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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    This is a keeper only if you plan on changing your career path and using it as a painter's smock.
     
  2. NeedForTweed123

    NeedForTweed123 Senior member

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    Well if any exceptionally tall gentleman wants it, I'll sell it.
     
  3. totolino85

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    it's weird that it's so long given the shoulders fits you perfectly !

    defenetly re-sell it ... notthing you can do about the lenght
     
  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    What the heck do you want us to say? A picture just from the back doesn't really tell any sort of real story. It looks like the shoulders are half decent, but you need to see front and back in order to even start to say if it looks okay.
     
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  5. NeedForTweed123

    NeedForTweed123 Senior member

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    Exactly. If the jacket was a normal length it wouldn't hang so much. The shoulders, chest, and waist are all spot on. It's the length that makes it bag.
     
  6. NeedForTweed123

    NeedForTweed123 Senior member

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    Nope, I'm 5'9"!
     
  7. CraigC

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    The front is fine, my question relates to the bunching around the shoulder
     
  8. Just a guy

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    Not really sure what you're hoping for. If this is a made-to-measure block, then the way that the jacket that they make for you is going to differ from the block will depend on the method that they use to determine what changes need to be made to the block pattern. You can make sure that you've expressed your concern to the person who's measuring you about aspects of the block jacket's fit, but you can't generally tell them that somebody on the internet says that they should do such-and-such.
     
  9. helpmeimanoob

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  10. vogs

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    Am I here also right for tips, how I can improve the fit of a shirt and a jacket (coat)?
     
  11. PCK1

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    You can't do anything unless you post pics of the shirt or jacket that is ill-fitting and needs improvement.
     
  12. vogs

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    Ok, at first a linen shirt. The biggest problem I see at the lower back. There is too much fabric. I already tried a shirt with less back width but this lead to the problem, that I got more crinkles at the front because the shirt wasn't able to fall correctly. Would darts probably work better than simply reducing the back width?
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    Furthermore I would be very glad if you could tell me what you think of my first MTM shirt:
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    And what's about this jacket? It might be ok if I have to fit thicker layers underneath.
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    Thank you very much!
     
  13. ImTheGroom

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    New MtM, second fitting - i.e. first time I'd actually put the suit on; first fitting was measurements to send in to the maker. My tailor is going to let out the thighs a hair. The jacket is pinned for a bit more waist suppression in this photo, and he is going to move the buttons over around 1/8" to allow him to shape the jacket but minimize/eliminate the slight pulling at the waist. The trousers are unfinished; the right leg is pinned to just brush the top of the shoe once hemmed. I go back on Wednesday. Thoughts/suggestions/concerns? Questions I should ask at the next (should be final) fitting? Sorry that the pictures are not straight-on.

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    (And no, that isn't a tie I'd wear with this suit, generally - 3" wide navy would be my go-to.)
     
  14. ridethecliche

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    Jacket looks pretty good, but looks like it lacks shape.
     
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  15. ImTheGroom

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    How do you mean? You would suggest more waist suppression?

    I fear it may be that my middle is large relative to my chest :p Or, if I want to be more generous to myself, that I have prominent lats.
     
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    The pulling at the buttoning point is an artefact of the pose this time around. It had been resolved to my satisfaction - none when in a neutral pose.
     
  17. OTCtailor

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    ITG...For MTM, this looks good. Front balance may be a bit short but there is no lapel gaping or severe vent splits due to back being too long. The most obvious signs are that the quarters are too closed. It's not something you can fix with alterations. For the next suit, have the tailor the adjust the posture to more erect. The comment about it "lacking shape" is highly subjective. Go with your gut after wearing this one a time or two and tell your tailor what you think the problems are. Again, this isn't bad for mtm. It's a sign that the tailor knows what he's doing but mtm can take time to get perfect. Even with try on garments it's never perfect the first go around.
     
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  18. Gianvittorio

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    I have this problem with my jacket...

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    The back is too wide o the armholes are too back there?



    The front is almost perfect. Spalla camicia, no padded, full canvassed all handmade.
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  19. Katt

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    Anyone got an idea of what the problem is with the creasing under the butt?
     
  20. table21

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    Does anyone here know what is causing the folds to appear over my shoulders, I have tried a few mtm shirt places and it seems that every shirt I get from them always has this problem.

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