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Thank you for the feedback; I guess I ought to address the problems with the suit, so thanks for pointing them out. I am not sure if I'm reading your post correctly, that you think I should get a larger jacket or taper the legs if possible? Or something in between (i.e think about doing both)? Now that you pointed it out, I see the imbalance. The legs look blocky in comparison to the body. I am also not sure if the upward camera angle is making this look worse. I hope that...
Any takers (I didn't think it was that bad!)? Any feedback is welcome , thank you
Hello all   I am just starting to invest in 'proper' suits (in the past I've owned my share of cheap synthetic atrocities) and am trying to get the fit right. I'm still new to all this, so it's still a mid/low-mid suit. I actually picked it up from Banana Republic, one of the monogram series. 100% wool. The colour is a very dark navy (not to be mistaken for black)   My vital stats: Height: 6'1" approx Weight: 84kg approx Age: 25   I have quite chunky...
Hi guys   I've just picked up a new pair of levis 501, which are both perfect fit and colour (a nice, very dark indigo - 'muddy water' cosmetic). The thought of them fading even a little bit is painful.   I know some people would advocate not washing them at all when they're new. Wear them in and wash as little as possible. The problem with this is, if it rains, and the hems get wet, your shoes might turn blue. Not good. I'm in the 'wash as little as possible' camp...
Raylan Givens disagrees:   Perhaps you have to have the persona to pull it off. Givens owns the modern cowboy look, and he often wears dark 'dress' shirts (they're not really conventional dress shirts, more like sport shirts worn with unbuttoned collar and slim tie), usually darker blue or navy, with subtle plaids thrown in. It definitely falls into the 'smart-casual' category. He completes the look with levis 501 and a dark navy (bordering on charcoal) suit...
Ok, pictures:       Poor lighting so probably appears a bit darker than usual. Fine cotton, tailored fit. Double cuff (just with button cufflinks at mo but would probably use silk knot - I'm in UK so I can be forgiven!!). Unwashed/unironed so will probably look neater once laundered. A jacket seems to hug the cutaway collar nicely. Medium brown silk/wool tie. Charcoal trousers. (Excuse the tags which are still on). I also have a dark olive tie (same texture) which...
I just picked up a POW check shirt like this, but with a finer pattern:     It's one of my more ambitious attempts - do they work as dress shirts? I was thinking of pairing with a reddish brown silk/wool (blend) tie or something similar. Grey trousers/suit?
What do you do when the shirt collar size you've been wearing for ages suddenly seems too tight? I have a wardrobe full of 15" shirts and recently they seem to be choking me. When I originally joined the forums I posted up some pics of 15.5" shirts and was advised to drop down. I think that was a good decision, it seems not long ago that a 15.5" left a gaping gap.   Maybe I've just put on a tiny bit of weight - can small fluctuations in weight have a dramatic effect on...
I think that looks amazing ! nicely done 
I think this one is quite bold, I've ordered a similar one which should be slightly more muted with more subtle dots :)
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