Does My Suit Fit?

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  1. JABacchetta

    JABacchetta Active Member

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    Edit 8/13/2011: Many thanks to everyone for their advice. I think the colors and fit turned out really well. We don't have official photos yet, but I figured some might be interested to see how it turned out. Especially those searching for beach wedding colors. Wedding #1 Wedding #2


    So I brought my first suit (purchased off the rack from Banana Republic) to the tailor today, and was told that there weren't any adjustments needed at all.

    The tailor was voted best in Dallas by D Magazine, and his online reviews are all great... so I can only assume that he knows what he's talking about. But just in case, I thought I'd get a few opinions here as well. Here it is:

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    It's hard to explain "how it feels" because I don't ever wear suits, so I'm not sure how it's suppose to feel. It feels snug, as I expect a suit should.

    But by looking at the photos, it seems that maybe the waist should come in just a bit, and the sleeves need to come up about half an inch or so to show part of the shirt cuffs (or is that no longer considered a "rule"?).

    It should also be noted that this has a double-vented back that hasn't been opened yet.
     
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  2. acecow

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    Tailors always say that for some reason. It's like they don't need work...

    Anyway, you need to shorten the sleeves, shorten the trousers and let out the waist as it's too tight on you. As an optional thing, I think tapering the trousers would raise this suit to another level.
     


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    On the whole its a very nice fit but my adjustments would be:

    1. -1" on the sleeve length
    2. -1" (maybe 1.5" but I wouldn't be able to tell without seeing in person)
    3. Slim the trousers. I would assume something like -1" from the thigh area, tapering to -2" at the cuff. Nothing dramatic, just remove that billowy effect at the legs.

    Personally I think the pinched waist works OK given the slim lapels and fairly broad shoulders. Its more fashion-forward than many on SF like, but its by no means wrong.
     


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    The sleeves need to be shortened to show some cuff. Emphasis on some, not all or most. The trousers need to be hemmed. They also need to be tapered from the knee down. Otherwise, this suit looks good for off the rack. Undo your vents and cut open your pockets.
     


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    IMO, I don't think the waist can come in any further. The x fold at that level is very distinctive. However, I do find the chest to be slightly too large.
    The pants are way too big in comparison to the vest itself which does give also give the impression that nothing fits (hence why you might feel as though you need to reduce the waist). It's like the vest and the pants don't "suit" each other.
    Sleeves need to be shortened and yes it is a "rule" that the shirt cuff be slightly visible when wearing a suit.
     


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    Tailors always say that for some reason. It's like they don't need work... Anyway, you need to shorten the sleeves, shorten the trousers and let out the waist as it's too tight on you. As an optional thing, I think tapering the trousers would raise this suit to another level.
    acecow, are you rising or going to bed? [​IMG]
     


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    acecow, are you rising or going to bed? [​IMG]

    Just got home. Hungry. Eating cookie. Writing facebook message. Criticizing other people's suits along the way. [​IMG]
     


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    The upper part looks ok. Tight waists are kind of a modern. But if you feel uncomfortable, it is up to you. The length of the trousers is good, you simply need to wear the trousers higher. Suits are not worn like jeans, where a low waist is the rule. But the trousers are a little bit too big. If you have a "tight" upper part that should go for the trousers as well. Otherwise it seems like the style has a kind of a friction. Nontheless, it is no complete fail!
     


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    Just got home. Hungry. Eating cookie. Writing facebook message. Criticizing other people's suits along the way. [​IMG]
    haaa, I came home a few hours ago. hungry. but already brushed my teeth. watching ted.com. birds have begun chirping. criticizing my tailor for fuck-up. [​IMG]
     


  10. JABacchetta

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    Tailors always say that for some reason. It's like they don't need work...

    Anyway, you need to shorten the sleeves, shorten the trousers and let out the waist as it's too tight on you. As an optional thing, I think tapering the trousers would raise this suit to another level.


    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Couldn't believe he wasn't going to take my money.

    From the side view, doesn't it look like the stomach area is popping out too much (near the bottom button)? That's why I thought the waist should come in a bit. But from the front view, it does look too tight near the top button.

    I do like the idea of tapering the trousers, but how would I explain that to a tailor? Do I need to tell them how much to taper, or will they just know? I have another pair of dress pants that are tapered and that fit me very well. Should I just bring those with me and tell them to replicate the cut?
     


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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Couldn't believe he wasn't going to take my money. From the side view, doesn't it look like the stomach area is popping out too much (near the bottom button)? That's why I thought the waist should come in a bit. But from the front view, it does look too tight near the top button. I do like the idea of tapering the trousers, but how would I explain that to a tailor? Do I need to tell them how much to taper, or will they just know? I have another pair of dress pants that are tapered and that fit me very well. Should I just bring those with me and tell them to replicate the cut?
    Open the vents and post another picture. The pulling may be due to them being closed. Or it's too tight. As for the pants, he will pin them, so no need to bring another pair. Just make sure he takes in both the outer and the inner seam! One of the tailors once did just one seam, cause she was lazy. The result? Pants fit like shit. Capisce? EDIT: Yey, 2500th post!
     


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    haaa, I came home a few hours ago. hungry. but already brushed my teeth. watching ted.com. birds have begun chirping. criticizing my tailor for fuck-up. [​IMG]

    Those are some freaking insomniac birds. Wanna cookie?
     


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    Awesome feedback. Taking notes. Thanks everyone!
     


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