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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. jesPak

    jesPak Active Member

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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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    No tailor here but in my humble opinion, looks great, dare I say 'perfect'!
     
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  2. Flyswatter

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    What's up with the asymmetrical darts in your shirt? It looks like the left one has about twice as much fabric pinched than the right one. :puzzled: Anyway, good luck with your KW suit. They rock. :slayer:
     


  3. GuP

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    My first MTM proper cloth shirt. I actually went in to get measured. Shirt has been washed once. ThoughtS?

    It seems my shoulders are bit uneven and this causes some pulling on the right side - true? Is it me or does it look like there is too much bunched up material in the upper arms? Is the length too short - seems a bit on the short side...

    I have their "fit guarantee" - what should I change to make it fit better?


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  4. OTCtailor

    OTCtailor Senior Member

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    Please inbox me and I'll get to your specs in a bit.
     


  5. OTCtailor

    OTCtailor Senior Member

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    To other new posters as well...plz inbox as I'm very busy with outbound work.
     


  6. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior Member

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    Hi, guys!

    Do you think it's expensive to get blazers tailored? I am about to buy two jackets from Suit Supply, and I can already see that the sleeves end up being too long, so I am going to take it to the tailor to fix the sleeves, however the only problem is that the jackets have functional buttons. That means that I have to pay more for get it tailored. It will cost $78 pr jacket. Do you think that is too much? I live in Norway, so everything is bacially more expensive, but to compare with non-functional buttons, it "only" costs $68. So, is it worth to pay $78 for a $300 jacket?
     


  7. OTCtailor

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    Better have a good tailor to shorten from the shoulder and shortening more than 1" may give a not so great result. Keep that in mind before purchasing.
     


  8. Dingusberry

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    Oh, I thought of shortening the sleeves with 1.6''. I hope it doesn't end up very bad.
     


  9. Flyswatter

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    1.6 inches... lol, that's a rather exact amount, especially since you haven't even bought the jackets yet.
     


  10. OTCtailor

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    It's risky.
     


  11. Dingusberry

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    Should I return the jacket if I need to shorten it that much? I have too short arms, every jackets have always too long sleeves.
     


  12. michaelyork

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    How is the fit on this suit? Is the fit alright or is it too long, or too big, or? I need to hem pants, get the sleeves done, take off basting thread, etc.
    Any advice gratefully appreciated!

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  13. gambit50

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    ^^^Actually, I think you are doing alright. Besides the sleeves being too long, your shirt sleeves are too long. The backs of the sleeves on the jacket are not too great but that is the only major issue. Should like quite good for OTR and minor adjustments in terms of fit.
     


  14. michaelyork

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    ^^^ Yeah, the shirt is a size too large. I need to get the sleeves done, buttons sewn on, etc. I guess I can shorten it them. I have the option of getting surgeon cuffs on these sleeves, should I do it? or is that just dumb? thanks for the reply, man.
     


  15. gambit50

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    You want the shirt sleeves to be there they will be before the jacket sleeves are done.
    I don't know what surgeon's cuffs will run you but add it to the cost of the suit and does it seem worth it to you?
    Surgeon's cuffs are nice when you have wicked fine button hole makers and it is nice when you have bespoke or MTM because it is 'for your arms only'
    but I don't think they add so much that they should be a concern until you go beyond a certain level with all else. When going expensive, sure, when not, not worth it. But, hey, it is your suit.
    I do not understand why some suit makers put them on for RTW. Makes life much more difficult to get a proper fit.

    Also, if someone else chimes in I could see a statement about the jacket being too long but I would ignore that. I think you look right in it with your figure and the level of your pants.
    Perhaps a cm shorter would be ideal but do not fret so much about it.
    However, I would add not to get your pants done really short as it will throw off the balance. If you copy the favored flavor of the SF times to have your sock showing while standing, well, you are on your own. That look is downright awful for a grown man in a proper suit. Do I care for pants that are very long with an uber sized break? No. But looking like an older child who has outgrown his childhood suit but is still wearing it is not a look to aspire to just the same as the baggy and long look that makes one appear as if he is wearing his father's suit is plain wrong.
     


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