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Buying my first suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by R D K, May 3, 2013.

  1. R D K

    R D K Active Member

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    Ok, good advice
    Here's a picture of my back without my hands in my pocket

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    And a picture of the inside of the jacket

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    Btw, are the sleeves too short? Am I right to think they are showing to much shirt?
     
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  2. R D K

    R D K Active Member

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    And a clearer picture from the back

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  3. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    Sleeve length is perfect! Your shirt cuffs should be a little tighter so that they don't slide down you had though.
     
  4. R D K

    R D K Active Member

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    Ok great!
    How does the back of the suit look? Anything I should ask the tailor to fix?
     
  5. eluther

    eluther Well-Known Member

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    The tip of your tie should come down to your belt line. Also, do not tie such enormous knots - they make you look like an ESPN sportscaster.
     
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    Haha, I know, I fixed them today.
    I was just trying different knots, I got a half windsor on the light blue one and a four in a hand on the striped one now, both now have the tip come down to my waist line.
     
  7. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    The upper back looks rumpled to me, like there's too much fabric there. I'm pretty fussy about that sort of thing, perhaps others might say that it's ok, but I'd ask the tailor to take it in slightly so that the fabric lies smooth across the back. Anyone else?
     
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  8. R D K

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    Yes I would like to know aswell, is there anything a tailor could do about it?
    I'm not that bothered but if it can be straightened out, why not.
     
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    Where is that Acridsheep graphic again?
     
  10. R D K

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    I brought my suit to a tailor today, they fixed the excess fabric on my back, took in my waist a bit, shortened my pants and took of the label.
    My suit will be ready next tuesday so I'm very curious to see how it will look.
     
  11. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    Me too! By the way, is your watch too big to fit under your shirt cuff? If so, you might want to think about getting a dress watch for your suits.
     
  12. R D K

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    No I don't think it's a problem, the tailor also didn't mention it,
     
  13. R D K

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    Suit is back from the tailor, very happy with what they did to it!

    New picture from the back
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    Front
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    Picture from the pants will follow, but they now touch my shoes slightly.

    All in all, very happy with the results
     
  14. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Well-Known Member

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    Sleeves are a little short for my taste but to each his own. Good start. Now you can work on finding a shirt whose collar fills the space between the lapels and tying the tie so as to not look like a Macy's mannequin.
     
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    Looks good. I also think the sleeves might be a touch too short, but everything else looks good.
     
  16. R D K

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    Haha is the half windsor really that bad? I kinda like the way it looks because it's symmetrical.
    Can you explain what you mean with the shirt filling the space between the lapels?
    Yeah I also thought the sleeves were a tad too short but I need to wear the suit on thursday so there was no more time.
    When I get back I will get the sleeves lengthened a bit.
     
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  17. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    Side view of the now-tailored jacket, please.
     
  18. CousinDonuts

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    Your collar points should reach the lapel.

    Half windsor is fine but no dimple is no good, and the way you tied it in general is sloppy. Many would say you choose the type of knot based on the type of collar. What you did was pretty much fill the gap. Some would say a four-in-hand is better with this shirt. You were probably just doing it quick for a picture, but just something to think about before you leave the house.
     
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  19. Veremund

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    Yes, a FIH looks much better. :)
     
  20. R D K

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    And here I was thinking I would just by a suit and and I would be done , I'm finding out there really is alot to learn, before a suit is worn properly, but I don't mind ;)

    This might sound stupid but what exactly is a dimple, and how do I create one?
    I changed the tie to a four in a hand knot btw.

    Appreciate all the help.
     

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