim and an open collared shirt with no tie.
But here's the question - it has had zero alterations except for pant hemming. The jacket is totally off the rack. I assume it's worth more $ if I sell it un-altered. But if a good alterations tailor in Los Angeles (recommendations welcomed) can tighten up the fit and make it look good then I'll keep it.
The first picture shows a problem with the pants - the pockets bulge out. Aside from having them sewn shut how can I fix this? Not a big deal because I'd rather wear the jacket with denim anyway.
I know it's an overpriced designer label. Learned my lesson - please spare me the flogging.
Here is the way the jacket hangs on me naturally - maybe the pictures don't show it but I think it looks baggy in person. I'm 6'0, 175 lbs with a 32 inch waist and I believe a 40-42 inch chest. Seems to fit very well in the chest and shoulders, but loose around the waist and the bottom of the jacket just looks very baggy in person, IMHO:
Here is another shot of the way it hangs without pulling it in:
Here I am pulling the jacket in (bunching it up) behind my back with a hand - this looks better to me - Is this the typical stuff a tailor can do - or will it mess up the jacket?
And lastly - why does it look wacky from the side? Is it just me or does it look like I have a shelf for an ass? I'm athletic but I don't have a giant ass in real life, I really don't:
Edited by lalaland - 4/6/12 at 10:11am