Originally Posted by tailorgod
The reason why I don't like a waterfall sleeve on a business suit is the same why I don't like a drape cut on it: It gives the appearance of (what's the term again, ah yes) "relaxed fit"!
And that clearly belongs into the realms of leisure wear.
Imagine yourself in a board meeting. The numbers of your department aren't that great.
Do you want to sit there in one of those soft sloppy wide cut shoulder and chest coats with a waterfall sleeve whispering:"Whatever, dude!"
You want to sit there in one of those clean as a whistle coats with straight shoulders, proper sleeve and firm chest that's shouting:"Bring it on, motherf*ckers! You got nothing on me! Because I am the best"!
Sadly, I have seen this allegory play out too many times. The embattled department head with numbers that aren't too great in his (or increasingly, her) uptight, structured suit facing the board in their softly tailored numbers.
If you are one of these department heads on the way out, take the following act as a bad sign: when one of the board members in his drape suit asks for a martini during your presentation. Don't ask me how I know.