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Poor Samuelsohn suit alteration?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Requiro, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Requiro

    Requiro New Member

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    First post from a lurker. After reading many threads on SF I decided on a Samuelsohn for my first step into higher-end suiting. The suit has now been altered twice at the establishment where I purchased it. After the first alteration the suit was too big around the waist and the sleeves were too long. Now it seems the right sleeve is still a bit long and the back of the suit looks terrible. Unfortunately I have a wedding to attend very soon and I will not be able to take it back to the establishment where I purchased the suit and frankly I don't want to back there and possibly have it botched further. I wanted to get SF's take on the fit and see if perhaps it could be fixed or if in fact my opinion is wrong. If there are serious issues with the fit can they be fixed? Could anyone recommend a good tailor in Chicago who's price is commensurate with that of the suit?

    Apologies for the poor photos. It turns out my girlfriend is not the best photographer.

    Thank you in advance.


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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I'm not sure what it looked like pre alterations, but it doesn't look like they did a great job on the waist...looks like they overdid it.
     
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  3. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    Too tight around the waist.

    The sleeve length issue is because your right shoulder is lower when you stand. I am painfully aware of this b/c I do the same thing after breaking my collarbone as a child. I'm considering putting a small shoulder pad in my suit jackets to account for this but have yet to try it.
     
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  4. Requiro

    Requiro New Member

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    I have scoliosis and my right shoulder is naturally lower. They were aware of this and I thought they had measured properly to my wrist bone, however it looks like they just made both sleeves the same length.
    They added a pad to the right shoulder of my jacket just as you have mentioned. As a result, either do to their ineptness or as an unavoidable consequence, my once well fitting shoulder now has an indentation making it look as if the shoulder of the jacket on that side is too big. So be wary of trying this to address your similar issue.

    Do you think it's possible to fix the waist? If not, is it bad enough to ask for a refund/exchange?
     
  5. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    I'm guessing it's possible to fix since wool is rather forgiving, but look for response from @Murlsquirl as he is more experienced.
     
  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Yes, the waist can be let back out and if you don't like the shoulder pad, you can have it removed. Like I mentioned earlier, it's hard to say what went wrong because I don't know what it looked like pre-alterations...and I'm definitely no expert on alterations/tailoring. On another note, I think you could use another lock on your door :)
     
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  7. Requiro

    Requiro New Member

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    It's Chicago, you can always use another lock on the door!! [​IMG] One of them doesn't work and you have to hip check the door to get the deadbolt to lock.

    Anyways, thank you very much for the info. In addition to taking the waist in too much I think they may also have screwed up the stitching, which leads to even more wrinkles around the seems on the back. I'm going to pay a visit to a couple of recommended tailors today before the wedding (not mine) to get quotes.
     
  8. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    lel :)
     

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