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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emptym, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. dohare

    dohare Well-Known Member

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    not a tailor but you should take off the sleeve tag if you're wearing it out already...


    question for tailors:

    can the bicep area of a shirt sleeve be tapered while leaving the forearm width the same?
     
  2. irock7777

    irock7777 Active Member

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    Hello again

    Quick question on an adjustment im going to make on my next Kent Wang suit. I feel the armhole is just a touch too big. I also feel the bicep can be taken in a touch also. My question is this. If i take in the armhole will it slim up the bicep too? Im only thinking of taking each in .5cm. SHould i just do the armhole or is it pretty safe to do both since im only taking in the smallest amount.

    Thanks for you help
     
  3. BSPF

    BSPF Member

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    Hi all,

    Would greatly appreciate your feedback on these two suits. Many thanks in advance for your help.

    Suit 1 (new)

    - Trouser legs has been folded up
    - Trousers need to be let out at the waist

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    Suit 2

    - Are the shoulders too broad?
    - Is the jacket too long?
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  4. mljs54

    mljs54 Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts on fit of this jacket?

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  5. shirtdunfit

    shirtdunfit New Member

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    Try to look pass the overall wrinkliness of the shirt. Going to iron it soon.
    Give me every possible feedback about the fit. It's XXL


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  6. blue2007

    blue2007 Well-Known Member

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    Need some sizing help. I wear 42R / 52 European in Suitsupply, all cuts, Lazio, Sienna, London, Havana. But I just tried a 42R in Washington and it was simply too tight. Not just the chest, but also arms. Usually a 42R requires no alterations for me, other than the pants.

    So I sized up to 44R and while it looks good overall, I'm concerned that the shoulders might be too big. I took some photos and I was wondering if you can provide some feedback.

    Thank you.

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  7. Terpo

    Terpo Well-Known Member

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  8. SFA

    SFA Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys. So here is my first attempt at suitsupply, at I'm pleasantly suprised. My problem with OTR (and even the M2M option I went with) are the length of my suits being too long and shoulder width as my shoulders are not very big.

    This is the Napoli 40S. I bought the 40R in the same suit and I feel that it is too long, but the length of the short seems more appropriate.

    I understand the shirt collar makes things a little off and I can't really tell if the shoulder fits on this. But what do you guys think overall?

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  9. contv

    contv Member

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    My first suit - Napoli 38R from Suitsupply. I tried a 36R but the jacket was too small around the waist and hips, causing 'caving in' at the lower back, and I couldn't even zip up the pants. Though I felt the shoulders on the 36R were more closely fitting than this 38R, the difference is not that much. Do the shoulders and chest look ok?

    Also, I'm aware I have a low right shoulder causing the wrinkling on the right side of my back - how do I go about asking a tailor to fix this?

    I also have quite well developed quads, and my knees aren't perfectly straight (been like that since I was a kid), making it difficult to achieve a clean line in the leg. You can see, in the 4th photo, when I bend my leg at the knee the pant leg does something funky in response to the shape of my leg. Is there anything that I can ask a tailor to do accommodate this, or to improve the fit of the pants generally?

    Forgive my crappy tie knot, haven't worn a tie since high school.

    Thanks for any suggestions you guys can offer.

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  10. MRCV

    MRCV New Member

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    Hi, I'd like to get some feedback on this Modern Tailor shirt before I place a big order. There are 2 issues that I can currently see:

    1) There is a fold happening on the chest right near the underarm area.
    2) The shirt rolls up behind the neck

    These pics kind of suck but I'm hoping they show enough to get some feedback.

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  11. Biberach

    Biberach Active Member

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    Any fit comments on this tweed jacket?

    Hackett RTW, haven't done any alteration yet, thanks!

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  12. TJhambone09

    TJhambone09 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a comment, that's freaking sweet!!!
     
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  13. Evolve

    Evolve Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. That is a very, very well fitting jacket for OTR. Only issues I see are some slight wrinkling on the backs of the upper sleeves (pitch issue, perhaps?) and some wrinkling in the lower back area. The latter might be alleviated by letting out the waist a touch.

    If this was a suit jacket, I'd say it's slightly too short, but the length is probably fine for a sport coat. And to get really nitpicky, the button stance is a little high for my taste. But overall, nice. :)
     
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  14. Biberach

    Biberach Active Member

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    thanks!

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  15. Biberach

    Biberach Active Member

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    I grabbed it without any hesitation when I saw it in a recent Hackett sale. It's usually quite difficult for my to find a proper fit OTR, as I'm in 36R and need really slim cut (5'11" , 150lbs), while live in Germany..

    I agree with you on the (hopefully slight) pitch issue and button stance, but I think I can (and maybe have to..) live with it. I will ask my tailor if she can do anything to clear the lower back area.

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  16. Rory Duffy

    Rory Duffy Well-Known Member

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    I agree the coat looks pretty sweet for RTW. Wouldn't do a thing to it.

    There is a saying in the trade "improve it to a failure".

    A sleeve alteration is one of the most complex alteration you an request on a garment, if the tailor has trained in alterations rather than construction, usually the case, the chances are it will come out worse than it went in.

    Fullness in the back waist is caused by excess back balance, like we see here, again leave it alone, it will come you your aid on those lazy days.
     
  17. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Well-Known Member

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    Hi, everyone. So I think I have a sloped shoulder, but I'm not sure. I get a divot in the right shoulder of my jacket in nearly every jacket I wear, some more than others. I'm also having difficulty getting jackets that fit me well in the hips area. I will post some of my jackets that I think fit me well and hopefully maybe get some help on what I should look for or how to correct the jacket shoulder divot.

    If you think any of these jackets fit much better than any of the others than I will also try to look for more jackets in that same measurement/cut.

    Thank you everyone.

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  18. othertravel

    othertravel Well-Known Member

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    2-5 fit fine. Only a bit of divoting is noticeable.

    1 is too big in the shoulders.
     
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  19. Pingson

    Pingson Well-Known Member

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    The last jacket (tweed check) is too short IMHO. The suit (#4) trousers are also hemmed too short or too wide. If you want them that short, the leg opening needs to be more narrow. Also, the back photos are prime examples for why single vented jackets are my least favourite kind of jacket (compared to double or no-vented jackets).
     
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  20. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some feedback on the fit of these pants. I have a pelvic tilt and bow legs, so I'm just looking to see what I can do to help the legs fall more cleanly and to reduce the bunching under the seat. Other than that, I'm overall happy with the fit and current measurements. I will probably reduce the inseam just a tad as well.

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