The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. Dr.Teatime

    Dr.Teatime Well-Known Member

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    I think that this would look great as a suit.
     
  2. SFA

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    I'm also hesitant to post these pics, as I think the quality is horrible (blackberry cam..), but I figured I give this a shot to see if it's worth any critique.

    Suit is Pal Zileri (blue label line..). It's my first really slim fitting suit, and I'm having second doubts on how it fits. Mostly the pants. Maybe I'm just used to the fuller/baggier feel of pants and I actually liked the slimmer, no break look of the pants. Again, my biggest problem is the size of my butt/thighs, as I've had problems with pants flaring at pockets. I just think it's unavoidable especially after walking, but again maybe my standards are too low.

    Anyway. Please feel free to suggest anything. I understand the pics are garbage, so if that's the case, I will delete the thread.

    TIA.
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  3. DK413

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    Hey,

    I'm wondering what can be done to improve the fit of my suit. There seems to be a lot of weird creases, bumps, pulls, etc. There's collar roll, pulling at the shoulder / blades, dimpling at the shoulder, messiness in the vent area, etc. I think my pants are okay, I did get them hemmed to almost a no-break so I can show my colorful socks (not pictured here).
    Any input is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  4. sugarbutch

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  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    YOU TELL EM SB!
     
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  6. UnnamedPlayer

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    Can you provide feedback on this fit:

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    Particularly interested in comments on the shoulder width.

    thanks.
     
  7. Beatlegeuse

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    ^ I hope this last post was a joke....or are you really interested in how this jacket fits your hanger?
     
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    The jacket does not fit the hanger.
     
  9. UnnamedPlayer

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    Should I get my tailor to alter the jacket or my Haberdasher to alter the hanger?

    thanks.
     
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    Sleeves too short, possibly a long front balance. The buckling around the button is probably caused by a low left shoulder on the hanger. Very difficult to fix on a finished garment.
     
  11. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you are picky picky picky. SB.
     
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  12. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    but have you asked the hanger, if the shoulder is comfortable?
    are you so unsensitive of your hangers feelings?
     
  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tapering question for the resident tailors:

    I was under the impression that tapering pents requires taking in on both sides (inseam + outside) equally to keep the crease centered. Can tuxedo pants with ribbon strip on the outside be tapered? Does the tailor have to take off the ribbon and resew it? Is it more costly to taper tuxedo pants?

    thanks!
     
  14. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, the crease is centered on the front panels. If you only take the trouser on the inseam, the crease is closer to the inseam and not centered. It also increases the curve of the back part on the inseam to work on the inseam only. If you are tapering a very slight amount you could get away with tapering the inseam, remove and reset the crease. You would reduce a lot of the work, time and cost. If tapering more, then it is best to remove the braid and taper properly. Braids are applied using different methods. Some are sewn into the seam and some applied on the top surface of the cloth. The sewn in method will be more work and more expensive to do.
     
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    Thanks very much, Despos. That's sorta what I thought. I'll weigh whether it's worth it. I would be going from about 8.5" across the leg opening to about 7.75"
     

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