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Every time I click here there is a fight going on.
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Every time I click here there is a fight going on.

lol
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

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Well, as it is raining and the BBQ is canceled, I might as well post on SF.

None of this, apart from the lapels, really goes to being CBD, but, FWIW, I think there are several problems here.

First, I think the lapels are too wide. Second, I think they would look better if they pointed up a bit. They point almost straight out now which makes them look even wider.

Second, while I'm tempted to say the buttoning point is too high, it is really the jacket that is too short. I think it would look much better if the jacket were two or three inches longer and if, consequently, the buttoning point were also moved down a couple of inches.

As it now stands, the jacket makes you look kind of like a fireplug.

I think there is also something going on with the jacket itself which I can't quite put my finger on. I have the impression from both of the pictures that there is a sort of "panel" effect. It might just be an optical illusion here but I have seen it before in DBs when the fabric is either a bit too thin or a bit too stiff. DBs seem to look best in slightly heavier fabrics that drape well.
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

Ich, I once had a discussion with Vox about the length of DBs. Personally I like DBs to be a little longer than normal, because of the way they finish horizontally. Since the top half is naturally wider (due to the shoulders), then if the length of the jacket precisely cuts you in half, visually the top half looks bulky. So I like to have the jacket a bit longer. This particular one, tho, cuts me exactly in half, so it looks short. If I could lengthen it, I would frown.gif

This is contrary to the conventional wisdom that DBs should be a bit shorter than SBs, but makes sense. Very interesting point.

DBs are hard to do well. So many things have to work together, gorge height, button placement, size of overlap, angle of gorge, lapel belly, lapel width. A single breasted suit can look fine even if everything isn't perfectly balanced, but double breasted requires that everything work together. I've thought about ordering one from Chan, but I don't know that I've seen a Chan DB that I really like.
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There's a lot of awful fits now in this thread so I don't see the point in commenting - but you've been posting some good stuff recently so I do feel compelled to say that this is just bad. Nothing really works here for me - shirt is plain ugly and stripes alignment give a really odd effect around the neck, suit proportions (particularly lapel shape, width and gorge height) look off on you, makes you look unusually short and bulky. Is this a Chan too? The navy one looked great.

The suit, while it is a fine garment, doesn't flatter you.
Since I've met you at several meet-ups, and you wear clothes well,
I am surprised that this suit doesn't seem to work for you.
It does make you look bulky.
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

It might just be an optical illusion here but I have seen it before in DBs when the fabric is either a bit too thin or a bit too stiff. DBs seem to look best in slightly heavier fabrics that drape well.

This.

The fabric is extremely thin, and drapes horrifically. I had a flannel DB that was the plushest thing ever. Had creases like a knife, bulletproof, and had killer drape. Moths ffffuuuu.gif

If I ever get a DB again (which I probably won't, given my height) it'll be flannel. I have another, a US made Polo, a flannel, that drapes quite nicely. I'll put that one up for comparison.
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Today's fit. Sorry for the bad pic & crazy angle.

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Its less and less CBD every page.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Its less and less CBD every page.


UC's last submission seems pretty CBD to me. If you disagree, perhaps you can share your thoughts. Especially since Manton gave up on the thread, there's been lots of criticism and very little critique.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Its less and less CBD every page.


UC's last submission seems pretty CBD to me. If you disagree, perhaps you can share your thoughts. Especially since Manton gave up on the thread, there's been lots of criticism and very little critique.

His shirt color attracts a lot of attention with the color and pattern.

And my comment was regarding the general direction of this thread, not to any specific poster.
Edited by chogall - 9/6/11 at 8:39am
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We like to think of this thread as the shining city on a hill, not as Noah's ark.
post #4977 of 7029
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

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His shirt color attracts a lot of attention with the color and pattern.

Shirt is blue. Tie is blue. I don't follow an extremism CBD point of view that says you can never wear a patterned shirt & tie together.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Its less and less CBD every page.



No it's not. And UC's last look is totally conservative and business appropriate. 

 

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

His shirt color attracts a lot of attention with the color and pattern.

A blue striped shirt 'attracts a lot of attention'? Maybe if you're Amish or something...
post #4980 of 7029
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post


Shirt is blue. Tie is blue. I don't follow an extremism CBD point of view that says you can never wear a patterned shirt & tie together.

actually, i like the way you dress. either your cdb or your swager stuff.
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