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Waist suppression limited for side vent jackets (PICS)?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by up1bin, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. JTA

    JTA Senior member

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    No offense, but IMHO it is either the suit is wrongly tagged or you misunderstand your size.
     
  2. up1bin

    up1bin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the suit looked and felt fine from the front when I took it to my tailor... didn't see how the back/side looked until I got back and decided to take the photos.

    I contacted Jeff regarding the suit, hopefully he will have some suggestions. At 5'8" 145lbs, I don't think I have that much of a freak body and most 36 have fit me well. I really do hope its a case of mislabeling because the suit is very nice for the price I paid and I'd really like to make it work.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback, I guess a picture is worth a thousand words...
     
  3. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Yeah, the suit looked and felt fine from the front when I took it to my tailor... didn't see how the back/side looked until I got back and decided to take the photos.

    I contacted Jeff regarding the suit, hopefully he will have some suggestions. At 5'8" 145lbs, I don't think I have that much of a freak body and most 36 have fit me well. I really do hope its a case of mislabeling because the suit is very nice for the price I paid and I'd really like to make it work.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback, I guess a picture is worth a thousand words...


    You're same height and weight as me, and I consistently buy 36 with few exceptions. Hope it's a mis tagged item for you.
     
  4. MrG

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    Yeah, the suit looked and felt fine from the front when I took it to my tailor... didn't see how the back/side looked until I got back and decided to take the photos.

    I contacted Jeff regarding the suit, hopefully he will have some suggestions. At 5'8" 145lbs, I don't think I have that much of a freak body and most 36 have fit me well. I really do hope its a case of mislabeling because the suit is very nice for the price I paid and I'd really like to make it work.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback, I guess a picture is worth a thousand words...


    I have the M. Valentino in a 38R, and it's a pretty snug 38R. I'm really surprised you're having the opposite experience. Regardless, Jeff will take care of you, his service is always top-notch.

    Also, one more vote for being able to take in the waist. I had no problem having the waist taken in on my side vented M. Valentino, and it came out looking great, so I can attest that it can be done on that very suit! [​IMG]
     
  5. Millerp

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    I guess a picture is worth a thousand words...
    Absolutely. You might also want to e-mail the pictures to Jeff so he can see for himself if you haven't already done so.
     
  6. dk123

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    To the OP, what is the pit-to-pit measurement on the jacket? The jacket also looks quite long for a 36S. What is the length of the jacket from bottom of collar?
     
  7. SkinnyGoomba

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    Just a note, after you do size the suit correctly or buy another brand that fits, the waist if taken in a bit, will need to have the vents recut to prevent them from opening up. A good tailor recuts the vents.
     
  8. JayJay

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    ^^^My tailor recuts the vents. The jacket ends up looking very nice.
     
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    Just a note, after you do size the suit correctly or buy another brand that fits, the waist if taken in a bit, will need to have the vents recut to prevent them from opening up. A good tailor recuts the vents.

    Recut the vents? How is this done? [​IMG]
     
  10. JayJay

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    Recut the vents? How is this done? [​IMG]
    I don't know, but the jackets look fine when they're returned to me.
     
  11. SkinnyGoomba

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    Recut the vents? How is this done? [​IMG]
    Ask your tailor. [​IMG]
     
  12. up1bin

    up1bin Well-Known Member

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    To the OP, what is the pit-to-pit measurement on the jacket? The jacket also looks quite long for a 36S. What is the length of the jacket from bottom of collar?

    The length from bottom of collar to end is 29.5" and pit to pit (not sure if i measured the correct location) is 20.25". Not sure how to measure this stuff - do I stretch it taut before measuring or just leave it relaxed? I took relaxed measurements...

    I also attached a pic of my Sarar suit jacket - there is a lot more "contouring" on the sides of my Sarar jacket than there is on the M. Valentino. Maybe this is the difference between fit even though they are both Size 36?
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  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    measure shoulder to shoulder.

    The chest measurement is big for a 36, but still in the range. I really doubt its mistagged.

    36Reg should be about 38"-40" on the chest, 17.25"-17.75" on the shoulder, 30" BOC on the length
     
  14. up1bin

    up1bin Well-Known Member

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    Just an update on the suit - I contacted Jeff and he promptly asked that I return the suit so that he can take hand measurements, just to be sure he didn't mistakenly send me the wrong size. He also contacted M. Valentino to inquire about why the suit may have been so big.

    The problem was solved when M. Valentino clarified that this particular suit was the "Morpheus" model, which is their generous cut suit. Unfortunately, Jeff didn't have any of the slim-fit models on hand in my size in the same color, so he sent me a refund immediately.

    Jeff has top notch customer service and has been a pleasure to deal with. Although it didn't work out for me this time around, I highly recommend Jeff and his suits (my tailor was quite impressed by their quality). I decided to take advantage of the Brooks Brothers sale since I needed a suit right away, but I will definitely be going back to him in the future.
     
  15. Lothar

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    So Morpheus model is for fat guys?

    Yeah, that suit definitely was not the right fit for you. Glad to see you got something else.
     
  16. Wes Bourne

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    I decided to take advantage of the Brooks Brothers sale since I needed a suit right away, but I will definitely be going back to him in the future.

    So what did you get from BB (model/size)?
     

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