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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey all,
Im looking into buying a suit, and I have chosen Baron Boutique as the company to make it. The thing is, im skinny and tall (6' 125lbs) and no suit I have really fits me, so ive never really work a "good looking" suit before. I need some help determining whta would look the best on me as far as suit styles go, colors, lengths, pants, etc. So Ive attached a picture of myself in suit seperates and just a plain white stripe. I noticed on Baron Boutique that they have the "James Bond" Suit, and it looks very nice as a summer casual, but would it look good on me? Also, because im in a protective detail, I need wear professional colors (Navy Blue, Black, Black Pinstripe, etc). What would go best?

Suggestions always appreciated,
Hunter
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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by Popsandfriends
Hey all,
Im looking into buying a suit, and I have chosen Baron Boutique as the company to make it. The thing is, im skinny and tall (6' 125lbs) and no suit I have really fits me, so ive never really work a "good looking" suit before. I need some help determining whta would look the best on me as far as suit styles go, colors, lengths, pants, etc. So Ive attached a picture of myself in suit seperates and just a plain white stripe. I noticed on Baron Boutique that they have the "James Bond" Suit, and it looks very nice as a summer casual, but would it look good on me? Also, because im in a protective detail, I need wear professional colors (Navy Blue, Black, Black Pinstripe, etc). What would go best?

Suggestions always appreciated,
Hunter

then you could go for something like Dior Homme - just not quite so short 1 button sb peak lapel something simler to the suit connery wore in goldfinger i think this will be ok for you!
post #3 of 7
avoid black. talk to Jovan, he is a Baron Boutique regular and very happy customer
post #4 of 7
Well here's the rundown of what you'll get as a house style so you can let them know what you may or may not want: -Lapels are almost flat on most of the suits. -Pocket flaps are curved toward the front of the jacket, and then squared off at the end. -Shoulders are built up considerably and seem to curve down from the neck rather than go straight. -Lapels are about 3.25" wide and with a normal gorge height. -Sleeve buttons are waterfalled as standard. -Trousers have a button tab at the front fly. -Pleats are reversed (American or Italian style) instead of forward. -Not too much waist. Trousers have a pretty good fit. Armholes are pretty standard. Chest is a bit big for my liking. All this is judged by the "comfortable" fit spec and generic "British cut" specified. I'd suggest going with something fairly inexpensive as your first suit, like the tropical wool, and for other reasons which I'll discuss below. That way you can see if you like the company's work. Get it fully canvassed for $40 more if you can help it. You can do this by specifying "hand padded spec" in other instructions when placing the order. Most of all, discuss with them over email what you want with pictures so you both know what's going down and ask if you're unsure of anything. As both professional and everyday suit for the spring, summer, and fall, I don't think you can beat the tropical wool in grey or taupe malt. With that suit, a vest comes with it as standard. Take the opportunity, just don't get any of the overdone vest styles. A three piece gets you places since it can be worn with or without the vest and thus be dressed up and down easily. I'd suggest a classic two button jacket with normal to lowish button stance from what I've seen of your build, and since it just happens to work on tons of people. Patch pockets are out of the question for business. A ticket pocket is a nice touch, but you don't have to. I may be getting personal here, but don't get belt loops with a tailored suit. You just plain don't need 'em, and with a vest it'll throw off the look. If anything, ask for side adjuster buckles which will keep the look clean. Other forum members, like whoopee or norcaltransplant, can vouch for the usefulness of them. Pleats or no pleats is your choice, but if you get pleats ask for them to be forward -- the English style. Makes a better line on the leg and doesn't look as baggy at the hips when sitting. Cuffs are fine, but only get them if you get pleats. With flat fronts they never look right. Back pockets are strictly up to you. I doubt anyone at work will give you a hard time if you have just one or even none at all. As for length of pants and jacket, it's important for them not to be too long. Jacket right where your buttocks end, pants covering 1/2-2/3 the back of your shoe (minus sole and heel). I'd get the jacket at least a bit waisted and the armholes a little higher. Higher gorge, narrower lapels. Those shoulders on the blazer you're wearing seem to help. I'd get your jacket with something like that. Hope this helps. I'm sure everyone else can help you as far as style and fit goes too.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
thanks for the responce! Interesting that you'd reccomend two button low than a three button, why is that?
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Jovan
-Lapels are almost flat on most of the suits.
Jovan, nice write up. Question, does a request for hand padding get a better lapel belly? Also, how capable are they of making a minimally-padded shoulder?
post #7 of 7
Pops: No problem. Three button, I've found the hard way, just isn't as flattering overall. (My first suit from Baron was that.) Two button shows more shirt and tie and doesn't elongate you as much. Don't get it too low, just normal height to lowish, like this classic style icon. You and I have the type of build where anything that looks significantly elongating should be avoided. You could, however, get three buttons lower and spaced closer, like this. You can also get three rolled to two, but that may be daunting since you're probably just starting to find your style. This is basically where there are three buttons, but the lapels roll down to the middle button. tiger02: Lapel belly? Never heard that term before. The lapels on my suit are good though, and I requested the hand padding. They initially look a lot flatter when it comes in the mail, but some steaming solves it. I'm not sure yet about the shoulder, but I'll find out when I get my next suit since I'm requesting a natural shoulder.
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