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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. Aloysius16

    Aloysius16 Senior Member

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    Trouser trouble...

    I had some trousers made recently which are a good fit, in no way tight, when I stand upright but are uncomfortable when I sit. I have had the crotch let out which has slightly reduced the tightness in that area when seated but the main problem seems to be tightness across the seat. When I go to sit it feels like the trousers will split along the centre back seam around the height of the back pocket openings. The waistband digs in at the front and gapes at the back.

    Is there anything I can do about this? If I let the seat out along the centre back seam the seat will just look baggy when I am standing. Or is the problem really about the angle/shape of the seat seam curve? In which case is this something that cannot be altered at all (only at the cutting stage)? I have a flat seat and the trousers were cut quite straight as a result - perhaps too straight.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019

  2. Ezio

    Ezio Senior Member

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    Sep 25, 2009

  3. gianm

    gianm Senior Member

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    May 25, 2018
    Sure is!

  4. SchachMundialECapital

    SchachMundialECapital Senior Member

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    California, USA
    Not even close to being too long in the body. I am not sure which fit you prefer, but the only thing too long on that jacket are the sleeves.

  5. sebflynn

    sebflynn Well-Known Member

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    Feb 2, 2015
    It looks long enough in the rear but a hair too long for his arms, probably just slightly off proportion arms.

  6. bobilishious

    bobilishious New Member

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    Hi All,

    I was just wondering if someone might be able to help diagnose a fit problem from a very poor image (for which i apologise). Attached is an image of a jacket which seems to fit well in the front but terribly in the back and i was wondering what generally causes the pooling under the arm like that (and the vents look terrible!). It's a short style jacket which i don't think it helping. IMG_4774.jpg IMG_4772.jpg

    Any input at all would be appreciated.

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