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Should I get waist suppression (with picture)?

Should I get waist supression?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • No

    Votes: 12 85.7%

  • Total voters
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abcdef1234

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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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hobo_ken

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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.
 

abcdef1234

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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?
 

JayJay

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The jacket looks ok as is.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

abcdef1234

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

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

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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.
 

abcdef1234

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

Sanguis Mortuum

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

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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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