The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Both suits have short front balance due to your erect posture. Dark suit has more shape through the body. Tan suit is boxy and the shoulders are wide. Both have a roll under the collar due to your shoulder blades. The tailor may want to lower the collar but has to do so carefully. Best but most expensive is to shorten the back at the shoulders to adjust for your posture and make the shoulder with more fullness over your blades. Takes a coat maker's skill and expertise and may run into big bucks. Might have trouble finding someone to do that type of alteration.
     
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  2. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    on the coat length add 1 and 1/4"
    the sleeves length its hard to say because the shirt sleeves are too long.
    go to the tutorials scroll down to sleeves.
    the shoulders add 1/2" each side.
    the chest add 2" in the circumference.
    the waist add 4" " " ".
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    the seat add 4" " " ".
    more of the cloth distributed to the right than the left.

    you have a right low shoulder, check the tutorials for information on
    how to measure the amount.

    do you realize that you need to have a new jacket to be cut for you.
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    on the trouser
    you have a right high hip, tutorials again for info on how to measure.

    please dont flap your arms, it only proves that you cant fly.
     
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  3. kanedamike

    kanedamike Member

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    Thanks a tailor! This is very helpful. I appreciate your response.

    I took the suit to a tailor and he did tell me I would have to get a new one and that I would have to extend the length of the sleeves by about 0.5". He didn't give me measurement adjustments on other items though. He just told me to get a bigger suit.

    I'll remember not to flap my arms for the next one!
     
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  4. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    I got this sportcoat from a forum member who gave me a sweeeeet deal. I think it works well, but I don't want to be blinded by the deal. What say you, tailor thread?

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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Too short, too boxy, too small.
     


  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The boxy shape is an easy fix. Go get it modified by a tailor. Don't know about how to fix the shortness.
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    HOLY. FUCK.

    All that from one picture?!?

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    [EDIT]: Sorry for the double post. I sort of forgot that I had just posted. I was just really impressed.
     
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  8. ATLjon

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    I had a feeling it was too short. I'll sleep on it a bit and see how I feel about it.
     


  9. Ardee

    Ardee New Member

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    Hi folks, here's my first post for these forums:

    A bespoke dinner suit I thrifted some time ago for my senior prom. Had it altered slightly to fit, but I still think it needs let out at the skirt, the non-vented back isn't used to my butt-size (family inheritance...).
    I'm not very trim, but I'm not burly, Freshman 15 has not been kind to me...

    It suffers from some 80s fads (tag says '89), like the double reverse pleats, which I don't mind, and the cringe-worthy low-buttoning stance and I'm wondering if I could have it doctored by having the button hole unraveled and rewoven via inweaving method, and have it raised half an inch to make this a more timeless piece.

    The pants are ballooning because they weren't pressed too well. Fixed that though. I barreled my cuff too, I find it more comfy as the OTR shirt I'm wearing suffers from having enlarged double cuffs as many others, and the sleeve opening for the coat is rather narrow. Also, need me some proper evening braces.

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  10. Pingson

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    I think the shortness contributes significantly to the boxy look of the jacket. So I don't think it will help much if you take in the waist to get it more shaped. Also, it look a little bit tight over the hips - the back vent looks like it's fairly open and the quarters are pulling open as well.
     


  11. danis

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    Hi guys, can I get some opinions on this suit. I think its a little too long, and sleeves could be a tad shorter?


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  12. burningbright

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    A couple quick questions and sorry for the photos, I had some random stranger take them for me with my phone. One, does anyone have any idea what's going on here with the folds in the crotch?

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    And two, what should I be telling my tailor to look for when cleaning up the back. I'm going to be dropping them off later this week, so thought I'd get some feedback first.

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    Could the seat be taken in, along with the fork (and is that what's causing the weird folds of fabric in the front?

    Thanks!
     


  13. kanedamike

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    Quote: Hi a tailor, for adding 4" to the seat, did you mean to the seat of the jacket or the seat of the trousers?
     


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    Quote: Hi a tailor, for adding 4" to the seat, did you mean to the seat of the jacket or the seat of the trousers?
     


  15. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the seat of the jacket.
    all of this would going to a whole new size jacket pattern.
     
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