The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. xMaximex

    xMaximex Well-Known Member

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    Just had this sport coat altered. Couldn't take better pictures with the iPhone 5 at this time of the day, sorry. Thank you for your feedback.

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    Two more pictures here (low quality too, but a little bit big to share here) : http://imgur.com/a/WsGPq. How does it fit?
     


  2. RDiaz

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    If the balance is off you will have other problems, besides quarters closing. If the jacket looks good otherwise, quarters can be re-cut, my tailor has done it for me with good results in the past.
     


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    Does it matter whether or not the fabric is patterned? I asked a tailor to do this once (open the quarters of an otherwise well-fitting jacket) and he said it would do more harm than good. I didn't understand his explanation, but I got the impression that it had something to do with pattern-matching.
     


  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The cloth pattern is irrelevant to adjusting the line of the fronts. His comment is more opinion.
    It is an uncommon request for most tailors and he may not be comfortable doing this or maybe hasn't done it before. Better to show him a picture of what outcome you expect and he may offer a better explanation of why he would not want to recut the fronts.

    Another thought. If the fronts are closed because of short fronts and the plaid pattern is scissoring, The vertical line of the plaid is forming a V instead of running parallel like this, II. It may accentuate the short front. His reasoning may be correct if this is the issue.
     


  5. meemo

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    first time posting in this thread. Just got this suit not too long ago. Wondering how you guys think it fits? Any feedback is greatly appreciated :)

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  6. Cantabrigian

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    Really dark photos but the shoulders look a little too small (I actually can't see your right shoulder so maybe you just need to tug it that way).

    Looks like the vent is kicking a little.
     


  7. wyardley

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    Thanks for the suggestions, all. My tailor is bringing the sleeve up 1/4", and thinks that the fix around the collar will resolve most of the other fit issues with the jacket.

    Black Lapel was willing to remake the pants with a wider leg opening and bringing in the seat 1/2" or so. So, in a few weeks, or whenever those show up, I will post updated pictures.
     


  8. musicmax

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    Hey there... this is my first post in the "ask the tailors" thread. Regarding trousers my "formula" has always been: long rise, braces, cuffs, waistband a bit above the BB. Sooo... I thought that I'd shake things up with a less "formal" look: shorter rise, belt (that's more decorative than functional since I thought the pants should be able to rest on top of the hip without being cinched), plain hem, and waistband resting on the top of the hips. Here is the result. Uggh... First off I know they're too long. My problem is with the fit from waist to thigh. Mind you this shot was taken after a day at the office, but it still strikes me as a disaster with the double-wrinkle on the fly, the ripples on both sides, the creases just below the crotch on both legs, and the puckering pockets.

    So, can this be fixed or am I better off going back to my comfort zone of pleats/cuffs/long-rise?


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  9. OldManMachine

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    @ Despos, I just received a 38S from Suit Supply, the pictures are below. The chest on this feels a lot larger even though it's only 1" of a difference from the Benjamin Sartorial. To me, the suit feels huge and baggy. What do you think about this fit? Keep it or keep trying? How do the shoulders look, since many people emphasis that the shoulders are the most critical area.

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  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @ Despos, I just received a 38S from Suit Supply, the pictures are below. The chest on this feels a lot larger even though it's only 1" of a difference from the Benjamin Sartorial. To me, the suit feels huge and baggy. What do you think about this fit? Keep it or keep trying? How do the shoulders look, since many people emphasis that the shoulders are the most critical area.

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    Agreed, this looks too big everywhere. It's either the wrong cut or the wrong size or both.
     


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    Looking for some feedback here.
    I like my dress shirts' fit a lot until I bend my arms, even if its just to pick something up or type on my phone. When I do the sleeves become a bit too tight around my arms.
    Would you say this is still acceptable? I'm going to size up one size anyway when buying shirts again.

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  13. musicmax

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    Bump...

    Hey there... this is my first post in the "ask the tailors" thread. Regarding trousers my "formula" has always been: long rise, braces, cuffs, waistband a bit above the BB. Sooo... I thought that I'd shake things up with a less "formal" look: shorter rise, belt (that's more decorative than functional since I thought the pants should be able to rest on top of the hip without being cinched), plain hem, and waistband resting on the top of the hips. Here is the result. Uggh... First off I know they're too long. My problem is with the fit from waist to thigh. Mind you this shot was taken after a day at the office, but it still strikes me as a disaster with the double-wrinkle on the fly, the ripples on both sides, the creases just below the crotch on both legs, and the puckering pockets.
    So, can this be fixed or am I better off going back to my comfort zone of pleats/cuffs/long-rise?
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  14. plei89

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    Despos/Atailor/Experts:

    Recently, I was able to obtain this new suit for a great price — I knew there needs to be some alterations needed to be done (as with all OTRs) such as hemming the pants, tapering and shortening the sleeves, and possibly shortening the length of the jacket.

    Now that I took photos, it turns out that the trousers need some work too, to remove the back "wrinkles" — how would this be fixed, raising/lowering the seat, or something else?
    Also it looks like I might need to take in the back a little bit (I might hold off on this for a little bit, unless it's really bad).
    Is the jacket length too long?

    Apologies in advanced, for not wearing shoes in these photos and the cuffs not being fixed to the proper length (causing some sag at the bottom).

    What needs to be done and how would it be done?

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  15. Essential

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    Don't know if this belongs here but does anyone know how to reduce the thickness and/or the width of the belt? I know how to change the length but the thickness and width seem much harder. My priority right now is the thickness and not the width though.
     


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