Sleeve length

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by toplel, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. toplel

    toplel Senior member

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    Jacket on left I intend to lengthen sleeve by 5/8ths", jacket on right will reduce sleeve by 3/4".

    Does that sound about right? Ignore the shirt/jeans pls, for reference I'm 6'.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016


  2. toplel

    toplel Senior member

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    .
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016


  3. toplel

    toplel Senior member

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    I guess this is unanswerable :(

    Dropped them off at tailors, will post results in a couple weeks.
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    9,050
    Likes Received:
    11,320
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    Sorry I missed this, but you did the right thing....your tailor should know.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016


  5. ThomGault

    ThomGault Senior member

    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    87
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Looks like the chest is too tight and the shoulders are too big on the lighter jacket (the darker jacket is too dark to see)...might want to address those issues while it's in the shop.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016


  6. EzraPaul

    EzraPaul Senior member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Yes the left is too short and right a little long, but it's impossible to say from pictures the amounts. In reference to your 5/8", 1/8" increments are too small of a tolerance for any seam and even more so for sleeves, since you could probably mark it 10 times and not consistently hit the same spot within an 1/8". If you tell a tailor 5/8", they will nod yes and then do 1/2".
     


  7. elliekidston

    elliekidston Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    I cannot choose one, both have errors that could make you look silly. Try consulting another tailor.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by