"Happy birthday! You wear it well"
"enjoy your birthday."
"Love how the socks pick up the tie and suspenders. Great! Happy birthday!"
"Happy birthday; sure you'll get better service on the strength of that stripe alone!"
"Great throughout! Would've added some pink colour to get the tie to blend in more - still, great job"
"Happy birthday, crusty!"
"You will probably be the best-dressed man at Daniel...and that is saying something...Happy Birthday!"
"Happy Natal Day! Sharp "banker" stripes! Impeccably shined shoes."
"looks great! Happy Bday!"
"Happy Birthday! And if I look as good at 57, I'll be quite happy."
"Well done, enjoy the tasting menu"
Thanks SF (a new me)
"Happy birthday, and you look great."
"Happy B-Day? Are you comfortable with the jacket length?"
"Have a great day, upr_crust. Nice ensemble, too "
"Happy Birthday Upr_Crust, have a great day!"
Thank you gentlemen, one and all, for the comments and birthday good wishes. For the record, the second suit that I bought from New & Lingwood was a short, not a regular, as this one was, Owen Meany, so maybe the jacket is a little long (I'm 5' 9", down from 5' 10" at my tallest). As for dinner, I made do with the regular 3-course menu at Daniel, which was quite enough food, thanks, and an excellent bottle of Vouvray. As for the suit's appearance, wearing that suit gets me a lot of attention from sales staff in every emporium on Madison or Fifth Ave., from Brooks to Barney's - a very useful thing, at times.