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I'll try to get us back on track with my usual brand of simple, "why don't you already know this?" brand of question:

 

Are there any general rules on what patterns are "correct" for types of clothing? For example, I sometimes see PoW checks on both jackets and ties. Unless I am mistaken, it seems popular for both items, but for other patterns, like houndstooth or herringbone, I recall reading advice that they aren't appropriate for some garments.

 

So, can they be easily categorized into jacket, suit, or tie categories? Dog's tooth, gingham, glen check, shephard's, etc, etc, etc.

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Thread Starter 
But plumbing and marriage advice still belong here. On this there is no compromise.
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Should I marry a plumber?

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Only if she is pretty!
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How @The Noodles feels when he makes the 25 thumb thread.

 

http://giphy.com/gifs/2FazpUBmoGaFOiXBK/html5

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Huh? I think I told people to keep me off of 25 thumbs up thread and believe they still are doing that.

Fudge, work, baby on the way, and parents moving is like having 3 full time jobs.
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Have you considered re-training as a plumber? The fit issues will be so much less time-consuming, and these sweet babies are only $29.95 at Walmart.

 

 

You can have a whole wardrobe including boots for the price of one F****sa.  Also, you could grow a moustache and pretend to be Korean Super Mario, which surely would make anyone happy.

 

I should get paid for this shit.

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Perfect amount of pant break there.
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I took this jacket to the tailor for some waist suppression and now the second button does something strange when buttoned...any ideas? The button is under my thumb in the first pic. Thanks gang



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Basically, the waist has been reduced in a narrow vertical range, and the unaltered skirts are now pivoting around the tightened button and swinging into the centre.  I would suggest that the "suppression" itself is a tad too much, and that the tailor should relax it a touch, while taking the area below in a little as well to keep the relative proportion and balance.  I hope that makes sense.

 

Cue: someone more knowledgeable than me to straighten me out.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Basically, the waist has been reduced in a narrow vertical range, and the unaltered skirts are now pivoting around the tightened button and swinging into the centre.  I would suggest that the "suppression" itself is a tad too much, and that the tailor should relax it a touch, while taking the area below in a little as well to keep the relative proportion and balance.  I hope that makes sense.

Cue: someone more knowledgeable than me to straighten me out.
That makes sense, thanks. Is it an easy fix, ie should it take it back to the same place or try to find someone more proficient?
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Imo, unless you have serious concerns about the place that did it always take it back to them. Give them a chance to make it right and to learn what it is you prefer about your alterations. This is how relationships are made. I have taken things back to my last two tailors and I always view these hiccups as essential in the process of having someone really get the style of fit I'm going for.

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I wouldn't like to make a subjective guess on that - your relationship with your alterations person is important!  But if they didn't think this was an issue when you tried it on after adjustment, then maybe try somewhere else.

 

Edit: ^^ This also has its merits.

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The place is fine for basic alterations but I wouldn't trust them with anything complex. When I picked up the jacket the guy asked me if it was old because he'd never seen fabric like it (flannel chalk stripe) - he also offered to 'cut the lapels down a bit' if I wanted something 'more modern'
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