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$250 Isaia/good D.C. tailor

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by texas_jack, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    I just found a 50%mohair/50% wool, black, sportcoat from filene's for $250. It's a Stewart model and supposedly from Barney's. I am guessing this is a good price and after hearing about the quality of this company I am really excited to own something of this level (a first for me).

    One thing that is misterious is that there are chalk marks on the sleeves that show that they were to be shortened but it has working button holes. Anyone know what this might mean? Luckly for me they weren't since the sleeves are perfect for me.

    Also I need to lengthen the jacket about an inch. Anyone know someone good in the D.C. metro area (maryland?)? Thanks
     
  2. summej2

    summej2 Well-Known Member

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    I've had very good luck with Field English Tailor in Georgetown. Will is a great guy and does a good job.
     
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    One thing that is misterious is that there are chalk marks on the sleeves that show that they were to be shortened but it has working button holes. Anyone know what this might mean? Luckly for me they weren't since the sleeves are perfect for me.

    since it has working buttonholes, it probably was altered, but never picked up. If so, the chalk marks that were placed on the sleeve during the first alterations might never have been erased.
     
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    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you need to lengthen the jacket? As in it doesn't cover your seat?
     
  6. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    It covers my seat but I think that another inch would look better. The jacket is a eu58R. I normally wear a us46L. from top of collar to bottom it is 33 1/4. I'm 6'4". should I not?
     
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    It covers my seat but I think that another inch would look better. The jacket is a eu58R. I normally wear a us46L. from top of collar to bottom it is 33 1/4. I'm 6'4". should I not?

    Good luck, but it's my understanding that not all new jackets can be lengthened. Not all makers have enough extra material for this to be done I think.

    Perhaps one of our professional tailors might have an opinion.
     
  8. Roger

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    Given the shape of the hem of a jacket, I believe that lengthening is, for all intents and purposes, out of the question.
     
  9. a tailor

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    the jacket can be lengthened about 1/2" at the center back.thats where you measured it. but there is no cloth to let down at the very front. so the new bottopm line will slant down from the front to the back. check the level of the coat bottom when on you. if the line is level or is down in back then dont alter it. if the bottom is shorter in back then do it.
     
  10. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    luckily I haven't taken the tags off of it so I am not wedded to this thing yet. It sounds like pictures are in order. Let me try to post some this evening.
     
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    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    Ok, here are the pics. Is it long enough in length and sleeve? Is it possible to have it taken in in the middle? I have excess room in the belly and chest. Excuse the mess, I've just moved.

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  12. grimslade

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    On my monitor anyway, these are too dark to tell much.
     
  13. lawyerdad

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    On my monitor anyway, these are too dark to tell much.
    Not just yours.
     
  14. texas_jack

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    Ok, lets try this again. Hopefully my photography skills have improved since yesterday. Is it long enough? Can I have it taken in around the middle. I have a weird build such that I have big hips and butt then a smaller waist. Basically I am built like a girl (a big scary one).


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    In this photo you can see how shiny it is. I've pretty much decided I can't wear this to work.
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    I think this is how the shoulder is supposed to look
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    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    I think the length is within acceptable.
     
  17. grimslade

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    You know, I think the length isn't too bad. It's a wee bit short for _my_ tastes, but some here might even disagree with that. The one quibble might be the fact that the back looks a little higher than the quarters, but it might be possible to take that out a touch.

    The rule of thumb one often hears about jacket fit is that the bottom of the jacket should bisect your body from the neck down, like so:
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    This jacket, according to my quick measurement in photoshop, comes pretty close.
     
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    This is the kind of stylistic knowledge that I have come to count on from you guys. I can't tell you how much I have learned in my few short months here. Thanks a lot.
     
  19. mensimageconsultant

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    From the side, the vertical proportions look good. However, the pants and jacket front (maybe because of length-related gapping) make it look like you have a big stomach. The sleeves appear longer in the rear, which shouldn't be the case. Also, your shoulders seem to be slightly sloped and maybe rolled forward, which could either be masked by alterations or changed through exercise. Sorry to say, but all the pictures show a rather dull, boxy look. Maybe the photography hurts, but a good tailor could help. So could a lively shirt or tie.
     

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