The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. jpc9

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  2. a tailor

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    no dont shorten it.
    but it is much too tight in the hips.
    and the sleeves should be shortened.
    side and back views would be helpful.
     


  3. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    your pictures do not give us any details there is just black blotches.
    try some better lighting to get some detail.
    only one thing shows is that you have an erect posture.
    that should have been cut for.
    also a right low shoulder that should have been cut for.
    if you wish to understand these things., check the tutorials.

    the shirt is not custom its m2m.
     
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  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    first of all, put your arms down. you aint gona fly.
    the whole chest area looks too tight.
    the cuff circumference should be smaller.,
    so that the cuffs will not slid down below the heel of the thumb.

    if you lower the collar, there will be other problems.
    unless the back can be shortened at the top. and that may help the collar to come down.
    there is no yoke on the coat???
    your pictures give us very little to work on. we need side and back.
    the detail is not clear. there is just a solid black shape. better lighting?
    also larger pictures?
     
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    I put more pics under spoiler tags (or have you seen those already?) Thanks!
     


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    more pictures (this time with no undershirt but not wearing a proper dress shirt). does the length/shoulder width look ok now? what about the lapels?

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    thanks!
     
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  7. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yeeth, the wrinkles and pulling on the right side of the jacket are from your low right shoulder. Jacket is pulling a little from the vents still being tacked closed. The shoulders are a little wide.
    These pictures show the jacket more clearly but pictures from a distance and full length shots, no jeans and proper shirt to assess the length.
     
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    Hello,

    Wondering if anything could be done to improve the fit on these RTW trousers? They seem a bit tight around the lower abdomen area (waist is fine), but a size bigger leaves the seat too roomy. The drape from the back is a bit messed up, too.

    Don't worry about the length, I like no break on cuffed pants and I can always wear them just a little bit lower :)

    Thank you.

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    Hey all,

    I just graduated from college and I'm purchasing my first "real suit." I found this Hickey Freeman at a good price. It's a 40S. Is the fit correct on the shoulders or is it slightly off? Thanks so much!

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  10. ZirconiumZephyr

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    looking to get some opinions of fit again.

    This is a rather shoddy fused fashion brand suit (Saba) but I'm just looking to get the fit tweaked so I have a better reference suit.

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    I'm not to worried about the waist at the back, thing that might just need straigtening out.

    There seems to be a bit of extra fabric rippling under the collar (this means collar needs to come down right?

    Also, can anyone comment on the shoulders, the feel snug but have that odd indent at the top.
     


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    Just had a fantastic alterations experience...previously I had gone to a regular tailor to get stuff altered and wasn't super happy with the result (not displeased). A friend who spends a lot of money on clothes (which says nothing about his taste, only that recommendations he makes aren't constrained by price) suggested I go to his tailor who just does alterations and nothing else.

    So I haven't gotten the jackets back...I just dropped them off an hour ago, so I'll be posting here in two weeks...but am really happy with the confidence these people exuded when dealing with me. Mind you, I had to speak in Korean (which I can barely do), but they had no qualms basically treating me as a mannequin, lifting my arms, moving me around, etc, as they needed to do their job.

    Don't know about the price though. Brought in two jackets, one needing some major work (hence the decision to try to upgrade tailors for alterations) and the other re-lining. The alterations being made:
    the Hugo Boss (houndstooth, so hopefully that will hide any unevenness if there is any):
    Waist suppression
    Convert padded shoulders into soft shoulders
    Lengthen the sleeves
    Narrow the sleeves
    Take the shoulders in

    Random vintage canvas suit I got from capnwes:
    New lining (rayon)
    New buttons

    They initially wanted about $220 dollars (250,000 won), but at showing reluctance in getting the jacket re-lined (after they had already cut it up a bit to see the contstruction), they went down to around $185.

    So assuming they live up to their reputation, is $185 within the range of reasonable for the work I am having done?
     


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    Looks huge in the shoulders. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck!


    You should worry about all of it. Shoulders look to have crazy extension, chest is too small causing lapels to bow, and it doesn't fit at the waist.
     


  13. JimmyHoffa

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    How can you tell when the lapels are blowing?

    What does 'crazy extension' in the shoulders mean?

    Do you mean his suit is too loose in the waist?

    I am not questioning what you have said, I am trying to understand what you have said.
     


  14. bemow

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    Hello guys
    Could you please suggest which alterations should I make to this suit?
    What about the sleeve and trousers length?
    I'm undergrad senior looking for job, so this suit is for interviews.
    And what do you think about the tie?
    Thanks.

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  15. JimmyHoffa

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    Dang, that looks pretty good to me.

    Maybe a smidge shorter on the sleeves so we can see some cuff?
     


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