The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. Transmittal

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    Thanks for this. New to the forums and this is a good guide
     


  2. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the chest of the coat is too big for you. it can be taken in. it will be very expensive.
    the problem, the breast pocket. it cannot be moved. when the front of the chest is taken in
    the pocket will be close to the sleeve, appearing off balance.
     
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  3. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    are you describing correctly? i am looking at the shoulder seams and not seeing anything.
     


  4. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    I do not have pictures to post yet but I will post some as soon as I get home.

    I took a pair of trousers to the tailor to have them hemmed and when i went to put them on yesterday I noticed an abnormally straight crease. I looked at the pant and I realized he added a thin silicon line to create a permanent crease in the pant. I do not like how it looks and I did not ask him for this.

    Woud you say that the pants are going to be ruined if I remove (if it is possible) the strip?

    Is this a common practice?

    How should I deal with it?
     


  5. nexus

    nexus Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for your advice. Very, very appreciated.

    I will pass on this suit and let someone else pick it up. It is a 40R (which I usually am) but it fits more like a 42R.

     


  6. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    this may be standard with him. did he ask if you wanted a permanent crease.
    ask him to to remove that treatment.
    but i think you have a fight on your hands.
     


  7. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    No he did not ask me, he did not mention it. I had been asked by one of his associates perviously, before he did work on my clothes, and I told them I was not interested.

    Will removing the treatment cause any damage to the fabric of the pant?

    Why do you say that? I did not ask him for the treatment and it is supposed to be extra, which I was not billed for, but it just bothers me that he would do this when that was never something I asked for.
     


  8. Master-Classter

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    I guess take it with the spirit in which it was given. I'm not saying it's the right thing to do, but he probably thought he was doing you a surprise favor. I've never heard of anyone doing that for clients, although as a vid posted here shows it's a common practice on many OTR pants.
     


  9. vandave

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    Yes, I understand. Please have a look at these two photos. I think the cause is that the distance between my back and neck is too large for the jacket collar. Is that fixable?


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  10. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    if the rest of the coat fits well then,the collar would be raised at the sides and the back. this would mean that t collar would have to be shortened.
    it would all depend on how much cloth is available underneath the collar at the neck hole. if there is only a seam its a no go.
    an alternate way. take in the neck at the center back and then shorten the collar.
    its your tailors choice.
     


  11. vandave

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    Thanks. Here are a few more pictures of the full jacket. Hard to capture a dark suit without more light though so the shadows seem to make the jacket look a little larger.

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  12. Mr. Mystery

    Mr. Mystery Well-Known Member

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    Vandave, I've had the collar taken in on the back side for good results. It got rid of the looseness and grips my neck line better. I think if it's just a little bit loose it will work. The other way seems like a lot of work although possibly better.

    Try folding up the collar up, then pinch and pin the back neck a bit and see how it feels and fits. It may also bring the shoulders in slightly form my experience. cheers.
     


  13. Despos

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    What is your neck size and what size is the jacket?
     


  14. vandave

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    Despos... Jacket is 43L, made by Samuelsohn. Neck size is 16.5 inches.

    Mystery... By taking in, do you mean shorten the collar length, so that it tightens around my neck? It only effects my left side. The other side seems fine. I assume that implies an easy fix.

    Thanks.
     


  15. XKxRome0ox

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    the center back seam...
    there seems to be a bigger "gap" between the pinstripes down the center back seam
    was this suit jacket let out from the center?

    and to "fix" it... is it just a matter of taking it in down the seam to close the gap between the stripes?
     
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