The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    If a blazer has working cuffs, it will be hard to shorten the sleeves right?
     


  2. CuffLinks28

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    I am looking at some pants on ebay that are a 34 waist. I am a 32 waist. Would the pants still look right if they are brought in. Would a simple alterations shop do or would a tailor be better? I know that price varies, but what would generally be a price range.


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  3. RingTail

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  4. NeedSomeHelp

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    I just made my first major suit purchase at Jos. A Bank (please don't laugh) and took advantage of their buy one suit, get 2 suits, 2 shirts, and 2 ties free. The sales associate was a nice enough guy, but he's a part-time employee and full-time student and I don't think he fit me well. All of these suits were mailed to me after trying on suits in the store since they did not have the styles I wanted in my size.

    I'm 6'3", 220lbs.
    Suits are the Signature series.
    Coats are 44 extra long
    Shirts are the tailored fit 17 1/2 neck and 36 sleeve
    Pants are 39w and I was told they run small. I typically wear a 34-36" waist and 34" inseam.

    I personally feel these suits swallow me. I need to know if these are workable or if I just need to return them and start over. I really want a sleek fit and don't know if these can be worked to give me what I want. I paid $800 for all of this and will gladly return them and spend this money on one good suit if that is what is necessary to get the fit I'm after.

    I included a lot of pictures including 2 of the 3 suits. The first is a medium grey hounds tooth. The second is a pinstripe navy blue. The final one that isn't shown is a hounds tooth black.

    Thanks a lot and I really appreciate the help!

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  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yes then it must be shortened from the top.
     


  6. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the 34 would need to be taken in through the waist, seat, and the thigh. to do as a last resort.
    most brands are made in size 32. a size 33 would be closer.
     
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  7. cliche

    cliche Senior member

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  8. neo84

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    Hi,
    This is my first post and I am a novice to wearing suits. I need serious help about fitting and alteration.
    Actually, this is my first suit. 38S size. (I am 5’ 8’’ and 148 lb)
    Not much alteration was done.
    For the coat, the buttons were moved half inch inside. (It was not my opinion though). Pants were taken in at waist and hemmed.
    I would like to go to tailor for the better fit. I am not sure about what I should do with this suit. Could you guys give some feedback and advice for this novice? Any comments would be appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.

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  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    NeedSomeHelp: Unless you really need three suits, I would recommend returning them and getting one, well cut, well fitted suit. Are you in or near a city? You can probably find a better department store with more flattering options.
     


  10. dredwings19

    dredwings19 Well-Known Member

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    NeedSomeHelp: Those suits look really big on you and do not drape nicely. I would recommend you sizing down atleast a size maybe even 2 so a 40L - 42R. the pants are baggy and look about 5-6 inches too long.. If you want the slim look your pants will also need to be tapered a bit I suggest atleast no larger than 8 inches at the bottom.
     


  11. RingTail

    RingTail Senior member

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    Please let me know what changes I can make to this sport coat to get a better fit
     
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  12. cliche

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    Nothing? It fits you nice as it is?
     


  13. fung

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    Hi All,

    I'm new here. Below is my 2nd suit:
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    Thanks & appreciate your comments!
     


  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    +1. I would concentrate more on the trousers.
     


  15. cliche

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    I thought about that too they are to baggy on him right?
     


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