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post #1 of 13
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I am quite new to this site and men's fashion in general, but for the past few months I have been reading a handful of style blogs and advice columns and I have come to the realization that fit is first and foremost.  My question is how many young adults(early 20's) actually get shirts and jackets tailored.  I would really like to get some pieces tailored but am a little skeptical because of my age.

post #2 of 13
I am one of them.

Unless your body is going to go through drastic changes in the future, I don't see the problem.
post #3 of 13

I've been getting my shirts and suits tailored since my college days (long before I stumbled across SF).

I always figured that if you need to dress up, you should do it properly.

 

Early/mid-twenties guy here.

Also, I plan on maintaining my body shape for a long time and growing taller is a pipe dream for me, so alterations are more or less permanent for me.

post #4 of 13
I am 24 and get all of my clothes that I wear for work tailored (dress shirts, suits) but don't bother with anything that I wear casually. Then again I live in Miami so if Im not working I am in shorts and loose fitting linen or cotton shirts biggrin.gif
post #5 of 13
MTM dress shirts and RTW suits with minor alterations, other tha that I don't see any need for bespoke suits/shirts for me at this age. Unless you're ultra wealthy.
post #6 of 13
I do.
post #7 of 13

I started taking my shirts for adjustment right after I finished college.  I began going to a tailor once I realized that if you want to get something that fits and is quality made you'll have to do that.  A few items that fit me well off-the-rack ended up costing just as much as my tailored stuff, so why bother.

 

My advice to any young man is to establish great relationships with doctors, lawyers, barbers and tailors.  

post #8 of 13
I was having suits and shirts made for me when I was 19.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by KojiKono View Post

I am quite new to this site and men's fashion in general, but for the past few months I have been reading a handful of style blogs and advice columns and I have come to the realization that fit is first and foremost.  My question is how many young adults(early 20's) actually get shirts and jackets tailored.  I would really like to get some pieces tailored but am a little skeptical because of my age.
All my life. Never got into this modern fashion of buying stuff made for somebody else. A competent tailor should be able to maintain your clothes to accommodate minor variations in weight, or wear and tear on collars and cuffs
post #10 of 13
I too visit the tailor
post #11 of 13
Goddamn iPad-posting-in-bath.
Edited by Putonghua73 - 7/8/12 at 1:00pm
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Putonghua73 View Post

Only recently have I started for work-wear e.g. just collected a Charles Tyrwhitt charcoal suit (jacket taken in and both trousers lengthened again - although advised not to lengthen any further due to puddling) that has been tailored.
Aside from a MTM suit back in 2008, this is the first time I have tailored a suit - despite working in occupations that require suits for the best part of 14 years! All thanks to SF. In the 6 weeks since I 'discovered' SF, I've bought 3 pairs of entry level dress shoes and tailored a RTW suit. Next step, will be more shirts in whites and blues (staples) and then a pacific blue suit. I'll then think about ties, because I generally do not wear ties - except for interviews. Note: after viewing Spoo's dimples in his ties, and taking his inspiration from choosing his colour combination from nature, I will start wearing ties once I buy the pacific blue suit
Also need to expand cufflinks once I've updated the staples.
That said, I've always tailored my casual trousers (generally Nicole Farhi or Joseph - it has been a long, long while since Jospeh has produced what I deem to be a suitable style i.e. not ultra skinny flat- fronted).
post #13 of 13

Have a read through these: 

 

General advice  http://www.modculture.co.uk/feature-your-first-suit/

 

Terms used in tailoring to help you dicuss with the tailor (May differ in some countries)  http://www.modculture.co.uk/tailoring-terms-and-suit-detailing-by-neil-lee/

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