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.
Originally Posted by meblJ
Oooo! Are behind-the-wheel shots making a comeback? They were all the rage way back when I first started lurking in this thread.
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.
You are flat wrong. Nii's critique is spot on. The simple fact is that this is not a flattering cut on Sugarbutch. He is a large dude, and the cut on this suit is extremely blocky. It has no waist suppression, the quarters are totally closed and it is looks dated. With all due respect to SB, this cut does nothing to accentuate the positives and everything to accentuate the negatives of his body type. It makes him look like Spongebob. It would not matter if it was from Sears or Kiton, it does not work. He needs a radical new approach to his suits and jackets, because he is suffering from this problem on most of them.
I was sending this via PM, but might as well put it out there .... (my reputation is already shot anyways ... lol)
AS is right, just the tie is JosAB. The suit is Hart Schaffner Marx, but I don't think that makes much difference to the essence of your critique. I appreciate what you're saying about general principles, and I definitely shoot for those. I have some snugger SCs/suits that I think would probably photograph better, but they aren't that comfortable. And as soon as I put my wallet/phone/etc. in the pockets, they get kinda bulgy because there isn't enough room between my (soft-ish) body and the garment.
Upon further reflection, I think the issues with this jacket start with the shoulders. I think they're probably a bit too wide for me. I bought the suit here on SF, so I had only the measurements to go by, and this is what I got. I like the suit, though, so I might try the alterationist UC suggested to me and see what can be done. Interestingly, I just got another suit with very similar measurements, but the width of the shoulders seems completely different. Live and learn, I guess.
I do appreciate the feedback, though. Like a lot of new posters probably, I've been excited to post and get a little dap (it feels good, right?), but ultimately, I love the clothes, and I want mine to show me at my best. If the fit ain't right, I need to confront it.
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.
Methinks that "suitable head protection" meant knit skull caps, which do the insulation job very well, but the style factor may be deficient with a suit, if I read you correctly.
Had I a square jaw and prominent bone structure, having a buzz or shaving my head (not a low-maintenance 'do, BTW, from what I've been told by those who style themselves so) might well be an option, but I am possesed of a large squash of a skull, combined with the bone structure of the Pillsbury Doughboy, which does not lend itself to my becoming the next Bruce Willis.
LJRCUSTOM: Thank you for your offer but I have many shirts with which I am happy. I am sorry you don't like these ones. The jacket is actually part of a suit but I would not have a problem wearing it separately.
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. Warning: Spoiler!(Click to show)
SB, I don't have the eye that Nii and MBreinin do, so you should definitely take my advice with a grain of salt. That said, I still think that if you got a little waist suppression the suit would be completely acceptable, if not SF-approved.