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post #31 of 39
Interestingly, I really like 1 and 4 and find the vintage the weakest.
post #32 of 39
The vintage is probably my favorite, but it seems to bulge at the hips. I'm not sure if it is the way you are standing. I would say it probably could stand to be taken in slightly. The first one has high lapels, but that doesn't make it a candidate for throwing out.
post #33 of 39
do you have really square shoulders?
post #34 of 39
They are okay. You should just keep them as long as you have enough space in your closet.
post #35 of 39
Looks to me like you're really throwing your shoulders back and puffing out your chest. Seems like the quarters would open more if you stood normally, but maybe you are.
post #36 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I actually am standing fairly normally (and it's disappointing that they all look hunchbacked from the side). I have a classic swimmer's build -- broad square shoulders (48"), a smaller chest (41"), and a very small waist (32"). Any ideas on how to ask a tailor to fix these suits given that build? Can I just ask him to remove some of the shoulder padding and add some waist suppression (which would get me towards more open quarters, right)? Specific Questions: TaT Suit -- Is it intended to flair at the waist like that? Would waist suppression here be helpful or harmful? Ebay Suit -- If I lengthened the sleeves 1/2", would the buttons be too high?
post #37 of 39
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Probably not what you want to hear, but I would toss them all. lefty
Me too. Not immediately but as soon as you find a replacement. I don't read every thread but the only good MTM's I recall seeing here are chorse's Mr. Ned's and angelicboris' Greenfield. Most look bad and the person would've been better off with altering an RTW. I can't help but think that instead of four equally deficient grey suits, you could've had one good one.
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Ebay Suit -- If I lengthened the sleeves 1/2", would the buttons be too high?
Are the buttons on suit 2 working? If not you could remove the top button and sew it below the bottom button if you let the sleeve out that much. I don't think it needs to come down that much because your shirt sleeves need to come up.
post #38 of 39
I feel like the poses, inconsistency with the buttoning between the images, and the awfully bright pink tie make it tough to choose. All I see is pink, white, gray...

Think you could do a reshoot? Perhaps tone the flash back a little and get some more natural lighting.

Out of those pictures though, I like the vintage 3 piece, but I like 3 pieces so I'm a bit biased.
post #39 of 39
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Probably not what you want to hear, but I would toss them all

+1

You seem to be tall. The vintage suit is much too short even despite the trend towards shorter jackets. And the sleeves need to be let out. But it's the best of the lot - the other 3 are pretty much disasters...
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