I'd rather the buttoning point was about 1" lower.
You're not alone...
Originally Posted by gregaz
Now THIS is how a slim cut suit should fit - no pulling, no bunching. I agree with the point about the lower buttoning point as well.
Thanks. The consensus seems clear on the high buttoning point of (most of) my suits... I am curious whether anyone shares my feeling that it has an advantage when you often go tie-less?
Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
As ever, the subtler your fits get, the better they get.
Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
I've never seriously posted in this thread. But here's From Palm Sunday - khaki cotton suit (J. Crew Ludlow) straight off the rack (sleeves are probably a little too long), AE Sanfords, shirt is from a local tailor. Tie is generic department store - Daniel Cremiuex from Dillards. I'd worn the suit to wedding & reception then out the previous night and woke up and wore it to church & brunch, so by the time this picture was taken, it had wrinkled a fair bit. Thought the outfit worked well and matched my GF.
Clothes are made to be worn. Looks good.
Originally Posted by spoozy
Your fits are often too much for me... but this stays (just) on the right side of the border. Looks good.
^ I like th elements, but I feel like too much waist suppression. Also, I would only widen the trouser from the knee down - maybe an inch.
I think part of it was a low camera angle. This look any better better? BTW - trou look stupid because they've slipped down from my waist - making my crotch look dropped and my trou too long. I've since pulled them back up to proper old man height, and the legs look clean again.
I am going to disagree with lufty, this is actually pretty good. I don't like the pattern of the sportcoat or the pocket square, but all your items go pretty well together and use different shades of the same color well and your colors are not loud. In good light, I think this is a very good outfit that I would not wear. And the tie looks like a lovely wool.
Enjoying the spring colours. Playing around with the Japanese collar curl, I see!
Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty
Yesterday / today
Liking both of these; 3 colours, well co-ordinated.
Originally Posted by guyver00
I like this quite a bit. Good colour choices allow the patterns to play nicely together. I'm mentally pausing at the cardigan/waistcoat as the weather is really warm over here, so I've got out of the habit of seeing heavy layering, but it works. Our remarkably good weather continues. I wanted some more combinations for this jacket, as I don't really like wearing it with stone, white or beige trousers, despite doing so today. Plus, today's trousers annoy me slightly as they've shrunk a bit too much in length for my tastes. So I bought a pair of bright ocean blue and a pair of latte-coffee cotton trousers, which are now at the tailors getting finished. I think they'll work better than today's combo.
For those that are not fans of the tie, rest assured it only has one or two more wears left in it. The slip-stitch, if that's the right terminology for it, is coming loose on the narrow part of the blade, so I fear it's not much longer for this world. Shame, because I quite like the tie myself, for occasional use.