Suit jacket length help

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  1. paperfire

    paperfire Member

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    I am in the process of getting a suit tailored, and I need help deciding how long the jacket should be. Here a picture with the different lengths on each sides. Which length should I go with? Thanks.

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  2. tobiasj

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    The shoulders look too wide and you have mad collar gap. Is it even worth getting that jacket tailored?
     


  3. paperfire

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    All alterations are free. What would you recommend I get done to this jacket?
     


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    tobiasj Senior member

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    I defer to more experienced members on these subjects, but my understanding is that altering jacket length isn't advisable in the first place, as it will ruin the relationship between pockets, buttons and bottom of jacket, and it might also ruin the curve down through the quarters to the bottom of the jacket.

    It's a bit hard to tell, but the jacket as-is does look slightly long for you.

    With regard to the collar gap and especially the shoulders, these aren't fixable problems.

    Overall, I'm not convinced this is worth bothering with.
     


  5. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I don't think it's wide in the shoulders. It looks like it's tight in the chest and that causes collar gap, lapels bowing and shoulders not sitting in the right place. In fact it looks tight everywhere. It doesn't work, return it..
     


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    don't miond me saying thata suit is tailored little weird with drooping shoulders and a little loose pants the length odf the jacket shouldbe half way to the pocket of the pants.
     


  7. HughJ

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    The jacket isn't remotely too long in the first place. If you shorten it to where it is pinned, combined with the extremely narrow lapels, it will look.....dainty.

    WRT the collar gap, it is a grave concern here.
     


  8. Veremund

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    By the way, tuck your shirt in so we can tell where your waistline is.
     


  9. kasakka

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    I'd skip tailoring and return the jacket. The buttoning point is so high that it should be a 3 button jacket. Add to that the skinny lapels with a really high gorge and it's even worse. Plus the shoulders do look wide while the chest is small.

    It's already short, shortening it more will improve the balance but at the same time it will look like you are wearing a jacket meant for a child.

    Sorry, but it's just a dreadful design.
     


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    I think the problem is that it's one of these "slimfit" neo-mod things, but he is wearing a longer length than intended. This would explain the high-button stance, super thin lapels, tightness in the chest, etc. I agree that he shouldn't bother trying to make it better.
     


  11. paperfire

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    I understand. Unfortunately the suit cannot be returned, so it makes the most sense to try attempt to fix it as much as possible. I'll post better pictures after the tailoring and see what styleforum thinks of the final suit.

    I would like some advice for my next suit. My budget is $600-$900, and I am open to doing MTM or OTR. With my budget, where would you suggest I purchase my next suits?
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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    It doesn't matter how much you spend if you don't know how a suit should fit. If it doesn't fit right, it will look wrong no matter the price or label. Do some research on suit fitting. :teach:
     


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    Correct. There's no way the jacket is long enough to begin with. It's already fashion-forward short, making it shorter is Thom Browne - esq.
     


  14. TM79

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    Don't even bother spending a dime on tailoring, dude. Nothing that can be done to that jacket will make it fit you properly.

    You're way better off trying to sell it to someone who fits into it.

    The more you tailor it the more difficult it becomes to fit anyone out there. If it's an unaltered 38r or whatever right now, sell it that way. Eventually someone will buy it and you'll get some of your cash back.
     
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    Not to hijack the thread, but I have to ask, does anyone really think this is a good look?

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