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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by vncrz View Post
It's hard to pretend they're pants in this one. Send the photo to Eric Glennie and let's get some office skirts made. EDIT: no longer applicable.... but still a marvelous idea.
post #17 of 32
Breast pockets on the wrong side but everything else looks great.
post #18 of 32
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how do you tell from just looking? what are the tell tale signs you should be looking for?

Well the gray suit seems to have a little space in the collar.
post #19 of 32
which is gray in color and which is charcoal in color
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
Breast pockets on the wrong side but everything else looks great.

thanks, it's actually the way the computer camera takes pics, i forgot to flip them

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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post
Well the gray suit seems to have a little space in the collar.

it feels pretty much the same, i guess it's the shadow under the collar from the light above that contrasts more w the grey whereas it blends in w the charcoal

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Originally Posted by whymakemedothis View Post
which is gray in color and which is charcoal in color

grey = light grey
charcoal = very dark grey

as in:

post #21 of 32
I like #2 better personally (charcoal), but I think it may be slightly too tight
#1 looks too big to me


Believe me I have this problem as well, I think it has to do with the padding...
post #22 of 32
From the front no2 looks too tight across the chest and waist. The lapels have moved away from your chest because of that and you can see it is pulling everywhere. From the back though it looks a too large in the chest area, it looks to be made for someone with more back curvature. Slouch more and it would be your perfect suit, slack in back will go and front will stop pulling. No1 looks great both front and back in the chest. I would say ideal. The shoulders are a touch too small though, not in width but sleeve head is a bit too tight. Or rather from the front your lower shoulder fits perfectly, but the other one is a little off. The neck also looks a little bit open on both suits but you're wearing a tshirt. With a collared shirt it would be perfect. The flaws are small though. I would say the suits are both pretty fantastic overall. You can't compare the shoulders of the suits for size though, they look like different cuts. If I had to pick then from the front I would say no2 looks better.
post #23 of 32
There is, in fact, a range of acceptable shoulder sizes. If it's tight at all, it's too small. If it looks exaggerated, it's too big. The rest is balancing head size. The light grey looks better IMO.
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
seriously. i refuse to help unless the op wears pants.

post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by amplifiedheat View Post
There is, in fact, a range of acceptable shoulder sizes. If it's tight at all, it's too small. If it looks exaggerated, it's too big. The rest is balancing head size. The light grey looks better IMO.

I think the light grey looks better too if only because the overall fit is better. The shoulder difference is so miniscule. Just have a tailor give some more room in the chest of the charcoal and you've got two nice looking suits.
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
Breast pockets on the wrong side

post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
seriously. i refuse to help unless the op wears pants.

"No Pants; No Justice"...
post #28 of 32
I think the charcoal shoulders fit better, but the armholes could be smaller, like the light gray one. The charcoal one looks a little too small in the chest too.
post #29 of 32
It is all about proportions. Consider a famous sketch by renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci, entitled 'Vitruvian Man', or 'The Proportions Of Man'. According to this sketch, the distance from shoulder to shoulder is the same as 3 head widths. (ear to ear, that is. this rule does not apply to giant hair) When trying on a jacket myself, I look to see if I could fit my head on each shoulder. Too tight in the shoulder or too much excess are both poor fits. Remember proportions. It is also important to select a jacket 2 weeks or so after a haircut, because how much or little hair you have will also contribute to the effect of how the jacket shoulders appear on your body. If you wear long hair, pull it back for the fitting/sizing. Hope this is useful.
post #30 of 32
I prefer the charcoal.
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