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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    It looks fine to me.
    The only thing that I would change are the shoes!
     

  2. lfd75

    lfd75 Active Member

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    Thank you! I agree about the shoes (they're summer beaters).
     

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    Idk. Tailors are interesting in this regard. In my experience. I wouldn’t.
     

  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I am talking about that specific tailor crafting that specific suit.
     

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    pickergc Senior Member

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    Can anyone diagnose what's going on with the shoulders/sleeveheads here? Could there be excess fabric extending the shoulder? The shirring in the sleeve head doesn't help/I'd prefer it gone. This is a RTW jacket so I suppose these are the things you deal with. Pickering_February-53.jpg
     

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    Van Veen Distinguished Member

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    Is there a thread here for amateur tailors / seamsters? I'm dipping my toes in the water, starting with shirtmaking & alterations, but I'm a little intimidated by Cutter & Tailor.

    (Apologize for the slightly off-topic post.)
     

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    thefringthing Active Member

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    @pickergc I'm guessing based on the long darts and curved pocket that these sleeves are a badly overdone attempt at the Neapolitan shirt-style shoulders that are trendy now.
     

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    Who made it? Is it OTR?
     

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    pickergc Senior Member

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    Spier and Mackay - well, it was MTO but MTO in their already pre-dertermined sizes/fits. So, for all intents and purposes it was OTR.
     

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    I bought a S&M blazer and it has the same issue. The top of the sleeve seems to have excess fabric and it looks even worse at the back of the armscye. One of the guys from S&M pm’d me to say it was a known issue as their manufacturer had made the sleevecap too large. I haven’t spoken to a tailor about a possible fix, but I guess it may be possible to reset the sleeve and tuck some of the sleevecap under the shoulder seam. I would personally not mind losing the spalla camicia effect as it is not very well done.
     

  11. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    There isn't any discussion of actual sewing on this sight. Lot's of members on Cutter and Tailor are like you, looking for help and instruction. Just jump in over there.

    Took me a couple of minutes to "match" your location "nerdo Crombezia", I know where that is
     

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