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First time posting. Be Nice
Club Monaco Tweed Blazer
J Crew Fair Isle
Land End Heritage Oxford
J Crew Navy Corduroy Pants
Bass Brown Suede Bucks.
Thanks.
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First time posting. Be Nice
Club Monaco Tweed Blazer
J Crew Fair Isle
Land End Heritage Oxford
J Crew Navy Corduroy Pants
Bass Brown Suede Bucks.
Thanks.

Is your shirt untucked under your sweater?
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I don't understand the love for this. The pants are too loose in the thigh and do not drape nicely. The jacket is overly cinched in the waist, producing a womanly figure 8 that I am pretty sure Manton does not have naturally (and if he does, a bespoke garment should help hide faults, not accentuate them, yes?). The jacket also has weak, sloped shoulders, which does not a justice do for Manton.
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While I won't comment on the pants, I really like the cinched waist. Many of the early suiting illustrations and pictures have this look. At that time it may have been for more practical reasons: tight around the waist helped keep you warm in climates with no central heating, while the room at the chest & quarters allowed for movement. I don't necessarily see it as being feminine, but it is a look that has been around for nearly 100 years. While stylized, it isn't too out of the ordinary.
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I'd say your look is pretty badly out of season. Between the khaki pants, cotton jacket and light-colored knit tie, I'd like to believe that isn't snow falling... Not to mention that your tie is too short.

As I agree with everything you have said, I think it was a fun relaxed look for the sorority function I was attending and the girls appreciated it. I guess for some reason I thought the tie looked longer in the mirror after I had tied it.

Other than that, are there any other opinions. What can I improve on?
Constructive criticism is always appreciated, as I'm simply trying to improve.
post #27336 of 37077
It is fun and relaxed, no doubt. Seasonal fabrics/colors aside, pleated khakis look good on almost no one, so if you can, I'd invest in some flat front khakis. Can't comment on the jacket fit, as your hands are in your pockets, but it looks OK. Keep posting; the fit comments, they will come.
post #27337 of 37077
Bitin my style! wth!
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"I don't understand the love for this. The pants are too loose in the thigh and do not drape nicely. The jacket is overly cinched in the waist, producing a womanly figure 8 that I am pretty sure Manton does not have naturally (and if he does, a bespoke garment should help hide faults, not accentuate them, yes?). The jacket also has weak, sloped shoulders, which does not a justice do for Manton."

I believe it is the picture that does not do justice to the trousers.

Slimming the pants even more in the thigh would emphasize Manton's slimness too much, it is probably better to go with a fuller cut. Padded shoulders might have a similar effect, making Manton look top-heavy. I like this look which looks natural and comfortable.

Having said that, it would be interesting to see additional pictures to fully evaluate the pants.
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Other than that, are there any other opinions. What can I improve on?
Just say no to pleated khakis. Also, they're too baggy.
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Caught a little snow over the weekend.


Tie is too short. Honestly, looking quickly I didn't even notice the khakis were pleated. For more fit comments, keep your hands out of your pockets and button the jacket.
post #27341 of 37077
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That peacoat looks great!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
I don't understand the love for this.
While I already commented on the trousers upthread, I disagree with your comments about the jacket. The narrow nipped-in waist with larger chest and skirt above and below is a well-recognised aesthetic. You find it feminine, but it has also been considered very masculine at times. The real question is not how you see it, but how Manton sees it, and to a lesser extent, how the people he meets while wearing it see it. If you are used to seeing that jacket aesthetic on men, it will not seem feminine, but normal. FWIW, it's quite traditional for many English tailors to nip in the waist very tightly. You will see the same thing on many of the examples of English bespoke posted on this board from vox to Butler. Admittedly, most will also strengthen the shoulders to compensate for that very heavy waist suppression, but Manton does not like stronger shoulders. If we compare it to some of the other jackets Manton has posted, I stand by my comment that it is one of the best-looking jackets for his build that we have seen. Personally, I'd like the aesthetic more if there were more structured shoulders too, but if the man doesn't like that, why do you want him to be uncomfortable? The jacket an internally coherent design to it as it stands. Anyway, onto today. Something to appall the minimalists and seekers of understatement: The one thing that bugs me about this waistcoat is that the angle of the curve of the top of it is such that my shirt collars tend to lift over it slightly when I turn sideways . You can see it the far right pic especially. This doesn't seem to happen anywhere near as much with bespoke waistcoats, but this suit is MTM, and I think something in the cut is different enough to cause this to happen.
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Even though it might affect your collar, this "MTM" waistcoat is sharp.
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Originally Posted by southernstyle View Post
As I agree with everything you have said, I think it was a fun relaxed look for the sorority function I was attending and the girls appreciated it. I guess for some reason I thought the tie looked longer in the mirror after I had tied it.

Other than that, are there any other opinions. What can I improve on?
Constructive criticism is always appreciated, as I'm simply trying to improve.
Warm weather clothing worn in cold, snowy weather looks unflattering and impractical to my eye.
post #27345 of 37077
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
I don't understand the love for this. The pants are too loose in the thigh and do not drape nicely. The jacket is overly cinched in the waist, producing a womanly figure 8 that I am pretty sure Manton does not have naturally (and if he does, a bespoke garment should help hide faults, not accentuate them, yes?). The jacket also has weak, sloped shoulders, which does not a justice do for Manton.

Since when is having a womanly figure a fault?
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