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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. Gavinband

    Gavinband Senior member

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    Thanks.

    so cuff outside edge to outside edge is exactly 9.5" on this shirt, in line with your recommendation. But from appearence it looks too wide to you?
     
  2. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i am looking at this from one photo.
    it looks a bit large, but it is fine
     
  3. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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    Can I please get some feedback on this shirt from proper cloth? I'm going to send it back for a remake as it is my first from them. I think I'd like it longer, and take some off in the midsection. I'd also like to make the sleeves thinner. The armholes feel too big, and it seems like the way to make those smaller is to make the sleeves thinner (I still have some room). I would also like to take in the shoulders a bit and adjust for my more upright posture in the back of the collar. I'd appreciate any thoughts on any of this, how much to do for each adjustment, and anything else. I am also going to ask for smaller cuffs, they are a bit large. And maybe take the chest in a bit?

    For the midsection, do I just make the measurement smaller or do darts?

    This shirt has been washed once. Edit: Yes, I am aware that the pants are too tight. I grabbed the wrong pair of gray pants. These pants are in my signature.

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  4. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    dalevy

    was the shirt washed yet?

    self measured, or measured by someone from Propercloth?

    if self measured, how did you come up with measurements.

    the yoke can come in by an inch
    the armhole is fine
    the sleeve width fine.

    the cuffs might be too large in circumference.
    If the cuffs are fused, and the shirt was not washed, do not touch that. fused cuffs shrink.,

    tail length is fine

    is the waist area too large?
    yes, reduce an inch and then add darts.

    you have odd shoulders.
    the fullness around the back of the neck might be very hard to rectify with their system.
    also in your photos, you have normal shoulder slopes but with shoulder points pitched forward.

    in the back photo you have a very low right shoulder.

    I love the fact that propercloth allows a free remake..
    at least now then break even,
    when they made the shirts in the USA, they lost money on the remakes....
     
  5. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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    Thanks. The shirt was washed once. It did shrink a little in length but not much else. My body was measured by my wife under my direction and using the videos from proper cloth. The cuffs and neck did not shrink that much if at all so I need to take those in. The neck was actually made half an inch too large to begin with.

    I know my shoulders are very strange. My right is lower and not as wide. The overall sleeve length from neck to wrist is a half inch shorter. I'm not really sure what to do about that other than live with it. I'm not at the level of bespoke shirts.

     
  6. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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  7. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    making the collar larger is standard.
    it looks fine.

    reduce the cuff about 1/4"

    ask if they can adjust for forward pointing shoulders.
     
  8. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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    Thanks. I'll ask about the forward shoulders, but I doubt it. May be another thing I have to live with. Are there other places that can make this adjustment?
     
  9. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can do it.. but not from 3000 miles away.
     
  10. HannibalBarca

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    Here's another jacket I had done recently. Is there any problems with it? How does it fit?

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  11. palodelincak

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    Hello there! I would like to order shirt and pants from Luxire and I would like to improve fit of my clothes because as many of you here I’m not satisfied :). May ask you for your time to take a look and give me some opinion what to improve.

    My body is not perfect and I had shoulder surgery few months ago and my right shoulder is much higher then the other and longer also which causes significal asymmetry.

    My planned changes and what bothers me:

    Shirt:
    • need to adjust for sloping shoulders
    • adjust left shoulder more then the right one
    • elongate right shoulder
    • smaller armholes
    • sleeves are little bit baggy but they are tight in the elbow area - how to solve this? I would like to have less baggy sleeves but with more elbow room.
    • what about the lower back excess fabric? I have darts on this shirt but there is still some excess fabric and it looks baggy after few moments because it will become untucked. Is it possible to remove this fabric without sacrificing movability?

    Pants:
    • which measurement need to be changed to avoid pocket flare as in photos?
    • how to solve horizontal lines below the seat?

    As you can see above I have some planned changes but I have no idea how much should I add or remove to which measurement. For example I don’t know how much should I adjust the sloping shoulders or how much should I remove from waist on shirt, etc...

    If you have some tip or advice about what to change on shirt and pants I would be really grateful to hear it :).

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  12. dalevy

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    ^ You can adjust shoulders separately on luxire? How? All I see is a yoke width measurement. Do you know if you can adjust for forward pointing shoulders?
     
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  13. Why Am I

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    Hello there. I had a shirt MTM. Can anyone provide some advice on what could be improved on? I appreciate the fit feedback.

    Pics: http://imgur.com/a/Duelp
     
  14. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hannibal
    who made this jacket for you

    palodelincak
    hard to tell since the pictures are so far away

    sleeves are little bit baggy but they are tight in the elbow area - how to solve this? I would like to have less baggy sleeves but with more elbow room.
    the sleeve is not too baggy.
    if you are talking about the upper portion, it is because the slopes have not been properly adjusted for

    did you tell them you had very sloping shoulders?

    the shirt might be com ing out because the hips are too tight.
    are you wearing a t-shirt? if yes, buy a tighter t-shirt.

    the waist seems fine.

    good luck gettiing the shoulders figured out from halfway around the world.
     
  15. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    your beard is covering the top of the collar, but it looksllike you have about an 1+ of tie space.

    otherwise, what do you want to improve,
    you are wearing the shirt..
    you have a left low.

    I don't like the bias, split yoke on this shirt. just oo much stripe
    actually, i never like a bias, split yoke.

    nor the horizotal button at the tail.

    chest looks too full
    where is this shirt from?
     
  16. Why Am I

    Why Am I Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    There is a 0.5" tie space.

    Appreciate the comments about the yoke, and button. It is too much stripe.
    When you say I have a left low, are you meaning the left shoulder?

    The shirt doesn't feel bad to wear. Was looking for advice primarily if anything looked off.

    Thinking specifically:
    The chest lines in the side view, are those just caused by too full a chest, or maybe the armpits need to be reduced? The arm-folded view, it seems there isn't enough fabric up top, and too much fabric at the waist and bottom? Does it look like there is too much fabric in the arms? I'm also not sure if the collar should be moved back a bit?

    The shirt is from Luxire.
     
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  17. palodelincak

    palodelincak Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    So when the shoulders slope will be adjusted the sleeves will look better?

    I did not know about sloping shoulders when this shirt was made so I did not tell them.

    I don't wear a t-shirt under shirt. Shirt does not become untucked completely, but the fabric will ride up few centimeters and will cover the belt as in photos. So this is caused by tight hips?
     
  18. mdancel

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    I was sent here from my first post in the WAYWRN thread. Can any thing done to fix the scissoring?

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  19. HannibalBarca

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    Shirtmaven: It was a local tailor around where I live. Looking back at the photos they weren't taken at a good angle, makes the jacket look weird.
     
  20. Ttailor

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    Well, I wonder what the back looks like. If the back is sitting perfectly, then the fix is to drop the neck point thereby adding length, but it is unlikely that there will be enough seam allowance left in a finished jacket to do so.
     

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