Suit Fit - First post

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hiver, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. hiver

    hiver Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    This is my very first post on SF. I have been dreading it for a while, but decided it was time to contribute with something, and at the same time get some input on suit fit. Hope it is the right place to post in, otherwise please forgive me and let me know where to move it to.

    Background: I am 39, mostly wear suits, most of them reasonably priced bespoke Asian ones.

    2-3 years back, I lost some weight, and since I am on a limited budget, I have been forced to get the best of the suits that were made for me back then - technically too big for me, but altered by a local tailor.

    I think this can be seen in the following photos, but I am interested in some guidance in what to look for and instruct the tailor for next time.

    The suit you are about to see is made in the sort of transition period of my weight loss, so in some aspects it is not necessarily too big, but in others it seems to be.

    Also, I should add these photos are taken a while back, so I have since then learned quite a bit about combinations of pocket squares and ties from reading here...but certainly trying to learn by my mistakes.

    So final remarks before I show the pictures:
    - I like a somewhat tight/slim fit - (but of course not too much, interested in what you think about the jacket fit?)
    - Yes, I know the PS and Tie colours are pretty horrible when combined, Promise never to combine them again!
    - Yes, the tie is very unusual (I am sure you can find other words for it :)) (It was a 'casual/fun friday' sort of thing)
    - I have learned later on by reading up on this forum, that the trousers are too long. I will make sure this is changed
    - Shoes are dark brown, belt black. Classic rookie error I will never make again :embar:
    - The trousers have an odd fit somehow? Too baggy but still quite narrow at the waist? But I am having a hard time identifying exactly what should be changed




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    Thank you in advance for constructive critiscm, and feel free to get it out of your system regarding the tie in general or the PS/Tie Combo :)
     
  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    overall, id say the fit is pretty good and kudos for having the balls to post a fit first time out.

    That said, the shoes I don't like at all and I feel the pants are too long.

    Also, perhaps its cause of the watch, but the fairly short jacket sleeve without a shirt cuff showing looks a bit odd.

    good job
     
  3. hiver

    hiver Well-Known Member

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    Quadcammer, thanks for your comments and kudos :)

    Thats a great point I had completely missed - the sleeve lenght shirt/jacket combo. As I read your comment, with a longer shirt sleeve it should improve. I will try with another shirt.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    That button stance is incredibly high..
     
  5. hiver

    hiver Well-Known Member

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    Prof, thanks for your comment, and it makes sense, thinking back: I wanted a 3 button suit, but was talked out of it, and as a sort of compromise, they suggested to raise the button stance. In hindsight, not a smart move, glad you point it out so I can order it more traditional for next time.

    Thanks!
     
  6. hugeevilrobot

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    Like quad said, overall pretty good fit, though i'd echo the comments about trouser length, and would probably consider tapering a bit below the knee (not radically, just an inch or so). I'd probably throw away the PS, which would also make the tie a bit less jarring- the clash of yellow and red there is distracting. The button stance won't be noticed by pretty much anyone outside these boards, but it really makes it look like something (eg a third button) is missing the more I look at it.

    In all, a few minor changes would improve things nicely. Very good first post/fit.
     
  7. hiver

    hiver Well-Known Member

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    Good points, duly noted. I suspected something was slightly too loose, just couldn't put my finger on where - and thank you for the compliment!
     
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    The suit looks fine. Nice fit.
     
  9. hiver

    hiver Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Buzzron! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Overall it looks very nice. I'll echo some other comments - pants a bit too long, shirt sleeve a bit too short, though the jacket seems perfect.
     
  11. Birks and Grey Socks

    Birks and Grey Socks Senior member

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    Jacket looks great to me. Your tailor did a great job

    Pants I would slim a bit starting just slightly from the mid thigh, to a good deal by the time you get to the ankle. Since the leg opening will be smaller, you can get more aggressive with shortening the pants. I'd say at least 1-1.5" depending on your own taste. A good tailor will also take in the seat a little on the bottom. The seat is a little droopy right now, some extra fabric.

    I would burn those shoes though. Get some cap toes
     
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    Birks, thanks for the comments and advice! Starting to understand all the subtle hints about the shoes :D
     
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    Good to hear that you guys are pretty much in agreement on the advice, and thanks for the jacket praise!
     
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    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Jacket looks great. Pocket square a little much. Shoes are a crime. Other than that great job! Maybe get a fancier belt to stand out a bit more. ;)
     
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    Thank you Sir! Now that you mention it, that is my absolutely most minimal and anonymous belt :)
     

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