The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. lvleph

    lvleph New Member

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    This is my first post, here on the StyleForums, I hope my photos are of decent quality. I am currently living in a hotel room, so I have done the best with the lighting that I have. I also have the tie on because I popped a button on the shirt and have noticed people commenting about unbuttoned shirts. The shirt sleeves are probably on the short/tight side, so... The suit is cheap, but I am a grad student, so... Anyway, I feel the fit has issues and after pointing this out to the tailor and having him disagree I figure I would get you guys' opinion. Also, if anyone can point me to a good tailor in Albuquerque, NM or somewhere near Roanoke, VA I would be grateful. Thanks in advance for your help.
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  2. lvleph

    lvleph New Member

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  3. aspasp

    aspasp Senior member

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    http://imgur.com/a/hMf8u
    I think the sleeves need to be slimmed down, and possibly the waist?
    What do you guys think? Thanks
     
  4. itsmejson

    itsmejson Senior member

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    I would say so, but also the sleeves look to be too short. take my advice w/ a grain of salt, still learning
     
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  5. bja70

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    hello tailors,

    just got a suit made and wanted your input on any changes i should ask for.
    i was also going to have another one made in grey so i thought i would ask the experts before that.

    this suit is dark navy with thin pinstripes.
    would the pants look too "trendy" if i went with a bit more taper.

    any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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  6. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you have an erect stance . thats why the rolls of cloth are there. the back should be shortened at the top. to understand read the tutorials on balance. and the one on shortening the top of the back. the sleeves need shortening to show a half to a quarter inch of shirt cuff.
    the trouser legs seem different. do you have the low shoulder/high hip syndrome? again the tutorials would bring understanding.
     
  7. lvleph

    lvleph New Member

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    Thank you. The sleeve issue was one of the things I argued with the tailor about. He said my sleeves were too short, which was partly true. In the end he said he would shorten them, but I don't believe he did. I also said something about the leg lengths being different. He attempted to fix that and then I mentioned that it was still off, but he also disagree with me there. Then the rolling at the top he said was because I turned my head, but it was there even when I didn't. I eventually just gave up. All of this was after he tailored it the first time. Basically, the tailor and I didn't agree on anything that needed to be done, which is why I was asking for a suggestion a decent tailor.

    From the pictures it looks to me like I have a right high shoulder and possibly a low left hip. But, I wouldn't think it would cause that much of a difference in the pant leg. Anyway, thank you very much for your help.
     
  8. TheloniusDrunk

    TheloniusDrunk Senior member

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    Just got a new Canali Jacket in the mail, it's a 42L (and I'm ideally a 40 XL), I just wanted to see if it wasn't unsalvageably big in the chest. Please tell me this can be taken in sufficiently.

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  9. RDiaz

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    Does it really feel big? Because you look better than 90% of what's posted here, you're lucky :)
     
  10. Liquidus

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    I don't get why everyone posts a fit pic with their arms spread out.
     
  11. repsakC

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    Hey, thanks for the thread, this has been a great read before I joined SF. Decided to make it official to ask this question. Unfortunately, these pictures are all I have and there is a bit of backstory: Tried this suit on (these pics are right off the hanger, prior to any adjustments made), liked it better than anything else I'd found in my search, and decided to go for it. After some tailoring by the guy who was selling me the suit, I tried it on again and I'm convinced it's too small (no pictures, and I hardly need feedback on whether or not it's small - the button practically screams to be let loose and the vents flare enough to make me look like a blue (or in this case, a grey?) jay coming in for a landing..). So my question here is, how well did it fit before the tailoring shenanigans? I think the more fashion forward/edgy store owner/tailor got a bit overzealous with the waist suppression etc. but I can't know for certain unless I have a basis for how well the original, untouched suit fit.

    Also, you can't tell in these pictures but there is now some funny indenting on the side of my shoulders towards the top, and I doubt it was there before cutting. Is this a sign to run away, or a reversible effect of over-tailoring? In the picture, there seems to be a lot of rippling near the armhole on the dorsal side. Result of incorrect armhole pitch? Could this also be affecting the shoulder indents and the current feeling that my shoulders hit too far forward when I put the jacket on? What's the solution for all this?

    Again, I apologize for the mediocre quality of the photos, they're really all I have. Note that I am not wearing the trousers.. xD clearly, I anticipated needing an SF review well in advance. Hoorah, planning. I also apologize for my technological ineptitude that is directly responsible for the lack of proper vertical orientation in the pictures...

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    Is there anything else about this suit I should be watching out for? I know this isn't much to go with, but any help would be very, very much appreciated. It is the first suit, and I'm trying to get more right than wrong on the first one.. At least I had the intelligence to try consulting SF, right? ;)

    Additionally: I do have the option to back out, the guy's being really nice and offered to refund my $ if we couldn't make it work, so be as critical as possible. To give you an idea, I paid 350, tailoring included. The brand is Mantoni, fabric is super 140s (if you believe the tag.. some SF posts about Mantoni/similar brands from a while back make me take that with a grain of salt) if that matters in the scheme of things.
     
  12. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Primarily to show how low/high the arm-holes are.
     
  13. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Me too



    I don't look at any of these views with arms flailing because there is nothing to be seen or discerned by it.
     
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  14. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Hey guys, the issue with my jacket is the dents from the sleeve heads. Please see picture below. Is there anyway to remedy this issue and what typically causes this issue? Thanks much for your comments. smile.gif :slayer:

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  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The top rounded part of the sleeve is the sleeve cap. The cap is too high in relation to the armhole. It's like fitting a circle that has a diameter of 10.5" into a circle that is 10" in diameter. The extra 1/2" creates the divot. The sleeve has to be opened and trimmed down to correct this. Can also be caused by a sleeve that is too narrow for the width of the armhole and it creates a pull from the the tension.
     

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