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New Blazer - Please Critique Fit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by camorristi, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. camorristi

    camorristi Active Member

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    Hi,

    I just got this BB Fitzgerald blazer in 40R, what do you think of the overall fit? I don't like the fit but I can't tell what needs to be adjusted. I got this instead of a 38R which fit my chest perfectly and the sleeve length was good but the vent was open. I can see the vent open in this one too, also I'm not happy with the overall loose silhouette and I don't like the way it's curved from the back. I would prefer something close fitting. Should I get the next size up and have it adjusted? What can I do to make this blazer fit better?

    Thanks!

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  2. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Well-Known Member

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    did they not have a tailor at the store you were in or what?
     
  3. camorristi

    camorristi Active Member

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    did they not have a tailor at the store you were in or what?

    I got it online.
     
  4. AKMarkB

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    It looks to tight to me. My official first post.


    Hi,

    I just got this BB Fitzgerald blazer in 40R, what do you think of the overall fit? I don't like the fit but I can't tell what needs to be adjusted. I got this instead of a 38R which fit my chest perfectly and the sleeve length was good but the vent was open. I can see the vent open in this one too, also I'm not happy with the overall loose silhouette and I don't like the way it's curved from the back. I would prefer something close fitting. Should I get the next size up and have it adjusted? What can I do to make this blazer fit better?

    Thanks!

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  5. Metlin

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    ^^^ Can you not quote all the pics, please?
     
  6. inlandisland

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    It doesn't look too tight in the shoulders, but it looks tight through the body. The lapels are not a straight V shape, but seem to be bowing a little and the vent is definitely being pulled open... Maybe instead of sizing up, you should look for a blazer that has a fuller cut through the body and then have it taken it as you don't want to buy something that requires the shoulders to be altered. You might also consider a blazer that has dual side vents as opposed to a center vent if you find this is a problem you have with center vents in general.
     
  7. phoenixrecon

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    It doesn't look too tight in the shoulders, but it looks tight through the body. The lapels are not a straight V shape, but seem to be bowing a little and the vent is definitely being pulled open... Maybe instead of sizing up, you should look for a blazer that has a fuller cut through the body and then have it taken it as you don't want to buy something that requires the shoulders to be altered. You might also consider a blazer that has dual side vents as opposed to a center vent if you find this is a problem you have with center vents in general.

    +1
     
  8. Metlin

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    The sleeves need shortening, and as someone else suggested, try getting something a bit fuller around the body (either that, or do more squats [​IMG]). The length seems correct, and the balance is a bit off, and the vent remaining open makes your, well, rear look rather imposing. The shoulders seem fine. Also, your trousers seem too big (and they have the sizing sticker on them).
     
  9. camorristi

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    In my opinion the main problem is the center vent, I'm thinking about returning it and getting something with side vents. Sorry about the pics being too big, I forgot to resize them.
     
  10. camorristi

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    It doesn't look too tight in the shoulders, but it looks tight through the body. The lapels are not a straight V shape, but seem to be bowing a little and the vent is definitely being pulled open... Maybe instead of sizing up, you should look for a blazer that has a fuller cut through the body and then have it taken it as you don't want to buy something that requires the shoulders to be altered. You might also consider a blazer that has dual side vents as opposed to a center vent if you find this is a problem you have with center vents in general.

    Agreed.
     
  13. pvrhye

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    In my opinion the main problem is the center vent, I'm thinking about returning it and getting something with side vents. Sorry about the pics being too big, I forgot to resize them.

    A center vent that fits well won't do that.
     
  14. camorristi

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    The sleeves need shortening, and as someone else suggested, try getting something a bit fuller around the body (either that, or do more squats [​IMG]). The length seems correct, and the balance is a bit off, and the vent remaining open makes your, well, rear look rather imposing. The shoulders seem fine.

    Also, your trousers seem too big (and they have the sizing sticker on them).


    Just got those trousers, I'll be returning them soon.


    A center vent that fits well won't do that.

    I'll try to get the fit right at the brooks store, if it doesn't work out I'll look for something with side vents. I never had this problem with side vents.
     
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    Center vent is a deal breaker. Return.
     
  16. Klobber

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    Shortening sleeves is not a problem - any tailor can do that. Not sure a tailor could do anything about the waist tho. Jacket is just on the side of too small around lower waist area (hence does not fit your butt well), which is why that vent is flaring out. Usually if it were a belly problem, the jacket would flare out in front as well.

    You are probably OK around the shoulders and chest, but only just about (a slight strain on the top button - it should be comfortable, not trying to pull button out of fabric).

    If you want to stick to that kind of fit over a fuller body, I would suggest 42R but make sure the shoulders are around same - too wide a shoulders and you are in heaps of trouble - it would take a suit maker to make that alteration rather than a run o the mill tailor.

    I concur with other members, go for a fuller fitted suit and get tailor to make adjustments.

    Anyway, how comfortable does that jacket feel on? If you are feeling a slight pinch on underarms, it is usually an indication of jacket too small.

    Center vent is a deal breaker. Return.

    Depite the myth, there is nothing at all wrong with centre vented or ventless jackets. Dual vents are an elegant, but lazy way of helping a jacket to a better fit. If properly fitted, a centre vent or ventless jacket is fine on the right person.
     
  17. Reevolving

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    No, I meant HIS center vent is opening up like he's busting out.
    I have no problem with center, dual, or no vent, in general
     
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    Also, try taking a picture without puffing out the chest/shoulders. Stand normally. Unless you actually spend more time with your shoulders unusually erect and arms puffed out.
     
  19. txeconomist

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    Looks absurd. Get the Madison.
     
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    You look fat in it.
     

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