Issue with bespoke suit at Cad & The Dandy - please help

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JosephStash, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. JosephStash

    JosephStash Member

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    Hi there,

    I recently had a bespoke suit made by Cad & The Dandy. The process was good an when trying everything on I was happy with the fit of both the jacket and the trousers. It's a double breasted suit.

    Since picking it up last weekend, I've worn the suit a total of twice for a total of about 8 hours. A couple of things

    1. I'm aware of the convention of keeping the double breasted suit buttoned while sitting. Currently this causes the lapel to bend at a level that's higher than the top button, when sitting.

    2. This extra stress seems to have caused creases across the chest of the suit (see picture).

    Am I doing something wrong or should I ask for alterations to be made?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    You should NOT keep it buttoned whilst sitting, that is entirely wrong and plain daft. This is probably the cause of this minor issue.
     
  3. JosephStash

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    Thanks for the response.

    Styleforum (and the web in general) seems to say otherwise re: doublebreasted suits? http://www.styleforum.net/t/262151/sitting-down-in-a-suit-jacket
     
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    colco Senior member

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    Complete horseshit


     
  5. JosephStash

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    Ok...anyone else able to provide assistance?
     
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    add911_11 Senior member

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    I am inclined to think that you probably have too much waist tapering on your garment thus when button up the pulling existed, and when sit down the pulling makes a fold line.

    How about bringing the garment back for a quick iron and loosen the waist?
     
  7. JosephStash

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    Thanks - that makes sense, I'll aim to take it back next week. First experience with bespoke so...a little disappointed I guess
     
  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Fit issues are impossible to diagnose without seeing it on you. Those creases look like your jacket simply needs to be pressed. Personally I don't care if it's right or wrong, I unbutton my DB jackets when I sit because it's more comfortable for me. Post pics of you actually wearing your clothes while standing in a neutral stance if you want real advice.
     

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