Originally Posted by texas_jack
what's the crazy red plaid? I like that.
That is a Stanley Blacker SC from 1963.
Originally Posted by srivats
Mike, you look much better in fuller trousers. I really liked the "golden" jacket under fire.
Which trousers do you prefer?
Originally Posted by ecclespeccles
Haven't been following the smack battle but Mbreinin's fits look sick...looking forward to anonymous internet schoolyard shaming
Well, I appreciate that.
Originally Posted by jamesbond
Mike, I like all your fits but love the Nutter especially. Given that some of your stuff is vintage I really can't see anything that is too far off on your fits, actually they all look damn good. Maybe if it was all Savile Row bespoke and you paid top dollar then there might be a reason to complain but as a huge RL fan myself I say rock on!
The Nutter is a love/hate. I appreciate the feedback.
Originally Posted by someotherstyle
I have no doubt you will take this contest, and all that. I do have to say, however, I'd love for you to let out most of your jackets. To my eye, they almost all look a bit "snug" across the front.
Other than that, best threak in a while, thanks for the good humor!
I have a big chest. I often get stuff that is a little too small, because if I size up, I am wearing a tent in all other respects and frankly, I spend more than I am comfortable with at my tailor already. I am nearly 41, I don't look like the contender with my shirt off.
If I did, I would be thrilled.
Originally Posted by Ivystyle
You made me wanna increase my DB collection.. excellent display of personal style.. My BIG question is, WHERE IS THE CONTENDER? Seems you brought a machine gun to a knife fight Mike. haha
I love DBs, and I always have. Finding one that fits right is a challenge in and of itself.
Originally Posted by Made in California
I have been waiting FOREVER for a fit battle. I'm extremely pleased with this thread.
I aim to please.
Originally Posted by aj_del
For me, MB wins it hands down because being a good guy is more important (to me) than being well dressed. So, even if Reevolving is as well dressed as PG/Vox, I would still vote for MB.
Thanks, AJ. I do appreciate it. However, this is about having better style and better fitting clothes, something Reevolving claimed he did. I still don't see his fits.
Originally Posted by Metlin
I agree. I really enjoyed this one
in particular, very nice indeed.
That one is at the tailor right now for more work. That was the test-drive and we determined it needed more.
Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me.
yeah, that one hits like a judo chop to the neck.
Thanks, woe. See above.
Originally Posted by F. Corbera
May I suggest a third contender?
Yeah, no. I am not taking on the great LB!
Originally Posted by mafoofan
Mike, something is really off about your jackets. The buttoning point is too high on many of them and the DB button spacing is too close (particularly inelegant when matched with the too-high gorge). I think you wind up looking a lot broader around the torso than you really are.
That's a nice blanket statement, Foo. I posted close to 20 pics which contain everything from brand new Sartoria Partenopea suits, to vintage relics. Many of them are unaltered, some are altered. Why don't you give me an example of one of these jackets that you think is "really off?"
For you to say that something is off with all of these jackets doesn't help at all, quite frankly. Also, let's keep in mind that we have a different sense of aesthetics and that pictures, by their very nature, modify images.
And, I am not a small person. I may not be very tall, but I am pretty big. I am certainly not a member of the 36R club.
Originally Posted by zerostyle
I'm new around here and not nearly knowledgeable as most, but I can totally see what reevolving is saying.
A lot of those jackets just look wrong to me - there's something about them being a bit too long and having a really odd silhouette.
Mike - could you number the pictures so people could more easily comment please?
Fits that look off to me: Pictures #1,2,3,8
Fits that look good to me: Pictures # 4, 7, 9, 11,12
Can't really tell/don't care: 5, 6, 10,13,14,15
In general though, I should note that I generally hate 3-button suits and those with a high button stance. I think you are doing something odd with the double breasted suits as mafoofan mentioned above.
Well, I will have to go back and look at which ones you like and which ones you don't. I don't hate 3 button suits, and only a couple of these are true 3 buttoners. With the exception of the first DB, I have done nothing to the buttons on these. The flannel DB has had nothing done to it at all, that is excatly how it came. The Charcoal has had the waist let out a little bit. It is back for more.
I guess Reevolving is either feverishly working on a fit, or he is not coming to the party. I say we poll off of his already existing WAYWRN images and the ones he put up in his "old man" thread.
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