The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. hymo

    hymo Senior member

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  2. hymo

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    Jacket looks great.
     
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    Hmmm, then can one of the tailors help me out on what is the difference between my jacket:

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    which looks very boxy to me and

    something from PG

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    which looks much more fitted and stylish

    Is it just more of a softening of the shoulders and more waist suppression?
     
  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the body is about an inch short. sleeves could be a bit longer,
    the back view shows the right low shoulder, but the front shows a left low.
    louis is right, the front is short at the top. that makes the lower front kick out and seem too big.
    nipping in the waist a little may take away the boxy look.
     
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    I'm not one of the tailors, but here's what I notice:

    Your lower quarters remain flat and closed opposed to opening back up, which creates balance with the opening of the top. Your shoulder like isn't sloping like the photos (sloped shoulders look very good). I also think the shortness takes away from it a little.
     
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    I ordered this suit from Thick as Thieves last November-ish. Aside from the way-too-skinny lapels (I don't know what I was thinking), and some sleeve-length issues (shirt or jacket?), what do y'all think? I'm interested in PG's look, too. Is my jacket just too tight?

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  7. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    PG takes better photos.

    Your jacket could be longer.
     
  8. hymo

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    Dude, you're comparing yourself against The Most Exerent...
     
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    Not a tailor but probably more complex than this. I suspect PG's shoulders have a different shape from yours. Also the MTM block that his suits are based on are probably quite different from the one you used with MyTailor. Keep in mind that the suits you see on his blog are also the result of several iterations with the same tailor; I suspect that if you gave your tailor a chance they might be able to refine your subsequent garments to better get the detailing and cut that you like. First commissions seldom meet one's needs, unless you have an excellent bespoke tailor -- and even then, the pattern frequently needs some tweaking... Don't expect too much from a first outing!
     
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    I'd love to hear your review of Nick Lopez if you ended up visiting his tailor shop.
     
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    My bespoke tailor did a pretty good job with my sports coat. I just had one fitting and he was able to get everything right. I think bespoke is the way to go nowadays,
     
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    I think I see what you mean. The bottom angles upwards from back to front.


    Thanks, I agree I should open up the quarters a little


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    A man's got to have standards


    I think I have more square shoulders so a sloped natural look may not work. Thanks for all the advice. I was thinking of trying Chan but maybe I'll give it another shot at tweaking this fit.
     
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    You two guys want to look like PG, but he has a different body than you do. His shoulders are vastly different and droop a lot, especially in comparison to the both of you who have more normal yet slightly boxy shoulders. Also, he is wearing bespoke. He wouldn't look nearly as good wearing OTR, or even MTM from TaT.
     
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