The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. CalGuy13

    CalGuy13 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I see. If an independent tailor opens it up and finds a lack of fabric, I can't then return it to Brooks Brothers.

    I could take it in to the San Francisco Brooks Brothers location. Would that be a better idea, considering the risk of using an independent tailor? That is, if BB opens it up and finds no extra fabric, would they still then accept a return?
     


  2. xslingx

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    Hello All,

    Long time lurker, first time poster. But I recently got into the custom-made clothing game and I got a batch of "slim" fitting shirts made and I'm wondering if I should have them altered.

    This was just sort of a test batch, to get a fit down. Consisted of some whites, blues and (don't ask me why, but it actually turned out quite attractive) grey shirt. I get any alterations I want gratis until I iron down a fit, so it's just a matter of deciding whether I want to have my shirts out of rotation for a couple of weeks.

    Here are my main concerns:

    Are my sleeves too long, could I shave 1/2 inch?

    Is the chest too small for me? You'll notice some shadows from the pull on the button immediately above my chest and on all of these I "am definitely aware of the small size of my armholes," as someone in another thread put it.

    Could I take the abdominal in 1/2 to 1 full inch?

    Finally, how much slack am I looking for in my cuffs (no watch)? I tried to get a picture of that but it's pretty hard to do one-handed.



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  3. rickrone

    rickrone Well-Known Member

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    shorten the pants and the loosen the midsection of your jacket.
     


  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not sure. They would be able to confirm their policy on this.
     


  5. TheKongoEmpire

    TheKongoEmpire Active Member

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    Nice fit but as you mentioned I noticed the gap. Also, when it comes to the trousers, it seems the back is "sagging" (for a lack of a better term). Seems to be common.
     


  6. TheKongoEmpire

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    Very nice. What company?
     
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  7. mrklein

    mrklein New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I did notice that with the sleeve and will look into it, the jacket sleeves at least measure the same to me. If anyone else has any comments it would help me a lot!
     


  8. hennree

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    Hey guys,

    Brand new out of the box. Wonder if someone could give feedback on this fit please?

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  9. gambit50

    gambit50 Senior member

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    ^^^^
    Is that already altered? Pants, obviously, way too long. Cuff opening might be small but maybe that is remedied with shortening.
    Back looks decent. You have the folds/wrinkles top of rear of sleeve.
    Shoulders maybe a bit too wide for you.I cannot say for sure but that goes with the collar looking too large.
     


  10. hennree

    hennree Senior member

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    Nope this is unaltered. I agree I think the shoulders are a little too wide. Is that easily fixed? Its already a size 34 so cant downsize again.

    Also the trousers are a little tight around the waist :(

    Might just return it!

    This is a first suit fyi.
     


  11. amgwhip123

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    Question to tailors,
    When tapering trousers from the knee down, is it possible to save the fabric in order to let them out in the future if the trends change, or i want a wider pant? I currently bought a suit, 8.5 inch leg opening, I want it to be 8 Inch, since my shoe size is small, size 8.

    Also, is there any rule regarding the leg opening width & shoe size?
     


  12. dijor

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    Hi,

    I’m a dutch guy in begin twenties. I would like to get some advice what jacket length looks best one me.

    I have bought a couple of different jacket lengths to see what fits the best.

    My problem is that my torso is short in comparison with my limbs (arms an legs) and especially my arms are very long for my body. My length is 6 feet and 1 inch. When I wear a length size it almost feels like I’m wearing a robe (picture4).

    Should I neglect the position of my hands in respect to the hem of the jacket because of my long arms?

    Long story short ;)… I have taken 4 pictures what do you think looks best?

    Thank you!
     
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  13. gambit50

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    ^^^^
    #1 is awful.
    #2 is not terrible even considering where it ends against your hand.
    If your torso and arm proportions are as you say, that would be the explanation.
    #3 maybe because the sleeves are so short, you are standing oddly with your legs together and I don't like the jacket, itself,
    but I just do not like the whole vibe.
    #4.Maybe a bit long but also not terrible.

    In short, I would measure #s 2 and 4 for jacket length and go with something in between.
    And if you are going to tell me anything about how you like #1, then there is nothing to discuss, you just want a mod boy
    shorty, shorty jacket.
     


  14. dijor

    dijor Senior member

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    Gambit50 thanks for your feedback.

    #3 has indeed still basted sleeves so I could let it out a bit. Maybe it is not visible on the pictures but my arms are like 3cm longer than they should be.
     
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  15. sugarbutch

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    dijor, 2 & 3 are on the right track. 1 is too short, 4 is too long. Don't worry about where the jacket falls relative to your hands; focus on the overall proportions.
     


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