The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, I am merely suggesting that you are not entirely straight.
     


  2. New Shoes1

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    Thank you, Despos. Sincerely. It's amazing how much time the three of you donate to help all of us with these fit issues.
     


  3. Renalan

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    Aside from the sleeves, I think letting the jacket out about 1-1.5" will help alleviate the hip flare. Advice would be appreciated.
     
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  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The jacket looks narrow in chest and shoulder and doesn't balance with the hips. The trouser you are wearing contributes to this. A tailored trouser would have less bulk thru the hips and help trim the fit of the jacket in the hips. If you let out the waist you will create a more "A" line to the jacket.
     


  5. jrd617

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    Pictures are going to give me nightmares.
     


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    What is the "A" line?
     


  7. Renalan

    Renalan Senior member

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    The trousers I wear have are all cut slim through the leg, without much extra material to speak of. It'sactually all large hips/thighs there. I'm not sure what you mean by "A" line.
     


  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A line means narrow in the shoulder and chest and progressively wider to the hip and hem of the jacket. You stand next to a Christmas tree and the lines are the same.

    The first pictures you have cargo pants on that I assume are cotton. These tend to bulk up across the hips more than tailored trousers. The slim leg is not the issue, its the seat of the trouser that fills in the skirt of the jacket.
     


  9. Renalan

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    In the last (horribly lit) picture I am wearing the matching trousers. With what you can see, what if any alterations would you recommend?

    I was under the impression that reducing the waist suppression a little would alter drape to reduce the hip flare.
     


  10. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    the photo or my fit?

    Sorry about that. Maybe either reason is why my question is being ignored :eek:
     
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  11. jrd617

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    Despos or JeffreyD, can you tell me about lengthening jackets at the bottom. A member has told me this about a jacket he has for sale. I want to lengthen it from 29.25 to 30. Is this possible?

     
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  12. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Lengthening a jacket is usually not possible. There just isn't usually enough seam allowance inside the front/bottom edge where the facing is attached.
     


  13. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can't do it- there is no outlet at the front where it curves. If you did it, you would be lengthening the back only, blending it to nothing at the front, which would not look right.

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    Thanks jeffreyd and sanguis.
     


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    Picked up this casual blazer a while ago, haven't had it tailored yet to take in the waist, but I'm wondering if it's too short, or if it's ok to wear casually: [​IMG]
     


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