Just got clothes back from the tailor, what's the verdict?

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  1. aberrant

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    Alright so I bought the Navy Fitzgerald blazer (pewter buttons) from BB and a pair of Gabardine trousers in a gray color. The tailor shortened the blazer arms and shortened the pant legs. Here's the end result. What do you guys think? How's the fit? Please ignore the dress shirt, it has short sleeves and the color obviously doesn't match the outfit, it's just the shirt I had on. Sorry for the lack of shoes.

    http://imgur.com/a/MQKGU#Z04sk
     
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  2. D Yizz

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    Pants still too long. Jacket seems big at the waist and chest. It may get better by taking the waist in a bit, but you might've been better off sizing down.
     
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  4. JamesX

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    Shoulder looks big too.
     


  5. aberrant

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    I agree the waist looks big. I'm going to go back and see if the tailor can pull it in. The people at BB said he's one of the best tailors around so not sure why he wouldn't catch the boxy waist when he fitted me... why do the shoulders seem big? They come right to the ends and feel good, do you think they're too loose? If the tailor already modified the sleeves they wouldn't be able to get me a size down, right? Thanks guys.
     


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  8. CharlesAlexander

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    Like others have said, everything look too big. It looks like your wearing your dad's clothes.

    I don't really think there's anything you can do about it. Maybe put it up on B&S and use the money to get something smaller.
     


  9. JamesX

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    Shoulders can't really be altered so you are more or less stuck with them. Maybe it is the posture, but the only shoulder that is visible seems half an inch too wide to me.
     


  10. aberrant

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    So Brooks Brother's pretty much screwed me? This is my first blazer and both the sales lady and the tailor measured me and fitted me with the jacket and said just the sleeves needed to be done. What a waste of $500... and my best option is to sell it on this board for half the price...
     


  11. D Yizz

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    Remember that most people mistake big clothes for comfortable clothes and SA's tend to sell this way. Go back to the store and try on a smaller size. If it fits you better (I'm certain it will), go to your tailor and see if he can let out the sleeves back. If he can, return to to the store and exchange.
     
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  12. OceanColorPants

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    I've learned to never underestimate BB's service. Take it back and see what they can do. Try on a regent fit jacket too- that might be a better fit for your body type.
     


  13. CharlesAlexander

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    Yeah, thats sucks. My first rule when dealing with stores is NEVER trust the sales people. They don't know anything.
     


  14. Master-Classter

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    don't overreact...

    shoulders look fine IMO, but the chest and body are quite baggy... sleeve length is fine. As suggested, go back and try a) a size smaller, and b) a different cut
    if you find something way better, then try to return the SC, otherwise, just take this back to your tailor and tell him it wasn't taken in enough so please do some more (shouldn't charge again).

    pants look too long and baggy too. Try them on with shoe and no jacket, plus do 360 shots.


    keep in mind we're a picky bunch, so don't get frustrated, just learn from this and get better. know that someone else wouldn't have asked and would have just left it as is and said 'good enough'.



    also to note, this is one reason to use brook's in house people, if they screw it up or you aren't happy, it's a LOT easier to exchange/return.
     


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    Master Classer's advice is very sound.
     


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