The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. sp0tweld

    sp0tweld New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2012
    Hello, I'm new to the forum and was looking for feedback on some MTM suits that I got from Black Friday. I read all I could about fit before I gave MTM a shot and I am hoping that I'm not way off. Any feedback would be welcome, thanks!


    This one is from Thick as Thieves:


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]





    This one is from Indochino:


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    This one is a 36S JCrew Ludlow Fit, I have not hemmed the pants or adjusted the sleeves yet, wanted to ensure it fits well first.



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  2. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    Thanks so much for the feedback a tailor. You're totally right about my shoulder and it seems so obvious now that you've pointed it out. If I slump my right shoulder to compensate the collars stack nicely. I had my roommate take a couple more pictures. [​IMG] [​IMG] The collar gapping is much more obvious now. They will remake it if the necessary alterations can't be done by a local tailor. What would you suggest about the pulling effect at the button? I followed the tutorials and my left shoulder is 1/4" lower, and my left hip is 1/2" higher. Also what needs to change about the pants? It seems like the crotch just isn't low enough. Thanks so much! [/quo on the trousers its one of two things. and your tailor needs to decide which os two things to do. to let out the thigh fork. or scoop out the seat. hard to explain.. i may do a tutorial on that.
     


  3. soven

    soven New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Hello, Had the first fitting for a 3 piece suit and would be great if I could get some feedback prior to the next fitting.



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  4. couture-auction

    couture-auction New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Hello, I'm seeking advice from the tailors in this forum on what can be done to clean up the wrinkles my jacket has around the shoulder blades / arm holes. The sleeve pitch needs to be adjusted a little to get rid of the wrinkles on the sleeves but what should I ask my tailor to do to get rid of the wrinkles at the back of the shoulders? There is also a fold of fabric in front of the armhole. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    

    9" is ok, unless you are a very tall person.
    stay with the regular 3 button, it seldom works well.
     


  6. hugh51271

    hugh51271 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Where are the "tutorials" exactly on this site?

    Cheers
     


  7. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    2,097
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Madrid
    Thanks again! At 5'7" I'm the opposite of a tall person... [​IMG]

    Sorry for bothering you so much lately but here's the outcome of my latest MTM jacket after shifting the shoulders:


    [​IMG]

    The shoulders are now located where they should be (they didn't account for my low shoulder, though), and I don't want to have this jacket altered any more, just in case it gets messed up; I'm rather happy with the outcome. But for future commissions I'd like to play with measurements to make the jacket more flattering, so it would be interesting to know if there's something I can do to make the hips appear less wide. My tailor is pretty good at cutting and sewing but he doesn't seem to be that good of a fitter. As you can see, my right deltoid is protruding a bit from the sleeve; that way you can see the actual shape of my shoulders, and I'm wondering if you can see room there for extending them a bit (maybe half, or 3/4 of an inch) without looking awkward? Perhaps they would need to have a bit more slope as well.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012


  8. mymil

    mymil Senior member

    Messages:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    125
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Location:
    Morgantown, WV


  9. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    380
    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Location:
    El Paso
    I've had this John Varvatos oiled suede blazer for awhile now but never knew what this strap on the inside is for. The strap goes from the top of the inside right armhole across to the bottom of the inside left armhole. Can someone enlighten me?

    [​IMG]
     


  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,000
    Likes Received:
    19,351
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    My guess is that it allows you to sling the jacket over your shoulder like a satchel if it gets too warm so you don't have to carry it. But that's just a guess.
     


  11. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013


  12. tomkd

    tomkd New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Thanks Despos, my apologies for the slow response, but I'm finally back with some brighter photos. See below for the edited images.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  13. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    380
    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Location:
    El Paso
    

    That makes sense, it's just weird I had never seen such a thing nor heard of it. Thanks for the input.
     


  14. rdstour

    rdstour Senior member

    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Hi,

    I recently bought a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald, which has a narrower shoulder width than my usual jackets.
    However, this jacket also happens to have more minimal padding than my other jackets.
    I am very surprised that it still fits me as well.

    Can someone help me figure out whether the shoulders of this suit are not well suited for me?

    I've included a picture of me in the jacket, if anyone could take a look and critique, would be appreciated.

    Sleeves are too short and will have to be lengthened.

    Picture LOOKS OFF because my friend took it while he was sitting down.

    Thanks.

    [​IMG]
     


  15. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    Shoulders look fine to me. You need a size Long.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by