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Is this sport coat too long?

Coolguy35

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It seems too billowy and wide around the hips. It’s making me look fatter than I am.

I’m wearing this to a work party at a nice bar, so I don’t want it looking too formal.
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All jackets look something like that when unbuttoned, so how do we tell? And you do have a bit of a belly. So maybe it looks just like you, were you expecting something different?

Your thread title addresses something different, you ask if it's too long? No, it isn't.
 

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All jackets look something like that when unbuttoned, so how do we tell? And you do have a bit of a belly. So maybe it looks just like you, were you expecting something different?

Your thread title addresses something different, you ask if it's too long? No, it isn't.
I guess my issue is the back makes me look like a peacock. It’s so wide around my hips.

It makes it look to formal. I thought sports coats were supposed to be more fitted.
 

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The analogy sounds like you might not be that familiar with peacocks. Whatever, most jackets will look like yours does when unbuttoned. It appears that the rear flap is still basted shut on the right, not sure because of the photograph, but the left is definitely not. So you might try tacking, which is to lightly sew an unseen stitch, to hold both sides of the flap down. Line up the pattern first, as you see on the left it is not.
 

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The analogy sounds like you might not be that familiar with peacocks. Whatever, most jackets will look like yours does when unbuttoned. It appears that the rear flap is still basted shut on the right, not sure because of the photograph, but the left is definitely not. So you might try tacking, which is to lightly sew an unseen stitch, to hold both sides of the flap down. Line up the pattern first, as you see on the left it is not.
Neither side is basted, a piece of the string got left on there.

So what do you suggest I ask the tailor for? Overall, I just want the whole jacket to fit a little tighter, especially in the lower back
 

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With both hands, line up the pattern both vertically and horizontally, on the jacket with the flap, hold together with one hand while in the other you pin it together at the very bottom. Do this on both sides. Look in the mirror. Does that help? Then take it to the tailor like that.
 

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With both hands, line up the pattern both vertically and horizontally, on the jacket with the flap, hold together with one hand while in the other you pin it together at the very bottom. Do this on both sides. Look in the mirror. Does that help? Then take it to the tailor like that.
Sorry, I know I sound stupid but I don’t know what you mean by this. Could you explain it in simpler terms. I’m new to this
 

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If you have access to pins, or even large paper clips or safety pins, pin or clip the back flap down to the jacket itself, at each bottom corner of the flap. Line the patterns up first. This approximates where a tailor would actually tack the flap shut. Put on, look in the mirror, and see if you like.
 

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It would be a big help if you posted pictures with the jacket buttoned, as well as a side profile.

Either way, I suspect it's too tight in the chest and waist. If the waist is too tight it can certainly make the bottom of the jacket flare out more. It might be better to get something with a custom fit.
 
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