The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emptym, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    The cloth is Holland & Sherry cotton and they probably have more available, but I think the cost would be rather high. I'll probably ask anyways... thanks for the suggestion :)
     
  2. aw82

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    Went home over lunch and took some more photos outside. I stood in the shade as it's too hot in Dallas today to stand in the sun in a charcoal suit. Hopefully these are better.

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    Jacket (with odd trousers)...clearly too big in the waist and chest. Wondering if I could go a size smaller (would equate to 3/4" less in the shoulders):
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  3. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ask them for a price quote, then you can decide if its worth it.
    they would need to buy one yard. but that would be for the length.
    the new back would only use half of the cloths width.
    you could have a vest made of the other half.
    i sometimes think outside the box.
     
  4. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I asked before leaving work and it's definately not worth it. Since I have already accepted the suit, the tailor would not only charge for the cloth but also big $$$ for the work (the M2M company he works with apparently doesn't do this kind of alterations once the suit is made, and he would have to remake the back himself). I will keep this as is, or take it to the tailor for other minor alterations that might minimize the flaws. Things can only get better from now on...

    However, the suit is definately very wearable. I don't know if it's the nature of cotton but it seems to be moulding to my body; yesterday I wore it and it looks like the defects are becoming less aparent for some reason [​IMG]

    Just a little question more: my next suit is probably gonna be a double breasted. Besides fixing current problems, do you think it would be acceptable to extend the shoulders a little, so the jacket doesn't look like a huge box?
     
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  5. pogiguy

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    Hello forum tailors. This suit is my initial effort with a new tailor. They have offered further alterations so I would appreciate feedback on what could be corrected and improved. Thanks.

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  6. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

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    I know I need to shorten the pants. Not sure if the suit sleeves are a tad short or if I just need to shorten the shirt sleeves. Also, that crease on my right shoulder, is that an issue with the pressing job done? Didn't notice that when I put it on our of the box, but did after I had it pressed.
     
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  7. jbernard

    jbernard Senior member

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    I had this problem with a m2m suit earlier this month. This can be because of a basically 2 reasons. 1 the most probable, is the chest and arm are a tad but too tight. You don't want it out too much but just enough to stop the chest from pulling the arm outward and causing that dimple. the second is it may be about .25" to .50" to wide. I had my jacket remade because I didn't really want to drive a few hours to my tailor for a chance that he could fix it. Your best bet would be to try to get it take out in the back and make more room in the chest. If you can get it remade I would do that though.
     
  8. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i responded two days ago. you must have missed it?
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  9. DennyCrane13

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    Hi,

    I just bought two suits from SuitSupply. The first 3 pictures are the Washington cut and the second 3 are the Sienna cut. If you could give me some advice as to alterations/adjustments/fit critiques I would be much appreciative.

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  10. StormRider

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    Hi. I just got my second shirt from Modern Tailor. The first shirt was a bit wide on the chest and especially around the waist, so I reduce the half-chest by 1cm and half-waist by 3 cm. It now feels quite tight around the chest, not bad around the waist. I'm ready to get some more shirts from modern tailor and would like to know if there are any improvement I can make to make it fit better. I'm thinking of adding the 1 cm half-chest back, and add 1 cm to half- waist.

    BTW, I usually wear my shirt tucked in, the untucked picture are to show the length of the shirt. I will also order a couple of flat-bottom casual shirts probably 2-3 cm shorter in length than thsi one to be worn untucked, any modification I should make to the casual shirt based on the fit of this?

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    I wear the following shirt untucked, I am getting rid of the box pleat. What else should be done to the shirt? ( I have about 15 of these in my closet that are from my pre sf days and they are new so instead of donating them and buying new shirts I would like to make them work)


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  12. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hello pogiguy thank you for buttoning the shirt collar. i like that tie. most glaring is that they didnt take care of your right low shoulder. go to the tutorials, and find out how to measure the low shoulder . if you order again, tell them how much lower it is. the hips/seat is too tight thats why that bunching in back. the sleeves could be re hung and moved back a little. this would help in cleaning up the sleeves. the trousers are a little tightthe pockets are gaping. when the right shoulder is low the right hip is usually higher. the tutorials explain how to measure. tell your tailor about these things. if yoi order on the net, thend send these pictures as well. good luck Alex
     
  13. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    is this a rtw or a m2m?
     
  14. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    denny crane 13

    if these suits are longs you should be wearing a regular.
    if they are regulars you should be wearing shorts.
    in other words they are too long.
     
  15. DennyCrane13

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    I'm 6"1. Is it common for someone 6"1 to be wearing a 44S? Those are all 44R.
     

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