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Fit Check - New Bespoke Suit

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

Thanks for taking the time to look.

 

Below are pictures of my first Bespoke Full Canvas Suit. There were 2 fittings.

 

Fabric - S120 Wool Navy Blue. Fabric Sourced from Yorkshirefabric.com

 

Fabric + CMT was 355 USD

 

For my next suit I would like for the legs on the trousers to be less baggy. For the Jacket I will raise the notches by about a centimeter. Maybe shorten the jacket by a centimeter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would appreciate any feedback and I apologize for the poor photography.

post #2 of 26

That's pretty terrible for a bespoke suit.

post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the honest feedback.

Could you give me something specific to start with correcting?
post #4 of 26

Gosh, where to start? Everything is overall too small. The jacket is too short, the shoulders too narrow, the chest/waist/sleeves/and back are too tight. The trousers are much too tight. I would not go back tot his tailor for another suit.

post #5 of 26

Where did you have this suit made? Thailand? Pictures are dark and it's hard to tell but the trousers seems to be the best fitting part of the outfit. I would say that the jacket is too tight everywhere and it doesn't follow your body naturally. Fabric is creasing and pulling everywhere. Jacket is also a bit too short. It doesn't cover your ass completely.

post #6 of 26

It's difficult to see the finer points because the pictures are of bad quality. I agree with CM, it is too small everywhere--and given that it is consistently so, I'm sure the intent was to make the whole thing "modern fashion" instead of "classic menswear". If the latter is what you're going for, start over with a different tailor.

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
I see. I actually had the tailor go with a more fitted look in the waist & chest and I had him shorten the sleeves...

How would I get the shoulders wider? At the moment the padding is at the exact end of my shoulder so any wider and I'm going to have wings...

Besides what you mentioned above, is there something to work on with the arm holes? Also lower back suppression?
post #8 of 26

I'm being perfectly honest with you when I say that you are better off not adjusting any of this, and simply starting over with a different tailor. It is so bad that using this suit as a starting point for anything else will probably result in an expensive and frustrating process that will yield sub standard results. Start over with a different tailor.

post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys for the feedback.

I had it made in Bur Dubai, Dubai.

As I actually had control over the entire process I'm going to assume it was my mistake with what I instructed the tailor to do. I provided photos as well.

So going on what you guys have put in, the entire jacket should be larger. IE broader jacket, looser sleeves, longer skirt.
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Cm - duly noted.

I'm open to changing tailors.

With that being said, nearly all tailors here are Indian and do not provide any style or sartorial advice. There is no house style here. When going to a new tailor, besides being armed with photos of what I would like to emulate how could I get them to produce something reasonable?
post #11 of 26

Whether you had any input in the process or not, the tailor should have seen the problems that were about to happen with it. He should have steered you in the right direction and not let you make these mistakes. A good one will be like a good barber, who will adjust to your personal style but still not let you make yourself look like a fool. 

 

Btw, I lived in Dubai. I wouldn't trust 99 out 0f 100 tailors there. Especially not to make a bespoke suit.

 

 

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Originally Posted by monkeytamer View Post

When going to a new tailor, besides being armed with photos of what I would like to emulate how could I get them to produce something reasonable?

 

I simply wouldn't do it there. Dubai is a desert of men's style. Buy off the rack if you can find a decent fit, failing that travel elsewhere for bespoke clothing, failing that try Kent Wang.

post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
I understand. Thanks for the tip.

As you wouldn't trust nearly my tailor here is there any exceptions? I have heard good things about The Whistle and Flute but have never tried them.
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
Damn, I didn't know the situation was that bad lo
post #14 of 26
I'm not sure about them. I believe there are one or two well regarded British expats operating tailor shops there. I can't remember who they are, but that would be the route I would go.
post #15 of 26

Personally I would not be going bespoke route unless a) I was already confident with my experience in suiting, or b) I had enough cash on hand to just put my faith in a reputable tailor, wherever I had to travel to get fitted.

 

It's easier and less risky to just buy OTR and get alterations.

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