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    thank you guys for the responses (especially you greg s - that one made me literally lol)! i think the fit in the shoulders and chest is due to the fact that i've been regularly going to this boxing gym (no i don't box but it's a boxing-focused workout, lots of pushups, burpees, situps, bag work; it's a great workout).


    matt - have you given j crew factory a chance?

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      @itsm3json - I like the gray, and the seat doesn't really look too tight. If it feels a bit too tight, I'd stick with it and you'll get used to it/it will stretch. But if it's way too tight, maybe you should size up.

      Also, is the shirt from Target? I like that a lot.

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        json - The grey pants look great. If they feel great, I would keep them. The blue pants look too long, but the seat fits well.

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          I decided to give Indochino a try and here is the result for the remake. The first try was ridiculously off and I know the color of the remake doesn't match the original pants, but how does the rest of it fit? The vents are cut but I don't feel that it drapes well in the back b/c it's showing all my "junk in the trunk" or is it just me? If not what can I do to correct that?










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            Thx thmage & nich for the feedback.

            - themage the shirt is also from target as well

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              My first SuitSupply suit arrived today. Thus far, the quality of the fabric, styling, and the fit have all blown my expectations away. I'll have to take the trousers in for a hem, and the belt I ordered from SS - although nicely coloured and well constructed - is too big. I'm also thinking that the jacket should be taken in at the sides to give it slightly more shape, but I worry about 'skirting' (a term I just made up to describe the lower quarters of the jacket flaring out).



















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                Ursus, that's an amazing off-the-rack fit. It looks far better than your Indochino suit in every area. You look tall, thin, and muscular. Nice work!

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                  That does look really good.


                  To your concern - when you bring in the waist, it's common to bring it in at the hips too via the side seam to keep it from flaring there.

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                    Gentlemen, I want another opinion about the Charles Tyrwhitt blazer I posted a couple of pages back.


                    I tried on the Fitzgerald blazer at BB yesterday and I"m just between sizes they have in the store (I think I'm a 39). Still, it's a trimmer fit and I know it fit a bit more snugly. The salesperson pointed out that the lapels on the Fitz blazer in 38 did not quite lie flat. I got home and tried on the CT blazer again and I notice they aren't quite flat either. It's subtle, but do you think it's notice-able? Does that mean it's too narrow in the chest? I'm worried that the 40 wouldn't fit in the shoulders...










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                      redbeardedmike, is there a tailor whom you trust to give you an opinion? That would be more helpful than our feedback.

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                        @redbeardedmike,

                        Radial lines around your top button, lapels are not quite flat AND your top button is located all the way in the corner of the button hole - these are all signs of pulling.

                        It's not severe so it's up to you if you are comfortable with it.

                        I (and many who come to this forum) notice but others won't.

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                          Thanks for your opinions, guys. Yes, I did take it to a tailor. He said the back was clean, the jacket wasn't too long, and he wanted to take in the waist, lengthen the sleeves, and said I'd be good to go. I hadn't noticed the lapel issue at the time, so I didn't point it out to him. He does a good job doing what I tell him, but I'm not sure I'd trust his take on this. I might take it to the place where I took my tux a few months back, as that guy knew his stuff a bit better.


                          I realize I'm tryng to feel better about the fit, but really, after trying on the Fitz, I know this doesn't fit quite right. I'll get Tailor #2's take, and find out from CT how much the shoulders and chest change going from the 38 to the 40. I may exchange or I might just flat-out return it and wait for the Fitzgerald to go on sale.

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                            Picked up the AE Tweed blazer today to try out.

                            I was surprised to see that my local store had

                            them in there because online locator showed no

                            store in my area had them.


                            This size pictured is a medium but after seeing

                            the pictures I should size down to a small.

                            Only thing with the small is that is definitely

                            shorter in length - it barely covered half of my

                            bum. What do you guys think?


                            - I'll update again w/ pics of the small




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                              If the small is shorter, I honestly wouldn't bother. That is short. And doesn't fit you well. A cheap blazer is nice, but only if it fits my man.

                              "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                                Thx greg.


                                I had a chance to stop in after dinner and get the small.

                                if fits great but the length is short, right?


                                Small:



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