How does this suit fit? // Open to any and all tailoring suggestions.

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  1. jason006

    jason006 Member

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    Hello All,

    1st time post and hope you all can help. I currently have two suits (one black and one dark gray) and would love any feedback on tailoring suggestions. Outside of having the pants hemmed, nothing has been done. I know off the rack suits will never fit like 007's but any suggestions on how to improve? (someone suggested "waist suppression to give a more tailored look)

    I am 6 foot and about 165 lbs. These suits are 40R.

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    Any feedback? Should I post this in a different section?

    Thanks.
     


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    Nicola Senior member

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    Try the tailors thread
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have you tried size 38?



    Really? have you read the crap they say?
     


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    Nicola Senior member

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    I think they tend to sugar coat things a bit but not that bad :satisfied:
     


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    Thanks. I tried a 38 but was told (store rep) I should be a 40 long. 40 long had the cuffs over my knuckles and felt like the length of the coat was way too long. So am now stuck with this. Sounds like you think is too wide in the shoulders?
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Which size looked better to you?
     


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    Most store reps are clueless.

    Try the 38, this one looks a bit big on you.
     


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    Take them back and go somewhere else. This is awful.
     


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    Thanks. Any tailoring hope with these? They're done and bought. Appreciate the feedback from all and will.look into 38 with next suit purchase.
     


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    I don't think it's awful, just a bit big, and shapeless. If you can't return it, have your tailor take in the waist of the coat, that will help quite a bit. Sleeves are too long as well, make sure have them shortened. Can't tell about the pants.
     


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    Thanks all. Can't return these. Got 1st in a pinch and kept reps advice about 40 size with 2nd purchase. Wish I reached to you all before but this was a while back. Will seek tailor and ask about taking in the waist to try to salvage some style. Any other ideas?
     


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    You could also try slimming out the sleeves a bit, but you have to be careful here. You will need a competent tailor, and you could make them look out of balance compared to the rest of the coat.
     


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    hi jason006,

    the jacket and pants both seem to look a little big for you (as already commented by other members).

    if i were you, i'd go to a local tailor to see if he can repair these to make the suit fit better. i'd focus on trimming the jacket waist and seat, trimming the sleeves, and please do something about the lapels. they look huge (no offence).

    other than that, i'm not sure you can do all that much since it really isn't cut for your body. in future, i'd recommend to get a tailored suit, or perhaps get a OTR one size smaller suit.

    hope this helps.

    thanks

    jason
     


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    Thank you all for the feedback. I am trying to get a dial on proper fit and appreciate the help. I took some of the advise provided and purchased new suit (not committed - still has tags) but think this is a better starting point. Below are pics and is this a step in the right direction? I can feel the difference wearing this jacket versus the previous one I posted about.

    It is still a 40R, but slimmer cut. Pants are 32/32. Just arrived and needs to be pressed.

    So..is this a better fit/look? Thanks as always for the feedback!

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