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It's sort of a combination of both. The Y's shirt is definitely a bit longer than normal and I gave the H&M shirt raw hems since it had the tendency toroll up anyways. The lighting gets on my nerves too but the sun has not shone since October. Sorry everyone!
 

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I know this won't really contribute much to the thread, but I'm really tired of coming to update-read and just see all of this.
It's one thing that I have elisiX on blocked, but then there's everyone chiming in and it just gets so clogged up.
I'm personally not really seeing much of any difference in any of elisiX's fits.
I think what a lot of people are saying about not frequently just posting in a fit is a good idea.
Even if you want critiques, at least dare to make some drastic changes or at least wait until you have something you think you've "gone out of the box" to try out.
Then it's through that way the critiques really set in.

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I'm of two minds with this. On the one hand, I recognize that the standard rule is buttoning the top button and leaving the bottom button unbuttoned on a 2-button blazer. With these new-fangled ones with stupid-high button stances, though, I'm not so sure. Maybe an MC cross-over can speak more intelligently to this, because I know I can't, but I've always thought that the ideal buttoning point was at the narrowest point in the torso for a traditionally flattering fit. If you look at where that falls, though, it's directly between the two buttons: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
So what's a bro to do? Play by the rules when the jacket doesn't? That'll just make the rest of the jacket tent out weirdly, won't it?
I feel like every blazer I've tried on in the past five years has had the top button hit somewhere in the vicinity of my xiphoid process.

Part of the issue is that I'm looking for a blazer I can be wadded up into a little ball, stuffed into a messenger bag, and come back out looking relatively suitable for a biz-caz office environment. The other issue is that jackets with squared and/or structured shoulders usually look kinda off on me. My shoulders aren't that broad, and they're kinda sloped and rounded, and I usually end up with some weird half-pagoda effect going on with my left shoulder.
So...not really sure where I was going with that, and probably too tired at this point to put a coherent thought together. Needs work, but I'm not sure where to go with it.

sorry to intrude the present convo.

notwithit, though porker did a better job of answering your question than i ever could, and he out MCs me flat out, i though id jump in anyways with a very slightly different opinion.

while parker clearly is right about the history of the jacket meant to be buttoned fully, and he provided very adequate photographic proof, and if one wanted to button their jacket that way they would have more than enough with which to back themselves up, still, i am yet to see a single MC fit that was fully buttoned up. maybe i missed it, but that kind of thiing would almost definitely cause a brouhaha of note.

i think the most likely MC answer to the question, or at least the one you may hear the most, would be not to buy a jacket with that kind of stance if you want to button it at all. certainly parker has a broader view than most, evidenced by his successful MC/SWD crossover, and he is the exact type of guy to be able to see the positive in the fully buttoned up jacket, i imagine most on the MC side would say to stay away from it and find a jacket with a stance that looks proper with the bottom button undone.

now, maybe the SWD view of such a jacket would be to fully button it, and that is fine. maybe right now a lot of street-wear inspired jackets out there are intentionally being made with this type of stance, with the intent that they be worn full buttoned. but for me, i think id stay away if you are trying to get an MC look out of a jacket. just find a jacket with a stance made for leaving the bottom button undone, there are plenty out there.

as to your second question, you may want to try the belvest jacket in a box.

http://www.belvest.com/en/collectionlist/3/jacketinthebox_-_spring_summer_2013.html

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elisix has benes syndrome
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And these dudes were like...
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And then the forum was all like...
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Stitches, does anywhere actually stock that particular Belvest jacket?
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I just had a look back to the type of fits being posted in 2011 - so very different and much more casual/relaxed overall.

 

The tone was more relaxed too I might add. 

 

I managed to stumble across the period where SVB was making some changes and was trying to find a casual fit away from his Mon-Fri business attire. 

 

Certainly some interesting reading. 

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Are you stupid? I'm saying (as I and other people have said before) is that this forum, and this thread, is not here to hold your hand as you figure out how fashion works. When you post, listen to the feedback (or not), but don't then immediately post again. And again. And again.

But here's some specific feedback (which you'll probably ignore):

1. I can't tell how the fuck your clothes fit because the angle of your pictures is so awful.
2. Lanvin sneakers are incongruous with the business casual wardrobe that you wear. You need to be wearing better, more appropriate shoes. That does not mean some clunky #menswear Grenson or McNairy monstrosity, it means a nice, classic pair of Crockett & Jones or Aldens. Something very basic, yet nice.
3. Your outfits always have an issue with proportion. This one is better, but if you're going to roll your sleeves up that high, it looks strange to have a buttondown with every button but one done up. Unbutton another button.

But really, here's what you should do: buy better, more appropriate shoes. Stop wasting money buying designer shirts and having them tailored, just go MTM. Tuck in your shirts. Buy better pants.

Regardless of the pricetag of the pieces, everything you wear screams "GQ wannabe". It's pretty rough. I'd also skip the watch shot in every post, because it's tacky.

If you want inspiration, look at tonio or NAMOR. Both of them do the aesthetic you're going for well.

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Too much ranting. Time to post a fit.


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Where the hell can I find these? I would love this kind of jacket, but I don't see any stockist list...

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Stitches, does anywhere actually stock that particular Belvest jacket?

how much are they?
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Originally Posted by Biggskip ... Man of Kent View Post

noob, I like you, but I hate those shoes and I often think they ruin decent fits. I really think the above fit would benefit from some nice Italian boots.
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I like the shoes, but they aren't suitable for that style.


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Hmm...switch out the sneakers for Italian boots, you say? Interesting.

I do appreciate the comments. It's true that incorporating baller sneaks has been something of an issue. If anyone finds ways to rock them beyond the T-shirt/leather jacket/tight jeans look, I'm all ears. I'm thinking I'd like to maybe eventually seek-out an Our Legacy-ish -type suit to wear with them, and in the meantime, find some way to incorporate them in a way that is incongruous, but that also works. (I'm not ready to give up on them just yet, especially for their almost magical way of attracting strangers. For the semi-reticent, this packs a lot of novelty).
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aspesi also makes decent "toss in a bag" type jackets.

May not be as well built as belvest
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Hmm...switch out the sneakers for Italian boots, you say? Interesting.

I do appreciate the comments. It's true that incorporating baller sneaks has been something of an issue. If anyone finds ways to rock them beyond the T-shirt/leather jacket/tight jeans look, I'm all ears. I'm thinking I'd like to maybe eventually seek-out an Our Legacy-ish -type suit to wear with them, and in the meantime, find some way to incorporate them in a way that is incongruous, but that also works. (I'm not ready to give up on them just yet, especially for their almost magical way of attracting strangers. For the semi-reticent, this packs a lot of novelty).

I've never been into sneakers and find that beyond a fairly simple plimsoll style they look incongruous to me outside of jeans/technical wear/sportswear fits, but that might just be my advanced years shog[1].gif
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and the block list grows by one
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