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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. aerogaa

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    Thanks @zr3rs, I would suspect there is slight misalignment in the width and height between the the sleevehead and the sleeve armhole and that's causing the divots. However I am a bit puzzled why it now appears that the side of my arms are pushing outward forming a curvature on the sleeves. Shouldn't this be an issue when the shoulders are taken in (although I cannot see any change in the shoulder width)?
     

  2. Oshare

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll ask my tailor about how to adjust the pants -- no idea about how to do it, but they are just too wide.
     

  3. 1up

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    Sure, the jacket is OTR, no alterations yet:

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    And since I’m getting feedback, any recommendations on this shirt, in particular to resolve the lower back bunching on this shirt? It’s not due to extra fabric around the waist, the maker has commented it could be tight around the hips (it is) underneath my trousers inciting the horizontal wrinkling.

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    No need to address the pants, I know they’re a mess, working hard to rectify the issues with luxire - but I’m open to ideas there too...
     

  4. Shirtmaven

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    A lot wrong with the shirt.
    Sleeves too short. Yoke too short.
    And hips could be too tight
     

  5. 1up

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    And the jacket?
     

  6. zr3rs

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    Looks ok for RTW. I would not mess with it, maybe shorten the sleeves a hair to your liking.
     

  7. rainmaker

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    hi there, hoping for feedback on what kind of button arrangement makes sense on a double-breasted waistcoat for a 3 piece suit for my wedding. I'm getting a MTM navy suit done and am about 5'9", athleticish build. Happy to get input from tailors and non-tailors alike.

    Here's David Gandy in a navy 4x2 and grey 6x3:

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  8. Jye-C

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    IMG_1765.jpg IMG_1788.jpg Hi

    I have recently received two bespoke suits. The front of both jackets look lovely. But I am not sure about the back.

    I plan to bring both back to the tailor, but I want to make sure I am not unreasonable. Look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions on the fit of the back of the jackets.

    Many tks.

    J
     

  9. othertravel

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    Back looks bad for bespoke or MTM. Was it a traveling tailor? We’re there multiple basted fittings? And how much did you pay?
     

  10. Jye-C

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    Well known European house. Multiple fittings.

    Which is worse?

    What are the fixes needed?

    Tks for advice.

    J
     

  11. othertravel

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    Looks like excess fabric on the back, and the sleeves are messy as well. May need to recut or rotate

    I’m not trying to disparage the tailor, but I would be curious to find out which house it is. Can you also post pics from the front?

    What’s your budget? You may want to try proper MTM through Dunhill, Zegna, RL as a start if you don’t want to pay for high-end bespoke. They’ll typically refund you or give a do-over if the result is bad.
     

  12. Maccimus

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    You are not unreasonable J. Your tailor is unreasonable to charge you at bespoke level.
     

  13. daizawaguy

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    Frankly, you have room which is good, and the back is a moving target, so I would settle with the tailors sense. Lots of people here use the `reduction technique`...less here, less there, but this does not mean its comfortable, and by reducing what looks large in a photo does not necessarily provide a perfect fit. Sleeve lengths or Jacket lengths ok, but I would go back to the tailor and ask hi for his explanations first. Frankly, in real life, I think no one would notice anything wrong, as long as the suit is of good cloth, and hangs well. Best on your endeavors.
     

  14. Jye-C

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    This is as high end a
     

  15. Jye-C

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    Thanks everyone for the good advice. Really helpful.

    I have been using the same tailor in my home country for 20 years. In the past one year I have experimented with 2 top end European houses, 1 top end Tokyo house. 2 to 3 commissions each.

    They all cost 2-3 times more. Much more handiwork. Much more distinctive cut. Hang better. But frankly very hard to justify the price premium. Maybe it is unfair to compare a well known tailor who has made 2 suits for me vs a local tailor who has made 25 suits for me.

    Once again tks for good advice so far.

    J
     

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