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post #61 of 103
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Pants are too long. You've got puddles of fabric around your ankles. They should just lightly touch the top of your shoe laces and have no break at all in the back of the leg. A straight line.

Ok, good advice

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In the only picture of your back, your hands are in your pockets, so there's no way to tell if those lines and creases by your shoulder blades are normally there.

Here's a picture of my back without my hands in my pocket

 

 

And a picture of the inside of the jacket

 

 

Btw, are the sleeves too short? Am I right to think they are showing to much shirt?


Edited by R D K - 5/19/13 at 4:18am
post #62 of 103
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And a clearer picture from the back

 

post #63 of 103
Sleeve length is perfect! Your shirt cuffs should be a little tighter so that they don't slide down you had though.
post #64 of 103
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Sleeve length is perfect! Your shirt cuffs should be a little tighter so that they don't slide down you had though.

 



Ok great!

How does the back of the suit look? Anything I should ask the tailor to fix?

post #65 of 103
The tip of your tie should come down to your belt line. Also, do not tie such enormous knots - they make you look like an ESPN sportscaster.
post #66 of 103
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The tip of your tie should come down to your belt line. Also, do not tie such enormous knots - they make you look like an ESPN sportscaster.


Haha, I know, I fixed them today.

I was just trying different knots, I got a half windsor on the light blue one and a four in a hand on the striped one now, both now have the tip come down to my waist line.

post #67 of 103
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Originally Posted by R D K View Post

How does the back of the suit look? Anything I should ask the tailor to fix?



The upper back looks rumpled to me, like there's too much fabric there. I'm pretty fussy about that sort of thing, perhaps others might say that it's ok, but I'd ask the tailor to take it in slightly so that the fabric lies smooth across the back. Anyone else?
post #68 of 103
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The upper back looks rumpled to me, like there's too much fabric there. I'm pretty fussy about that sort of thing, perhaps others might say that it's ok, but I'd ask the tailor to take it in slightly so that the fabric lies smooth across the back. Anyone else?


Yes I would like to know aswell, is there anything a tailor could do about it?

I'm not that bothered but if it can be straightened out, why not.


Edited by R D K - 5/20/13 at 5:54am
post #69 of 103

Where is that Acridsheep graphic again?

post #70 of 103
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I brought my suit to a tailor today, they fixed the excess fabric on my back, took in my waist a bit, shortened my pants and took of the label.

My suit will be ready next tuesday so I'm very curious to see how it will look.

post #71 of 103
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Originally Posted by R D K View Post

I brought my suit to a tailor today, they fixed the excess fabric on my back, took in my waist a bit, shortened my pants and took of the label. My suit will be ready next tuesday so I'm very curious to see how it will look.

Me too! By the way, is your watch too big to fit under your shirt cuff? If so, you might want to think about getting a dress watch for your suits.
post #72 of 103
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Me too! By the way, is your watch too big to fit under your shirt cuff? If so, you might want to think about getting a dress watch for your suits.

No I don't think it's a problem, the tailor also didn't mention it,

post #73 of 103
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Suit is back from the tailor, very happy with what they did to it!

 

New picture from the back

 

Front

 

Picture from the pants will follow, but they now touch my shoes slightly.

 

All in all, very happy with the results

post #74 of 103
Sleeves are a little short for my taste but to each his own. Good start. Now you can work on finding a shirt whose collar fills the space between the lapels and tying the tie so as to not look like a Macy's mannequin.
post #75 of 103
Looks good. I also think the sleeves might be a touch too short, but everything else looks good.
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