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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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Hi, I just received this Linen MTM suit from Collaro. I've had a few pairs of trousers from them and am pretty happy with the fit at this point. It is however the first jacket that I've had from them and I think, whilst it's pretty good for a first go, especially considering it's all been done remotely, but could be improved.

Please let me know any alterations you think are necessary for this jacket and to my pattern for possible future commissions.

Thank you,

Henry
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Does anyone have any experience of getting polo shirts hemmed ?

I have a few Ralph Lauren polo shirts that needs shortening 2-3 inches from the bottom.

How much can i expect to pay ? Am assuming the correct machine they would use is a overstitch machine ?
 

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Hello everyone, I would love some advice. I just ordered a MTO jacket from S&M. I ordered it to look exactly like this jacket, except on my MTO jacket, the sleeves have surgeon/functional cuffs and are .25" inches shorter. Do you guys think that is enough or should I have gone to .50" inches?

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Sleeves look good here your shirt sleeves are a bit short in my opinion. .5 inch shorter than this is too much.
 

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Bespoke suit from Will Field of Field English Custom Tailors in Washington, D.C. I put on 5 pounds over quarantine and am wondering if I should have it let out at all. Curious as to any other fit feedback.
 

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Hi, I just received this Linen MTM suit from Collaro. I've had a few pairs of trousers from them and am pretty happy with the fit at this point. It is however the first jacket that I've had from them and I think, whilst it's pretty good for a first go, especially considering it's all been done remotely, but could be improved.

Please let me know any alterations you think are necessary for this jacket and to my pattern for possible future commissions.

Thank you,

HenryView attachment 1669978View attachment 1669980View attachment 1669982
please note I am not a tailor so listen to others on those issues, but just wanted to add that it looks a remarkably good fit for an online process first attempt. All the main attributes of the jacket seem to be in good order - especially shoulder fit, balance and sleeve pitch. The only clear issue - and one that should be easily remedied - is that the waist/hips looks tight and I suspect the vents will not lie flat when you open them up. So you will want to let this area out. The only problem is if the tightness is around the hips - lower than the side seams - and needs more surgery.

the only other suggestion I had was whether the sleeves might be a little too narrow, especially for linen, but that’s down to your comfort and aesthetic I guess.
 

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Hi, I just received this Linen MTM suit from Collaro. I've had a few pairs of trousers from them and am pretty happy with the fit at this point. It is however the first jacket that I've had from them and I think, whilst it's pretty good for a first go, especially considering it's all been done remotely, but could be improved.

Please let me know any alterations you think are necessary for this jacket and to my pattern for possible future commissions.

Thank you,

HenryView attachment 1669978View attachment 1669980View attachment 1669982
All looks good.
You aren't wearing shoes so I'm guessing but I would make the trouser length longer. My preference is to sit on top of the shoe. Not sure without seeing a proper shoe. I am sure you need to lengthen the right leg. It is shorter than the left and even more so in the back.
Easy to make both legs the same length.
The way the back falls in at the waist is due to "sway back" posture. Not sure I would fool with it. If you are comfortable, keep everything as is.
 

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Bespoke suit from Will Field of Field English Custom Tailors in Washington, D.C. I put on 5 pounds over quarantine and am wondering if I should have it let out at all. Curious as to any other fit feedback.
If you like to "feel" the jacket hug you and think the 5lbs will come off, don't do anything.

The waist suppression across the back looks a touch exaggerated.

You could have the sides let out a bit on each side and still have a nice shape.
 
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please note I am not a tailor so listen to others on those issues, but just wanted to add that it looks a remarkably good fit for an online process first attempt. All the main attributes of the jacket seem to be in good order - especially shoulder fit, balance and sleeve pitch. The only clear issue - and one that should be easily remedied - is that the waist/hips looks tight and I suspect the vents will not lie flat when you open them up. So you will want to let this area out. The only problem is if the tightness is around the hips - lower than the side seams - and needs more surgery.

the only other suggestion I had was whether the sleeves might be a little too narrow, especially for linen, but that’s down to your comfort and aesthetic I guess.
Thank you for your time and comments. I agree with the thoughts around the waist, although I am not sure of the solution. I have quite a lot of space around the waist on the jacket and actually wouldn't mind a little more waist suppression when looking at it from the front. It does however bunch up across my lower back, so perhaps needs to be let out lower across the hips.

I'm also not 100% happy about some collapsing under my right arm on the front - due to my droped shoulder.
 

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All looks good.
You aren't wearing shoes so I'm guessing but I would make the trouser length longer. My preference is to sit on top of the shoe. Not sure without seeing a proper shoe. I am sure you need to lengthen the right leg. It is shorter than the left and even more so in the back.
Easy to make both legs the same length.
The way the back falls in at the waist is due to "sway back" posture. Not sure I would fool with it. If you are comfortable, keep everything as is.
Yeah the choice of footwear doesn't help but I was pretty happy with the trousers at this point as the measurements were based of previous pairs. I think I actually have them pulled up higher then wear they sit in reality and I prefer no break. But it is something I will bear in mind as I wear them more.

With regards to the back I would prefer it to drape cleaner without bunching but agree it could be difficult to achieve with my hollow lower back and posture. Not sure if it can be easily fixed and messing around with it too much probably isn't worth it.

Thank you for your feedback.
 

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Thank you for your time and comments. I agree with the thoughts around the waist, although I am not sure of the solution. I have quite a lot of space around the waist on the jacket and actually wouldn't mind a little more waist suppression when looking at it from the front. It does however bunch up across my lower back, so perhaps needs to be let out lower across the hips.

I'm also not 100% happy about some collapsing under my right arm on the front - due to my droped shoulder.
i would refer to Despos’ expert knowledge on this, diagnosing the issue as being due to your sway back posture rather than a tight waist. I’m not sure this can be addressed by alteration straightforwardly but the suit looks very good overall.
 
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Bespoke suit from Will Field of Field English Custom Tailors in Washington, D.C. I put on 5 pounds over quarantine and am wondering if I should have it let out at all. Curious as to any other fit feedback.
not to be a d*** but why not get a off the rack suit if the bespoke result look like this ? if this is your 1st attempt I would understand but the pants and jack seem very messy in the back - but god knows I had my own fair share of questionable results... hope you can get it fixed.
 

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