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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
This looks great! I will say something that will go against the group think, but I do think you would look better in a slightly shorter jacket. Your legs would seem longer and the silhouette leaner.
Thanks for the comment. The jacket is 29.5" from BOC, and that's about as short as I can get without having the bottom of my ass hanging out. The perceived length might be affected by having the camera above eye level with a wide-ish lens and the relatively closed quarters, but I can't say for sure. AS - It's a JosAB I picked up for $2 at a thrift store!
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
Not an entry for Friday Challenge...

I'm looking for some feedback on the fit of this suit. Seeing it in this picture, it looks different than it does in the mirror. Maybe take up the cuffs just a bit more on the trousers? Too boxy through the waist? Have at it, but I hope that the criticism will be constructive and, better still, helpful.



Tie and suit color look great. Interesting thought by Acecow about shortening the jacket...probably a very good idea to give you length. IMHO, take the waist in a bit and also maybe a tad in the mid chest area (although there is already some pucker-looking thing going on on your left). Also, I believe a little taper on the legs would make the overall fit better.

EDIT: Sorry, missed your response on the jacket length. You would know better than us and you're probably right about camera angles.
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Originally Posted by meblJ View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by JKMWCL View Post
Tie and suit color look great. Interesting thought by Acecow about shortening the jacket...probably a very good idea to give you length. IMHO, take the waist in a bit and also maybe a tad in the mid chest area (although there is already some pucker-looking thing going on on your left). Also, I believe a little taper on the legs would make the overall fit better.

EDIT: Sorry, missed your response on the jacket length. You would know better than us and you're probably right about camera angles.

+1
The chest area really needs to be taken in (and to keep the balance, so does the waist). Very nice suit, and lovely tie.
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Spoo - you in Princeton today?? Nice colors!
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Nice, C. I like the "sponsored by".

Thanks, M. Recognize them all?


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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
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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Originally Posted by Jamesgatz View Post
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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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
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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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
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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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
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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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post
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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