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Quote: Originally Posted by Threadbearer Back to School today! Quote: Originally Posted by Threadbearer Jacket length has always been a vexing problem for me because I have preternaturally long arms in relation to my torso. A jacket that hangs at my knuckles usually looks too long over my ass, and one that just covers my ass often looks too short at my knuckles. Any and all help in this dept would be greatly...
Quote: Originally Posted by kevinsp8 ^ Meh. It's a cotton suit, at an afternoon show about GIs in the South Pacific. Just felt more comfortable. Sometime's a cigar's just a cigar. I didn't know they did bloody musicals at the COC. I like the outfit, but not the shoes; I get your reasoning, but the tie and pocket square don't work as accessories with the trainers.
And? That's not offensive, but essentially correct, and the final point is the truly relevant one -- and it implicated the West as much as anyone else.
Quote: Originally Posted by Threadbearer I'm not following you, dawg. Please elaborate. Jacket length has always been a vexing problem for me because I have preternaturally long arms in relation to my torso. A jacket that hangs at my knuckles usually looks too long over my ass, and one that just covers my ass often looks too short at my knuckles. Any and all help in this dept would be greatly appreciated. Ignore the supposed relationship...
Quote: Originally Posted by voxsartoria - B I don't know that these photos, charming though they are, prove much of anything. The marshalls and officials still wear morning suits, I believe, and obviously academic regalia as those above remain de rigueur for faculty. The gown style has changed -- most are now closed-front, but I'd say the vast majority of professors wear at least shirt and tie under the gown (or the equivalent in women's...
Quote: Originally Posted by dragon8 Most MTM is actually MTO. they just get you a coat that fits you and a pants that fits you. Most don't involve measurements. What? That's not correct, is it?
Do not listen to Bowtielover. The correct length of your jacket has NOTHING to do with the length of your arms. It looks like it just about covers your seat, which means it's just about acceptable; a little longer would be better, but this is nothing to worry about. I agree with what others have said about the shirt/tie combo. I'd also say the jacket's sleeves are fine, but your shirt sleeves are too short. If there's time, see if your tailor can let the jacket out at the...
I think they're great. I don't think they make them on the premises -- in the past, Drake's made for them, but that's no longer the case. From what the clerk told me last time I was in there and we discussed their Ancient Madder ties, they order their own fabrics (in the case of the Madders, from Macclesfield) and have them made up to their specifications. Mine are quite light and soft, with a very pliable interlining. They're very different from my T&As, which are...
Quote: Originally Posted by lasbar A thousand years ago... What, before there was such a thing as "Britain"? That is artful.
Quote: Originally Posted by srivats I think it is just his posture ... Er... isn't that precisely the point? Unless you mean it's his posture in that picture (a posture he does not usually adopt). Baron -- do you mean a long front? I thought a short front resulted in the quarters scissoring.
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