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Spoo - you in Princeton today?? Nice colors!
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Nice, C. I like the "sponsored by".

Thanks, M. Recognize them all?


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The "sponsored by" made me chuckle. The whole look is good. Re: the discussion from yesterday/whenever-it-was on using lavender-coloured shirts with dark earth tones like that jacket, I think you've pulled it off, but mainly thanks to the blue of the jumper providing some visual break-up. I still think lilac is best suited to other shades than earth tones, but that's not to say I don't think you haven't created a nice look here.

Thank you, HF. I think I know what you mean about a jumper providing some visual break-up: some shirt/jacket combinations I only wear with a jumper 'in between'. I still wonder about the lavender-dark earth tones. Here's another example. A PS doesn't work the same as a shirt of course, and it's rather light (also because of the white stripes), but the colour combination looks pleasant, in my eyes. It would be interesting to see more examples (which I can't provide myself, since I don't think I own any other lilac stuff).





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This is my favorite. It has a nice "atmosphere."

Thanks. It's a bit 'sweet' for my taste, but worth the 'experiment'.


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Photography, shmotography. Photoshop, shmotoshop. Doesn't matter, you still look great!

Thanks, acecow.
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I like the shirt, that's about it. The suit is too big. The tie knot is sloppy at best. I have little hope for the shoes that we cannot see.

I appreciate the critique of what you can't see. Very constructive.
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I like the shirt, that's about it. The suit is too big. The tie knot is sloppy at best. I have little hope for the shoes that we cannot see.

and you people thought i was harsh .... lol.

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Not an entry for Friday Challenge...

I was sending this via PM, but might as well put it out there .... (my reputation is already shot anyways ... lol)

In my experience, Jos A Bank cuts a poor coat, especially in the shoulders, chest and lapels. Orgetorix is the only person i have seen on here in a JAB suit that looked pretty damn good. He might be able to chime in on the year ... they may have had more quality stuff in the past.

SB - you may spend some money making this fit a little better - but trust me, 1-2 years from now (maybe sooner) you will look back at these pictures and cringe.

My radical advice is to spend a little time browsing the archives of this thread, as well as the first one (if its still available) After a while, you will see what constitutes good fit, specifically:

1. Collar
2. Shoulders
3. Chest
4. Length
5. Quarters
6. Armholes
7. Trouser shape/line/break

Look for the pictures that make you go wow in terms of fit (trust me, there are tons of good examples out there) ... and use those as a benchmark. You may not get there, but my goal is always to get as close as possible and not settle for less if i can avoid it. Check out the FOOFed thread for ideas and further detailed explanation of why he makes changes to some things. You may accept some and discard others, but you will get a better idea of the baseline rules ... and then start hunting for suit makers/models that will fit as close to you ideally hope they fit.

IMO make things like Shoulders, Chest, Buttoning Point and length your priority when looking. Those are the hardest/impossible to alter. Work with your tailor from there (who hopefully is malleable yet competent enough to work with you to a common ground).

Just walk into all sorts of shops and stuff trying things on to get an idea of what diff brands offer, then nail down a few that give you the basic fit OTR.

You will find yourself finding less things you like in general, irrespective of where you shop, which is good (albeit frustrating). IMO, that just means, you have gained a beter appreciation of what works well for you in terms of fit.

Then start deal hunting, if that is the path you want to go. At least now, you will be deal hunting with a good idea of what to pass up and what to take a chance on.

Financially, it may run you a little more but eventually you will be a lot happier with your entire wardrobe.
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^ Not that I'm arguing with any part of your critique, but the coat isn't JAB, just the tie, I believe.
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dood,stop taking photos at the parking lot, in front of cars that you will never be able to afford in your life,shiit.
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
^ Not that I'm arguing with any part of your critique, but the coat isn't JAB, just the tie, I believe.

to my comprehension skills. i thought i read JAB. thanks for pointing it out.

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dood,stop taking photos at the parking lot, in front of cars that you will never be able to afford in your life,shiit.

thx for checking out the blog. appreciate the traffic

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That radical a remodeling of my image is not in scope at present, and as it happens, it's still cold in NYC - hair IS insulation, even a horseshoe thereof.
Recently went the way of the buzz myself and have had to find suitable head protection this winter. Very tough for me when wearing something a little more formal.
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Originally Posted by niidawg3 View Post
and you people thought i was harsh .... lol.



I was sending this via PM, but might as well put it out there .... (my reputation is already shot anyways ... lol)

In my experience, Jos A Bank cuts a poor coat, especially in the shoulders, chest and lapels. Orgetorix is the only person i have seen on here in a JAB suit that looked pretty damn good. He might be able to chime in on the year ... they may have had more quality stuff in the past.

SB - you may spend some money making this fit a little better - but trust me, 1-2 years from now (maybe sooner) you will look back at these pictures and cringe.

My radical advice is to spend a little time browsing the archives of this thread, as well as the first one (if its still available) After a while, you will see what constitutes good fit, specifically:

1. Collar
2. Shoulders
3. Chest
4. Length
5. Quarters
6. Armholes
7. Trouser shape/line/break

Look for the pictures that make you go wow in terms of fit (trust me, there are tons of good examples out there) ... and use those as a benchmark. You may not get there, but my goal is always to get as close as possible and not settle for less if i can avoid it. Check out the FOOFed thread for ideas and further detailed explanation of why he makes changes to some things. You may accept some and discard others, but you will get a better idea of the baseline rules ... and then start hunting for suit makers/models that will fit as close to you ideally hope they fit.

IMO make things like Shoulders, Chest, Buttoning Point and length your priority when looking. Those are the hardest/impossible to alter. Work with your tailor from there (who hopefully is malleable yet competent enough to work with you to a common ground).

Just walk into all sorts of shops and stuff trying things on to get an idea of what diff brands offer, then nail down a few that give you the basic fit OTR.

You will find yourself finding less things you like in general, irrespective of where you shop, which is good (albeit frustrating). IMO, that just means, you have gained a beter appreciation of what works well for you in terms of fit.

Then start deal hunting, if that is the path you want to go. At least now, you will be deal hunting with a good idea of what to pass up and what to take a chance on.

Financially, it may run you a little more but eventually you will be a lot happier with your entire wardrobe.


At best this analysis is out of touch. At worst it is wrong. I think Sugarbutch looks pretty damn good in that suit, particularly given the excellent tie he's paired it with. He got it for $2, and I guarantee if he would have called it "Golden Fleece" or "Oxxford" he would have gotten a different response.
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Originally Posted by HalfCanvas View Post
At best this analysis is out of touch. At worst it is wrong. I think Sugarbutch looks pretty damn good in that suit, particularly given the excellent tie he's paired it with. He got it for $2, and I guarantee if he would have called it "Golden Fleece" or "Oxxford" he would have gotten a different response.

This is bullshit,OK?
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
The perceived length might be affected by having the camera above eye level
Yeah, I suspected as much. Try again with a much lower camera placement. I agree with your own assessment about the waist and trouser cuffs, and the jacket might even be a little boxy in the chest, too, but I think you'll get better advice with a few more shots from different angels, especially if you lower the camera quite a bit.

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Oooo! Are behind-the-wheel shots making a comeback? They were all the rage way back when I first started lurking in this thread.
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Zegna reversible jacket
Brioni polo
DG pant
MD belt
Pantherella socks
Gucci balmorals
CC cologne
GP watch
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Originally Posted by meblJ View Post
I appreciate the critique of what you can't see. Very constructive.

Well, what did you expect? The fit is hard to judge from those photos. I thought I was pretty constructive without elaborating too much.

The suit is too big for you, you need to size down. Constructive? Check.

The tie knot is sloppy. You need to learn a tighter four-in-hand like SpooPoker ties. Constructive? Check.

Criticizing shoes that I couldn't see? Not really constructive, but I couldn't resist anyway...

I meant no offense, really. I apologize if that sounded harsh, but it's the truth. However, these are all my opinions and may or may not be correct. For reference, I prefer a tighter fit.
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Since it is nostalgia week on Style Forum. Clothing from the paleolithic era.

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