The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. pseudonym

    pseudonym Senior member

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    Some better pics of the J. Crew suit. A 36S would've been perfect, but this is the remaining suit in-store (36R).

    Thoughts? Thanks.

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  2. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

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    This isn't a tailoring suggestion, because that's a matter in which I'm not qualified to speak, but I believe you should consider lace-ups with your suits.

    I hope that comment does not stray from the direction of the thread.
     
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  3. Ennius

    Ennius Senior member

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    Thanks for a great thread. I am learning much by following.

    One day I may have the courage to post some clothes for a review.

    I dont mean to hijack the thread but I would love to hear our accomplished tailors recommend some tailors in NYC. There are other threads that cover this, but I would prefer to hear from our experts here, as they know their craft well. And I think their recommendation should not be taken lightly.

    Thanks again.
     


  4. AdamWill

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    from earlier posts in the thread, I believe the tailors would need you to post a picture, as there can be more than one cause of the lapels not sitting flat.
     


  5. unclesam099

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    Another photo of my waistcoat - please give suggestions on what I might change on a future order.

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  6. ellsbebc

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    You need a short. The jacket is 2-3" too long.
     


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    Redo the shoulder pads?

    I recently picked up a few cheaper/disposable suits for work and the fit was great except for a dip in the shoulder pads (not the sleeve hanging over) around my traps between neck and shoulder. I took it to a nearby tailor and he said the cut and tailoring of the suit was causing it to tug and bring that part down. He did some minor alterations and it looks much better but I keep thinking if the small area that "dips" had some extra padding it would fix it.

    Is it worth the effort to add padding that his area? and is this a feasable fix?
     


  9. jrwhiti

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    Thank you Despos for the reply! The waist is fine, I never realized about my left shoulder or hip, but the pictures are telling, aren't they?

    Is taking in the crotch and seat an easy task? Or worth sending back to Indochino for a remake?

    Thanks!
     


  10. jrwhiti

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    Thanks for the recommendation!
     


  11. TheSizzle

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    Hopefully these pictures are acceptable to get an idea of fit.

    1.) I had to retake a couple jacket shots after troika commented on the amount I bent my elbows in the full suit pictures. Thus, there are some with just jeans.
    2.) Please ignore the shirt. It just happened to be the one I had on.
    3.) I apologize for the lack of posture in some pictures. There's only so much time to hustle into the frame with a 10-second timer.
    4.) I realize this suit is not a classic cut. It's a slimmer cut with a lower rise. (I actually only realized that latter part once I brought it home.)

    Oh, and yes, I found my green socks thanks to these pictures!

    Well, here we go. (I only put one picture before the spoiler. The rest are inside it.)

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  12. fallforall

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    Any thoughts on the following? Does the jacket length seem too long?

    The pants need several inches off the length and to be let out slightly on the waist.


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  13. OTCtailor

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    If you really love the suit and it's the best thing within your budget, you can get certain things altered on this suit to get a better result. Take the suggestions in stride. Consider what it is you do for a living and what type of people you'll be around.
    Regarding the jacket, it's long in length and it can be shortened. See a tailor to discern how far you can go but no more than 2" or the proportions will be off. The sleeves are long, as well. What's more important than all of this is the balance. It is hard to tell but it looks like it's off somehow. Also, your shoulders are pitched forward slightly so you're fighting the jacket. From the side, it looks tight mainly in the seat area. There are different ways to suppress the waist of a jacket when you have a prominent seat. Sometimes you can take in only the foreparts of the side seams or maybe even add a dart under the arm that no one would see while giving the back room for your seat.
    The pants are too long and they could need adjustment in the waist and seat.
     


  14. OTCtailor

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    Did you post a few pages back? If so, it look better, but I just can't get over the style of the button at the bottom. I've never seen that before.
     


  15. OTCtailor

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    The gaping lapel, or what sounds like a gaping lapel, is from not enough room in the chest. Moving the buttons can work, it just decreases the cross-over and may force the non working buttons too close to the working buttons creating a strange phenomenon....especially if you're a little bulkier.
    But of course, not easy to visualize without a picture.
     


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