Critique my fits...please

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DaveZ, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. DaveZ

    DaveZ Member

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    Hey guys, Long time reader of these forums, first time posting. I'm currently cleaning out my closet to make room for better fitting things and I would like to get your opinion on a few items that I'm on the fence about selling. There are 3 items: a navy suit, a charcoal blazer and a charcoal suit. Go at it! I want the truth! I'm not 100% happy with these fits so let me know what you think. First up is the navy suit. This is a 38R which I usually am but this particular suit has more structure in the shoulders than I am usually used to. It was never altered so I would have done: -Sleeves a tad long -Pants were never hemmed -Back was never cleaned up -Pants: let out the seat a bit. Looks like I have a wedgie. Do you think these 4 alterations could make this suit work: [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] This picture has a reflection of the flash from a mirror that's on my left, hence the line on the left side of the pic. Second is this charcoal blazer: [​IMG] [​IMG] Third is this charcoal suit. I was debating between the Short and the Regular when I bought and I made the wrong choice I think. Would you agree? [​IMG] [​IMG] All critiques welcome!
     


  2. dbc

    dbc Senior member

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    Shirt too tight across the chest.

    Pants need to be shortened by several inches.
     


  3. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    Looks like there are issues with the shoulders / upper arms.
     


  4. HalfCanvas

    HalfCanvas Senior member

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    I think suit #1 fits very well already, and it looks good on you. Flash photos will accentuate "ripples" that, frankly, don't need to be (and shouldn't) be tailored away (a perfectly clean back with no folds, ripples, etc. is almost impossible to achieve without making the coat too tight, in my experience). Perhaps you could shorten the sleeves a touch, as you say, but that's an alteration you'd probably have to make with anything purchased off the rack. I also think the pants look good; letting out the seat just a touch isn't a big deal, I assume.

    I think the charcoal blazer fits well too. What sets it apart from being a suit coat? I can't tell the fabric from the photo.

    The charcoal suit looks too short to my eye, but perhaps it works well with the pants (looks like you're still wearing the pants from suit #1 in this pic).

    Are you thinking of selling these for a huge loss? Honestly, if you like the fabrics, the fit is fine.
     


  5. DaveZ

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    Shirt too tight across the chest. Pants need to be shortened by several inches.
    I agree. I gained some weight recently so a few of my shirts don't fit so well anymore. I have 9 that I think fit properly and they are all at the cleaners right now. Pants would definitely be shortened if I decide to keep the suit. These are unhemmed, I just rolled them in a bit.
    Looks like there are issues with the shoulders / upper arms.
    I see that too but I wasn't sure if it was because I'm not used to such a structured shoulder or if it just doesn't fit. In your opinion, could that be fixed just by playing with the back? (I know there isn't much that can be done to shoulders)
    I think suit #1 fits very well already, and it looks good on you. Flash photos will accentuate "ripples" that, frankly, don't need to be (and shouldn't) be tailored away (a perfectly clean back with no folds, ripples, etc. is almost impossible to achieve without making the coat too tight, in my experience). Perhaps you could shorten the sleeves a touch, as you say, but that's an alteration you'd probably have to make with anything purchased off the rack. I also think the pants look good; letting out the seat just a touch isn't a big deal, I assume. I think the charcoal blazer fits well too. What sets it apart from being a suit coat? I can't tell the fabric from the photo. The charcoal suit looks too short to my eye, but perhaps it works well with the pants (looks like you're still wearing the pants from suit #1 in this pic). Are you thinking of selling these for a huge loss? Honestly, if you like the fabrics, the fit is fine.
    You guessed it, that blazer/SC (I don't know the diff.) is a heavier wool fabric. A lot thicker then a normal suit. Almost tweed like. Also, I am wearing the same pants as the first suit. The pants on that suit fit perfect, I just have an issue with the jacket that might be too short. As for selling at a loss: I don't think that it would be the case. I got pretty good deals on all those items. I could maybe get more than I paid for the first and second and probably lose a bit on that last one as it's a lower quality suit. Thanks for the comments so far guys!
     


  6. saiyar1

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    The navy is pretty much done as far as alterations. Clean up the back if you want, but it's not messy and will be more restrictive if you clean up. Ready to wear. The others just need the pants and the seat, typical stuff.

    I don't see a "problem" with the shoulders.


    Looks good.
     


  7. DrMoBueno

    DrMoBueno Well-Known Member

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    Isn't this what the WAYWT discussion thread is for?

    One posts a fit and people discuss.
     


  8. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    It appears your right shoulder drops rather farther below the left. It's much more apparent when viewed from the back, and causes the jacket to look "off" to me. Besides that, which you might not even be able to tailor around, the first suit looks fine.
     


  9. Maccimus

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    Jacket #1 is fine. But in the side view the vent is gaping.
    Jacket #3 is bit short to you (but still acceptable IMO) as you have mentioned already.
     


  10. zerostyle

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    First suit looks great to me.

    Second suit is on the shorter side, but modern suits tend to run shorter so you're probably ok.

    I also am somewhere between a regular and a short - regulars make it look like I'm swimming in my dad's suit, and shorts tend to be just a bit too short.
     


  11. alliswell

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    Isn't this what the WAYWT discussion thread is for?

    One posts a fit and people discuss.


    No. WAYWT is for people who want praise for their picture. OP wants a critique.

    OP-

    These are all close enough to good that you should hang on to them, especially if you plan to lose weight. 5-8 pounds off will affect the fit positively.
     


  12. Last Year's Man

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    the shoulders in the first suit look a bit wide to me, but these guys know more than me so...
     


  13. RangerP

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    No. WAYWT is for people who want praise for their picture. OP wants a critique.

    +1
     


  14. DaveZ

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    Any other opinions?

    There seems to be some conflicting views with the responses so far.

    Thanks!
     


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