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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. ray8

    ray8 Active Member

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    Happy New Year!

    I've just had 3 shirts made by 3 different bespoke tailors, and would really appreciate your comments and criticisms.

    Couple notes: I'm on vacation and don't have proper pants to try these shirts with, so the closest thing I've got are these low-rise jeans in black (sorry!). Also, none of the shirts have been washed and ironed yet, but I figured I'll upload these now instead of waiting another 11 days (long vacation).

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    Thanks in advance for the feedback!
     


  2. NycLondon

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    which one is most comfortable? I feel the collar on the middle one does not sit well, but maybe with a tie it will be the best? Do you dry clean such nice products?
     


  3. knittieguy

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    Recently had this made by a local tailor. Not terrible, but there's something not right about it. Is the button stance too high? Anything the tailor can fix on this one (as opposed to on a future order, should there be one)? I've gained a few pounds since I was first measured, which may have something to do with it.

    Not asking about the pants, and don't pay attention to the sleeves. I'd just gotten home so they're a bit wrinkled in the pic, and I'm turned slightly which makes them look uneven. They're normally fine. Just asking about the rest of the jacket.

    Thanks

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  4. Shirtmaven

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    You have very sloping shoulders
    I and 3 address the problem better then 2.

    There are other things to address, but that is the main issue
     


  6. ray8

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    Thanks for your feedback! I do have very sloped shoulders, and agree with your assessment on the fit. What other things did you notice that could / should be addressed?
     


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    I don' have the patience to critique 3 shirts.
    Pick your favorite. And take a couple of closer shots

    Were you measured for these or are they online ?
     


  8. ray8

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    Agree on the collar of the middle shirt - in fact, this one is the only shirt that has collar stays that are not removable (did not realize this in time). It is the snuggest fitting shirt, but just a tad too slim for my personal preferences.

    None of these shirts require dry cleaning - I hate dry cleaning shirts (more time and money), and I wear them all day at work for a good 10+ hours, so they have to be washed every time. I made sure they were all washer friendly.
     


  9. ray8

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    Thanks for your help!

    I was measured for each one in-person.

    Which close-up shots would you like for your critique?
     


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    I just purchased this dress shirt off the rack for $10. 15.5"-32/33. Slim fit by Kenneth Cole. Neck fits pretty well. Shoulders seem fine? Everything else is too big.
    Should I keep and get it tailored? This is the slimmest they have for this style and size. I could go for another brand with an extra slim fit.

    Also, I plan to wear this dress shirt with a dark navy suit.

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  11. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    for $10 , just have someone add darts to the back and call it a day.
     


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    Not really familiar with "darts," so I google'd it. Will the darts also slim the sleeves?
     


  13. Shirtmaven

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    No. The alterations will be more expensive then the shirt
     


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    When do people decide whether or not a dress shirt is worth tailoring?
     


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