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Help with suit issue

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jcb522, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. jcb522

    jcb522 Member

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    Hey guys, I'm new here and this suit that I recently purchased has been giving me a weird issue. It seems to fit but it does a weird thing around the bottom button. It spreads and doesn't sit flush and I'm not sure if it's normal for it to do that.When buttoned up it seems a little tight underneath the arm pit area on both sides. I wore it last night and that's where the top picture is from, the bottom one I just took. It's a suit from a brand called "Tailored Wax" size is 42 in slim fit. Any help and feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jacket looks too small for you everywhere.
     
  3. Brendon

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    Hi JCB 522
    If you think the suit is mostly a good fit, then ok the problem you have specifically referred to of the coat falling away is the coat is crooked and cannot be fixed by these people. If you wish top know what I think of this then read on, otherwise that is the problem and good luck with further purchases.

    this is getting close to the worst I have seen on style forum and that is saying something. I am trying to help so when I say notice how the narrow shoulders and short coat make you look like a gorilla ( what was that cartoon? ). If you look front on in the mirror your head will look bigger than normal, the shoulder is too narrow and this is messing with the natural balance ie what flatters you. Not only is the coat tight it is crooked as I said earlier and hat is why it is falling away. Have you paid for it ? If so and there is no redress? Then put it down to experience,
    good luck
     
  4. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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  5. jcb522

    jcb522 Member

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    haha I appreciate that, I've never been called gorilla-esque before standing at 5"10" and about 125lbs haha.Unfortunately yes, I have already paid for it but thankfully it was the cheapest suit I have purchased (300$). I thought it was falling away like that because it was tight but I never even considered it being crooked. I really appreciate your input while I'm looking for a new suit, I guess I'll be staying away from this brand in the future. This was actually the look I'm looking for in my next suit purchase and I thought this one was close, unfortunately I was wrong.
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  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    It looks dreadful - is it not just too small for you?
     
  7. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    Are you really just 5'10 125 lbs? If so, that's got to be the smallest 42 suit I've EVER seen in my life.
    As mentioned above, it looks crooked: Your right shoulder/delt is bulging out, while your left arm is looking more normal.

    It also seems like there's a pair of pulling bulges on the shoulders.

    Do you have the measurements for shoulders and chest/p2p ?
     
  8. jcb522

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    Yup, I'm actually 5'10 and my weight ranges from 120-125lbs. This suit is actually off the rack and completely untouched when I wore it in the pictures in my original post.

    Do you mean my measurements or the measurements of the jacket in question? According to indochino (where one of my other suits came from) my measurements are:

    Jacket/Shirt Length 28.5″
    Chest Size 37″
    Stomach Size 32.75″
    Jacket Hips 38.25″
    Shoulder Size 17″
    Sleeve Length 24″
    Bicep Size 13.5″
    Wrist Size 10.5″

    As for measurements of this jacket, I'm not sure since it's off the rack. Do I just take my tape measure and go directly across one shoulder seam to the other?
     
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  9. jcb522

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  10. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Are you sure that's not an EU 42'
     
  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^guy in the pictures looks awful. look at the lapels on the jacket. cant you tell it's way too tight?
     
  12. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I suspect the start of the problem may be that you paid $300 for something called Tailored Wax, which I couldn't find with a quick Google search. where did you get it?

    Fit issues aside, you are talking about the part of the jacket called the quarters. Some coats are designed with closed quarters (closer together all the way to the bottom) and some with open quarters (that pull away like yours).
     
  13. jcb522

    jcb522 Member

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    I bought it at this local store that carries Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Mcqueen, Raf simmons and the like so I figured it would be an okay brand.
    Yeah, it is a European 42
     
  14. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    If you have a 37" chest you should be looking at an EU 48 maybe a large 46. A 42 is way too small.
     
  15. jcb522

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    I actually hve no idea where that 37" came from that indochino measured because I just put a tape measure around my chest at about where the nipples are and my tape measure reads 33.5 (the tape measure is tot but not tight) and about 34.5" when my lungs are filled with air. Should I still be looking at EU 48 with that size for my chest?

    Again guys, I really appreciate all the help. Learning a lot before my next suit purchase
     
  16. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    No. More like a 44 maybe a smallish 46
     
  17. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    30.5" is a proper jacket length for your height. If you want a shorter jacket for style try 30 or 29.5 but not any shorter than that.
     
  18. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    For what it's worth, I am 5'2", 120lbs and the measurements on that jacket are pretty much what my MTM measurements are. Way too small for you.
     
  19. aj555

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    I'm 6' and 195lbs with a gut, and I wear a 42. So I second what dreamspace said.
     

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