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Excellent suit and fit. Deets?
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Again, crappy image quality, blah blah. I need to get a good camera and figure out how to take timed photos. Anyone have an HTC Evo and use it to take pix? I am a novice at this.

Suit BB Navy Herringbone Fitzgerald
Shirt BB ESF Navy Striple
Tie-Thrift Store find (charcoal and purple)

BTW, any shoulder issues on this? Can't tell.


Hard to tell with the photo you took, but the shoulder fit looks good from my vantage point. I don't think that tie looks great with the suit (or really, at all, to be honest), though it could be the lighting. As it stands, it kind of disappears into the suit. More contrast would be better. Also, a pocket square could help liven things up a bit.
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Try the Camera Genius app for iPhone. Has a timer, a big button, and some pretty nifty built-in editing functionality. Also, Google's Picasa has some pretty cool editing tools as well. Plus, you can upload directly to Picasa from Genius.

Thanks for the recommendations! I'll definitely give the app a try.

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From the current pics (the first in particular) the shoulders look too wide - and believe me, I do appreciate the extended shoulder look, but it seems a bit much. Thus the comments. Of course, when your arms are straight down, it may look completely different, so...yes, I'd like to see more pics.

Scroll down for more pics...

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^ IMHO (NECESSARY QUALIFIER)

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IMO...

IMO...

IMO....





Anyways, here goes: I put the jacket back on and run my hand up my arm to my shoulders. Trust me, there isn't even a centimeter of extra shoulder fabric protruding. I couldn't cut the shoulders even if I wanted to! My arms and shoulders are pressing against the material. The problem, however, might be in the shoulder pads; this is a pre-worn jacket (hence the fabulous deal), and the shoulder pads are somewhat broken and creased. I circled the creases and bumps. Might you guys have mistaken those creases for the perimeters of my frame? 'Cuz my shoulders continue on for a few inches after those creases... Here, have a look and tell me what you think.


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Again, crappy image quality, blah blah. I need to get a good camera and figure out how to take timed photos. Anyone have an HTC Evo and use it to take pix? I am a novice at this.

Can't help you with the specific model, but one of the biggest keys to good photos with any camera (especially phone cameras and point-and-shoots) is light. You need bright, soft light--indoor lighting is rarely good enough, and direct sun will play havoc with brightness and colors. Ideally you need to be outside on a cloudy day or in the shade on a sunny day. In front of a large window that lets in a lot of light can also work.

Also, play with your camera and get to know how it handles different backgrounds. If I'm standing in front of a white wall, my phone camera overcompensates and takes a very dark, underexposed picture. If I'm standing in front of a very dark background, the opposite is true--the shots come out overexposed. So my background needs to be medium-colored or a mix of dark and light for the shots to turn out well.

If your HTC doesn't have a built-in timer feature, search the app store for a self-timer app. I'm sure there must be one for Android.
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^Ty for the advice, will try this later!
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Cool. Is this the one you where narrowed the crossover by moving the buttons? If so, it bugs me a lot less this time than last time you posted it. Nice.

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I don't know why there is so much derision for the hard three on SF. Maybe its the American bias here but a hard three with the top two buttons fastened can be a great look and might be a more English tradition.

I have a couple of English hard3 suits (the one I'm wearing today, for instance). I sometimes do both the top two buttons up (though not today); I don't get the dislike for this look either. Chalk it up to different strokes I think.

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Fun snap.




Wet and wild weather...

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I have a couple of English hard3 suits (the one I'm wearing today, for instance). I sometimes do both the top two buttons up (though not today); I don't get the dislike for this look either. Chalk it up to different strokes I think.

^I think the derision, especially in America, comes from so many NBA and NFL players wearing ridiculous 3-4 button suits on national TV everyday. It can sometimes be unbearable to watch.
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I have a couple of English hard3 suits (the one I'm wearing today, for instance). I sometimes do both the top two buttons up (though not today); I don't get the dislike for this look either. Chalk it up to different strokes I think.

^I think the derision, especially in America, comes from so many NBA and NFL players wearing ridiculous 3-4 button suits on national TV everyday. It can sometimes be unbearable to watch.

I saw the CNN weatherman Reynolds Wolf in a four button with the top three fastened the other day. Not a good look.

I do think it's a transatlantic cultural difference. When I lived in England threes were either hard threes or soft roll threes (3 roll 2.5?) like holdfast is wearing (very nice by the way). I never saw a three roll two till I came over here and realized it's an old trad/preppie/ivy league tradition (I'm not sure if there's much difference between those three terms?)

I really don't get that three hard roll two look. Why not just get a two button? Having a lapel line interrupted by a button hole just looks all wrong to me but again I think the American SF bias has no problem with this while hard threes rarely get much love.
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Flawless. Love the wicked fat peak lapels.

Thanks!

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Thanks!

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Fabulous suit, Mike. Truly.

Thanks, Fred.

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All kinds of win, Mike.

Thanks, Pete.

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Cool. Is this the one you where narrowed the crossover by moving the buttons? If so, it bugs me a lot less this time than last time you posted it. Nice.


Yes, this is the one. I think what makes it look better is that I shot this from a significantly longer distance, which did not alter the image as much as when I was shooting against the bricks, at a much closer distance.

Mike
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I was himming & hawing over the tie choice. Finally opted for the darker brown, but the other choice was a beige. Thoughts?
I think you chose well. The color of the tie plays in really well with the pooch... IMO.
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I do think it's a transatlantic cultural difference. When I lived in England threes were either hard threes or soft roll threes (3 roll 2.5?) like holdfast is wearing (very nice by the way).

Thanks. It's definitely not a 3-2.5; it's a true 3. Though the natural mild lapel roll probably does make it a soft-ish 3 rather than hard, you're right.... It's also a suit in dire need of a dry cleaning and pressing (going to take it in this week), so the lapel has gone slightly funky from what it really should be.

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I really don't get that three hard roll two look. Why not just get a two button? Having a lapel line interrupted by a button hole just looks all wrong to me but again I think the American SF bias has no problem with this while hard threes rarely get much love.

Yeah, I agree, the hard 3-2 is an acquired taste. I'm not a fan of them, in general, even when executed well (vox has a few of these IIRC, which are patently well done and yet not to my taste). A soft 3-2 is quite pleasing to my eye though. A lot of these preferences are probably simply a function what you see on men around you while you're growing up. First time I think I saw a hard 3-2 was as a young adult and I just assumed some sub-par dry cleaner had pressed the guy's suit wrongly and he hadn't noticed.
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Saturday-working, lots of cashmere



Sunday-relaxing, shearling and denim

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I really like the look (I'm a fan of grey color) but.. something is wrong with the jacket collar
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Not particularly presidential...



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