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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. indigoroots

    indigoroots Well-Known Member

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    Would greatly appreciate some advice on what measurements to change with this MTM shirt. Most measurements are adjustable through the online ordering system (shoulder seam length, armhole diameter, bicep diameter, waist width, hip width, etc). I realize the bicep measurement is too small and will be changing that, but I don't think that accounts for all of the problems seen here. Thanks in advance.

    Main issues:
    1. Right shoulder bunching (both front and back)
    2. Left shoulder loose on back side
    3. Extra fabric in the lower back area
     
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  2. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Would love to hear some feedback for this trousers.

    Thanks!

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  3. Limniscate

    Limniscate Senior member

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    Here's another photo from today:

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  4. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you must be leaning on that elbow.. sometimes if the cuffs are too tight, it can cause stress at the elbow as well.
    we have a way of patching an elbow, that is good , all things considered.
    if your shirtmaker has fabric, then they can replace a sleeve
     
  5. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the chest, is too tight the armhole and sleeve are way too small. the breaks at the sleeve from the side are normal.. except yours are too tight! your posture looks off, but that might be due to taking the photos yourself you have a right low shoulder that seems to push forward, hence the breaks the fullness in back is normal. add very deep darts. you can take more shape at the waist, but you will end up with an hourglass of a shirt.
     
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  6. JSDNJ

    JSDNJ Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a new suit (Italian chino Ludlow) for summer.

    I got a 38R with their slimmer pants (had to order them) Does the jacket look too small? I ordered a 39R to compare as well. It isn't pressed and the vents are still closed but you get the idea. My concern is in the arms, when I try to 'hug' myself. My arm movement is a little restricted.

    Don't mind the shorts, I was being lazy.

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    As an aside, anyone have experience with Ludlow slim pants? I like them slim but I am afraid the narrow leg opening might make my feet look too huge.
     
  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Thanks, Carl!

    On further reflection I do find I lean to that side more often when sitting at my desk. Another thing I thought of: while I generally wear a sport coat to the office, it's not long before I take it off and roll up my sleeves. The roll may be creating tightness in the forearm that's pushing pressure to the elbow. I think I'll add some width at the forearm, elbow and wrist, as well as increase the diameter of the armhole to reduce tension through the arm.

    Thanks again!
     
  8. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    rolling up to below the elbow. may cause stress on the sleeve
    i roll my sleeves to above the elbow..
    i would not change the armhole.
    just at the elbow through the forearm.
    does the cuff feel tight? sometimes fused cuffs shrink more then they should
     
  9. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    I usually just fold them over twice so that they are rolled to mid-forearm. I'm not even sure why I do it, really -- not as if I'm toiling in the fields. I think (given an office environment) I may look silly rolling them above the elbow, so maybe I'll just try to wear them buttoned going forward.

    The cuffs aren't really tight, even after washing. In fact I have my left cuff cut with a larger diameter to accommodate a watch and it's far from snug around the watch. I think the elbow and forearm may be the sources of the problem. I'll ask to give each an extra half an inch or so next go-round.
     
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  10. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Yes.
    The proper way to hem chinos is the way that you REQUEST them to be hemmed.

    If you would have said that you asked for it one way and the tailor hemmed it the other, then you have a point. If this was not the case....you really don't.
     
  11. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    +1
     
  12. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Was going to say the same. Maybe something on your desk?

    (Edit...Didn't see the later posts re this issue.)
     
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  13. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    :slayer: Black belt..brown shoes? Or just for fit pics? Or are my eyes bad?
     
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  14. ter1413

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    Repost an additional flick with a jacket on to gauge sleeve length.
     
  15. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thanks ter! But the belt is dark brown and the shoes are too. [​IMG]
     
  16. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Cool. Just my eyes....

    Deets on trousers?
     
  17. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    These are from a brand named "Casa de Lino". I don't know if they sell outside of Mexico.
     
  18. submatrix

    submatrix Well-Known Member

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  19. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The shoulders don't seem to fit right, which is a significant issue. The sleeves look slightly long. Only an issue if the shirt has already been washed several times.

    By the way, the pants look a bit tight in the seat.
     
  20. submatrix

    submatrix Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. What exactly about the shoulders doesn't look right to you? Does the yoke extend out too far? I thought the general guideline was that the yoke should extend to the point where the shoulder slope drops off into the arm. Is this correct?

    I will consider letting out the seat of the pants, however I am concerned it will create wrinkles just below the seat due to how slim the rest of the leg is. Do you think this would be an issue?

    As I look more at my own pics, I also feel that the back of the shirt could be taken in some, specifically in the lower back. My back naturally curves in quite a bit, so doing so might help eliminate some of the loose looking fabric in that area. Thoughts?
     

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