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post #91 of 712
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Dude. If what you wanted all along was merely roped shoulders and excellent fit, and you had $5k to spend, bespoke was always the obvious answer.

I had a flawed perception that TF may be able to achieve the goal.

I made a mistake.
post #92 of 712
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
Is it even possible to have the shoulders extended?

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post
The suit shoulders is half a size too big, the hips need like half an inch and a lil tapering in the waist will do but it just won't have that V shaped silhouette on your body.

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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
You think the shoulders of the suit are too big?


That's what I think too, but obviously I am not a tailor so I have no idea what actually went wrong.
post #93 of 712
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Originally Posted by AvariceBespoke View Post
I had a flawed perception that TF may be able to achieve the goal.

I made a mistake.

You did not make any mistake; it was TF's store sales/tailor. They should be able to fix that suit for you.
post #94 of 712
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I think you just need to be more vigilant yourself if you want to keep working with them.

Anybody who has gone through alterations at a big luxe store like Neimans or Sak, or ordered high-end MTM for that matter, has experienced exactly what you have.


I learned my lesson the hard way a long time ago. I went to a very well known clothing store in Philadelphia to buy two suits for a new job. The problem was I really needed MTM but could not afford it at the time. The SA told me not to worry. They had expert tailors who could easily fit my RTW. In order to accomodate my upper body, I needed a 48L, but my waist was about a 36. Needless to say, when I went to pick up the suit I was was swimming in the pants. They literally fell to the floor if I didn't hold them up. Yet, the tailor and SA acted like this was perfectly acceptable and completely normal. Being a clueless noob, I just tightened up my belt until I learned better a short time later. I still have both suits in my closet to remind me never to go to that particular store ever again.
post #95 of 712
I wouldn't go as far to say that you need bespoke. If you have a pretty average body I would say you can do alright MTM or OTR, you just need to really know what you want and how it should look.
post #96 of 712
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
That's what I think too, but obviously I am not a tailor so I have no idea what actually went wrong.

Isn't TF supposed to be a roped/extended shoulder look? If this is the case, the shoulders are clearly too small, as his arms noticeably just out from them.
post #97 of 712
i had a bespoke jacket with the same problem on one of the shoulders. the tailor showed me that it was his mistake of having the upper chest area on the jacket pull at the shoulder, causing that non-straightened shoulder. it's actually a minor procedure if the tailor is competent. but i'm not a tailor, and i'm not sure that's the exact reason why your shoulders have the "crinkle" problem.
post #98 of 712
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Originally Posted by AvariceBespoke View Post
I had a flawed perception that TF may be able to achieve the goal.

I made a mistake.

Not to pile on, but this is another example of staying with OTR if you could find a maker that fits you fairly well. For me, Isaia Base S model fits me pretty well, I would rather get an MTM in their Base S model for 3G before I drop 4 to 5 g for a bespoke suit.
post #99 of 712
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Originally Posted by polar-lemon View Post
Isn't TF supposed to be a roped/extended shoulder look? If this is the case, the shoulders are clearly too small, as his arms noticeably just out from them.

Structured shoulders, not roped. Not sure what's cause the shoulder problems (the sleevehead ends at his nature shoulderline in the picture). Extending the shoulder a bit his shoulderpads will be dropping...
post #100 of 712
I've had MTM and RTW jackets end up a disaster after poor tailoring. Take it back. Don't let them talk you into trying to fix it. If you paid by credit card you can refuse to pay due to poor quality. You are in the drivers seat on this one.

My experience is that if the shoulder isn't right (nice drape and fit) nothing can correct it.

I feel your pain. Good luck!
post #101 of 712
I think M.Fan should go with him to point out the issues to the tailor.
post #102 of 712
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
Structured shoulders, not roped. Not sure what's cause the shoulder problems (the sleevehead ends at his nature shoulderline in the picture). Extending the shoulder a bit his shoulderpads will be dropping...
Because his overarm measurement is large, the arms bulge out even if the shoulder is at the "natural shoulder." I think the shoulders on the suit are too narrow in any case, but that is what you get when you don't have something made for your body, and you don't pick a RTW brand that fits you well.
post #103 of 712
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Originally Posted by randallr View Post
I wouldn't go as far to say that you need bespoke. If you have a pretty average body I would say you can do alright MTM or OTR, you just need to really know what you want and how it should look.

Well, heck, how many of us need bespoke? I just assume that a guy wanting to spend $5k on a suit probably wants a nice suit, that's all.
post #104 of 712
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Well, heck, how many of us need bespoke? I just assume that a guy wanting to spend $5k on a suit probably wants a nice suit, that's all.

I know of one. Is that how much that abomination cost him? 5k? I knew it was pricey but I didn't think that much. Don't really why you would go bespoke unless you had to, I guess that's a different topic completely. I can appreciate certain makers and their particular styling only using bespoke though.
post #105 of 712
Incidentally, did anyone else think this TF was reminiscent of WW Chan HK?
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