1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. TigWiz

    TigWiz New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    I just received my first custom shirt from Modern Tailor. What do you guys think about the fit?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    The measurements used were:

    [​IMG]


    Thanks in advance everybody! I'm hooked!
     
  2. suits123

    suits123 Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Shoulders look good, maybe one size smaller at most, but then it may be to small. I would keep them. you definitely need a suit with longer sleeves though.
     
  3. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    
    hi pogiguy is this suit a rtw or a m2m? its not tpo bad. sleeve length is ok. its too tight across the butt. that needs to be let out. the sleeve should be rotated forward in the armhole to relieve the strain that is causing the lines of draw . it may help but i think the sleeves are too narrow. and there is no cure for that. on the trousers. the the waist band could be lowered 1/2" unless the crotch is already too high. on the seat seam , the seat could be scooped out, see tutorials on this. tutorial "uncomfortable trouser butt" item C.
     
  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    
    the jacket looks great from the front. tin back the blades could loose some cloth by the armholes. too bad you dropped your head . the profile can tell us if the balance is right. is this a r t w or a m2m?
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    
    if you decide to make the shoulders wider, dont go over 1/2 inch.
     
  6. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    

    shoulders look good.
    could use just a bit of shaping at the waist.
     
  7. timotune

    timotune Senior member

    Messages:
    1,046
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Hi tailors,

    with almost all of my suits and SCs I have some serious wrinkling on the arms.

    This picture shows my new suit, a Suitsupply Jort. I am pretty pleased with the fit on the body. The arms are too long, as I have them not finished yet. What do I need to tell my tailor to fix this problem?
    [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  8. verr

    verr Member

    Messages:
    19
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Hello tailors,

    This is a project I'm currently having with a local dressmaker, who doesn't have that much experience on mens jackets. The jacket is unconstructed. Sleeve lenght might be a tad short, but there are some things more confusing to me. There is clearly some extra behind the armholes. The right shoulder is frankly very low. As the right shoulder is also thrusting forward a bit, it seems that it rotates the jacket to left side to compensate the room. What fixes you would suggest to fix the jacket?

    Thank you

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  9. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    it seems like the pants are too long on each suit
    or you need to wear the pants a little higher
     
  10. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

    Messages:
    1,653
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    

    Not sure why you went with this
     
  11. pogiguy

    pogiguy Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Hi a tailor,

    Thanks for your feedback. This is my first effort at Internet MTM.

    Unfortunately, my sleeves are narrow-- they came that way, I did not include a measurement of my biceps or arms. Please could you elaborate what you mean by "rotate the sleeves forward"? I am afraid if I use those exact words to the alterations tailor, he will not know what I mean and I will be unable to articulate further.

    Regards,

    Pogiguy
     
  12. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

    Messages:
    326
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Most tailors should get that.

    What it means is that the sleeves need to be removed from the body of the suit and reattached at an angle that matches the natural angle of your arms.
     
  13. verr

    verr Member

    Messages:
    19
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Small town in Finland doesn't flood with tailors and can't even find any RTW size 36s from here to try on.

    Unconstructed, the price pretty much equals the cost of RTW so it is pretty much the best option available.
     
  14. couture-auction

    couture-auction New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Hi,

    I am new to the forum and posted these fit pics a several days ago but didn't get any reply, so maybe they just go lost in the shuffle.

    I'm looking for advise on how to clean up the back of this jacket. This is a RTW canvased suit. My tailor is saying he needs to take in some fabric behind the arms to remove the vertical and diagonal lines. Is this correct or is this less and issue of too much fabric and more a matter of compensating for the slope of my shoulders? In that case would it be best to take in some material from the back, at the top of the shoulders? I also want to get rid of the fold in front of the arm on the chest, is this simply a matter of taking in some fabric at the armhole?

    (I am also having the sleeve pitch corrected on the left arm and a little on the right)

    Any help you could provide would be wonderful. If you need different photos let me know what you would like to see and I'll take them.

    Thank you

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  15. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    Hi tailors,
    with almost all of my suits and SCs I have some serious wrinkling on the arms.
    This picture shows my new suit, a Suitsupply Jort. I am pretty pleased with the fit on the body. The arms are too long, as I have them not finished yet. What do I need to tell my tailor to fix this problem?
    [​IMG]
    Thanks in advance.[/quot
    the sleeve is not hanging at the same angle that your hangs.
    the sleeve must be removed, then returned so that it matches the angle that your arms hang.
    but, the sleeves should be shortened before changing the sleeve angle.

    your shirt sleeves are also too long.
    that makes it difficult to get the correct coat sleeve length.

    we could have used more than one view.
    meaning side and back.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  16. timotune

    timotune Senior member

    Messages:
    1,046
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Thanks for your reply. I have unbuttoned the cuffs of the shirt, so they seem long.
    I will try to post some pics of other angles tomorrow.
     
  17. I am a lion

    I am a lion Member

    Messages:
    22
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Tried on some trousers (cords) yesterday, loved the colour and reduction but they suffered from a buckling at the crotch (looked like permanent moose knuckle). Would this be safely tailorable on the highsteet?
     
  18. Embargo63

    Embargo63 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    50
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    Hello all.

    Hoping for a little guidance here. Blazer is (believe it or not) from JCPenny 100% fleece wool in grey. Based on reviews I've read before the purchase stressing size down, I went with Medium. For reference, I am 6'0" and 195lbs. I only paid around $60 for the jacket and I've already worn it out. So, to beat those telling me to take it back and exchange for a different size to the punch - I feel like it's already too late and, frankly, not even worth the trouble, imo. Worst case I figure there's nothing my tailor could to make the fit better so if that's true I'll just continue to wear it "as is."

    Without further adieu, what do we think about the fit off the rack? Would y'all recommend anything be done to it? My tailor is very good but he is also an hour's drive from me each way. Sadly, stopping by his shop just to see what he thinks is pretty inconvenient

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. sorabji

    sorabji Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    I have a question about button-down shirts. I have noticed that all the shirts I've found that fit my shoulders and chest bunch up at the following spot on the front "panels" of the shirt:


    [​IMG]

    It seems like I need shirts that have a shape more like this:


    [​IMG]


    Can this be altered with a dart at the seam there? It seems like a dart there would look odd on a casual shirt with some sort of pattern. How difficult would this be to do by myself? I've darted and hemmed shirts before, but I've never done anything with the armholes.

    On a related note, does anyone know of any shirt brands that have a more rounded cut to that front panel, as shown in the second picture?

    Thank you for any help. I'm still pretty new to this whole dressing better thing.
     
  20. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    
    sorry to have missed you. photos squarely from the front and the sides would help. first dont have the sleeve pitch done yet. he will just have to open them over again. he is right about the left side. there is too much cloth on that side. some of it needs to be removed. make it too smooth and its uncomfortable. in the back view see the right sleeve farther fore ward. is this your normal posture or did you move when the camera clicked? the right is a low shoulder,. with a higher and larger right hip. but recutting a low shoulder on a finished coat is an iffy thing even with the best of tailors. you might discuss that with your tailor. after thought., were alterations done on this before seeing the present tailor?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by