The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. atoms

    atoms Senior member

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    I would appreciate opinions on the fit of this sport coat, and if there are any glaring issues. It's an OTR 38R with no alterations. This is the first jacket I've ever tried that I liked the fit of immediately. It's very comfortable with how it rests on my shoulders/upper chest. I don't like the amount of flare in the vent and I'm unsure about arm length. Otherwise I like it. My body shape is somewhat unusual including a measurable amount of spine curvature.

    Thank you very much for your words.


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  2. ethanm

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    I have a couple pairs of Mabitex that have some break in the back around mid-hamstring area. My tailor is quite skilled and I trust her but what is involved in fixing this problem?
     


  3. yywwyy

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    ^From my experience (I talked to Despos about the same thing), that would require decreasing the back rise and maybe deepening the seat. It's done from the waistline and likely also requires opening of the side seams on each leg to balance everything out.
     
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  4. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    That sounds like major surgery. Thanks for the info.
     


  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    as to thecritique of member jbernard.
    our member friend asked for a "CRITIQUE".
    thats just exactly what he got.
    we do the best we can, given good or bad pictures.
    it comes from what we have experienced and we say it the way it is.
    the customer can do what he wishes with that information.

    everyone here by now should know that a M2M garment ordered
    on the web is a crap shoot.
    one can get either a great garment or a piece of garbage.
    or can get something some where in between.

    i agree jbernards prominent blades cant be taken care for by a
    m2m shop. but the critique requires it be mentioned.
    but the low shoulder is required even by m2m standards.
    there is no special tailors needed for this. it is done on the cutting table!
    any m2m shop that cannot cut a low shoulder, should not be in business.

    just my opinion.
     
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  6. IRKSM

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    is it possible to take the extra fabric from a cuff and use it to convert a pant with belt loops into one with side tabs?
     


  7. badger1

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    can anyone help me with the fit of my suit? (previous page, page 142) any opinion would be much appreciated!
     


  8. soccer13

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    I ordered a 3 piece suit and shirt from Black Lapel and would appreciate any feedback on the fit of these items (new to the suit-owner world). So far I am thinking the pants need to be bigger in the thighs. The vest could be a little smaller around the stomach. The suit could be a tiny bit smaller in the shoulders and the sleeves on my shirt should be a little longer. For those looking to help, I wanted a more European fit suit, but not quite as tight pants as I received. Thanks for the help!
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  9. jd13jd13

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    Indochino suit.
    I'm about 5'7'', 130lbs, generally wear 14.5 collar, 36s /30 waist.
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    There are a bunch of obvious problems, (neck measurement is real off, gaping vents, etc.). Planning on a remake, any suggestions?
     


  10. Chase H

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    I've a 6x2 double-breasted sport coat I love. Its a bit loose (but not at all unacceptably so) in the waist and slightly too tight slong the hips, where it buttons. There is noticeable pulling. What are my options?
     


  11. bta3

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    Hi - I'd love some feedback on this suit. I got this Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald Golden Fleece from Rue La La earlier in the month. In July I posted a similar suit in 42L (post). The opinion here was a resounding "too big". So this one is a 40L (I'm 6'2" 175). Looking for feedback on the fit - no alterations have been done so it's still completely returnable. The obvious changes are sleeves up, hem pants, and maybe bring the sides in a little.

    I'm also concerned about a slight fabric roll on one of the front shoulders (seen in blue box). It isn't as noticeable in the picture as in person. This roll is there even when the jacket is on the hanger. Wasn't sure if this was something that's easily pressed out (possibly happened in shipping) or if it's an indication of how it ended up at Rue La La.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  12. GreenFrog

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    First impressions/thoughts on this MTM blazer?

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    Also, is this coat appropriate to wear over this blazer?

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  13. AbeFroeman

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    ...will repost after alterations...
     
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  14. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    your right so far.
     


  15. IRKSM

    IRKSM Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Ian Erickson [​IMG]
    promise this is my last post but I am planning on adding waist suppression and slimming the pants as well as lengthing the sleeves (my shirt sleeves are too short but my properly fitting shirts are at the dry cleaner)
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    I still am definitly going to slim the pants I look horrible from the side, the waist supression should help also
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    final question is it possible to take extra material from under the hem and make side tab adjusters? if so how expensive would it be?
     


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