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post #16 of 22
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Wow, this forum never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for all of your astute observations, and please keep them coming. My right arm is indeed longer than my left, by less than .5". Or at least that's what my golf club fitter told me. It probably looks longer by more, but as I mentioned earlier, these RTW cuffs are too large and the perceived length descrepency is exasterbated because I wear a rather large chronograph on my left wrist. Also, none of my pants or belts fit me anymore at the waist. As a student with lots of free time and a strong interest in triathlon, I've taken up working out up to 20 hours per week, and I've lost inches off my waistline. (By the way, finding a nice belt discounted is no easy task.) I'm a little hesitant to have my pants taken in, because I'm about to start working full-time(+) and anticipate gaining a few pounds again. In any case, as soon as I get a new belt, the pants will sit a little higher on my waist, maybe .5-1.0" higher. As far as the coat not settling on my shoulders properly, it might be because my build. I used to swim and play water polo competitively, so vestiges of muscle development on my upper back might have something to do with it. I'll make a note of it and mention the fit to my tailor. I'm a little torn on the issue of skirt length. I'll probably leave it as is, but I'll think about it a bit more. Someone had commented on button placement, could you please elaborate? I would also like to hear critisms regarding the silhouette. As in, do the shoulders and chest suit my build? Would you recommend any other shapes/styles for me?
post #17 of 22
I think that the suit is outstanding for what it is -- a stylish, slim cut suit. A few alterations will make it better, but I don't think there is anything drastically wrong here. I agree that having your pants sit higher it a must, otherwise the skirt looks too short. I don't know what people were talking about with regards to button placement -- The Foxx was talking about moving the sleeve buttons after lengthing the sleeves, I presume. I think that the suit fits your build fine -- you have a good build that pretty much anything will look good on. I don't think you need to take in the waist at all. The cut on the suit is outstanding; I am curious about the pants and how the slim cut looks. Post pics. I think if you were going MTM or bespoke, you'd want to lengthen the skirt somewhat -- and I say this more because of your "girth" as opposed to you height (you aren't fat obviously, but you are muscular). But I think that the suit is just too good and will look too good to give it up at the price point you got it at (unless of course this was the only 500 you had to spend).
post #18 of 22
Just a note for clarification. Unless you are B. Spears, showing anything between the closed jacket button and waistband is strictly forbidden. (At least that's what it says here.)
post #19 of 22
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Just a note for clarification.  Unless you are B. Spears, showing anything between the closed jacket button and waistband is strictly forbidden.  (At least that's what it says here.)
That's what it says where?
post #20 of 22
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Just a note for clarification.  Unless you are B. Spears, showing anything between the closed jacket button and waistband is strictly forbidden.  (At least that's what it says here.)
I disagree - as long as you are showing shirt and not bare skin, it can look perfectly fine, although it depends on the cut of the suit. In Renault's case, only a sliver of the shirt is showing. I have two slim-fitting jackets in which there is quite a bit more "triangle" showing than that. Also, the jacket does not appear overly tight, since I don't see any significant pulling at the closed button.
post #21 of 22
I think the suit looks really good and is definitely a keeper. Any adjustments needed are minor. A few comments regarding fit, keeping mind that I am not a tailor, and do not play one on tv;
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My right arm is indeed longer than my left, by less than .5"
I believe you arms are the same length but your right shoulder has a slight drop. This is visible in both the front and back photos by the shoulder of the jacket being a bit lower. As well, I believe the drop right shoulder is causing the right chest to sit slightly lower which is causing the very slight crease around the center button on the right side. I think the jacket sleeves are very slightly too short but the too long shirt sleeves seem to accentuate it. You should take more photos with a different shirt and post them for use to comment on. If you desire more waist suppression then I think you should go for it. The waist looks fine the way it is, but would look good taken in a bit. People with athletic builds should not be afraid to show some waist. I think the jacket length is good but am confused regarding the trousers. Are those the actual trousers that are part of the suit or another pair? I think the trousers in the photo should be worn higher on the waist as the rise doesn't seem to quite rise all the way. I think a new belt would solve the problem. It is fine to leave the trousers slightly too big as long as you can keep them high enough with a belt. This will leave room for minor expansion. All that aside, you could wear the suit as it is (minus the basting threads) and look better than 98% of people on the street. The slim, athletic body is the ideal form on which to hang good clothes.
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
Oops, I should have cleared this up earlier. The trousers in the pictures are NOT the pants that came with the suit. The trousers in the pics happened to be the trousers I was wearing on that particular day...I didn't want to wear the pants that came with the suit because the bottoms aren't finished. Sorry for the confusion. I'll update this thread with pics asap. Thank you everyone for your great comments.
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