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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    ^you can just alter your measurements. ask for a longer coat hem, slightly more room in the chest and waist, slightly wider lapels, slightly wider pants, and voila - a conservative suit. it's still the best bang for your buck 'round these parts, as long as you know all your other measurements.
     


  2. water

    water Senior member

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    ^ Exactly.

    Given the way most men dress in the work place today I doubt you are going to cause too many blank stares wearing a slim cut suit. Given that those who wear a suit are probably wearing one a size too big, I would think a slim cut would look very good.

    I ordered my first TaT suit a couple of weeks ago. Asked for something that was a slight departure from the house style. Jason was very familiar with the references I provided so I am quite enthusiastic to see the final product. To get the look I was aiming for we lengthened the coat, widened the lapels a touch (2.75") and went with slanted trouser pockets. I do not expect a suit that says "conservative" to anyone. But I do expect one that is razor sharp.
     


  3. Philosoph

    Philosoph Senior member

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    ^ Sounds nice. Contrary to some opinions (especially in the MC forum) I don't think anyone will lose points for wearing a slim suit to an interview or in a business environment. The only way you'd look overly trendy or fashiony is if your suit does not "suit" you or is out of proportion with your body. If you have a slim, sharp suit and it fits you well, what will be noticed is that you look good, not the width of your lapels.
     


  4. SWB

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    I thought I'd give some impressions and post photos of my jacket now that it's here. Jason was incredibly helpful throughout the process--there were a couple mistakes in the first jacket I received, but those were quickly rectified, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I went with a fairly short cut, which I think turned out well despite being a little unconventional. The fit is spot-on almost everywhere, though I think the tailor who took my measurements must've been overly generous on the shoulders. Camera quality is a little lacking, but here are a few shots to demonstrate the fit: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The shoulders unfortunately look far too big in the back, which of course was entirely my fault in not double-checking the measurements. In retrospect, I think the look I was going for requires a little more subdued shoulders than the traditional TaT cut anyway, but given how well the rest turned out, I feel they definitely stand out negatively. Is it true that this couldn't really be altered by a tailor? An extra inch of length might've helped balance that out, but as-is I think it looks a bit awkward. I don't think I'm nearly knowledgeable enough to comment on the quality, though from a strictly amateur perspective, it is quite impressive. Fantastic attention to detail and beautifully cut--I definitely intend to order a full suit from Jason in the future. I'd love to hear some feedback on the fit, and if anyone has suggestions for the shoulder width, I'd really appreciate it. Edit: the photo from the back is with the jacket unbuttoned, forgot to take a buttoned shot.
     


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  6. SWB

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    looks great...what length did you ask for the blazer?

    I believe it was 30", but essentially it falls at the same point as the cuffs.
     


  7. vvoc

    vvoc Senior member

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    wow 30" is pretty long but that looks short..i think i got a 28" on mine and it looked a little longer....how tall are you?
     


  8. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    wow 30" is pretty long but that looks short..i think i got a 28" on mine and it looked a little longer....how tall are you?

    His pants are riding much lower than suit trousers, which is why it looks so short.
     


  9. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Still quite short. Mine is 29.5" and it goes about and inch or so below my cuffs. He must be pretty tall, I'm 6'.
     


  10. water

    water Senior member

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    If the length is 30" you must be quite tall.

    Hard to comment much as I cannot really see the lapels or the jacket waist...
     


  11. SWB

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    I'm a little under 6' 3", but I did request a shorter-than-usual cut.

    I'll try and get some clearer photos up later. bad lighting, I know.
     


  12. upnorth

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    I've been reading this monster of a thread and soemone mentioned of a pictorial guide on how to take the measurements. I've looked at the website and also the blog but all the pictures I found was measuring the front and back of the shoulders.

    Is there a complete pictorial guide to taking measurements hiding somewhere that I might have missed out?
     


  13. Lel

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    Bump for that diagram because I just tried searching the thread and didn't find a thing.
     


  14. Joel_Cairo

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    Hey Jason, when you get a chance could you post a direct chest & shoulders pic (something like the one below) of the one-button peak lapel model? I'm thinking of getting my next TaT in that style, but I'm having a hard time finding pictures that simply and clearly show the look of the lapels (most shots are in motion, at angles, etc)

    thanks

    [​IMG]
     


  15. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    How wide are the TaT lapels? They seem slimmer than any I've ever seen.
     


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