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Jacket fit dilemma

D Yizz

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I got my hands on a beautiful FU plaid sportcoat. It fits great on the shoulder, no divots and fits beautifully through the chest and upper back. However, it needs about half an inch of letting out on the waist so it doesn't pull. The problem lies on the lower rear end. The coat is single vented and the vent looks completely open. which is caused by my very pronounced rear end, (yeah, I'm not writing the homo comment inducing word) and rather wide hips and quads. I took out some older out of commission single vented coats I own which fit bigger, and the problem is still noticeable, although not as serious as on this coat. Is there a solution to this other than wearing a tent size coat, or am I confined to double vented jackets? Can it be solved by letting out of the center rear seam without altering the look of the waist or front?
 

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Originally Posted by D Yizz
I got my hands on a beautiful FU plaid sportcoat. It fits great on the shoulder, no divots and fits beautifully through the chest and upper back. However, it needs about half an inch of letting out on the waist so it doesn't pull. The problem lies on the lower rear end. The coat is single vented and the vent looks completely open. which is caused by my very pronounced rear end, (yeah, I'm not writing the homo comment inducing word) and rather wide hips and quads. I took out some older out of commission single vented coats I own which fit bigger, and the problem is still noticeable, although not as serious as on this coat. Is there a solution to this other than wearing a tent size coat, or am I confined to double vented jackets? Can it be solved by letting out of the center rear seam without altering the look of the waist or front?

No.
 

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Originally Posted by D Yizz
Is there a solution to this other than wearing a tent size coat, or am I confined to double vented jackets? Can it be solved by letting out of the center rear seam without altering the look of the waist or front?

Yizz, I have the same problem. I'm built like a runningback and even my duel vent coats open a bit too much for me. The tailor insists that there's nothing to be done, because there's not enough material to really let out or work with back there. So I have to decide between having no waist suppression or having the vent open too much.

The only other option I can think of, if you're doing RTW, is looking for ventless jackets. It's not really my preference, but it helps hide my rear-end issue.
 

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Are the side seams let our as far as possible? If not, do that.
 

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It might be a balance issue which means that the tailor would have to take in material from along the shoulder seams. Not an easy fix.
 

D Yizz

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Originally Posted by SilvioDante
Yizz, I have the same problem. I'm built like a runningback and even my duel vent coats open a bit too much for me. The tailor insists that there's nothing to be done, because there's not enough material to really let out or work with back there. So I have to decide between having no waist suppression or having the vent open too much.

The only other option I can think of, if you're doing RTW, is looking for ventless jackets. It's not really my preference, but it helps hide my rear-end issue.


Yeah, my double vented ones flare up, but I can live with those since I tend to wear them a bit longer, which hides the problem a bit.

Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Are the side seams let our as far as possible? If not, do that.

Yeah, I guess that's the solution, but I like waist suppression and don't want it to look like a shapeless sack. I'm short and wide shouldered, and with little or no waist suppression I think I'd look like shorter and fat.

Originally Posted by TRINI
It might be a balance issue which means that the tailor would have to take in material from along the shoulder seams. Not an easy fix.

Lets see, this coat was handed to me, so it may be worth having my tailor play with it.
 

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