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Should I get waist suppression (with picture)?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by abcdef1234, Mar 3, 2012.

Should I get waist supression?

Poll closed Mar 4, 2012.
  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    85.7%
  1. abcdef1234

    abcdef1234 Member

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    I just got a new 36R RLBL suit, and the shoulders are good, but the waist is a bit loose. Is it a good idea to get waist suppression, and if so, anybody have any idea what the appropriate way to do waist suppression is...should I ask the tailor to take it in from the back or the sides? I just wanna make sure not to ruin the suit! Thanks in advance
     
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  2. hobo_ken

    hobo_ken Senior member

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    Definitely not.

    As it is, the suit is already slim, if you take the waist in, the lapels will start to bow out even more.
     


  3. abcdef1234

    abcdef1234 Member

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    That is a good point, I didn't realize that could happen. Now I don't think there is much bowing at the moment unless I fasten both buttons. What if I were to just barely take it in?
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    The jacket looks ok as is.
     


  5. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    it would look ridiculous if you were to take the suit in. you have an athletic built and the suit looks good as is.

    get the slacks hemmed and wear a better fitting shirt (i.e. longer sleeves) underneath and you are set.
     


  6. abcdef1234

    abcdef1234 Member

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    Thanks guys, I probably won't be touching the jacket then. I'll just get the pants hemmed. I don't know much about suits, so this was really helpful.
     


  7. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I have my black label sport coats taken in around the waist. It's hard to tell because your pictures are terrible.
     


  8. abcdef1234

    abcdef1234 Member

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    yeah, camera phone pictures suck. Here's a picture of the jacket thats not as bad:
     
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  9. abcdef1234

    abcdef1234 Member

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    double posted by accident.
     
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  10. abcdef1234

    abcdef1234 Member

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    Also, anyone have any idea how much slimmer dior homme suits are at the waist?
     


  11. ThatGuy

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    You already look very lanky. Keep it as is.

    There is nothing worse than very fitted clothing on men with little to fit to.
     


  12. abcdef1234

    abcdef1234 Member

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    i always thought that better fitting clothes made you look less lanky, but what do i know. The fit on the shoulder of this suit is just perfect, I just wish the waist was a just little more taken in, but I can see how that can make the whole look ridiculous. One thing is for sure, this suit is lot slimmer than the fitzgerald 36R that I own.
     
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  13. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    Looks OK, a suit jacket is not meant to be worn tight as a wet suit!
     


  14. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    The difference between the shoulders and the waist is already quite large, any more could start to look ridiculous.
     


  15. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    If you're curious to see a black label sport coat with the waist taken in, look at the first picture in my album. It's a 40L though.
     


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