New Blazer - Please Critique Fit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by camorristi, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Shortening sleeves is not a problem - any tailor can do that. Not sure a tailor could do anything about the waist tho. Jacket is just on the side of too small around lower waist area (hence does not fit your butt well), which is why that vent is flaring out. Usually if it were a belly problem, the jacket would flare out in front as well.

    You are probably OK around the shoulders and chest, but only just about (a slight strain on the top button - it should be comfortable, not trying to pull button out of fabric).

    If you want to stick to that kind of fit over a fuller body, I would suggest 42R but make sure the shoulders are around same - too wide a shoulders and you are in heaps of trouble - it would take a suit maker to make that alteration rather than a run o the mill tailor.

    I concur with other members, go for a fuller fitted suit and get tailor to make adjustments.

    Anyway, how comfortable does that jacket feel on? If you are feeling a slight pinch on underarms, it is usually an indication of jacket too small.

    Center vent is a deal breaker. Return.

    Depite the myth, there is nothing at all wrong with centre vented or ventless jackets. Dual vents are an elegant, but lazy way of helping a jacket to a better fit. If properly fitted, a centre vent or ventless jacket is fine on the right person.
     


  2. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    No, I meant HIS center vent is opening up like he's busting out.
    I have no problem with center, dual, or no vent, in general
     


  3. ykurtz

    ykurtz Senior member

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    Also, try taking a picture without puffing out the chest/shoulders. Stand normally. Unless you actually spend more time with your shoulders unusually erect and arms puffed out.
     


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    txeconomist Senior member

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    Looks absurd. Get the Madison.
     


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    You look fat in it.
     


  6. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    What's the white bit under the collar?

    It looks short and stiff on you. I like the buttons though. I've noticed quite alot of navy blazers have brass buttons. Is there any particular reason for that?
     


  7. camorristi

    camorristi Active Member

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    Also, try taking a picture without puffing out the chest/shoulders. Stand normally. Unless you actually spend more time with your shoulders unusually erect and arms puffed out.

    That is my normal posture. Think 1940s Bugs Bunny mobsters lol.

    Looks absurd. Get the Madison.

    I will try a couple of regent jackets first. They all have side vents, and I've never had any problems with side vents.

    This, this, and maybe this.

    You look fat in it.

    Good eye! The jacket in the picture is a 40R and my actual size is 38R.

    What's the white bit under the collar?

    It looks short and stiff on you. I like the buttons though. I've noticed quite alot of navy blazers have brass buttons. Is there any particular reason for that?



    Are you talking about the white OCBD shirt? I like silver or brass buttons. It's a personal preference.
     


  8. Kurt N

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    I've noticed quite alot of navy blazers have brass buttons. Is there any particular reason for that?

    It's the jacket's nautical heritage. Same reason why navy is called navy.
     


  9. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    the regent cut isnt going to work for you but seems like your gunna buy it anyhow.
     


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    In my opinion the main problem is the center vent, .


    If the center vent splits open then both side vents will too. It's too tight.
     


  11. camorristi

    camorristi Active Member

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    the regent cut isnt going to work for you but seems like your gunna buy it anyhow.
    Not necessarily, I'll have to make a trip to the Brooks store whenever I have time and try it first. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit. I might go for the 1818 blazer as a last resort.
    If the center vent splits open then both side vents will too. It's too tight.
    Maybe, but not always. Usually side vents drape better than a center vent.
     


  12. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

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    Maybe, but not always. Usually side vents drape better than a center vent.

    But that's just a bandaid fix. Getting a center vented jacket that actually fits would be better.

    Oh, and if you buy the jacket, take the tag off the cuff. I'm getting really damn tired of seeing people wear them around (especially on those big cashmere overcoats).
     


  13. stu00a

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    looks like your ass is made for double vent.
     


  14. phoenixrecon

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    Oh, and if you buy the jacket, take the tag off the cuff. I'm getting really damn tired of seeing people wear them around (especially on those big cashmere overcoats).


    people actually do that lol
     


  15. mktitsworth

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    Are you talking about the white OCBD shirt? I like silver or brass buttons. It's a personal preference.


    I mis-spoke. I said collar when I meant lapel. If you look at the notch in his left (our right) lapel, there's some white thing sticking out from underneath it.
     


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