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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

Aloysius16

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I have a problem with nearly all my linen, or mostly linen jackets with double vents. The vents sort of split with the lower front of the jacket splaying open. Pressing makes it a little better for a while but the problem reverts quickly.

why might this happen and what might be a solution?
 

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Could be one of three things:

Long in the back balance
Tight over the hips
Poor tailoring
thanks, and I do know what you mean with these suggestions as they would explain the issue with wool jackets. But the issue with the linen jackets seems as though it doesn’t relate to these things, as it isn’t really an issue about the fit. Instead there is something ‘wavy’ about the drape of the cloth.
 

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In that case it's probably the lose weave of linen and the fabric has stretched. This is common
 

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I have a problem with nearly all my linen, or mostly linen jackets with double vents. The vents sort of split with the lower front of the jacket splaying open. Pressing makes it a little better for a while but the problem reverts quickly.

why might this happen and what might be a solution?
Nevermind. Misread. Listen to len
 

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I have a question regarding the construction of mens shorts. For a pair of mens shorts, which measurement dictates overall length where the front of the short hits the thigh; outseam or inseam? For example, if the outseam measures 15.5 inches and the inseam measures 6 inches, would dropping the inseam to 6.5 increase the length of the short or would it remain the same and the short have less of an angle upward on the inside of the thigh?
 

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I have a second question about the construction of mens short. In the majority of off the rack shorts, the point where the inseam and out seam are sewn flares out. Why does this happen and is there a way to have the short not do this. Please see circled are in attached image
 

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I have a question regarding the construction of mens shorts. For a pair of mens shorts, which measurement dictates overall length where the front of the short hits the thigh; outseam or inseam? For example, if the outseam measures 15.5 inches and the inseam measures 6 inches, would dropping the inseam to 6.5 increase the length of the short or would it remain the same and the short have less of an angle upward on the inside of the thigh?
Are you asking about the rise length? 15.5 inch outseam with 6 inch inseam means a 9 inch rise length, which is low rise. Increasing the inseam to 6.5 inch will still leave a 9 inch rise, outseam of 16 inch.
 

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Sorry for the crude editing. See photo. I am saying if you extend the inseam down a half Inch to 6.5 inches and keep out seam at 15.5 inches would the bottom of the hem still hit the thigh in the same spot (line in photo). I am trying to understand if its possible to decrease the amount of slope up (circled in photo) without increasing overall length. Hope this makes sense.
 

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