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post #46 of 133
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Neither is making it look more like yours.
It had to be said
post #47 of 133
It's a toss-up between B and C, as I see it. B is perhaps more flattering, but for that reason also looks a bit like you're really trying to look good. A lot depends on what sort of message you'd like to convey.
post #48 of 133
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post
B is perhaps more flattering, but for that reason also looks a bit like you're really trying to look good.

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post #49 of 133
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


1. Extended the shoulders.
2. Lowered the buttoning point.
3. Decreased the spacing between buttons.
4. Lowered the gorge.
5. Widened the lapels.
6. Shortened the length.
7. Slimmed the trousers.

I like the effect (though I'd keep the coat a little longer), but can you get that amount of shoulder extension without the shoulders beginning to droop pretty quickly in a rather unsightly way? I'm all for lived-in clothes, but I'm not sure about drooping padded shoulders.
post #50 of 133
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Ain't it the truth?
post #51 of 133
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
Ain't it the truth?

Are you serious? Do people really think that they look so great that they're passed the point where they should try to look good? Hilarious to think that someone actually thinks "I look too good in this, let me mess up a couple of things so I will look like I don't want to look good". triple-
post #52 of 133
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Are you serious? Do people really think that they look so great that they're passed the point where they should try to look good? Hilarious to think that someone actually thinks "I look too good in this, let me mess up a couple of things so I will look like I don't want to look good". triple-

No, that's not what I meant. To disambiguate my statement, there are at least three separable positions one could take here:

(i) One doesn't want to look like he's trying too hard.

(ii) One doesn't want to try too hard.

(iii) One doesn't want to try too hard and look like he's trying too hard.

Which one of those do you find objectionable? Maybe (ii)? Why, exactly?
post #53 of 133
Clearly if he's paying upwards of $5k for a suit then he would be "trying to look good" along with most of the people that post here. Unfortunately paying $5k for a suit doesn't mean that your automatically going to look good.
post #54 of 133
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post
No, that's not what I meant. To disambiguate my statement, there are at least three separable positions one could take here:

(i) One doesn't want to look like he's trying too hard.

(ii) One doesn't want to try too hard.

(iii) One doesn't want to try too hard and look like he's trying too hard.

Which one of those do you find objectionable? Maybe (ii)? Why, exactly?

The whole trying too hard thing is a canard. It's what jealous people say. How can one try too hard when only wearing a classic grey suit? I can get it when wearing pink satin braces, a bowler hat, a flower en boutonnière and a puffy hanky. But trying too hard simply doing one's best to get a classic suit that fits well and somewhat flatters? That's silly. I contend that people generally don't try as hard as they should and very few (here or IRL) should really worry about looking like they are trying to look good.
post #55 of 133
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when wearing pink satin braces, a bowler hat, a flower en boutonnière and a puffy hanky.
As for the Foof™, I like it up to the mid section. The shoulders post Foof™ are unnaturally wide.
post #56 of 133
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As for the Foofâ„¢, I like it up to the mid section. The shoulders post Foofâ„¢ are unnaturally wide.
+1. I usually think Foofed jackets end up with the shoulders too wide, and that's the case here. The lower buttoning point is the key change, and the shorter length looks better too.

As for the un-Foofed versions, I voted for B based on the overall silhouette. I like C's shoulders better.
post #57 of 133
I like B
post #58 of 133
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post
Suit C's by Iris Tailor, Singapore. I was inspired by this thread. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=90990

Suit A is by my ancient Shanghainese guy.

Quite certain I saw this suit (H&S (?) linen) in person and commented on what a great color it was. Great to see Iris getting around these parts.. are you based in SG?
post #59 of 133
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
1. Extended the shoulders. 2. Lowered the buttoning point. 3. Decreased the spacing between buttons. 4. Lowered the gorge. 5. Widened the lapels. 6. Shortened the length. 7. Slimmed the trousers.
The extended shoulders make the OP look like a linebacker. Shorter coat makes his upper torso even more boxy. OP has very square shoulders. I think he would benefit from zero padded shoulders that is slightly wider than 'B' or the same width. Trousers can be more tapered on 'B' to give the legs a little more length. Sleeve pitch on 'B' is off.
post #60 of 133
Normally I am not a big fan of double breasted but I have to say on you it looks good. I like A best out the the three but B is also god not a big fan of C though.
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