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My Bespoked Suit in Malaysia

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by terrorsquad, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Hey Guys,

    This is the first fitting for a bespoked suit that i've commissioned from Ah Loke Tailor in Malaysia.Would appreciate your comments!!
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  2. Achillus

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    Looking good on the first impression.
     
  3. hymo

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    I do not think it looks long, but 1/2" shorter wouldn't make much of a dfifference.

    I'm concerned about the sleeves, there is significant bunching at the back of the upper sleeves.
     
  4. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    I have asked Ah Loke to address that issue.According to him, he will adjust the sleeve rotation.I notice that my right shoulder drops and this leads to puckering at the back and the sides.
     
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    The gorge height isn't my cup of tea but it looks good. Make sure to update us once it's finished :slayer:
     
  6. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    guys, this is pics for my second fitting.Apologies for the terrible pics, it was taken using my blackberry.I know the sleeves dont look good and i have asked the tailor to address it. I have also asked the tailor to shorten it by 0.5' in order to balance it with my body.This can be seen on the right side of the picture.However, i have asked him to shorten the back by 0.25.Any comments?



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  7. ballmouse

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    I think the jacket is actually too short. It makes your arms look long.
     
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    my right arm is actually longer then my left arm.Looking back att the picture, im tempted to call up the tailor and tell him that there is no need to shorten the jacket by another 0.5'
     
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    Hi terrorsquad,

    if you post your pics at thekerbau.com I will give a critique (bigger pictures please!). I do have a few things to say.

    Naka:
    There is no way anyone can tell the gorge height at this stage. This is a basted bespoke jacket with inches of inlays everywhere. It is not a jacket hanging in J. Crew or Banana Repuiblic.
     
  10. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    I think his arms just are pretty long. If it was made long enough to make arms looks shorter than it would probably look ridiculously long in a myriad of other ways.
     
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    I was mainly focusing on the 2nd photo, where the jacket seems to end very close to the crotch, which would be quite short. I suppose it would be quite hard to tell since the photos could be angled.
     
  12. Master-Classter

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    hmmm, I also think the jacket looks a bit too short, even for a modern suit.

    the waist may be too slim as your back vents are flairing
    back of the arms (tricep area) there's lots of bunching

    not sure about your posture, but a suit has two parts, and I can't really see the pants... pics of the pants fit please? (front and back since I can see some bunching around the back)


    PS - there's a thread dedicated to this thing with tailors...
     
  13. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    hey guys, this are better pictures of my second fitting which includes a full length photo shot.Appreciate your comments.
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  14. Trompe le Monde

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    jacket is not at all short. length looks okay and button placement looks okay in terms of vertical proportions
     
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    The front of the sleeves look good. I'm no tailor but I would think he would have to take up the rear shoulder area of the sleeves to get rid of those wrinkles, not change the pitch.
     
  16. Benjamin E.

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    It looks good, but it could use some more length, about 3/4". There's some pulling at the seat of the trousers and there are folds at the top of the knees. Also, did you go with patch pockets or does the coat have a long front dart?
     
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    benjamin: the coat will have long front darts to balance it out with my body. I will ahve normal slanting pockets, not patch pockets. For the trousers, i noticed those and i have asked the tailor to addres it.

    The sleeves are not clean and i visited the tailor today toask him to amend the sleeve pitch and the curve. He cut for me normal sleeves where as my arms hang straight and not as forward as others. As such, he will need to re-cut the sleeves.

    I have also decided to maintain the length of the jacket as shortening it will not balance it out with my body or my long arms.
     
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  18. Master-Classter

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    back of the sleeves look messy (behind triceps)

    pants look too tight around the seat. Have you considered a single pleat? might give you more 'wiggle room'.
     
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    The sleeves are bunched at the back it needs to be let out also the trousers are too tight you can see the pulling at the back.
     
  20. terrorsquad

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    ok, guys this is my 3rd fitting.The issues on the sleeves have been addressed to a certain extent thought there is still some more work to be done. The sleeves need to be loosened and it still needs to be rotated a bit. As my hand hangs straight down, this also must be addressed.Notice there is a slight bump at the elbows.This will be addressed. there is still a bit of bunching at the back of the sleeves. The tailor told me that he will rotate the sleeves to address this issue.

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