1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emptym, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. [​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I know I need to shorten the pants. Not sure if the suit sleeves are a tad short or if I just need to shorten the shirt sleeves. Also, that crease on my right shoulder, is that an issue with the pressing job done? Didn't notice that when I put it on our of the box, but did after I had it pressed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012
  2. jbernard

    jbernard Senior member

    Messages:
    124
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Location:
    Michigan
    I had this problem with a m2m suit earlier this month. This can be because of a basically 2 reasons. 1 the most probable, is the chest and arm are a tad but too tight. You don't want it out too much but just enough to stop the chest from pulling the arm outward and causing that dimple. the second is it may be about .25" to .50" to wide. I had my jacket remade because I didn't really want to drive a few hours to my tailor for a chance that he could fix it. Your best bet would be to try to get it take out in the back and make more room in the chest. If you can get it remade I would do that though.
     
  3. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    jbernard

    i responded two days ago. you must have missed it?
    post # 1499
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012
  4. DennyCrane13

    DennyCrane13 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Hi,

    I just bought two suits from SuitSupply. The first 3 pictures are the Washington cut and the second 3 are the Sienna cut. If you could give me some advice as to alterations/adjustments/fit critiques I would be much appreciative.

    Thanks,
    DennyCrane13

    p.s. Sorry I couldn't get the pictures to upload in the correct orientation. I tried a couple of times..... [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. StormRider

    StormRider Senior member

    Messages:
    137
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Hi. I just got my second shirt from Modern Tailor. The first shirt was a bit wide on the chest and especially around the waist, so I reduce the half-chest by 1cm and half-waist by 3 cm. It now feels quite tight around the chest, not bad around the waist. I'm ready to get some more shirts from modern tailor and would like to know if there are any improvement I can make to make it fit better. I'm thinking of adding the 1 cm half-chest back, and add 1 cm to half- waist.

    BTW, I usually wear my shirt tucked in, the untucked picture are to show the length of the shirt. I will also order a couple of flat-bottom casual shirts probably 2-3 cm shorter in length than thsi one to be worn untucked, any modification I should make to the casual shirt based on the fit of this?

    Thank in advance.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

    Messages:
    4,199
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Location:
    Liquidating Assets
    I wear the following shirt untucked, I am getting rid of the box pleat. What else should be done to the shirt? ( I have about 15 of these in my closet that are from my pre sf days and they are new so instead of donating them and buying new shirts I would like to make them work)


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  7. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    
    hello pogiguy thank you for buttoning the shirt collar. i like that tie. most glaring is that they didnt take care of your right low shoulder. go to the tutorials, and find out how to measure the low shoulder . if you order again, tell them how much lower it is. the hips/seat is too tight thats why that bunching in back. the sleeves could be re hung and moved back a little. this would help in cleaning up the sleeves. the trousers are a little tightthe pockets are gaping. when the right shoulder is low the right hip is usually higher. the tutorials explain how to measure. tell your tailor about these things. if yoi order on the net, thend send these pictures as well. good luck Alex
     
  8. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    lesamora
    is this a rtw or a m2m?
     
  9. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    denny crane 13

    if these suits are longs you should be wearing a regular.
    if they are regulars you should be wearing shorts.
    in other words they are too long.
     
  10. DennyCrane13

    DennyCrane13 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    I'm 6"1. Is it common for someone 6"1 to be wearing a 44S? Those are all 44R.
     
  11. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

    Messages:
    187
    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Location:
    Sheffield / UK
    Not if you're a larger person
     
  12. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    storm rider

    i think you could slope the shoulders by 1 cm.
    also have a right low shoulder done.
    go to the tutorials to learn how to measure
    for a low shoulder.

    and stop flapping your arms. the wright brothers proved that does not work.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  13. DennyCrane13

    DennyCrane13 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    What necessarily denotes a larger person? I have a 35" waist. I ahve ot wear a 44 to fit my shoulders. The 42 are much too small.
     
  14. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    

    removing the box pleat will hardly make any difference in the fit.
    the hip is far too tight. there is no way to make it bigger.
    you will always have that baggy back.
    you might try leaving the two or three bottom buttons open.

    and stop flapping your arms. you cant fly that way.
     
  15. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    denny
    dont know what else to tell you. but they say that pictures dont lie.
    and these pictures look too long in the body.
    is it something about the camera angle? or something else?
    at 6" 1' yes the rules say, in rtw sizes you should be wearing longs.
    but then rules are made to be broken.
    can you measure the length of these coats?
     
  16. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

    Messages:
    4,199
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Location:
    Liquidating Assets
    A tailor,

    Okay I know the RL OCBD is not loved but as I said I have at least 15 of these shirts that are practically new so I would like to wear them.

    The shirt was darted, I assume if I have the darts removed this will help. They could also take in fabric in the back right?

    The alterations were done by "a reputable" tailor, how should I handle the situation? Is it my fault he made these mistakes? The shirts were very boxy to begin with so he had plenty of fabric to work with.

    If anyone else has advice I would appreciate it.
     
  17. DennyCrane13

    DennyCrane13 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Thats for your help tailor. They are 31" back length (bottom of collor to bottom of jacket). So they are pretty much right where they should be for a 44R right? Do you think the problem might have something to do with my 9.5" difference between my shoulder and chest measurement, making everything baggy? Does that make me a candidate for MTM or can I still buy OTR and get tailoring done? My chest is only 40", but my shoulders are 49.5" by my measurement right now. That should put me in a 42/44 category correct? Maybe I should try the 42"?
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,333
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    It seems like with these shirts you are going to have to live with it.
     
  19. AbrahamFromNOLA

    AbrahamFromNOLA Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    I purchased this Oxxford Double Breasted 6 x 1 off of Ebay and sent it to my favorite tailor for a tune up. My tailor doesn't like giving estimates so I had no idea how much bill would be. I picked up the suit today and was surprised at the $200 bill. The fit to me is fine except for the puckering in the back and the funny stuff going on by the button. I would love some opinions on the fit of the jacket. I'll take some pictures of the pants after my battery recharges.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.
     
  20. StormRider

    StormRider Senior member

    Messages:
    137
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    

    A tailor, thanks, your comments are always helpful. I will see if modern tailor can slope the shoulder, and I remember they have a shoulder angle selection box when ordering.
    You pointed out the right low shoulder before. I am going to order a suit from Indochino soon, should I send them one of these pictures to show the right low shoulder?
    I promise I won't flap my arms in future pictures, though in all seriousness, do I need to adjust the arm hole?
    Thanks
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by