The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Lapels: In a head-on shot, the lapels should make a "V" with straight sides. In your picture, the sides of the "V" are curving.

    Shoulders: The shoulder of the coat appears to extend well beyond where your shoulder ends.

    Waist: Looks too tight to me.
     


  2. ZirconiumZephyr

    ZirconiumZephyr Well-Known Member

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    Yes, what is it about the lapels that suggests they are bowing? They certainly don't feel tight at all.

    I do agree the back looks horrendous, never noticed it until I got the pictures taken. Somewhat less than impressed as my local tailor suggested it should be taken it....
     


  3. ZirconiumZephyr

    ZirconiumZephyr Well-Known Member

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    gah sorry, mistimed that reply.

    Thanks for your comments, helpful to know where to proceed next...

    Waist area confuses me a little, there is no pulling at the button (that I can see) but it does look funny at the back. Can this be due to it being to small around the hip area but not at buttoning point?
     


  4. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    It isn't me - it is another user. I am here to learn about how the suit should fit.

    I can't really see what you are saying with the blowing lapels - they don't seem to be bending at all.

    The shoulders do look big.

    Waist could be too tight.
     


  5. yeeth

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  6. Semi Fly

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    Hey gents, need advise on two more suits: The navy one is the Benjamin Classico suit from ehaberdasher.com here on this forum. This suit is nicer than the Saks 5th I purchased a few weeks ago, which will be returned. The second suit is from CK. I picked it up for >$200 for a few summer weddings. I will likely get this suit altered to test out a tailor before having the navy suit tailored. As always, thanks in advance! PS: Sorry about the funky color - can't believe it's almost Nov.


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  7. yeeth

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    hm i'm assuming there's no cheap way to fix the wrinkles then, and it's more to do with my posture than the jacket itself?

    are the shoulders too wide? I have narrow shoulders so I was looking for a little extension, but is this too much?

    also i'd love an objective take on the lapels. does it look too dated even with the high gorge and silhouette of the suit? does it fit my smallish frame (i'm 5'7")?

    i guess my main concern now is whether the imperfections look fixable/acceptable, because i'm trying to decide if i should keep or return this...

    thanks!

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  8. kanedamike

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    Hi all,

    I went to Indochino's traveling tailor when they came to SF and let them take my measurements, so this is the result. I took is to a tailor and he said the jacket is a size to small for me. I know the sleeve length is a little short too. I feel like I need to bring out the shoulders more, and I don't know if its just me, but it looks kind of funny when buttoned.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on measurements to change for:

    Jacket Length?
    Chest Size?
    Stomach Size?
    Shoulder Size?

    I was going to add 0.5" to the sleeve length.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

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  9. PattyC

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    Can anything be done to lapels that won't lay flat? Everything else fits, and while sizing up works, the shoulders are a spot too big and everything else is billowy. What do I do?
     


  10. Despos

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    Would take the suit to a tailor to discern the causes of the collar issue. Haven't ever seen a jacket collar sit higher than the shirt collar. Maybe it's the way you put the jacket on or maybe it's a more serious matter. Jacket seems short. Sleeves aren't too wide. Trouser looks snug in the thigh area and has the ubiquitous long back rise that causes wrinkles on the back part.
     


  11. speedy4500

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    How risky is it to alter a long to a regular? I've found a vintage jacket for a great price that measures well aside from the length. I searched and found some answers from the crowd regarding this, but wanted to pose the question to the resident tailors and get expert feedback. If a client of yours came in with a long that fit well in the shoulders and chest, would you be willing to shorten the sleeves and skirt hem? What is a reasonable amount to shorten without throwing off the balance of the jacket?
     


  12. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pay attention to the distance from the hem to the lowest point of the pocket flap and lowest button. If the pockets and button are set high enough you can shorten the jacket and it will still look proportional and balanced. Some Italian jackets have very low pocket and button positions and then shortening the jacket is noticeable. Looks like the length was chopped off. Good idea to baste the jacket shorter or pin it shorter without opening or cutting anything to get an idea of how shortening effects the look. Watch how the shorter length looks with the trouser too, especially If you wear trousers very low.
     


  13. Despos

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    More than one cause to this. better to post a picture.
     


  14. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jacket looks skimpy in the chest, waist and back areas. Not sure if it can be altered, The left sleeve is shorter than the right.
     


  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You will have similar issues with any jacket since it relates to your posture and low shoulder. Try other makes.
     


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