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What should I change in my next batch of MTM suits?

arvidg

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I'm expecting a visit from my MTM tailor on Friday. This is the second out of two suits he had made for me last year:



Anything I should get changed this time, especially when it comes to fit?
 

mdg137

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In the first photo at least, the sleeves look like they have drastically different lengths--
 

arvidg

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Originally Posted by mdg137
In the first photo at least, the sleeves look like they have drastically different lengths--
I don't think they have, though. I'm probably holding my left arm in a strange fashion. Also, in that photo the left shirt cuff is caught on my watch.
 

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Hard to tell anything about the fit from those two photos, but I would lower the button stance and open the quarters, for sure.
 

antirabbit

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shoulders are not helping you at all.
Try only buttoning the middle button.
Smile.
 

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Originally Posted by antirabbit
shoulders are not helping you at all.
Try only buttoning the middle button.
Smile.

I agree. What about a 3 button rolled to 2?
 

arvidg

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Originally Posted by bigbjorn
Hard to tell anything about the fit from those two photos, but I would lower the button stance and open the quarters, for sure.

Hmm. I think I see what you mean. Better -- hopefully -- photos below.

Originally Posted by antirabbit
shoulders are not helping you at all.
What do you mean here -- too much padding? Too little? Too wide? Something else?
Originally Posted by antirabbit
Try only buttoning the middle button.
Smile.

OK, pics below.

Originally Posted by mdg137
In the first photo at least, the sleeves look like they have drastically different lengths--
That hopefully looks better below.

More photos, first buttoning 0, 1, 2 and 3 buttons:



Keeping the middle button only buttoned, here's a side and a back photo:


Some photos without the jacket, to better judge the fit of the trousers:


Finally, a couple of photos sitting down:
 

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It is a disaster. There are too many things to change, I would not know what to tell you in the first place.

But on the positive side, I must say that this is the first time that I see a suit that is so badly cut that it is creasing on the front in standing position. Thank you so much.
 

penguin vic

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Originally Posted by arvidg
Anything I should get changed this time, especially when it comes to fit?

I'd think about changing tailor ...

Originally Posted by bigbjorn
Hard to tell anything about the fit from those two photos, but I would lower the button stance and open the quarters, for sure.

+1

Originally Posted by arvidg
More photos, first buttoning 0, 1, 2 and 3 buttons:

Erk why on earth would you button all 3 buttons ..!
 

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Originally Posted by penguin vic
I'd think about changing tailor ...
+1
!


Definitely find a new tailor.
 

Zebear

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Originally Posted by penguin vic
I'd think about changing tailor ...

+1

...Or buy a suit in RTW?? Marks and Spencer does a wonderful job with its luxury range.

I think it's also the first time I have ever agreed with penguin vic, thank you so much again.
 

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Given your build, that's not a great cut for you and, as other posters said, I'm not sure your tailor has done you justice in the fitting. I'd go 2B (you definitely do not want to button that top button), lower button stance, maybe have slightly more built-up shoulders. Open quarters never hurt. You want to get a nice v-shape going that will emphasize your shoulder width and de-emphasize your waist area, rather than the cyndrilical one you're getting now. Maybe a slightly longer rise in the pants or wear them higher? Looks like they're a bit below your natural waist.

This post kind of gets at what some folks are saying.

http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/...ays-looks.html

And of course Manton's book might be helpful.
 

nmprisons

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and, on the pants, there should be less break.
 

acidboy

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yeah, you could do better with another tailor, or even inexpensive OTR.
 

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