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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

Despos

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Thanks it’s just never happened to me before. Usually I adjust the waist in wool pants. I guess it’s different because it’s cotton.
It's the same for cotton as it is for wool, no difference. They just didn't adjust the seat enough. You cannot isolate taking in the waist and not take in the seat. It's all on the same seam.
 

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Critique on this pair of Braddons please? Haven't decided on whether I should keep them so they haven't been hemmed yet. I'm happy with the drape in the front; however, the back could be cleaner. Not sure if I should try letting out the seat a bit.
 

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Critique on this pair of Braddons please? Haven't decided on whether I should keep them so they haven't been hemmed yet. I'm happy with the drape in the front; however, the back could be cleaner. Not sure if I should try letting out the seat a bit.
Is the fabric in the back just sticking to your legs because of static? The front looks perfect.
 

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Is the fabric in the back just sticking to your legs because of static? The front looks perfect.
I'll try it again but I don't think it was. Admittedly the drape will never be quite right until I get it hemmed.
 

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Hello, help please! This is a new jacket where the right shoulder seems to sit in a weird concave shape tilting up at the sleeve, whereas the left falls more naturally. It's not quite as noticeable in real life as it looks in the pictures, but I notice it... With the jacket on a hanger this asymmetry does not show. I am far from an expert, but measurements seem to be the same on both sides.

I haven't seen this with any other jackets, whether with unpadded or padded shoulders. Is this something that can be tailored without completely deconstructing the shoulder? Would it involve adding more padding? (Wouldn't be looking forward to that...)

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Are you standing straight? Looks like you have a dropped shoulder.
 

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Yes, I think so, and it could be possible I have a dropped shoulder. But then this doesn't show up on any other jacket I have, or at least it's not noticeable like this.
 

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I stumbled across this at a Goodwill last week, in the store mirror it looked good, and opted to swipe it up (for a pretty good price).

Tried it on again when I got home, and I think it may need an alteration or two.

I chose two shirts for these pics. Both are 18" neck, the blue shirt is a 38/39 sleeve, the red is a 37/38 sleeve.

Thoughts, opinions, input, and advice are appreciated.
 

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I stumbled across this at a Goodwill last week, in the store mirror it looked good, and opted to swipe it up (for a pretty good price).

Tried it on again when I got home, and I think it may need an alteration or two.

I chose two shirts for these pics. Both are 18" neck, the blue shirt is a 38/39 sleeve, the red is a 37/38 sleeve.

Thoughts, opinions, input, and advice are appreciated.
Pants (at the bare minimum) need to be hemmed and tapered for sure - frankly pants are also quite messy overall but definitely need to be cleaned in the back. Don't have the knowledge nor vocabulary to really comment on the fit of the jacket... I'll leave that for other members here with more experience but button stance looks too high. I would also invest into some "nicer" shoes - maybe allen edmonds on sale or so. I would also try simple white shirts - respectfully your shirts look messy and "cheap" and I don't mean that in a mean way - just trying to be honest. I would pick up some basic solid colored shirts - maybe from Charles Tyrwhitt (I am sure other members have much better options that are also affordable). I think Kirby Allen from " the Hanger Project" has a few videos on youtube on cheaper shirts with good quality. The good thing is, you barely spent any money and you didn't spent thousand of dollars and looked like s*** like me a few months ago when I joined this forum...:)
 

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I stumbled across this at a Goodwill last week, in the store mirror it looked good, and opted to swipe it up (for a pretty good price).

Tried it on again when I got home, and I think it may need an alteration or two.

I chose two shirts for these pics. Both are 18" neck, the blue shirt is a 38/39 sleeve, the red is a 37/38 sleeve.

Thoughts, opinions, input, and advice are appreciated.

Too small/short. Return.
 

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Dauster, thanks for the feedback. I appreciate the honesty.

It's tough to find suits and blazers on a budget that fit (I'm 6'6"), and while this one seemed to fit ok overall, I knew I couldn't wear it out and about without adjustments.

I've got a few nicer (and white) shirts, but the blue and red ones were used to distinguish the sleeve length differences when it comes to the cuffs.
And yes, once I started taking the pictures I was taken aback by the backside pics.

Ter1413, can you elaborate on your post about 'too short' ?
 

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Dauster, thanks for the feedback. I appreciate the honesty.

It's tough to find suits and blazers on a budget that fit (I'm 6'6"), and while this one seemed to fit ok overall, I knew I couldn't wear it out and about without adjustments.

I've got a few nicer (and white) shirts, but the blue and red ones were used to distinguish the sleeve length differences when it comes to the cuffs.
And yes, once I started taking the pictures I was taken aback by the backside pics.

Ter1413, can you elaborate on your post about 'too short' ?
Can you give us an approximate budget and region where you located at? Also, may I suggest a sports jacket and chinos - maybe Banana Republic for the chinos - they always seem to be on sale and may not fit great but definitely look better than yours.
 

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Ter1413, can you elaborate on your post about 'too short' ?
The jacket is clearly too small/short. Ex. The sleeves and it doesn't fully cover your seat.
 

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Dauster,

I’m in western NY. Budget is rather minimal (hence the thrift store visits). With my height and such, alterations get pricey. By going the thrift store route, I save a few bucks.

Ter1413,

I see it now, especially in the back. Sleeves could be let out a little, but the back is still too short.
 

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Question for the tailors: I am going to attempt to take in a jacket waist through the center back seam. However, the seam is a welt seam (or a partial flat felled seam), where seam #1 joins the two panels, and seam #2 is 1/4" away and goes over one panel and the folded-over allowance. Jacket is partially-lined with dual vents.

I assume I need to first open #2, sew a new #1 where I want to take in material, then redo #2. How far should I open #2 (collar to hem, or can I stop short?) Also, how do I get #2 to be very parallel to #1, since it is highly visible? Can I just delete seam #2 altogether?

Edit: I'm asking how to tailor the back center seam of a suit like this:

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