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Wow, I didn't think I would get discussed so much today. I read all the comments and I can't disagree that much with any. Zbromer, I doubt you religiously follow b&s but I have sold 4 suits and several sportcoats over the last year, all because I realized they did not fit. I took that money and purchased the caruso suit I posted yesterday and the linen suit I posted tuesday. I think those are my best fitting suits, though Edmorel, Nii, and others can comment on whether I addressed the issues that you two both brought up, which are fair, in those suits. I agree my older jackets (hopefully not my new ones) were too tight in the waist and emphasized my shape rather than flattered it. It is a learning process smile.gif. Thanks for all the advice and help, I don't come on here to get padded on the back (tho positive reinforcement when I do something right is helpful) I come to learn and share.

A little background about me to give some context. I don't dress this way because I have to. I like to, and despite the lack of professional dress in my field (psychology) I still feel I should give off a polished look to clients and colleagues. I used to weigh about 220 in college and lost about 75 pounds or so about 5 years ago. I have since added about 20 or so pounds of muscle (I was a string). It is mostly in my upper body. The fat I could never get rid of despite a strict diet and cardio everyday was in my "love handles" and seat. My thighs have grown as well due to running, cycling, weights etc. My chest tapers to my waist but them expands a bit as you go lower. That is the shape I am working with and I doubt it will change much in the future.

I like the concrete suggestions everyone. Thanks!

For reference, I let this jacket out in the waist and hips. It is a 40r. The 42r was huge on me, tent in the chest and halfway done my shoulders. I know it is hard but please ignore the shirt sleeves. It is a from a casual shirt I don't wear with suits and i roll the sleeves normally. FWIW, the pants are lower rise than earlier today...

Before(hour glass shape, obviously)
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After(I think slightly better? Maybe too narrow in hips still? Obviously not perfect as it is OTR)
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I would also argue these are a step in the right direction as well...thoughts? Third could be let out a bit I guess Fourth is a new suit that I think was let out too much?
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post #30602 of 78717
Citan - I like the shoulders on the blue suit you have in your third spoiler. A lot of your jackets seem to have a little bit of a hunched shoulders look (I think some people call this a concave shoulder? I'm not clear enough on the terminology here), whereas that blue jacket as a smooth, natural shoulder. What I like about the third jacket in that third spoiler is the length. It's hard to tell without a head-to-foot shot, but I think that slightly longer jacket, along with a slightly lower button stance, flatters you. That, and following ed's excellent advice on trouser rise, will make for a nicer look IMHO. Tricky because these things can't be altered on RTW, you just have to go out looking for RTW with a lower stance and a longer jacket.
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first time in i dont even know how long that i have worn a non solid white shirt with a jacket and tie.
i hope its working. also not sure about PS, tried with and without. ultimately went with.
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awesome tie with hidden pocket. it has a really nice slight orange sheen in the back that im not sure come across in pics.
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big shout out to little stitch for being patient and taking a bazzilion pics this morning. then again i let her stay home from school to see her cousins that are visiting from israel and arriving today. so she owes me.

You smoke?
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Wore a standard blue cashmere jacket with a white and navy polka dot linen square.
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Your ties consistentlyruin your outfits each week.  Wide for your body, to long, and odd choices in regard to color and texture when compared to the rest of your outfit. Your "sprezzatura" attempts are not working because your style is clearly classic american prep. You need to dress more European if you want to rock that look. Slimer, more fitted, etc. A for effort, though.

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You smoke?

OH THE TRAGEDY
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OH THE TRAGEDY

Did I give off the impression as judgemental or disapproval? I was just merely asking.
post #30607 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

I took that money and purchased the caruso suit I posted yesterday and the linen suit I posted tuesday. I think those are my best fitting suits, though Edmorel, Nii, and others can comment on whether I addressed the issues that you two both brought up, which are fair, in those suits.

I agree that those suits, particularly the blue one, were some of the best things you've posted. Those are definitely trending in the right direction. I also think you look better in suits than sport coats. I think there's something about your body type that becomes accentuated when it's divided in two by a sport coat and pants.
post #30608 of 78717
Great effort Bud, but, as I said previously, you need to open your window blinds to let some light in so we can see properly.

First pic, dark and far away, second pic, I dont want to look at your stomach, I want to look at your collar, tie, knot, jacket lapels, and pocket square.

Your tie is too long as usual, get a shorter tie, or hide the back blade behind the front blade using the loops etc.

Your colours are up the pole. Fine separately but not together.

Trousers too short with no break, and you forgot your socks.

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Wore a standard blue cashmere jacket with a white and navy polka dot linen square.

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post #30609 of 78717
Where's that Mr. Sam of the long tie when you need it?
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Where's that Mr. Sam of the long tie when you need it?

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Did I give off the impression as judgemental or disapproval? I was just merely asking.

I know. I'm disapprove of smoking mucho.
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lol I have about a 40mile/one way commute to the city on one of the most traffic-infested highways in the mid-atlantic - I'd rather not put my 7 in any more of that... she's getting abit old - nearing 100k miles.
here's my 7 and my weekend warrior
So you don't drive the 7 on that commute? If I spent that much time in my car every day I would make a point to spend it in as nice an environment as possible. I encountered that attitude frequently when I worked in the bay area and never understood it. People who spent hours in their car five days a week drove some beater during the week, and a pampered luxury car on the weekends. I don't get that.
post #30613 of 78717
It's not set in stone that I drive my beater every day for commute - I now have the option to take a nicer ride whenever I please, especially with company involved - clients/bosses/whatever ass I need to suck to climb the proverbial ladder - or special occasions, or even maybe for the hell of it!

Having a beater doesn't stop me from driving my 7 - please don't get me wrong, I f-ing love that car...it has this sport button that lets me take corners like a coupe smile.gif But just because I have G&G's, doesn't mean I wear them to work everyday.
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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

Your ties consistentlyruin your outfits each week.  Wide for your body, to long, and odd choices in regard to color and texture when compared to the rest of your outfit. Your "sprezzatura" attempts are not working because your style is clearly classic american prep. You need to dress more European if you want to rock that look. Slimer, more fitted, etc. A for effort, though.

Alright, alright, I'll try a shorter tie. Where should I look Drakes? I think most of my ties are 3.25" wide, if that sounds right? Here is the thing with my take on pants break, when I wear a full break it looks like I'm wearing my grandpa's pants and with no break I feel like it elongates my legs. (I'm 5'6")

As far as style, a few people I admire in clothing are Ralph Lauren of course but I also appreciate the english meets italian dress of The Armoury crew.

Thanks for the feedback
Edited by southernstyle - 6/7/12 at 8:39pm
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