The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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  1. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    Bump, open to any experts to answer. I will be going to my tailor in about an hour and a half.]

    Thanks gentlemen.
     
  2. TheloniusDrunk

    TheloniusDrunk Senior member

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    Hey all. Two new trousers came (first pair of nice clothes I've ordered) and both are pretty tight in the thighs, with one being tight in the whole upper block. I wanted to know if it was possible to have them altered to something that would better fit my legs or if they were beyond repair and if I should send them back.

    The first is the Walt Brown Houndstooth Trouser from Epaulet: (I don't know why the second pick is going horizontal, apologies).
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    The second is a pair of Glenn Plaid Trousers from Howard Yount:
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    For some reason both are making the second photo horizontal, I don't know why. The second are the pair that I feel are too tight in the entire upper block.

    Thanks!
     
  3. bnovc

    bnovc Well-Known Member

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    I posted these pictures a few weeks ago to the ModernTailor thread, but I didn't hear anything and would appreciate some feedback before I order another shirt.

    I feel like the sleeves are long enough in the picture, but when I wear them with a jacket, they don't stay down. Perhaps because the material is so flimsy?

    Thanks for any feedback.

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  4. JBG89

    JBG89 Senior member

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    Despos - any chance you could spare some advice?

     
  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    It may be that the armhole on the jacket is smaller than the armhole of the shirt, causing the jacket to pull up the sleeves when you wear it.
     
  6. g-banger

    g-banger Senior member

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    Hi All,

    I just purchased a OTR suit - i personally like the fit of the suit, when i tried the size up it was very very big. The suit is slim fitting.

    appreciate your feedback - btw apologies for my charcoal trousers, the suit pants need to be tailored.

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  7. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These need the seat and crotch let out but may not have enough outlet. Try sizing up. You want to fit your largest area, your seat, and have the waist taken in
     
  8. mnlgrind

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    Hello SF!

    I've been learning a lot from reading the threads here and I guess it is time for me to contribute. I have two custom made suits and both have different fits I would like to get some constructive feedback on how to go about altering it and for future purchases. I'm 6'0 and a size 52. I would really appreciate you comments and suggestions on these fit pics. Many thanks guys! Cheers! :)

    Suit #1: Its a standard black suit, I like the fit of the suit overall, I would prefer the pants to be a bit tapered though . I don't know what happened but it seems like the suit and the pant color do not match, is it the lighting?.

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    Suit #2: I apologize for not being able to press my suit. This suit fits and feels bigger than #1, I feel that it can be altered in the torso area to for a slimmer silhouette. The pants are a bit tapered compared to pants of suit #1. After taking the fit pics, I also noticed that my lower right shoulder is very much evident in these pictures which adds to the awkwardness in fit pics?. Lastly, I wanted to have a slimmer cut for this suit but then it might not fit well with my body type being a bit hefty in the torso area? Your thoughts are very much appreciated. Thanks again!

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  9. cogent

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    Your left leg is back some; may cause cloth is press against leg; then again maybe circumference around left thigh is too large
     
  10. Notatinyman

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    6' 2" 255 lbs (from 340)

    Starting to move away from typical fat guy wardrobe of tshirt and baggy jeans.

    This is my best fitting shirt. Does it fit? What can be improved or changed? (ignore the pit stains)

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  11. Michaelli86

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    I personally think the suit fits you perfectly. Maybe take some pictures with shoes so we can see if the pants are of proper length?
     
  12. Michaelli86

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    I personally think the suit fits you perfectly. Maybe take some pictures with shoes so we can see if the pants are of proper length?
     
  13. Michaelli86

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    The black suit fits really well. With the gray suit, you there is plenty of material that can be taken in at the waist.
     
  14. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    right on s b.
    i see that you remembered that one.
     
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  15. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    both suits suffer the same balance pr0blem a short front. see how the front pulls up, and the back has excess length.
    its major surgery. you cant lengthen the front, there is no cloth. the back must be shortened so much that it becomes shorter than the front.
    but the coat may become too short. a chance to take.
    you might consult the tutorials "balance explained".
    the brown may work out better, but does need to be taken in.
    are these really custom made or, made to measure?
     

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