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post #6391 of 12131
Looks much better in this picture but I'm curious why the difference is so big.
post #6392 of 12131
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Originally Posted by Alvinbmx View Post

Looks much better in this picture but I'm curious why the difference is so big.

It's just a picture, sleeve length is easy to adjust and is personal taste. Everything else looks good on that coat.
post #6393 of 12131
Because they're pictures I don't spend any time styling and are affected by the angle of the camera lighting in the room shirt I'm wearing the dimensions of my pocket square lunch I've had pose I'm in positioning of the planet Jupiter blah blah blah.

Somebody please quote edmorel's recent philippic on this for me. Photos can be useful points of departure for discussion, but nitpicking their every detail and ripple often isn't that useful IMHO.
post #6394 of 12131
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Originally Posted by Alvinbmx View Post

Looks much better in this picture but I'm curious why the difference is so big.

Just because it's a quick cell phone picture. I'm pretty confident that jacket fits extremely well.
post #6395 of 12131
unbel, is the breast pocket placement your choice or Steed's default?
post #6396 of 12131

^ Is that one of the LL fabrics?

post #6397 of 12131
It's Harrison's moonbeam, but there's a ll Shetland that looks similar.

I basically just chose fabric, requested 3r2 and double vents, and steed did the rest.
post #6398 of 12131
Interesting -- you guys don't really specify what style you want etc? You pretty much say 'Make me something that you think best suits me'?

I always struggle with letting go of the decision-making process, and being the detail-oriented freak I am ...
post #6399 of 12131
If I didn't like the coats they make, I'd have chosen a different tailor. I think you're kind of asking for trouble making too many special requests, especially on the first order. If something seems really off to you at the first fitting, you can address it then.
post #6400 of 12131
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Interesting -- you guys don't really specify what style you want etc?

This part of the decision is made when you choose your tailor. If you don't like their default style or taste, you should choose someone else.
post #6401 of 12131
I don't really make over-the-top special requests, definitely not on the first order, but what I do like to know is, for instance, what the tailor thinks the ideal length of the coat should be, lapel width, or even the 'general' silhouette that they'll cut for me on my coat. And on DBs, the amount of overlap for instance. More certainty that way.

I don't mean just at the first consultation though, but throughout the ordering process (inclusive of the various fittings). I don't really talk about technical stuff. More like I like to know what are the styling details that are the default, and what I'd want differently. For instance, I know English tailors typically make patch pockets that don't have very rounded edges, and I'd specify that I prefer patch pockets with more rounded edges. Or more belly on the lapels etc.

Do people not make these sorts of stylistic requests?

But you're quite right that specifying too much can be a huge disaster (especially when picking up stuff online), and I've typically reminded myself to take my hands-off and let them do their thing.

English patch pockets:
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Italian's:
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Edited by bboysdontcryy - 5/22/13 at 9:05am
post #6402 of 12131
Interesting. On your jacket, the breast pocket seems to be floating off in space, but on the other Steeds I've seen, the corner just touches the lapel.
post #6403 of 12131
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Interesting. On your jacket, the breast pocket seems to be floating off in space, but on the other Steeds I've seen, the corner just touches the lapel.

This is by default, all mine are placed farther away and don't cross with the lapel. You could almost say that the placement is lower.
post #6404 of 12131
It's partly that my PS has fallen to the outer extremity of the pocket, but the pocket is farther out than other coats I have.
post #6405 of 12131
But also the Steed lapel roll is higher than, for instance, the NsM coats I have, which are more a pure 3r2. So the breast pocket may look farther out for this reason also.
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