Originally Posted by Douglas
I'll preface this post by saying that mbreinin is a good sport to post a bunch of his pics and play along. I'm going to refrain on commenting on the slapfest that apparently kicked this whole thing off, as I don't really have a dog in the fight, nor do I want to. However, as this has sort of turned into a critique mbreinin thread, I thought I'd try to offer a sincere and constructive feedback. It should no way be construed as a recommendation or advocacy of reevolving - and I hope it will be read as a friendly criticism, intended in good humor and faith.
Yeah, since Reev ain't showing up, this is now critique 20 fits that Mike thinks he looks good in.
Hey, I am always
open to genuine advice and criticism. I am here to learn and improve. I am also here to figure out what to keep, and what to dump. As long as you aren't attacking me, or being a petulant child, I roll with it.
Mike, I think your high buttoning points and general three-button look are not flattering your figure. I'm no tailor, so I can't say if the waist suppression is helping to cause this either, but you seem to bulge out in the chest in many of these outfits. I think it's what's causing the "linebacker" look others have mentioned in spite of the soft shoulders.
Look at the three pics below - I've highlighted your breast bulge. In your patterned coats the look is especially accentuated by the prominent S-shape created at your chest, and I think it adds an unflattering bulkiness.
The dreaded red moob circles.
The first jacket is roomy. It is also pretty light and barely constructed. The light is reflecting off the chest, which I think is making it seem more apparent than it is. It does, however, button quite high. I think that is my highest buttoner. The Gunclub is just very fitted. I think I will let that out. The Nutter is cut that way. It used to have shoulders like the landing deck of the USS Hornet. I don't think I can do anything there. That is a suit to be worn very seldom, in all reality.
By contrast, when the buttoning point is lower, and falls more at your natural waist (as opposed to a bit above it), and perhaps is not so suppressed, you look more comfortable, more relaxed, and less stuffed-into-the-coat. To wit:
Anyways, I think I'm going to make this my signature so that it always goes without saying: This is purely my personal and relatively uninformed opinion.
I will have to try on the Loden Dager again. I don't remember how it is in terms of chest fit. It has a strange set of buttons, quite low and set very close. That really is a fashion forward SC that was purchased from GILT, when I still shopped there. It is cotton, and very light...but it has shoulders. The FSC cream suit is quite roomy, except for the pants. Fortunately, they are cut fuller below the knee. They have very narrow hips though and required a ton of work just to get me into them. I don't know who that suit was made for, but he was small down low, and big up top.
Here is another suit with a buttoning point lower than I typically wear. IIRC, this was called "too low by some when it went up on WAYWRN: