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Shirt gauntlet gap

Liquidus

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I'm making another shirt order from Mytailor and have a question for the shirt fit experts out there.
When I bend my arm into a L, the gauntlet pulls open like shown in this picture:



This bothers me in the same way that a gaping placket does when sitting down. Does this mean I should have the lower sleeve made bigger? How would I communicate this and what kind of measurement do tailors use? Thanks.
 
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I would say that the sleeve needs to be 1/4" to 1/2" longer to prevent this. The bend in the elbow pulls the fabric downwards and the bottom of the gauntlet splays to accommodate. Lengthen the sleeve slightly and the tightness over the elbow during the bend should disappear.
 

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The cuff isn't sized correctly, cuff button isn't positioned properly for that pointed cuff style. There should be more overlap. Move the button over 1/2" and then resize the cuff and it will be better.
 
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I agree with the other comments that the cuff might be too small in this case.

But, I wonder if the general issue of the placket opening is inevitable with a single button cuff. There isn't much preventing the two sides of the cuff from rotating around the pivot point of the single button. After moving around, I don't see why the "placket closed" position is more likely than a position shown by the OP.

So ... switch to a double-button cuff if this actually bothers you?
 

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Four replies and four different answers... :happy: Hopefully these additional pictures will provide a better assessment. I had to do these quickly this morning before work. The shirt is wrinkled because I had to take it out of the hamper. FWIW, I have other shirts with a mitered cuff but with a slightly bigger circumference and I still have this issue.

Since I have full body pictures on here anyway, any other fit suggestions are welcome. I'm already getting the waist and chest increase by half an inch because they're a little tight, and the length increased by an inch because there doesn't seem to be enough shirt to tuck into my pants.


 
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Those aren't mitered cuffs

Unbutton the cuff, lay the sleeve plackets parallel/overlapping each other and you will see where the cuff should be overlapping itself. The buttonhole/ button position on the cuff is pushing the placket back. just look at your picture and you will see it.
 
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Thanks for the explanation. The picture for the angle cut cuff on Mytailor's website seems to show the button position that you describe:

 
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^ that is a mitered cuff. Your cuffs are pointed and need to overlap more. See the difference?
 

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Wait, now i'm confused on why you said that mine aren't mitered cuffs but the one in that website picture is. That is the cuff option that I've always picked on the website, and I can't see any difference between my cuffs and the one in that picture, except that mine has a gap near the gauntlet where it shouldn't.
 
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I think that the gauntlet gap goes pretty well with the classic StyFo UnMade Bed GPOY.

I would keep the gauntlet gap for that reason alone.
 
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