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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

stubbsj20

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First difficulty doing this alteration is finding someone who understands what needs to be done and knows how to set sleeves. Sleeves are more difficult than other parts of making a jacket. Sleeves will be removed and put on again in the new position. 3-4 hours of work for a good tailor.
Again, thank you very much for the quick response and guidance!
 

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Looking for feedback on the fit of these 2 suit jackets (Brooks Bros. Milano & Regent)
(ignore the pants)
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Looking for feedback on the fit of these 2 suit jackets (Brooks Bros. Milano & Regent)
(ignore the pants)
I'd argue I like the cleaner chest in the second photo (guessing it is the Regent model) and it'll probably be a better overall fit after you tailor the jacket (take in waist to give shape similar to milano; shorten sleeves to appropriate length).
 

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This happens with some regular/forward pleat patterns. Forward pleats are difficult to fit well. The way this maker creates the pattern may not be right for you. It's all about the pattern and the drape here is something you cannot change without changing the pattern.
Never heard of a lambswool trouser cloth. There doesn't seem to be much body to this cloth. Cloth appears to be too soft to use for trousers. Would confirm with the maker or whoever makes the cloth. The crease is is lost wherever there is stress on the crease.
Have you tried reverse pleats? They may work with your body type better. This never occurs with reverse pleats.

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few more thoughts. Look at pictures of forward/regular pleats and you see variations of where the pleat is placed and meets the waistband. Some pleats are closer to the fly and the pleats drape like ( ). Your trouser the pleats are farther from the fly.
If you are set on having forward pleats you have to find the cut/pattern that works for you.
If you are doing MTM you want to find the maker with a better pattern that works for you.
If you work with a tailor he has to figure out how to draft for your body type.
Some body types aren't compatible with regular pleats.
Excellent, well explained response. Thank you for all the information you provide here.
 

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