Fit/critique on Target suit: Can I fix this via tailor? (New suit 3rd page)

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  1. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Take it back.

    It is made of polyester which is dreadful and coat and trousers are both way too big and certainly beyond redemption.

    Whilst you are not going to get anything remotely decent for this price - you might as well have a rag that vaguely fits.
     


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    LOL! :D
     


  3. blahman

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    Does any of you MC gents see any eerie reflection of themselves in the OP? Like an evil twin of an alternate universe? I'm talking about all you fellas who would drop a truck load of cash on a Neapolitan suit, but wouldn't pay more than $20 for a pair of jeans. He is possibly a mirrored SW&D version of that.
     
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  4. gettoasty

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    ^ Haha. Of course I would buy a nicer suit given I can afford one. I've seen plenty of nicer ones in-store and online, and tried on.

    For the time being, I can only pay for what is within my budget. You have it right though, I am in the process of moving from SW&D to MC, so atm I would like to spend the minimum on a nice suit and still afford other things I like.

    I really do have a budget, $250-300. If I can stay within that interval, it would be nice.

    Returning the Target suit tomorrow and shopping around. Thanks guys,
     


  5. PL92106

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    If your budget's up to $300 all in and you live anywhere near a reasonable sized city you should have plenty of options at any of the regular department stores / outlets.

    Why not try B&S? Plenty of really nice starter suits in your price range.
     


  6. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Yeah I take a look on B&S everyday, nothing I see atm, but the new setup is kind of a headache. I feel like there were more sellers before the forum update...

    Might be looking into some decent uniqlo suits but may have to proxy.

    I do live near a lot of malls actually in the Bay Area, will be searching around starting tomorrow.

    Am I being too picky though? Navy/dark grey, slim cut.
     


  7. Agatha Crusty

    Agatha Crusty Senior member

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    You were right to consider the shoulder fit; taking a jacket in at the sides is something always worth doing on a jacket, whereas considering having the shoulders altered is a complicated job and not really worth it. Better to get the right shoulder fit from the beginning and there are some very good shoulder/collar fits to be found on reasonable OTR garments - at least there is where I live.

    Make sure all the most difficult areas fit best leaving only the easiest alterations like: sleeve length; trouser length; and trouser waistband (make sure the fit through the legs and the crotch is good first, the waist is easiest to alter). This will save unnecessary money on alterations.

    And while you're at it, better to get a wool (or mostly wool blend) suit.
     


  8. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Quick question: Saw this suit then proceeded to go to the mentioned website.
    What exactly is the difference between R,L,S...I noticed the waist are different. I have only tried on 38R and in general the fit me well, 36 would be too small (the numbers I learned are chest measurements right?) Beside the waist measurement, if I move to a 38L or 38S, is there significant difference in shoulder measurements etc.? Better to stay with 38R? Anyways, that is the fit I am more generally looking for, and OTR fit seems good.
     
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  9. Galix

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    The number is roughly the chest size, but a 38 is generaly a 40 +- inches. R = regular, S = small. L = large, it refers to the variation on this chest fit. Mainly for sleeves. For example, a tall and thin guy will probably use a 38L, whereas a short and average guy will use a 38S. Same chest size, different configuration.

    The best thing you can do is take your body measurements and try to find something as close as possible to those. There's a MTM suits maker (Indochino.com) that, if I'm not mistaken, sells MTM suits for more or less the amount of money you're willing to spend. Don't expect a Kiton for that price, but I heard they are an Ok option (never tried them myself).
     
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  10. blahman

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    No and no.
    S,R,L represents length - short, reg, long. It's to cater for people of different heights of a given chest size.

    Online MTM is also the worst place to start out with your first suits as even for people who know what theyre doing will take a few frustrating tries to get right. Stick with cheap OTR for now. Just take someone who knows a bit to go shopping with you.
     


  11. Galix

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    Ok, English is not my mother tongue, but I can't really see how what you say is different from what I said...
     


  12. Digmenow

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    In the U.S., S, M, L, XL equate to Small, Medium, Large and eXtra Large in general clothing such as tee shirts and many sport shirts, etc. When referring to suits, the chest measurement determines the main size of the suit while S is for Short, R is Regular and L is Long. Therefore, a size 42 suit will (generally) fit the same in the chest whether it is S, R or L. A 42S will have shorter sleeves and the BoC measurement will be about an inch or two less than an R. Conversely, a 42L will feature longer sleeves than a 42R and the BoC will be up to a couple of inches longer as well.

    Does this help?
     


  13. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The number is the chest size.

    The letter is the length - (S)hort, (R)egular, or (L)ong.

    A 42S and a 42L both have 42" chests, but the long will be much longer than the short.
     


  14. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Yes, the last two posts is what I was mainly suggesting. Appreciate the help guys!

    I am average height, 5'10, so R is probably my best best. And I was only concern if there was much difference between S,R, and L in terms of shoulder/chest, which seems to not be the case.
     


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    One thing to note is that between the Long, Regular, and Short sizes of a given jacket, pocket location and button stance can vary.
     


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