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Always bear in mind, if the jacket's too short, it can't readily be lengthened. But if the sleeves are too long, shortening them is a quick, cheap, and easy alteration - probably the most common alteration after hemming/cuffing pants.(Please, nobody feel compelled to play the pedant and point out exceptions involving surgeon's cuffs and shortening from the shoulder and all that. This is Alterations 101 - Basic Sleeve Shortening, not Sartorial 626 - Graduate Seminar in...
Difficult to tell for sure from the picture provided whether it's too tight. But it is too short. And yes, I realize that the current trend is for suits to be both short and tight, but all I can say is that I wouldn't consider wearing a suit jacket as short as the one pictured is on you. If that's a 38S, you absolutely should be looking at at least a 38R (if not a 40R, should the 38 be too tight). Sure, the sleeves or pants may be too long on an R, but that's trivial and...
Solid dark blue would be an obvious choice.
Buy your bespoke shirts first, if you're in need of new shirts and OTR/MTM shirts won't cut it for you. Buy your bespoke suits first, if you're in need of new suits and OTR/MTM suits won't cut if for you. If you need both, buy both. If you need both, but can't afford to buy both at this time, then buy the one you need most urgently. If you need neither, but just like the idea of wearing a bespoke garment or two, then buy whichever one will better satisfy your...
You'll be okay. Yeah, you'll be dressed a little more formally than will your groomsmen, but it's not as if you'll be in a tuxedo and your groomsmen in jeans and t-shirts.BTW, bless you for simply instructing your groomsmen to wear mid-grey suits, as opposed to the currently trendy (but terrible) practice of requiring all groomsmen to be in identical suits.
It's quite rare that any blazer or sport coat is too casual to be paired with a pair of blue jeans. Much more typically, it's the opposite which is the case.Dressing well needn't involve such fine-grained distinctions as shades darker than dark beige, but lighter than light brown. If you need a spectrophotometer to choose the right color blazer, you're trying way too hard. Anyway, if you don't want beige, and you don't want brown, and you don't want blue, how about a...
You might be better off asking your denim question over on the Streetwear and Denim forum, as opposed to here, the Classic Menswear forum.
Jos. A. Bank offers 100% cotton seersucker suit, usually on sale for $100-150. It's honestly not a bad suit. And, of course, if you don't like it you can always return it to your local JAB store for an easy refund. Single breasted, double-breasted, traditional fit, tailored fit, pleated pants, plain front pants, 2-button, 3-button, Stays Cool smart fabric lining, conventional lining, with TravelerCrease or without, regular sizing and extended sizing, and in about a half...
I understand what you're saying, but bear in mind that it's usually wiser to save up until you have a little more money so that you can buy higher quality shoes. Maybe that means owning fewer pairs. That's okay. Generally, 3 pairs of excellent shoes win out over 6 pairs of mediocre ones.Well, just a thought. But whichever way you go with this, don't blow off shoe maintenance. Properly cared for (cleaning, caring for the leather, shoe trees, etc.) a quality pair of shoes...
What you should do is take it up a notch, and start sporting a boutonniere.
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