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The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions

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

  1. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    Thanks for your advice about the last sportcoat. I took it to a local tailor and decided that the $110 estimate was more than I wanted to swing.

    But I definitely want to keep this sportcoat, if I can make it work. It was an ebay pickup that didn't come with measurements, but it's a 38 short, so I figured it was a good gamble. While the length is good, and the chest is fine, the shoulders are a tad wide, and the arms could be slimmed down a bit. Any estimates on how much something like this might cost? Also, what else should I have done?

    I'm planning on taking this in during lunch tomorrow and hoping that it gets done by Wednesday for an SU alumni gathering.

    Your comments are very much appreciated.


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  2. ebayhtl

    ebayhtl Senior member

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    Thank you a tailor. So were my following thoughts right? How does the fit look in general?

    1) Arms/shoulders are too baggy
    2) Bit too long
    3) Shoulders may be too wide

    I think 1) is right and 2) is right (but can be fixed easily), but not sure about 3).

    Thanks.
     
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  3. kwriley

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    Let me know about the fit. It is my first suit from Indochino. Overall happy with it.



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  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sorry about that but too deep is one way of saying, you need higher armholes.
    the sleeve could be rehung [rotated] to match the angle that your arms hang at.
     


  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    there are no advantages, but if being authentic is important to you, then chain.
     


  6. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tried to take better pictures of the charcoal suit in Napoli fit, which seemed the best fit in my opinion. Immediate question: is the suit too small for me? If not, what could be done to improve the fit (apart from shortening the pants which are obviously too long)?
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    hello mikael
    if the shoulders are comfortable then:
    you have a right low shoulder.
    you have very erect posture. the back needs to be shortened from the top.
    the sides at the waist and hips need to be let out.
    the sleeves can be rehung [rotated] .
     


  7. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hello ayz
    if the 36 feels comfortable in the shoulders, then at 6'1" it should be 36 long.
    that would also give you sleeves an inch longer.
    the back should be shortened at the top.
    and you have a right low shoulder.
     


  8. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hi ilm
    first, always unbutton the lower front button.
    the jacket length is far too short. it must cover the buns and a little more.
    if the shoulders feel tight then they must be larger. a finished garment cannot be made larger in the shoulders.
    the back needs to be shortened slightly at the top.
    the right sleeve needs to be lengthened more than the left does.
    cant see much on the trousers the coat is covering it.
    i thought the hamstrings are at the back of the ankles.

    you might browse through the tutorials. something there may help you understand.
     
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  9. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hello espan your pictures dont show any detail on my screen. look at the side views. see that hump just below the collar on the back. that should be removed. go to the tutorials. find the title"that pesky roll below the collar". that should help you understand.
     


  10. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    looks good from here!
    you are one of a few lucky guys that won the crap shoot.
    hope i dont have to eat my words later..
    because your photo does not show much in the way of detail.
     
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  11. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    all three items are ones that take a good deal of time [read money].
    the pictures dont show very distinctly.
     


  12. ebayhtl

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    Thank you a tailor.
     


  13. jrd617

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    I have a suit with pants that are that are too tight in the seat, but the proper width in the waist. I know this because it looks tight in the back, and the front pockets "flare out." (They don't lay flat)

    Is is possible to just let out the seat with this seam? I think this is just called "seat shaping," but I could be wrong. I don't need the waist band let out.

    Looks like I only have about an inch of material to work with at the area where the seat is. Should I not even attempt to get more room out these pants?

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  14. a tailor

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    yes jrd you have an inch to use in the back.
    problem is that the cloth in back may not come to the front.
    you may also need to let out the crotch.
    you can try it if it does not work the seams can be put back.
    there is a larger alteration that can be done for pocket flare.
     
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  15. jrd617

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    Many thanks for the help.

    What's the alteration that is done for pocket flare? Is that usually a symptom of tightness, or is it unrelated?
     


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