The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. antipode

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    Edited to delete double post... oops
     
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  2. swolfod

    swolfod Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Quick question, is it possible for a tailor to take in a pair of 42 suit pants from to 38?
     


  3. antipode

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    Further to my post above about fit and alterations. Here is a jacket sleeve that I had lengthened by Pinnas and Needles. I'm really really pleased with the work they did. It needed significant lengthening and they did a great job.
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    The first four buttons were original (Thomas Pink unstructured cotton jacket). The choice of buttonhole colour is mine, as was the decision to have a white MOP button and its placement. I can't believe how awful the original TP buttonholes look.

    Now, if only I can solve my shirt problems...

    Cheers!
     


  4. LJubel328

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    very well done! love the offset of white MOP button
     


  5. Superfluous

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    What is going on here? :uhoh:
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

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    A) Different coloured button B) Differently spaced button C) Differently sized button D) Different coloured stitching ^ Choosing any one of the above would be a nice individual touch. But all four of these things together it just too much.
     
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  7. antipode

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    It is bright blue. Not exactly about subtlety...
     


  8. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    There's a difference between lacking subtlety and just being plain ugly. Everything looks so mismatched it just looks like a mistake.
     


  9. mockingbird

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    I purchased a Tweed jacket from eBay and got it altered. This is my first time both buying a jacket from ebay and getting an alteration.

    I got a jacket with 20" armpit to armpit. After the alteration, the tailor said a 38" to 39" would be a tighter fit for me. Do you think I need a tighter chest fit? Any comments on my general fit is greatly appreciated.

    I'm learning a lot from this thread. I appreciate the tailors feedbacks.

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  10. Mirador

    Mirador Well-Known Member

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    Would love some feedback on what's gone wrong with the cut of this shirt. The shirt is from a well known MTM provider with a good following here on SF. The issues I have seem to be with the yoke.

    Notice how a V-shape forms off my second button, and the excess fabric between top and second button - and the floating shoulders
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    Then there's all this excess fabric puckering/pleating on the shoulder
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    Shot from behind
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    I've had great service from these guys but they seemed uncertain as to why there are these problems with the fit. I've been wearing business shirts off-the-rack for 20+ years and never had a problem like this. Would appreciatte some feedback, perhaps the shirt is not wide enough across the shoulders ?
     


  11. dragon8

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    Yes, a tailor can perform this alteration
     


  12. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Only if they remove the waistband and reduce 2" from the back parts and 2" from the front part. Reduce each of the 4 trouser panels by 1".To do this they have to remake the front pockets. They will have to remove the belt loops and relocate them to regain proper spacing. The 42 waist trouser will have a longer rise than you would get if you bought a 38 so that may have to adjusted. If he reduces the rise from the top of the trouser the pockets will move closer to the waistband seam. This may look awkward. The seat and crotch have to be taken in but there is a limit to how much this can be done without pulling the crease out of line. The leg will be wider in the thigh area so that has to be reduced and then the bottom circumference should be adjusted to maintain a good line. After the alteration the tailor will need to adjust the length because so much has changed. If you skip any of these steps the trouser will look off.
     
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  13. F. Corbera

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    Holy baby jeebus.

    Alex, can this be converted to a zipper sleeve?
     
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    [​IMG]

    My first handmade bespoke suit from a tailor in Shanghai, but I'm worried it's a bit short. I have a very long torso and short legs, so I want to keep my proportions right. That said in order for the jacket to fully cover my bum, I think it would need to be another inch and a half. What do you guys think?

    Also taking the jacket back to have the upper back wrinkling fixed.
     


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    +1
     


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