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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    adamha try a size larger.
     
  2. mrala

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    mrala, it does not fit. The lapels are gapping, bowed out, suggesting it's too tight through the chest.
     
  4. burningbright

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    That or because the photo was snapped so far away, the lapels may just need shortening.

    Can you snap a pic that's a little closer?
     
  5. burningbright

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    Yeah, the size is too small or possibly the shoulder would need to be taken out. Is the collar of the jacket adhering to the shirt collar?
     
  6. NORE

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    I'm thinking about picking up a linen suit where the OO had the side vents closed by the in-house tailors. What are the chances they could be reopened to look like they were originally (in theory)? Would the cost be worth it?

    Thanks
     
  7. a tailor

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    if nothing was cut off , it can be done.
     
  8. a tailor

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    mrala

    if you take more pictures, do a front a back and a side.
    please face the camera squarely to the front.
    also the side and the back should be squarely to the camera.
    the best advice we can give should be done in person.
    photos make it a little difficult so we need all the help we can get.
     
  9. Brendon

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    Hi Adamha21 .....Tight, don't shake anybodies hand, they are likely to leave with your sleeve. Your arm bulges beyond the shoulder, notice the interruption to the drape of the sleeve
    cheers
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    Yes, the collar of the jacket does stick to the shirt collar.
     
  11. adamha21

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    It really didn't feel all that tight, and it is possible that interruption was because I just took it out of the box it was mailed it. It is all good though because I sent it back and picked up one in my usual size (42). This jacket was a 40.
     
  12. mrala

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    How about these pictures:

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    It hasn't been pressed since it was delivered.
     
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  13. UltraMagnetical

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    You have a low right shoulder, back needs to be cleaned up a little, sleeve pitch is off...overall though not too bad.
     
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  14. mrala

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    Waist and chest look okay?
     
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    Hi Mrala
    is this photo compressed?. I will try not to be rude but unless the photo is squashed a bit......You have a very difficult figure. The coat is horribly short in the front balance. It is what we would call a real swinger. Refer to post by ... A tailor in the technical tailors thread as it explains 2 of the three or four balances You are upright in one photo and that would contribute toward this, fighting against this you are very round in the top of the back and need a lot of what the made to measure term as centre back balance, ie the centre seam needs to come our an 1/8 then back in and 1/8 leading up to the neck, using the iron the cloth is then pushed away from the centre seam ( if the photo is squashed a bit then this will look worse than it is , and fighting against this is a small ridge in 2 photo's behind your neck which would call for the back neck to be stumped. An optimist would say the sleeve is due to a press and if not again this sleeve does not fit well and looks tight ...or you don't have a t shirt on under your shirt that is interfering with the back of the sleeve? looking at the vent would suggest to me that the job has not been well pressed prior to sending, though this could be the light. Anyone can show up a suit literally in a bad light. ie put a torch under your chin on halloween or stand rirectly under a downlight in a photo for the same effect but in reverse.Either you have been doing to many press ups or had pectoral implants as the coat is way too tight in the chest. If you can find a good tailor , go to one, do not buy online andt I suggest you look at technical post on Balance explained or put yourself in the hands of a tailor not made to measure if you can help it.
    good luck
    Brendon
     
  16. mrala

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    The photos are compressed but the aspect ratio should be the same as the originals. Could some of the problems be caused by my posture? I felt I was standing a bit awkwardly to show the suit. Is this the thread you mentioned about balance: http://www.styleforum.net/t/44021/balance. Could the front balance look off because the front and back pictures were taken at different lengths, making it look more exaggerated? Can these issues be resolved by a tailor?

    Don't worry about sounding rude, I'm looking for honest advice.
     
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    Hi Mrala the front balance is short regardless of photo.and plains outwards. the curve on the back could be the photo. I had a look at this link from Manton and whilst so of what is said is correct a lot is not attributed correctly. This is not the place for this but what they all miss out on that I have only seen so far on one diagram in the tailors technical threads is the starightening and crookening of coats. There is a post by....A tailor which has simplified diagrams that explain as much as you need to know to deal with this suit. Thanks for letting me know about that thread about balance and the book referred to. I am not very competent at the internet side of things however I will go and look at the thread by a tailor details.and post ddirections to it. Your suit should fit your posture not the other way round. A chiropractor may debate this.
    Brendon
     
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    Hi Mrala it is called Balance explained, in the 2nd Tailors thread posted by A Tailor. It is simplified whereas a long script is not ad it covers this in easy to understand illustrations.. The point remains take a 3 month holiday in the uk , go and see a west-end London Bespoke tailor and get a suit that flatters your particular figure.
    Brendon
     
  19. a tailor

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    here is an example of an exception to the rule, that says that pictures do not lie.
    take a look at mrala's photos. see how we can be fooled by a photo.
    in the first photo the right shoulder looks low, and the right side of the jacket breaks.
    in the back view the left side looks low, even though the right side breaks.
    it was no doubt a shift in posture.
     
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  20. mrala

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    I wish I had the luxury of time to do that. I'm sure you're trying to be facetious but I'm looking for suggestions that are within reason. Thank you for the other tips.


    Do you have any recommendations that I can give to a tailor?
     

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