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Would greatly apprechiate feedback on the fit of my wedding suit

Waldo Jeffers

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In all seriousness though, no one is going to look at the label of your wedding suit or care how much you paid for it.

to be honest, you could also look into tux rental places
 

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Taking a holistic view of this suit. The back view of the jacket and trouser have the most issues to correct.
Before anyone goes to MTM you should have an idea of what your fitting issues are so you can determine if the MTM service addresses those issues.

There is not enough cloth in your upper chest area, from the armhole up to the shoulder. This creates the bow of the lapels. The space between the lapels should form a V, instead of this shape ( ) . The front balance should be longer.

There is too much cloth across the back. Blades need to be reduced on both sides. Lengthening the front balance will lift the back and it won’t settle on your hips and cause the wrinkles there. This baggy wrinkled back is what everyone will be seeing during your wedding.
Don’t taper the leg any more than this. Your knees are closer together and your feet are wider apart. This is called knock knee. There is an adjustment for this which will make the trouser leg drape better.
The back is falling down and makes the baggy wrinkles below the seat. This should be adjusted.
A higher rise will look better and the trouser will stay up on your hips better. They won’t slide down as much.
Thank you. Are these issues that could be addressed with alterations, or would it require a complete do-over?
 

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In all seriousness though, no one is going to look at the label of your wedding suit or care how much you paid for it.

to be honest, you could also look into tux rental places
I hear you, honestly I just wanted a decent suit, and being short (5'7") I figured MTM was the way to go.
 

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I hear you, honestly I just wanted a decent suit, and being short (5'7") I figured MTM was the way to go.
makes sense

I would personally go somewhere you could try on a bunch of suits. Call ahead and ask if they have a bunch in short sizes as well as a tailor on site.

worst case scenario is you waste an afternoon
 

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Sorry to keep bugging you, Dieworkwear. I contacted Oliver Wicks and this is the feedback they gave me:

"- The silhouette looks nice, with the right amount of waist suppression. You could have the jacket taken in at the back slightly, for a slimmer fit but this would be solely down to your preferences.
- Most importantly, the shoulders look right.
- The jacket length seems quite appropriate for a classic fit.
- The sleeve length is almost there.
- The sleeve pitch is also correct. As with the waist, I would say that the sleeves offer a nice classic style, but could be trimmed down for more of a slim fit if desired.
- The collar looks nice, there is no gaping.
- Same goes for the back, the pattern is very adequate.

- As for the pants - I think one issue is that they are too long, and this is causing them to drape poorly.

I think at this stage, the best way to proceed with the jacket would be in local alterations. The sleeve length looks to be within what's possible to alter at the wrist with functional sleeve buttons and a good tailor can pin the width and alter to your preference.

For the pants, it looks like we'll need to head for a remake, as some of the factors would not be alterable."
 

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Sorry to keep bugging you, Dieworkwear. I contacted Oliver Wicks and this is the feedback they gave me:

"- The silhouette looks nice, with the right amount of waist suppression. You could have the jacket taken in at the back slightly, for a slimmer fit but this would be solely down to your preferences.
- Most importantly, the shoulders look right.
- The jacket length seems quite appropriate for a classic fit.
- The sleeve length is almost there.
- The sleeve pitch is also correct. As with the waist, I would say that the sleeves offer a nice classic style, but could be trimmed down for more of a slim fit if desired.
- The collar looks nice, there is no gaping.
- Same goes for the back, the pattern is very adequate.

- As for the pants - I think one issue is that they are too long, and this is causing them to drape poorly.

I think at this stage, the best way to proceed with the jacket would be in local alterations. The sleeve length looks to be within what's possible to alter at the wrist with functional sleeve buttons and a good tailor can pin the width and alter to your preference.

For the pants, it looks like we'll need to head for a remake, as some of the factors would not be alterable."
If they're willing to remake the trousers for free, and you don't have to return the ones you already have in your hand, I suppose it wouldn't hurt.

If you can afford to buy a new suit, I would try some ready to wear options and just see how those look. Figure out your chest size first and try the companies mentioned earlier.

If you can't afford to buy a new suit, I would just try to find a good tailor and see what he or she recommends. Again, at the very least, they should shorten the trousers and sleeves. If they can clean up the back of the jacket and do whatever it takes to fix the back of the trousers, that would be good too.

@Despos, who's a bespoke tailor, had some other good suggestions. But you still have to find someone local who can do the work for you. Maybe take his advice and see who in your area can execute those things.
 

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I stumbled across this post while searching for reviews on OW suits. Setup an account here to reply.

This suit looks similar to the fit of Hugo Boss suits off the rack before any alterations.

My suggestion would be to visit your local Nordstrom and get this suit tailored with a couple of days turnaround.

This suit has hope!

My suggestion would be to take in the jacket, shorten the sleeves, hem and taper the pants.

For G-d's sake, pull up those pants before anything is cut.

Please post update photos.

Thanks!
 

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I stumbled across this post while searching for reviews on OW suits. Setup an account here to reply.

This suit looks similar to the fit of Hugo Boss suits off the rack before any alterations.

My suggestion would be to visit your local Nordstrom and get this suit tailored with a couple of days turnaround.

This suit has hope!

My suggestion would be to take in the jacket, shorten the sleeves, hem and taper the pants.

For G-d's sake, pull up those pants before anything is cut.

Please post update photos.

Thanks!
Will do. Will Nordstrom's tailor a suit that wasn't purchased there? I beleive the only Nordstrom in my area is a Nordstrom Rack. I did get referred to a local tailor from Brooks Brothers, so hopefully that will work.
 

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Hey dieworkwear, I just wanted to say thanks again for your advice. Here are pics of the suit post-alteration in case you were interested how it turned out. The tailor seemed pretty knowlegable, so I think this is the best he could do. This has certainly been a learning experience.
 

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