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Is this too tight?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by toplel, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. toplel

    toplel Well-Known Member

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    I had my tailor alter this shirt, is it too tight?

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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't look like it...just a really slim cut. Only you know how it feels though.
     
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  3. mrballs

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    It looks too tight to me. I can see the grey portions of the underlying panel sticking out intermittently due to the pulling. You're gonna feel really uncomfortable and restricted when u throw your shoulders back even just a little and when pulling your arms back.
     
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    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    I certainly think it's too tight.

    Then again, there are people - some of them on SF - who find nothing wrong with clothing which strikes me as ridiculously tight. So whatever answer it is you want to hear, I'm sure you'll hear it from various parties.
     
  5. White Lotus

    White Lotus Well-Known Member

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    more pictures. Side picture and back. Looks tight. Your clothes should drape nicely over your body. There shouldn't be streaks on the garment. Btw can u button the neck?
     
  6. EzraPaul

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    There isn't a consensus on the tightness of casual shirts. If you are under 40, then your peers will probably not think twice about it. More a matter of preference than anything.
     
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    If you can sit down and feel that your buttons are not going to pop off, you are probably ok.
     
  8. toplel

    toplel Well-Known Member

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    I can button the neck. Here it is from the back, sorry no side pic.

    It was taken in by the tailor who went WAY to far, he's already redone it once but looks like its still too tight?

    When he was pinning I thought he was going to take it in at the sides & add the darts, but when I look at the shirt the stitching at the sides looks fairly normal. I don't understand is how the shirt suddenly got so small [​IMG]

    I'm NOT under 40 (52) but look younger.

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  9. Heatmiser

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    Definitely too tight. The front is questionable but the back view seals it.
     
  10. toplel

    toplel Well-Known Member

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    It's back at the tailor. Fingers crossed.

    That back pic shows my sloped shoulder pretty clearly tbh.
     
  11. EzraPaul

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    It looks like cotton and cotton doesn't usually "heal" from stitch marks the way that wool does, so if he let's the darts back out, you'll most likely always see the former stitching.
     
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    After seeing the back picture, I definitely agree with the others...much too tight.
     
  13. Cmendressed

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    Your first thought must have been, it is to tight. But since you've invested in alterations, you don't want it to be. I'm sorry to be the bearer....it appears uncomfortable and that your trying to hard to show off your vary well sculped upper....
     
  14. toplel

    toplel Well-Known Member

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    Clothes are supposed to make you look good this is why we're all here. We've progressed beyond basic warmth :)

    When the tailor first pinned it it was not tight whatsoever. Post alterations I tried it on and it was WAY too tight - it's already been let out once in the picture you're looking at.

    So it's fair to say the tailor made a mistake - this is what I wanted to establish here.

    With that done the the shirt is back with him to be fixed for a second time. Unfortunately summer is now over and I'll have little use for it until next year.
     
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    I workout as well and understand the look your were after however, you have to understand that men's clothing should skim the body not huge it. Women wear their clothing to fit their body to show off their curves NOT men that is why their clothing has material that allows it to stretch. Our clothes have not gotten to that point as to where the material has that ability but I did hear it will soon be clothing with stretch material soon.
     
  17. toplel

    toplel Well-Known Member

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    Got this shirt back from the tailor finally & I think it's right now.

    As predicted in other threads here in styleforum you can see the holes were he let it out b/c the shirt is cotton. The holes at the sides though (not at the back/divots) & just looks like a design tbh.

    I guess I'm good - for next summer :(

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  18. Purplelabel

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    Was that 3 weeks at the tailors? That's a long ass time.
     
  19. toplel

    toplel Well-Known Member

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    Yes it was 3 weeks & that's only for the latest fix on that shirt which I originally gave to him in July. I also got back a summer suit in late September he'd had for 6 weeks so now I can't wear it until next year.

    I like this guy but he's got some shortcomings, back to school time is busy for him. I experimented with another tailor & so far I'm not impressed with him either.
     
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  20. Alpha11

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    To be honest I am not surprised of the out come. It is very hard to take a already made garment and make it fit a person it was not design to fit. You can't go at this on the cheap or you will often get similar results.

    You would have been better to have it made custom from the start. It is a guarantee it will turn out right every time? No! However, if you are realistic about what you want and your body type, more often than not it will come out good. Lesson learned hopefully so spend the money and get a more desired outcome
     
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