Originally Posted by cncrd
The gorge is the point at which the collar and the lapel meet. The trend recently has been for very high gorges, sometimes absurdly so; in the past, notably in the 1980s, a lot of suits had much lower gorges, which tended to make the jackets look droopy, and is often associated with ventless jackets. Higher has tended to be more mod.
Your jacket looks much better on you in the WAYWT thread than it did in the first pictures in this thread, by the way, and you did well to take the advice about changing you shirt. I think a little bit of tailoring could take it up another level, espeically on the sleeve length. The only thing that really stands out when you're wearing it is the lapel width, and even that seems to be coming back.
I wasn't trying to talk you out of it at all. If it fits you well and you're happy with it, enjoy it.
I think I mentioned before that I'm considering it. My clothier's tailor did all of the work on the rest of the things I'm wearing, and they've gotten to know me rather well. The question remains however whether or not it's worth it. I'm still undecided.
I've spent this entire week burning through my wardrobe and making notes. Some things definitely need alteration. The jacket for my most recent suit being the primary. I wish I'd been able to get more up on WAYW this week so that I could get more input, but such is life.
Originally Posted by Redwoood
Gorge is where the lapel and the collar meet, i.e., the notch in your suit's lapel.
Personally, I wouldn't wear this thing, but if you like it, sure, why not.
Hehe, anything above sweatpants is business formal for a grad student
Sometimes it's just clean sweat pants.
Originally Posted by Master-Classter
after seeing your WAYW pics x 2... I actually think it's not that bad. I mean you're not a dirty old man like I thought. As long as you wear it with the hat and everything else is modern it's sort of doable. The lapels and their belly (curve) are pretty dated but the jacket fits you quite well (need to shorten the sleeves though) and the body's a couple of inches long (makes you look short)... still, it's not that bad.
good choice on switching up to a white shirt. Try a very light pink shirt with that navy tie and this sportscoat, then charcoal/navy pants.
give those shoes a good clean and shine
keep the mocassins for casual wear or give 'em to charity.
keep posting and welcome.
I was both surprised and not surprised at what the addition of the hat did today. On the one hand, wasn't expecting it. On the other hand, I always think I end up looking better in it. I don't think it came out in the picture, but the slacks are charcoal rather than black. My original thought with the Moccasins was just that I'd been through all of my other shoes this week and had seen some other threads mentioning them. I figured the response would either be "Interesting, but suitable" or, more likely, what it ended up being. One of my purchases for this month will be the shoe shine kit from Hanger project, though I've not much experience with shining. To whit, my wife wants us to take the kiddo down to my parents this weekend, and I figure a good person to learn from is a marine.