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Comically short jacket sleeves from Indochino

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Ok, these sleeves are a total disaster. If I bend my arms, they ride up like 6 inches, and look ridiculous. The question is, can they be extended, or is this a scrap-heap remake? I mean, the 2nd picture has them a good 3 inches too short. The jacket might look ok when standing like a corpse, but as soon as the arms are bent (in real life), it looks like shit. I believe the sleeve ends at the MIDPOINT of my forearms. From now on, I am having jacket sleeves go down to the hinge of my wrist, right alongside my shirt sleeve, and NOT to the protruding bone. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    If both the shirt's and the jacket's armholes are high enough you will not have the sleeves riding up your arms. That's the beauty of MTM/bespoke/lucky RTW.
     
  3. jrd617

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    Dude, you'd know better than us if they can be extended. Check inside the sleeve for extra material. Or take it to an alterations tailor.
     
  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    If both the shirt's and the jacket's armholes are high enough you will not have the sleeves riding up your arms. That's the beauty of MTM/bespoke/lucky RTW.

    Uhh, yea, well, clearly that's not an option here.
     
  5. Reevolving

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    Dude, you'd know better than us if they can be extended. Check inside the sleeve for extra material. Or take it to an alterations tailor.

    I'm not sure any sleeve can be extended this many inches.
     
  6. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Luckily you purchased from a company who will re-make the entire suit for you, for free. I don't see a problem here. If everything else is OK, get unhemmed sleeves and have your tailor finish them for you for a perfect length.
     
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    Based on how close the patch pocket is to your breast pocket, it looks like the entire thing is too short. It looks like it might be a woman's? Maybe Mafoofan can have it?
     
  8. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    depends on how much fabric is in the sleeve to let out, typically around 2" is kept.

    keep your arms unbent straight down relaxed at your side and take a picture. When moving your arm in different positions the sleeves will naturally shift as well. The jacket looks too tight also which would cause more of a pull on the sleeves.

    Wasn't the comically short jacket sleeves a cause of your measuring incorrectly, not the maker?
     
  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Nice pantaloons. Ambrosi or Panta?
     
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    Nice pantaloons. Ambrosi or Panta?

    Looks more like Derek Rose... [​IMG]
     
  11. CruzAzul

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    Nice pantaloons. Ambrosi or Panta?

    Beat me to it. Seriously, though, I'm kind of inspired by the idea of having a sport coat that goes so well with my favourite jammies. Is this sort of a Hugh Hefner lounge lizard look for the new millennium?
     
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    If I bend my arms, they ride up like 6 inches, and look ridiculous.

    You could put a Thom Browne label on this and sell it on Ebay for mad bills.
     
  13. butterflystyle

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    Threads like this make me wonder why ANYONE would subject themselves to internet MTM.
     
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    Are you going to be wearing this to the casual sports bar?
     
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    You could put a Thom Browne label on this and sell it on Ebay for mad bills.

    Damn, and here I was trying to make a Thom Browne joke before the page even finished loading.
     
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    Threads like this make me wonder why ANYONE would subject themselves to internet MTM.

    Because when MTM goes wrong, you see these threads. When it is done right and the measurements are spot-on, nobody complains. I'm perfectly happy with my internet MTM shirts.
     
  17. Enema

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    Dude, you'd know better than us if they can be extended. Check inside the sleeve for extra material. Or take it to an alterations tailor.

    Usually there is an extra inch and the tailor to top extent in one side, for the other the extra fabric from the trousers is needed. That works for me.
     
  18. Sanguis Mortuum

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    If both the shirt's and the jacket's armholes are high enough you will not have the sleeves riding up your arms. That's the beauty of MTM/bespoke/lucky RTW.

    A jacket's sleeves will always ride up a certain amount when the arm is bent, there is no way that high arm-holes or any amount of bespoke tailoring can prevent that.
     
  19. acecow

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    A jacket's sleeves will always ride up a certain amount when the arm is bent, there is no way that high arm-holes or any amount of bespoke tailoring can prevent that.

    Of course, but there's acceptable and unacceptable levels. I have jackets with lower and higher armholes. There's a huge difference!
     
  20. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    For the record, I am very happy with this jacket and the price ($179 Groupon)
    The only problem is the sleeve length. I'll see how much the tailor can let out.
    Otherwise, I remake. Win/win.

    When the arms are bent, the jacket sleeves will ride up a lot more than the shirt sleeves since there is so much more slack in the latter.
    So, I think the key is to have the sleeve land at the wrist hinge, and not above.
    Maybe just show a sliver of cuff, if that, when the arms are relaxed.
     

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