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Hello all,

I recently purchased a suit from Oliver Wicks, and I'm hoping to get some suggestions from the community on adjustments that need to be made. In general, it feels tight around the shoulders like the shoulders should have been longer. The sleeve length I think also needs to be shortened, but I'm no expert. The lapel pops off the chest instead of following the contour, though I don't know how much (or little) is normal. The pants rise/overall fit I'm not sure about. It feels loose, and I generally like for the seat to be kind of close to the body.

Anyway, any general suggestions would be appreciated!

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This is by no means exhaustive:

- too much suppression in the waist
- you need more room in the chest
- you need more in the low back
- that’s a lot of taper on those trousers
- the shoulders are an issue but I don’t know the proper fix on’s like they are too narrow and sloped a bit much

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A man’s suit should drape, no hug the body. You’re wearing a suit, not a leotard.

I agree with the above; too much waist suppression, the left sleeve appears rotated and the pants are just too tight.

The 4th pic from the bottom, it looks like you’re trying to stand at attention; shoulders pulled back and chest out. No wonder the lapels are popping up.

No offense intended, but the suit is a hot mess. Assuming there is enough fabric to allow for adjustments to be made, I suppose a well qualified and experienced alterations tailor could make it better, but that’s more of a technical question.

I realize it’s your first post, and welcome. If you decide to stick around, you’ll soon see that:

A) you’re not the first person to do online MTM only to be befuddled by the results and,

B) most here will warn to stay away from sourcing tailored clothing in this manner.

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Return the suit and avoid online MTM in the future. Not worth trying to fix this mess.
Respectfully, this is the correct answer. I often find myself looking at Indochino and Oliver Wicks and their beautiful fabrics on perfect models. But they never deliver.

While I appreciate the appeal of OW, I strongly recommend you find a Canali or Samuelsohn or Corneliani on Ebay in your size for a similar price. With about $150 in tailoring you will have a superior suit with a better fit.

In my humble opinion, these online MTM companies produce a worse fit than a suit off the rack. Unless you have an unusual build, which you don't, a good tailor can do wonders with an OTR suit.
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