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Photos of my Tom Ford RTW Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AvariceBespoke, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea exactly what is causing the problem. I only know what looks wrong: the points of the shoulder extend beyond the curvature of the OP's upper arms. Narrowing the shoulders might help with that, but the OP will also look like a barrel because his arms will appear to be bulging out at his sides. I'd prefer to keep a more vertical outer line.

    agree, so the shoulder needs to be extended to where the arms are - like you do when you correct the picture.

    The shoulders are too small. what f-in idiots at TF, they just sent it to me today, i'll be calling them tomorrow. If the shoulders were like M. fan drew, and the chest was constructed correctly with waist supression - it would like how I like. Its all fcked up though..

    I wonder if the tailor there I was speaking with is their head tailor..
     
  2. edmorel

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    I seriously hate retail establishments...they truly don't give a shite so long as they get their cash

    Yeah, he should see someone like Master Tailor Darren Beaman.
     
  3. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Well-Known Member

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    I seriously hate retail establishments...they truly don't give a shite so long as they get their cash

    agree
     
  4. Kuro

    Kuro Well-Known Member

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    Is it even possible to have the shoulders extended?
     
  5. SirSuturesALot

    SirSuturesALot Well-Known Member

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    no, you can see that shoulder 'dimple' a lot more clearly in the mirror picture. That's what I love about this forum....nothing gets by the experts. Good job guys! [​IMG] I recant my original 'nitpick' post....once it's pointed out, it becomes very obvious.
    The dimple is clearer in the picture he took close-up of his side. Not so much in the close-up pictures he took from the front. P.S. I agree the shoulders are too narrow. I have a similar problem with RTW in that my shoulders are wide for my size and tend to push out against the upper sleeve.
     
  6. mafoofan

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    agree, so the shoulder needs to be extended to where the arms are - like you do when you correct the picture.

    The shoulders are too small. what f-in idiots at TF, they just sent it to me today, i'll be calling them tomorrow. If the shoulders were like M. fan drew, and the chest was constructed correctly with waist supression - it would like how I like. Its all fcked up though..

    I wonder if the tailor there I was speaking with is their head tailor..


    I mean, the problem isn't just in the shoulders. Something about the whole suit is off. To me, the chest appears too lean, the button stance too high, and the back shaping just tragic. I'm terrible at understanding the concept of 'balance'--but this jacket doesn't have it. It's most obvious to me from the side perspective. It looks as if someone is pulling the jacket back and down over your shoulders, yet your collar is where it's supposed to be. Like an optical illusion. Seriously F'ed up.
     
  7. randallr

    randallr Well-Known Member

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    agree

    It really is your own fault as a consumer, you should have had a better idea about proper fit before you went and dropped 3k+ on a suit. In your previous thread you talked about how you love the aesthetic, well I guess you weren't even really sure what you were trying to achieve. Marketing works.[​IMG]
     
  8. AvariceBespoke

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    Yeah, the shoulders are definately too small.

    Should I aim to get a refund, get them to give me a MTM, a different RTW, or fix the current suit (which isn't really fixable)
     
  9. Fuuma

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    I seriously hate retail establishments...they truly don't give a shite so long as they get their cash

    I'm sure this statement is true of all retailers and every employee that have ever worked retail.
     
  10. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Well-Known Member

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    It really is your own fault as a consumer, you should have had a better idea about proper fit before you went and dropped 3k+ on a suit. In your previous thread you talked about how you love the aesthetic, well I guess you weren't even really sure what you were trying to achieve. Marketing works.[​IMG]

    Huh? If I'm spending 3K on a suit the professional staff & tailor should not allow me to buy a suit that is too small on my shoulders. I'm not a suit fitter nor tailor.
     
  11. Kuro

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    It really is your own fault as a consumer, you should have had a better idea about proper fit before you went and dropped 3k+ on a suit. In your previous thread you talked about how you love the aesthetic, well I guess you weren't even really sure what you were trying to achieve. Marketing works.[​IMG]

    Perhaps to some extent, but stores in general should have some pride and integrity....the tailor at the store is supposed to be the expert on proper fit especially at at store like TF that bills itself as the ultimate...
     
  12. mafoofan

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    Yeah, the shoulders are definately too small.

    Should I aim to get a refund, get them to give me a MTM, a different RTW, or fix the current suit (which isn't really fixable)


    I'd return the suit and take some time to consider your next course of action. Now that you have firsthand experience, you should know better than before whether the Tom Ford look is what you want and whether it is achievable. If you absolutely must have Tom Ford, I would definitely not try to get this suit fixed--at this point, it would just be a hatchet job. Maybe a size up in RTW would work better, which you can check for yourself. Otherwise, MTM beckons . . .
     
  13. kulata

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    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.
     
  14. randallr

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    Huh? If I'm spending 3K on a suit the professional staff & tailor should not allow me to buy a suit that is too small on my shoulders. I'm not a suit fitter nor tailor.

    I'm not saying the fault is only your own, but the forum warned you and you went ahead anyway. Proper fit isn't really as hard as it may seam. Something is very off about that suit, I think even a bum would be able to tell.
     
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    I'm sure this statement is true of all retailers and every employee that have ever worked retail.

    No, but the reverse seems more like the exception
     
  16. Fuuma

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    Not to add insult to injury but I really dislike how the pants fit your thighs. I'd definitely get that slimmed down.
     
  17. AvariceBespoke

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    I'm not saying the fault is only your own, but the forum warned you and you went ahead anyway. Proper fit isn't really as hard as it may seam. Something is very off about that suit, I think even a bum would be able to tell.

    WTF are you talking about, the forum warned me? I went there and told them I wanted a gray single breasted suit with notched lapels etc. they fitted me and the tailor came and marked it up etc.

    this is the finished product i get - a botched ass suit.... how is this my fault?

    if I goto a high end boutique that claims to have great suits and I pay 3500, I should expect a good fitting end product. I am not an expert fitter, tailor, or anything of the sort.
     
  18. itsstillmatt

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    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.
    You think the shoulders of the suit are too big? [​IMG]
     
  19. mafoofan

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    Huh? If I'm spending 3K on a suit the professional staff & tailor should not allow me to buy a suit that is too small on my shoulders. I'm not a suit fitter nor tailor.

    if I goto a high end boutique that claims to have great suits and I pay 3500, I should expect a good fitting end product. I am not an expert fitter, tailor, or anything of the sort.

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but part of the problem is that Tom Ford's is not a tailoring business. The knowledge and incentive to send you out the door in the most correct fitting suit possible are both somewhat lacking. 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.
     
  20. kulata

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    You think the shoulders of the suit are too big? [​IMG]

    Yup
     

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