• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

DorianGreen

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2022
Messages
5,237
Reaction score
7,079
Can I get your opinions. I typically wear a size 40R and this jacket is a 42L. I am looking at sizing up because of my chest. I have suspicions that this jacket is just a tad too wide on the shoulders. Maybe a tad long for my body poportions even though Ihave a longer torso at 20 inches for my 5’11’’ height.

I know if I kept it I would need to have the sleeves shortened and the back taken in some. I just don’t want to do it if it is just to big on my shoulders no matter how much I love the cloth.

View attachment 2048083 View attachment 2048085 View attachment 2048087 View attachment 2048089 View attachment 2048091 View attachment 2048095 View attachment 2048097 View attachment 2048099 View attachment 2048103 View attachment 2048105 View attachment 2048107

Although not so big on the shoulders, the overall impression is that the jacket is too wide. As for the length, it's on the long side, somehow old-fashioned, but doesn't look bad or disproportioned (a whole body picture would be useful, though): I think that it's a matter of personal taste. Did you ever try a 40L?
 
Last edited:

gimpwiz

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2020
Messages
659
Reaction score
642
How long should the cuff show on a french cuff with a Tuxedo? I feel like if I am hanging my arms straight down, it's showing about 1/2", but it disappears as soon as I move my arms around. Should I aim for longer sleeve so the sleeve doesn't pull up as I am moving around?
Very late response, but the length you have is correct.
 

vik93

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2020
Messages
22
Reaction score
5
Can I get opinions on the fit of this jacket please?
IMG_8618.jpeg
IMG_8619.jpeg
IMG_8620.jpeg
 
Last edited:

gimpwiz

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2020
Messages
659
Reaction score
642
Looks a bit tight across the lower back to me. Though I wonder if some of the oddity comes from the rear vents being basted shut.
 

vik93

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2020
Messages
22
Reaction score
5
Looks a bit tight across the lower back to me. Though I wonder if some of the oddity comes from the rear vents being basted shut.
I agree. You can see from the side shot it’s really preventing the lower back of the jacket from sitting right. Worst case, is this something a tailor could rectify?
 

WoolyLamb

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2023
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
4,672
Although not so big on the shoulders, the overall impression is that the jacket is too wide. As for the length, it's on the long side, somehow old-fashioned, but doesn't look bad or disproportioned (a whole body picture would be useful, though): I think that it's a matter of personal taste. Did you ever try a 40L?

Too long. You may want to try 42 - Regular for length, Slim for width.
I usually stay regular to give me more balance but I think I could use a little more width and shoulder which is why I was trying a 42L. I think 42R slim will likely be the sweetspot or just stick with 40R and maybe let out the chest a smidge.
 

Testudo_Aubreii

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
947
Reaction score
309
IMO, it needs letting out at the back waist and in the seat/skirts--vents flaring means the seat is a bit tight. Would be easier to judge collar fit if you were wearing a shirt buttoned at the neck. But the front, upper back, and sleeves look good. So if the collar fits, I'd take it to a good alterations tailor (somebody who makes/has made custom jackets). Like Sam Wazin in NYC. Or a non-SF-famous bespoke shop--most of them do alterations to survive. Ask what they think. I suspect somebody like that can make it look good.
Thank you. I think so too, but I’m also nothing close to an expert.
 

Peak and Pine

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2010
Messages
363
Reaction score
337

vik93

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2020
Messages
22
Reaction score
5
IMO, it needs letting out at the back waist and in the seat/skirts--vents flaring means the seat is a bit tight. Would be easier to judge collar fit if you were wearing a shirt buttoned at the neck. But the front, upper back, and sleeves look good. So if the collar fits, I'd take it to a good alterations tailor (somebody who makes/has made custom jackets). Like Sam Wazin in NYC. Or a non-SF-famous bespoke shop--most of them do alterations to survive. Ask what they think. I suspect somebody like that can make it look good.
Thanks for the input. Appreciated 👍
 

Featured Sponsor

Do You Consider Sustainability When Purchasing Clothes?

  • Always - Sustainability is a top priority in all my clothing purchases.

  • Often - I frequently consider sustainability, but it isn't the main factor in my decisions.

  • Rarely - I seldom consider sustainability when purchasing clothes.

  • Never - Sustainability is not a factor I consider in my clothing choices.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
510,020
Messages
10,615,925
Members
225,109
Latest member
Richard Cohen
Top