The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. OTCtailor

    OTCtailor Senior member

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    Best advice is to have someone take proper pictures because there's too much distortion when you're taking photos of yourself.
     


  2. Jake103

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    Thanks. Do I just take the suit to the taylor and ask to get those or do I need to get specific measurements as to how much before bringing it in to them?
     


  3. Namelesshan

    Namelesshan Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if anyone has answered this question before~~

    What is the most you can shorten on a sleeve of a blazer/sport coat?

    I think I need to shorten around 3 inches. It has a working cuff.

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  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You've loose the working button holes, that is for sure. Also, it would look awkward because the curvature of the arm wouldn't line up well with your natural curvature. Basically, it would look heavily altered.
     


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    Hello there. Looking for feedback on what type of alterations might improve the fit of this jacket - in particular the issues in the back, or whether it is a lost cause and should simply be returned. Obviously I'd shorten the sleeves and pants as well. Note that (you probably can tell but...) the vents have not been let out yet. Thanks!


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    I feel happy with this suit and just need another pair of eyes to make sure I'm not missing anything grand. I think shoulders could be narrower but it's still within reason, and that pants need to be about 0.5" shorter to remove a slight break in the back (note: I think my left pant leg got caught in the back of the shoe). I realize I don't have all the proper photos so your opinion based on the limitations of these two is valued. This is already back from the tailor where I had sleeves done, collar lowered, pants taken in at waist and hips, and pants hemmed. So I'm more or less happy with where it's at.

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    Looks fine.
     


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    Thank you SB for taking the time to look and comment. Much gratitude.
     


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    You should be happy. Looks great.
     


  10. OTCtailor

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    If the tailor is a tailor and cares about doing good work, he should know what to do, but no harm in bringing it up. If the tailor says he/she doesn't know what you're talking about then pack your suit up and walk out.
     


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    OTCtailor Senior member

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    The only way is to do a "cut job". Shortening from the shoulder beyond 1" is not advised.
     


  12. OTCtailor

    OTCtailor Senior member

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    The jacket is too tight across the upper back. The back balance looks like it could be a little long and depending on how it fits around your neck, and adjustment up there could fix it a little bit but the pics aren't that great so it's too hard to tell how the jacket is reacting to your natural posture. Some things can be fixed and sometimes other cannot so easily. A good tailor needs to get his eyes on it.
     


  13. Namelesshan

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    Thanks, OTCtailor for taking your time to answer my question,
    This might sound stupid, but what is a "cut job"
    Thanks again in advance
     


  14. ZirconiumZephyr

    ZirconiumZephyr Well-Known Member

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    I've got another few pictures of a Kent Wang trial suit, just want to get a few things sorted before I get my order sent off.

    First off, the jacket:
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    What needs fixing? Obviously the sleeves are a little long and the pitch slightly off, but what about the back? Is it too small around the waist? It certainly feels good at the front but the creases at the back suggest otherwise.
    I am using this trial suit as a base for a shawl collar dinner jacket. I don't know how much different the fit will be if I take it down to one button, no vents.

    The pants are somewhat more of a problem. The 32 waist was far too tight around the thighs and seat, these pictures show the 34. Quite loose now, especially at the waist. It it possible to offer any suggestions just from these examples?

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    I would be very grateful for some advice. This is the first time I've had so much control over so many details with MTM so I'd love to do it right.
     


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