Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
Some of what you're saying is true but a small person needs to dress very expensively and well fitted to countermand being considered a child or a toy. I think expensive accessories and color can help with that image. I think he could also benefit from wearing some dark suits with stripes, not chalk stripes but a narrowly spaced, thin and yet distinct pinstripe.
I agree FNB....dressing expensively for a smaller guy is probably a good thing to get noticed but it can just as easily backfire (I can't imagine him wearing that sportcoat to a firm-wide Partner's weekend summer party and not getting odd looks from colleagues about him trying too hard)
I wish the Rubinacci fabric books were online to peruse through because it would make this discussion a lot easier - I'm not saying he's not an elegant dresser in general because he is, I'm saying the sportcoat he picked isn't elegant, at least to my eye (would Cary Grant or Agnelli be seen in that outfit? I doubt it)
there are too many personal attacks on Foo and that is not what I intended in my critique
this thread was supposed to be about sportcoats and what works best to start a wardrobe
I wish we had 20 Rubinacci fabrics to sort through to talk about pro's and con's of each as a long lived garment choice and not get into personal attacks on people