Originally Posted by Wes Bourne
Vox, this outfit makes you appear much longer and leaner than usual. I like. I believe you mentionned in one of your Steed threads that your jackets are usually around thumb length, whereas this one is longer than that. Could that explain the resulting visual effect? Color combo might have something to do with it as well.
The Leica that I have been using recently is just much less distorted than the kinda crappy point and shoot that I was using before in the standing office shots. The older camera, which accounts for most of the straight-on standing shots I've posted here, had a fairly pronounced fisheye distortion compared to the Leica...thus, the recent comments about "losing weight" and looking "longer and leaner." The lens on the old camera would bow things in at top and bottom.
At least, I think that's what it is since I haven't lost weight nor am I longer than before. The recent summer pics are just less distorted than before, although still not completely flat.
As for the length of the jacket: that Barbera is simply too long...but I still find it wearable. I think that a longer jacket actually does the opposite of making someone look lean, but maybe you're on to something about the color combination in that ensemble.