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Trip to the tailor...

bettsme

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Making my first trip to a tailor to have some pre-owned jackets altered (incidentally, first post here on the 'forum).

Would appreciate some feedback on the fit of the submitted jacket photos (apologies for not getting the full composition to the floor in frame as I recognize this affects the profile). I am 6'2" and ~185lbs with an athletic build. I prefer a "modern" and trim silhouette. The first two jackets are listed as 42R and the third 40R (I tend to alternate between 40R and 42R depending on the jacket/cut/manufacturer).

To me all three jackets seem to fit reasonably well in the shoulders.

The first (dark checked sport jacket) desperately needs the sleeves shortened ~3/4-1". It seems to have excess material from the chest through the end of the jacket possibly more obvious because it runs on the shorter side of the three. Could it stand to take 2" in from the centre-back seam?

The second (khaki jacket from suit) I think fits reasonably well but I might take the sleeves up a finger's width. I also wonder about tapering the waist a little bit (is this possible?).

The third (navy blazer pewter buttons) I think could use a small sleeve shortening. I don't like the fit around the hips (maybe these are my natural child-rearing hips) but may be the unintended consequence of taking in the waist as I suggested directly above.

Thanks again for dropping in and appreciate the perspective.








 

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all three jackets are too short for you. that is unless your jeans are just droopy in the butt.
 

vanzdog

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your jeans do have a droop...doesnt look good IMHO.

I don't think the jackets are too short on you, especially for a casual outing. I really like the last one.
 

bettsme

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True on the jeans statement.... when I first purchased them ~6months ago I could barely get them buttoned. Now, dropped a few midsection pounds and they've stretched out more than I anticipated.
 

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