Fit Confirmation

Fit Confirmation

We do our best to create a perfect but we know it doesn’t always translate on the first go-around. Minor touch ups and adjustments are a normal part of the custom clothing process. Just remember that we stand behind our work and will fix all fit issues or replace these items for free.

This page will help troubleshoot any fit issues. The fixes are usually pretty simple. Scroll down and find the issue you’re experiencing. The follow “the Fix” instructions and send us the adjustments at hello@8omakase.com.

Shirt - Too tight at the stomach

The telltale sign of this is when fabric pulls at the buttons, especially when sitting.

The fix: Increase your waist measurement. One simple trick is to unbutton your shirt and hold it at a comfortable fit at your waist. Measure the distance of the gap between the center of the button and the buttonhole.

Shirt - Rises too much when arms are raised

This may cause shirt to become untucked.

The fix: If the shirt rises but does not become untucked, the most common fix is to remeasure or increase the armhole measurement. If the shirt becomes untucked we should probably add additional length to the as well, especially if you wear your pants lower than normal.

Shirt - Sleeves too long

With the cuffs unbuttoned, your shirt length should extend no further than your first thumb knuckle. This allows enough fabric when you bend or raise your arm.

The fix: If the sleeve length is correct when the cuffs are unbuttoned, your wrist measurement is too loose. If sleeve length extends beyond first thumb knuckle when the cuffs are unbuttoned, reduce the sleeve length measurement appropriately.

Shirt - Sleeves too short

With the cuffs unbuttoned, your shirt length should extend no further than your first thumb knuckle. This allows enough fabric when you bend or raise your arm.

The fix: With the cuffs unbuttoned, measure the distance from the bottom of the cuff to the halfway point between the wrist bone and first thumb knuckle.

Shirt - Seems too short or becomes untucked easily

Untucked shirts should extend just past the middle of your butt. Tucked shirts should extend to the bottom of your butt.

The fix: Check to see if you wear pants lower than normal. If so, it’s a judgement call on whether or not you want to add length to the shirt measurement. Otherwise, add desired length to shirt measurement.

Shirt - Excess fabric around the waist

Also called “Blousing.”

The fix: The easy fix is to decrease your waist measurement. It’s important to note that everyone’s stomach expands when sitting so please take that into account. Also note that untucked shirts do not look as good when fitted tightly at the waist so consider how you prefer to wear your shirts.

Shirt - Tightness across the back when reaching forward

The Fix: The usual fix is to double check or increase the shoulder, back and, sometimes, armhole measurements. First, remeasure these areas so we can cross check them with what we have in your profile. If the measurements are acccurate, we will slightly increase the shoulder and back measurements. In extreme cases we will increase the armhole and bicep measurement so the upper arm to reduce the pull on the back fabric.

Shirt - Pulling across upper chest

This typically results in fabric pulling at the chest buttons.

The fix: Increase your chest measurement. One simple trick is to unbutton your shirt and hold it at a comfortable fit at your chest. Measure the distance of the gap between the center of the button and the buttonhole.

Shirt - Lines running from armpits to collar

This is more noticeable when the shirt is buttoned up and is frequently a problem with guys who lift (trap muscles).

The fix: Increase your shoulder slope.

Shirt - Lines around front shoulder & bicep

Some people experience excess fabric lines running diagonally across front of shoulders and biceps.

The fix: The first step is to see if the shoulder width is too wide. The shoulder seams shouldn’t fall over the edge of the shoulder. If it does, remeasure your shoulder width so we can update your profile. If the shoulder width looks correct, we will need to double check and decrease the armhole measurement. In certain cases we will slightly reduce the bicep measurement as well.

Shirt - Tightness under armpits

This results in pulling lines from the collar to armpits.

The fix: Remeasure and possibly increase armhole measurements. You should also check to see if shirt is too tight around the arm or at the elbow when your arm is bent. If so, we’ll need to remeasure and increase the bicep and forearm measurements.

Pants - Too much fabric around or too snug around the hips

The fix: Remeasure and adjust hip and thigh measurement in your profile.

Pants - Crotch too high or low.

The fix: Remeasure and adjust u-crotch measurement in your profile.

Pants - Too short.

The fix: Increase your outseam and double check your inseam and u-crotch measurements for accuracy. Make sure the outseam is being measured from the actual spot where your beltline is.

Pants - Too long.

The fix: Decrease your outseam and double check your inseam and u-crotch measurements for accuracy. Make sure the outseam is being measured from the actual spot where your beltline is.

Pants - Too tight or loose at the upper leg.

The fix: Remeasure and adjust the thigh and knee measurements.

Pants - Too tight the lower leg.

The fix: Remeasure and adjust the knee measurement.

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