Worth Keeping?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nohbdy, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. nohbdy

    nohbdy New Member

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    I've been a lurker for a while. However, I'm getting ready to relocate to Austria (from the States) and figure it's time to get a bit more serious about quality clothing. I picked up the below Brooks Brothers 1818 Milano suit on clearance along with the recent F&F 25% discount. Feeling a little iffy on the fit of the jacket. I'd love to hear any thoughts on the fit - whether it is worth a trip to the tailor or if I should just send it back to Brooks Brothers?


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  2. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    Return - jacket too big, sleeves look too short

    you need to size down at least one size; however, that may not work considering the sleeve length
     
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  3. nohbdy

    nohbdy New Member

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    There seems to be a good amount of fabric in the sleeve, so I'm hoping that's fixable. If anything, it seemed a tad snug in the chest (the jacket seems to pull away a bit in the lapel area), but a bit large at the torso/waist.
     


  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Should be fixable.
     


  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    doesn't look very flattering on you
     


  6. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    Fixable is one thing, 'worth' fixing is another. Would he not be better off going a size smaller and then get it altered?
     
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  7. nohbdy

    nohbdy New Member

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    It was clearance and the only 38 available (paid around $350). I usually wear a 38, but nothing smaller was available. So, I either just scrap it and return it or have some adjustments made.
     
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  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Welcome to Styleforum nohbdy.
    Let that suit go and don't look back.
     


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    Hard to tell with the angle, but isn't the whole jacket a bit short on him? the center button seems to high on his body, and it looks to me like a back shot might reveal more of the OP than desired. He definitely should return it, but if I'm right he should probably try a longer length.
     
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  11. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    return it please. you can do much better, i promise.
     


  12. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    this one sure does anyway
     


  13. myk7000

    myk7000 Senior member

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    Hey man,

    I agree with a lot of folks on here. This suit has too short of arms (you probably need a L length) and is actually quite big on you. Also, 2 buttons are always preferred over 3 buttons, so see if you can go that direction instead. I would return it if I were you, and try some other jackets, as I'm sure you'll find one that fits you like a glove.
     


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    md2010 Senior member

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    This is a problem with some 3 button setup. The middle button stance a bit higher and that creates a pull for some body shape. The jacket can be altered easily. I pay around $130 to alter pretty much everything(apart from the shoulder of-course). Shoulder fit is perfect.
     


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    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    No they don't, the sleeve length is ok it's the shirt sleeves which are too long. If anything I'd shorted the jacket by 1" or 1.5" maybe have it waisted a little at the side seems to get a better fit.
     


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