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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. superfishy8

    superfishy8 Well-Known Member

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    where are the tutorials?
     
  2. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Hello, all. This is my first foray into the tailor thread(s), so i hope you will excuse me if I commit a faux pas or two, and I hope you will be kind. I recently picked up this Isaia for Saks secondhand. It is quite obviously too big: I am a solid 42R US and this is a 54R EU. My question is whether there is so much needed here to get it workable that it doesnt make sense to try. Obviously the sleeves and inseam are easy fixes (I planned to get trou cuffs anyway). I should probably have the trou slimmed. But what I'm really here for is to find out if the jacket can be nipped in enough to look decent. Also, does it seem short, or is that just the current sensibility? Sorry about the lighting. I tried a room with brighter walls, but the flash kept washing out. [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] And here I have roughly pinned it in the back to get some waist suppression. I had pinched at least two inches of material. [​IMG] For comparison, here is a well fitting (I think) jacket from earlier in the week. [​IMG] Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  3. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Hey G. I love seeing your fits in the MC threads.

    I'm not a tailor but let me help you out real quick. The pictures need to be taken in either better lighting or natural lighting. And they need to be at your chest.

    If my girlfriend takes my pictures and they're at her chest, they look like yours and no suggestions are plausible with that kind of view. Just an example. But they need to be at your chest, these are about crotch level.

    Your pictures are pretty good in the morning when you post. I'd say wait and take them outside.
     
  4. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    GMMcL, the front/back balance in that jacket is off by a mile. If that was me I'd skip it, but maybe there's some workaround or fix for a short front/long back that I don't know about?
     
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  5. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Both fair points. I'm pretty tied up today but I will try to load something in the next 24 hours.
     
  6. OTCtailor

    OTCtailor Senior member

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    The high button stance is causing all kinds of problems and it's the one thing you really cannot change about the black jacket. Suppressing through the side seams will only worsen the problem.
     
  7. OTCtailor

    OTCtailor Senior member

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    classic menswear tab up above...click there and you'll see tutorial links on the right. It's the second tailor's thread.

    If you'd post better pics of you wearing the jacket, we'd be able to tell you more about what's wrong.

    Could be why you had to bump it 3 times before getting much of a response.
     
  8. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    The blue jacket looks great on you. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about the Isaia. Even if you could fix the fit the high button-stance and short stubby lapels are not a good look on you, the elongating effect of the long lapels on the blue coat looks infinitely better. If you must wear a high-buttoning coat it should probably be 3-button and fit must be impeccable.
     
  9. Vogizzle

    Vogizzle Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I've order several shirts from MT and recently noticed an issue where the yoke area rolls up near the collar. It drives me nuts.

    Which measurements should I alter to correct this issue? I'd also be interested in hearing comments about the rest of the shirt fit. I plan to order about 6 shirts this weekend.

    Thank you for any help you can provide. Cheers

    Neck issue. It's hard to get a good pic doing it myself. As you can see, the shoulder/yoke area folds upward quite a bit. Some of my other shirts are worse. It is much more pronounced when wearing a tie:
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    General fit from the front:
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    Full album with other pics:
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  10. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Thanks all for the feedback already. If I'm honest, I suspected the suit was a no go. I doubt it will change the opinion, but here are a couple of additional pictures: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Pinned: [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    I have this same problem with all my shirts, I think my back it's not "curved" enough so that the shirt fits well in that part, plus forward shoulders. I talked to Luxire and for my next shirt they will curve the yoke 0.5" towards the chest and increase the back neck drop... that's what they said. [​IMG]
     
  12. Vogizzle

    Vogizzle Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the reply. I'm going to contact MT as well as see what they say.
     
  13. stgrim

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    I've commissioned two pieces from Iris Tailor, the same outfit who dresses gshen of Vanda Fine Clothing, and would like to seek your fit feedback.
    I'm satisfied with the fit of the jacket but experience severe rumpling for the pants, I'm unsure as to exact problem and how I should communicate a fix to my tailor.

    My very first suit with them, a midnight blue Dormeuil 10Oz. For your critique:

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    Also tried on the baste for the new H. Lesser 8/9Oz suit, please ignore pant fit as it is far too tight and they will be loosening it for a fuller fit. Stomach bulge is due to shirt pooling in the front due to lack of belt:

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  14. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    For my taste the jacket is too short and the button stance on the first jacket is much too high
     
  15. stgrim

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    Alas, I had noticed this far too late in the fitting and will now have to live with a "fashionably" short jacket.
    I hope I had managed to rectify this in the second grey suit you see.
     
  16. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Grey is better but still seems a bit short. I do like my jackets a bit longer but the grey is better than the black for sure
     
  17. armstwa

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    I took some new pictures, hopefully these are better (although some are blurry). For some reason, I can't get them to go right side up when uploading. Any thoughts are appreciated! Thanks.

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  18. OTCtailor

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    trousers are too tight at the rear fork and the seat curve and/or angle is also incorrect. May have to hollow or scoop out the seat curve and let out back fork.
     
  19. DrunkenBuddha

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    Hi can I get some feedback on the dress shirt and trouser fit?
    Thanks

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    This shirt as well, thanks again


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  20. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    DrunkenBuddha - regarding the shirts it would be good to know what you are aiming for: Fashionable slim? Classic?
     

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