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Caruso suit--keep or return? Fit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aravenel, May 26, 2011.

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    I just bought a new Caruso suit in Navy. It's undeniably a nice suit, but there are some minor fit issues, and I'm wondering whether it's worth altering and keeping, or if I should move onto something else.

    I'm particularly concerned about the back. While the shoulders and chest fit quite well, the back is quite messy. Is this likely salvageable?

    Other things--it needs some more waist suppression (never bought a suit that didnt...), obviously the sleeves will need shortening, and I'm trying to decide whether the sleeves need to be trimmed up some as well.

    Thoughts?

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  2. Maccimus

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    Keep it. The back is not messy to me.
     


  3. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Looks good to me.
     


  4. VelvetGreen

    VelvetGreen Senior member

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    OP, everything is fine.
     


  5. ArsenalDan

    ArsenalDan Senior member

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    Why are the sleeves bunching?
     


  6. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Senior member

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    I don't see anything that can't be fixed with a slight adjustment.
     


  7. forex

    forex Senior member

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    I don't see anything that can't be fixed with a slight adjustment.

    I don't think sleeves can be fixed,that must be because of the shoulders or some other thing,slimming them will not remove the bunching.
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  8. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    The sleeves aren't so much bunching as just really wrinkly--it just came out of the shipping box. They're a bit wide, but only in the upper arm--the wrist opening is perfect.
     


  9. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

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    Why are the sleeves bunching?

    Coz the sleeves ain't precisely cut for OP's arms. You can see similar problem even on some bespoke jackets.
     


  10. mishon

    mishon Senior member

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    Front and back are fine. Sleeves look like a concern.
     


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    Looks good to me. I'm not sure it even needs more waist suppression.
     


  12. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Hmmmm.... OK, now you guys have me concerned about those sleeves. Is that fixable?
     


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    Needs a little work, but definitely do not return. It is not far from working out.
     


  14. Philip1978

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    The sleeves aren't so much bunching as just really wrinkly--it just came out of the shipping box. They're a bit wide, but only in the upper arm--the wrist opening is perfect.

    If that's the case. Than you should have no worries.
     


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    Hmmmm.... OK, now you guys have me concerned about those sleeves. Is that fixable?

    Wear it and air it a few times. The cloth will wear in. It's like receiving a new pair of shoes and being concerned that the leather feels flimsy. As you said, it's just been shipped and it is wrinkled. I think you're being a bit neurotic, perhaps.
     


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