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So I received my suit right before 8:00 this morning, crisis averted LOL. There’s good and bad news though even though I only had a minutes to check it out before I had to head out to work.

I’ll start with the good:

• the jacket fits really well in a 45. I usually take a 46 in S&M OTR but I’m more of a natural 45 ad the 44 is too small and the 46 is a little too big. The front and back are very clean.
• The VBC fabric is really nice.
• The trousers length is spot on.


Now the bad:

• I opted for my regular 38 and requested the maximum 12.70” rise. The rise only measures 12” but that’s not the bad part, they have this weird bunching in the front. The crouch area is pretty bad and it also does a weird fold on the thigh area. My wife saw it right away and thought it looked very unflattering. It was hard to capture but you can see how there’s a fold in the front. I’m not even sure if that’s something that a tailor can fix but it looks bad.


Minor annoyances:

• The patch pockets are sown shut as someone else mentioned earlier.
• No VBC patch on the inside of the jacket.
• The trousers are missing the belt loop for the extended waistband.
• The monogram wasn’t included.
• The monogram wasn’t included.
• I asked for the left sleeve to be .25” shorter to a dropped right shoulder but I’m not sure that was done although I didn’t get a chance to measure it.

That’s it for now. Now I have to figure out how to deal with the trousers front issue. Maybe Rick or Tim can chime in on if whether or not that can be fixed.
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This is sick. Pretty nailed it. Honestly if you didnt mention the problems I wouldn't know. Now you mentioned it, yeh there's no loop for the extended waist band on mine too. I didn't remember thats a thing till I took a look at this summer's seersucker trousers.

It's a mixed feeling I know when some details were not done properly. Besides the pockets sewn shut, I requested button fly for my trousers but ended up receiving zip fly. But at least the fit you nailed it. Congrats!
 

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This is sick. Pretty nailed it. Honestly if you didnt mention the problems I wouldn't know. Now you mentioned it, yeh there's no loop for the extended waist band on mine too. I didn't remember thats a thing till I took a look at this summer's seersucker trousers.

It's a mixed feeling I know when some details were not done properly. Besides the pockets sewn shut, I requested button fly for my trousers but ended up receiving zip fly. But at least the fit you nailed it. Congrats!
Thanks, I couldn't agree more, the jacket is spot on and I love the fabric. The trousers issue would be more obvious in person with the jacket off. My wife noticed it before me and was like the pants are weird but she couldn't really explain why. I'm looking forward to having my tailor take a look at them.

The button fly situation sucks, I always feel it's a gamble whenever you have to include notes regarding a change that's not a selectable option. As far as the belt loop, I just assumed that they would be just like the OTR Neapolitan trousers. Not 100% sure if that's the case though.
 

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Does 130s wool even work for a standalone sportcoat or that is suited more toward a full suit? My guess is not because the smoothness of the fabric would make it look weird if not accompanied by trousers of the same cloth

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Super 130s midnight navy twill with no variegation at all sounds like strictly suit fabric. I wouldn't do a standalone jacket with that.
 
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Does 130s wool even work for a standalone sportcoat or that is suited more toward a full suit? My guess is not because the smoothness of the fabric would make it look weird if not accompanied by trousers of the same cloth
I little bit of exaggeration but the cloth itself scream suit. 😉
Now, you can make the jacket less formal and I guess it would be more like a travel jacket.
 

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