Please critique my suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vinceince, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    It's pretty rough.

    Coat too tight and too short, trousers too short and too tight through the thigh. Single vent looks awful as well.

    Burning may be a tad too harsh as long as you can get your money back.
     


  2. calcoast

    calcoast Well-Known Member

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    It doesnt come close to SF standards but I think it looks good to the other 99.8 percent of the population.
     


  3. EriQ009

    EriQ009 Senior member

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    Out of curiosity, who is the mtm maker?
     


  4. meursault42

    meursault42 Well-Known Member

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    Bah don't worry too much. You said it yourself, you were going to a slim looking suit and it's only for fun. The suit is fine. Yeah, it's a little tight, but so what? Tight suits are "in" right now. Besides you probably don't want to go around looking like you are ready for a board meeting anyway. I'm sure someone will rage against this as hard as they raged against your suit, but honestly? If this thing is only for fun and whatnot, I don't see the issue. A full trouser with enough fabric to drape all the way to the shoe is out and looks old man-ish.

    And also: the jacket is too short? Please. His jacket covers 95% of his bum. That's totally acceptable. Short jackets are also in right now.

    That said, what everyone said is more or less spot on. There's a lot of pulling on your back vent and the pull around the button coupled with the bowing of the lapel means the jacket's too tight. So maybe wear it unbuttoned or something. Pants look fine, if slightly long for current fashionable taste and the jacket sleeves are a hair too long. If the sleeve buttons aren't functional, I'd suggest you go take it into a local alteration person and have them raise the sleeves by 1/4 an inch-ish. Ideally you'd like about 1/4-1/2 an inch of cuff showing.

    Keep the jacket, burn nothing, wear it to parties.
     


  5. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    1) Lurk longer.
    2) Come back and read above comment.
    3) Laugh.
     


  6. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    There's a difference between slim and tight. You can wear something that is slim but that does not look like it is a size too small. The center vent should not flare out. If a center vent that flares out and bowed lapels are "in," I'll gladly wear my "out of fashion" clothes and look good doing it. Burning is extreme but getting the suit redone if the MTM shop is willing to do right is the best option. Then he can have a slim suit that fits and have the best of all worlds.
     


  7. mhdena

    mhdena Senior member

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    The jacket is to small, short. If it was the proper size you could close the vent.

    So you told the tailor what you wanted and he said "sure I can do it", without trying to fit you properly?


    Anyone who knows what they are doing would have talked you out of that look you wanted for your own good.
     


  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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  9. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Lot of fail going on in the comments right now.
     


  10. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    The problem is you can't even call that tight.

    That suit looks like your mother bought for you at the age of 12. You are still wearing it.
     


  11. jebkeb11

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    To each his own. He stated that he was going for a more contemporary look. For the most part, I think he got it.
     


  12. Caustic Man

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    Contemporary can look much much better.
     


  13. archibaldleach

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    +1. Contemporary does not mean flaring and pulling in all directions.
     


  14. meursault42

    meursault42 Well-Known Member

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    Don't misunderstand me. You'll note that I made mention of the too tight jacket but that's the thing: that really is a trend right now. Shall I waste the time to list the large number of labels making super tight suits? If you are on this forum you are as aware of them as I am.
    So to clarify: yes it is too tight. If the op wanted a James Bond-y tight suit it worked and enjoy it. As the op stated it is not a formal suit so for dancing and getting sweaty this is a non issue. If the op wanted a loose fitting board room standard the suit looks childishly out of place.
    Final thought here: if you can get it changed/remade get them to bump out the chest and either put more fabric at the vent or change to a double vent to stop it from exposing you when you button it.
     


  15. Caustic Man

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