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I would more likely ask for your jacket.

He is not my size.
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I think you just need to choose the mobile version and Safari will keep the cookie so it loads the mobile version automatically. It works on my iPad...

I'm using chrome, but I'll give safari a shot. Thanks for the tip.
post #23028 of 37417
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Originally Posted by Anden View Post


He is not my size.

 

If he were, I'd ask for your jacket.

post #23029 of 37417
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


That jacket is all sorts of unflattering. I'm not a tailor so I can't tell you technically what's wrong, but it's not flattering at all.



Excluding technical details about the jacket, what do you Think is wrong with it? Others can chime in as well. I feel the body is fine, though it could use more waist suppression. My biggest issue is probably the sleeves. Here is another picture. 

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The quarters are too closed and the shoulder does not fall cleanly for starters (divot). Trying to lengthen it seems a dodgy proposition, and moving the buttoning point even more so. In fact, if the latter is even doable, I would think it something only the most skilled tailor would be capable of and likely at considerable cost. Since you're starting with a jacket that is not altogether flattering or exceptional in other ways, I wouldn't see the point in investing additional time and money in it.
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

The quarters are too closed and the shoulder does not fall cleanly for starters (divot). Trying to lengthen it seems a dodgy proposition, and moving the buttoning point even more so. In fact, if the latter is even doable, I would think it something only the most skilled tailor would be capable of and likely at considerable cost. Since you're starting with a jacket that is not altogether flattering or exceptional in other ways, I wouldn't see the point in investing additional time and money in it.

Thank you for your insight. 

This is online MTM for a groom's party so the jacket would be completely remade. The question is more so would dropping the button stance and increasing overall length improve the fit?

I have tried to address the shoulder divoting but at this pricepoint, I doubt much will improve in that regard. And you can forget about more open quarters. :brick:

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Originally Posted by SnowSwat View Post



Excluding technical details about the jacket, what do you Think is wrong with it? Others can chime in as well. I feel the body is fine, though it could use more waist suppression. My biggest issue is probably the sleeves. Here is another picture. 


You look like a thin guy, wearing a fat guy's suit jacket. When you take in the waist, the shoulders, chest, and arms are going to look even more off. I too am a slim guy, and I've tried to alter a fat guy suit to work and it never does - the result is always an expensive tailoring bill and a jacket that looks odd on my frame. Also, I'm not one of those "too tight is just right" guys. I simply believe that a suit should make you look better, not worse, than you do without a shirt on.
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So thats not the suit you'll be getting, just a trial suit?
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No this is a remake. However, it is still not where I would like it. I will be getting another remake and am essentially looking for any possible improvements from the SF gods which I can convey to indochino's remake department. 
 

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No this is a remake. However, it is still not where I would like it. I will be getting another remake and am essentially looking for any possible improvements from the SF gods which I can convey to indochino's remake department. 

 

Judging from that pic you seem to have a normally proportioned body. I'm pretty sure you'll have more luck buying an OTR suit and have it altered. Online MTM is hardly ever a success.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post


Judging from that pic you seem to have a normally proportioned body. I'm pretty sure you'll have more luck buying an OTR suit and have it altered. Online MTM is hardly ever a success.



Very true. However the decision  to go online mtm was not mine but the groom's. Now I'm simply trying to make the best out of the situation. 

post #23037 of 37417
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Originally Posted by SnowSwat View Post

No this is a remake. However, it is still not where I would like it. I will be getting another remake and am essentially looking for any possible improvements from the SF gods which I can convey to indochino's remake department. 

 

I suspect 3rd time will not be a charm.
post #23038 of 37417
So I have finally decided to buy a pair of black captoes from Steve at GFW. Now if one was to have a black tie would a grenadine be a "perfect" black tie to own?
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So I have finally decided to buy a pair of black captoes from Steve at GFW.

Hurrah! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

So I have finally decided to buy a pair of black captoes from Steve at GFW. Now if one was to have a black tie would a grenadine be a "perfect" black tie to own?

A black grenadine would go well with what we've seen of your style. You can dress it up or down to suit. I have a black knit with a more refined texture than typical, though, and I think it's nearly as versatile as a grenadine. It's also wider than the usual knits.
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