Originally Posted by dressed2kill
I'll get the jacket cut on monday put a spread collar with a windsor and well see the difference. I obviously need to get the shirt tailored. As for the hat that is the one thing I am an expert on. It was custom for me out of pure beaver and the exact spec was for my face. But I think you are right in that the skinnyness of the tie does not go well with width of the brim which is 2 5/8 meduim wide and the height of the crown. So the width of the spread and the larger knot I think will better serve the hat. Thanks for your tip. I have worn a fedora for 5 years now and it will be worn to the grave, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion.
how old are you? at what age did you start wearing the hat?
sorry, I find it hard to believe that somebody who knows what he is doing recomended that hat to you, it is way to big, and it is just too costumy. At best, you are putting yourself in the position to be "that guy with the hat", in the way that "that guy with the boa constrictor" would be refered to, not in a good way.
about the suit - I don't think it is that bad. I would wear a wider tie, and the slight tailoring issues have been raised. more importantly, it is not such a common cut today. and here is the brutual truth - you look about 12 years old, when you wear something that ins't relativly standard, it makes it look like a costume. if you really want to wear a suit, start with a more or less traditional business suit, and then you can shift that into something that fits your style, as you aquire a little more gravity.