Critique My Fit

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  1. ILikeBacon

    ILikeBacon Senior member

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    I'm a first year student in university and this was my first suit. I wore it out to a wine a cheese event today and got my friend to snap a couple of pics. Any comments/critique is appreciated. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Personally, I think
    1. The sleeves are a bit too short.
    4. Jacket is a bit too short.
    2. Pants don't drape too well. I think they're too slim?
    3. Somethings up with my shoulders. Don't know what...

    What do you guys think of the waist?
     
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  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    The suit looks fine on you but that Christmas stocking has to come down and please attend to that laundry.
     


  3. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    I think there is some excess fabric in the shoulder area, but a more knowledgeable person can tell you what, to do with that. I think the sleeves are verging on too short (I see what you mean); if they were any shorter, they'd be too short. The back looks long enough from here, but that isn't a good photo, so it's up to you, really. For a first suit, I, actually, think this is quite nice! :) Trust me, you see a lot worse! The chest and lapel area, especially, is very nice (no homo)! (A different colour pocket square would be nicer, though.)
     
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  4. MrInvariant

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    You should probably post this in the Tailors' thread.

    It seems to me that you have a round back and forward shoulders. The jacket was not cut for that. That is (partly) why the sleeves are unclean and you have the folds in the chest.

    Sleeves are on the short side, but probably still passable. Jacket is too short.
    Do not take in the waist it will only make it worse.

    My $0.02
     


  5. sborg

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    My thoughts are: that the shoulders are too broad and the sleeves are a bit short.
     


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    Layered Player Senior member

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    The man's a first year Uni student, I'd say that room looks clean!
     


  7. Tailor Dan

    Tailor Dan Senior member

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    I work as a bespoke tailor in London, England. Overall the suit looks great and the bits and bobs to change really depend on how much you paid. If you have paid $2000 for it then you need to have a word with your tailor. If under $500 bucks then is really fine.

    Things to change or alter dependent on budget if not using same tailor that made it.

    1. Rotate sleeves 3/8" forward - this should clear up those diagonal lines
    2. Let out centre back seam 1/2" from just under collar to bottom of shoulder blades - the jacket is too tight across the arms. Point to point (across shoulder area) can't be increased as there will be no fabric so letting out back seam only option.
    3. Left sleeve needs lengthening by 1/2" and right by 5/8".
    4. Lower the back waistband 1/2" minimum or 3/4" max - this will clear up the lines on the trouser legs. The lines are due to you being a little hips forward which I am as well and do this alteration to clean up my past trousers that have this problem. The fit generally on the trouser is looking good forme but I am of the more trim continental persuasion.

    Hope helpful

    http://gentlemansgent.blogspot.com/
     


  8. Tailor Dan

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    I work as a bespoke tailor in London, England. Overall the suit looks great and the bits and bobs to change really depend on how much you paid. If you have paid $2000 for it then you need to have a word with your tailor. If under $500 bucks then is really fine.

    Things to change or alter dependent on budget if not using same tailor that made it.

    1. Rotate sleeves 3/8" forward - this should clear up those diagonal lines
    2. Let out centre back seam 1/2" from just under collar to bottom of shoulder blades - the jacket is too tight across the arms. Point to point (across shoulder area) can't be increased as there will be no fabric so letting out back seam only option.
    3. Left sleeve needs lengthening by 1/2" and right by 5/8".
    4. Lower the back waistband 1/2" minimum or 3/4" max - this will clear up the lines on the trouser legs. The lines are due to you being a little hips forward which I am as well and do this alteration to clean up my past trousers that have this problem. The fit generally on the trouser is looking good forme but I am of the more trim continental persuasion.

    Hope helpful

    http://gentlemansgent.blogspot.com/
     


  9. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    I think the shoulders are quite big for the guy other than that his room is even immaculate compared to my first year at the uni.
     


  10. ILikeBacon

    ILikeBacon Senior member

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    This is actually my friends room, haha. Mine is a bit messier but doesn't have a stocking.


    Round back? Like this http://www.sdspineinstitute.com/images/uploads/Kypho.gif?


    How can you tell the jacket is too tight across the arms? How also how do you distinguish if there are lines because a particular section is too tight or a particular section was just not to suit one\s posture?
     


  11. Tailor Dan

    Tailor Dan Senior member

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    The tightness over the arms comes from the second picture at the top of the arm by the shoulder where you can actually see an horizontal indentation where the shoulder starts. This is always down to being slightly tight across the arms. It may not feel bad but letting out would ease this.
    I would hazard a guess that if you had a photo of the back then there may be lines in between the shoulder blades too but not 100% certain. Educated guess.
    Distinguishing the lines is like working out an illness from the symptoms. I have seen this on enough suits and arms (talking about the diagonal lines down the sleeve) from there it is reasonably easy to such a suggest how to fix.
    posture is a lot of it but simply put that is fine for off the pegs as they are made for a general fit but tailored an be better than that.
    Also have now noticed that the suit trousers are catching on your calves. This is causing the wrinkling on the bottom. Again this isa body thing and may never dissapear but can be adjusted in future suits of your tailor knows about it.

    Hope helps

    http://gentlemansgent.blogspot.com/
     


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