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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    nice where is this from?
    a little more sloping shoulders and even more on the right..
     


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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    if you plan to wear untucked, add at least 1" to the hip if not 1.5" you might want to add 1" to tail length on shirts tucked in.
    also lose the split bias yoke on the plaids it does not look good on sport shirts, and with your shoulders sloping in back it looks worse
     
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    Asking since you're obviously more knowledgeable than most: since the front of the sleeves look smooth, but the backs are wrinkled, is that an issue with sleeve pitch or the shape of the sleeves?
     


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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    really not very noticeable.
    fixing the slope on the next order should fix that.
    i would not try to alter this garment. it is fine as is.
     


  5. whitefisk

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    yes thank you, the front came out beautifully. done by divij from mytailor
     


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    Fitted in person? Or all done online?
     


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    in person, he does the rounds to a number of north american cities throughout the year. ive been getting all my stuff done with him when he's in town for the last couple years and have always been very pleased with the process and the results
     


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    Nice, that would have been exceptionally impressive if online, but it's very nice. I'd certainly be happy with it as-is.
     


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    Thanks, Carl, appreciate the feedback. If I can trouble you for one more second, this is a shirt that I had made at Ratio a few years (and admittedly, a few pounds) ago. I wanted to try a very slim fit, and it is certainly that. I went with high armholes, slimmed sleeves, etc. I can see that it is pulling across the collarbone area, which I assume is from the yoke being too slim (16.5" vs my PC which is 17.25"), and it is very narrow in the hips as well. Any thoughts on what other dimensions I should relax for my next dressier shirt? IMG_3598.jpg IMG_3600.jpg IMG_3601.jpg
     


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    I have a sports coat which is a little too hourglass shaped as the hips are too wide for me and the waist is suppressed (but not so much as to be tight). It is double vented. Is there any relatively easy or inexpensive alteration to correct the dimension across the hips?

    Another jacket - a blazer - has a single vent that opens even though the waist is not tight. Is there anything that can be done (e.g. increase size at back only). I’m guessing the cause of the issue is something to do with back length and where the waist suppression is thereby positioned.
     
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    Add to the chest a bit. Make sure they allow for sloping shoulders tighten up the cuffs a bit as well
     


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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    shirts too tight in the hip. you can't even tuck it in properly.
    add to the hip and then add darts to the back if you want it tighter.
     


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