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Top to bottom: thetiebar, mtm, boglioli, incotex, vass

I really like this look. I have those pants and usually wear pinks/purples with it, but I really like the contrasting light blue.
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I'm not a fan of the high-buttoned waistcoat, personally. A bit too retro for me. The rest of teh suit, and the whole outfit otherwise, though, is excellent.

 

 

Thanks. Fair point about the waistcoat; it was intended as a retro outfit though, for those days I feel a little FU. Just wearing such a suit in the city is a little extravagant by itself tounge.gif

I will be wearing this as a two-piece most of the time, though. And even more often as an odd jacket, as this cloth was not really intended for trousers.

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Had problems with my account, and it looks like I'm not receiving support mails from SF at all (checked my spam filters and rules, but nothing). Starting over again...

This was friday, my Ultimate iGent Suit™ is finished:
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would have missed this had HF not quoted it. very nice indeed.
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Top to bottom: thetiebar, mtm, boglioli, incotex, vass

Colorwise this is fine, but that jacket is (sorry) a prime example of what they mean when they say "your jacket looks like you stole it from your little brother". Love the shoes. Which last?
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Colorwise this is fine, but that jacket is (sorry) a prime example of what they mean when they say "your jacket looks like you stole it from your little brother". Love the shoes. Which last?

Thanks. My little brother happens to be exactly the same size as I, that's why his jacket fits me perfectly. The last is I think P2, but I was never sure.
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Thanks. My little brother happens to be exactly the same size as I, that's why his jacket fits me perfectly.

 

IMO the jacket suffers from two things that are ok by themselves, but combined made it look a little odd in a classic sense. First, it is very slim. Not necessarily a bad thing. There are lots of great styles that have a slim look. Second, the bigger problem as I see it, it is a bit too short. These factors come together to make it simply look too small.

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IMO the jacket suffers from two things that are ok by themselves, but combined made it look a little odd in a classic sense. First, it is very slim. Not necessarily a bad thing. There are lots of great styles that have a slim look. Second, the bigger problem as I see it, it is a bit too short. These factors come together to make it simply look too small.

While I normally wouldn't defend my clothing which I'm perfectly happy with, this is an interesting topic as I was pondering this myself many times: how long should a jacket be? Should it reach your thumbs, cover your butt or follow another obscure rule? I've concluded that a jacket must break your body in half; and that's how I like my jackets to fit. This one fits me perfectly, although the low camera angle might make it seem otherwise. If you measure the jacket's length, you'll see that it covers exactly half of my body height minus the head.
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While I normally wouldn't defend my clothing which I'm perfectly happy with, this is an interesting topic as I was pondering this myself many times: how long should a jacket be? Should it reach your thumbs, cover your butt or follow another obscure rule? I've concluded that a jacket must break your body in half; and that's how I like my jackets to fit. This one fits me perfectly, although the low camera angle might make it seem otherwise. If you measure the jacket's length, you'll see that it covers exactly half of my body height minus the head.

 

"Should" is an interesting thing in this case. I hate to beat a dead horse and talk about Orgetorix and his jacket length, but I will hazard an example. In general I have heard that the common wisdom is to select a jacket that is no shorter than to reach the knuckles and no longer than to extend past the thumb on a naturally hanging arm. Orgetorix is someone who, because of the proportions of his body, looks perfectly fine in jackets that extend past the thumb. Similarly, some people look fine in jackets that would look too short on someone of exactly the same height. I must say that either way you definitely look better than the average Joe and that cannot be denied. I personally do not think I look good in the style of jacket that you chose, nor do I favor the "break in half" rule since I have rather long legs. However, when all is said and done, if you have a strong sense of your own style and you like what you have been doing, then good for you, I am not one to complain.

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to me a jacket has to visually 'cut' a person from heel to shoulders in half. and must not be shorter than to cover your butt.

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I did a sorta similar outfit in MC Casual and got ripped by Teger for it. I think the pants should be a lighter shade of brown to work completely well here. Personally, I don't think the jacket is too short, but it is skating the line of too tight.
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I did a sorta similar outfit in MC Casual and got ripped by Teger for it. I think the pants should be a lighter shade of brown to work completely well here. Personally, I don't think the jacket is too short, but it is skating the line of too tight.

Well, teger is not really someone I would listen to. He likes his own stuff, I like my own. First and foremost, we should be comfortable in our chosen styles, right? As for the jacket being too tight, it is not. It's not pulling anywhere, as you can tell. I work out and have a slim waist, all my jackets are cut slim. I don't dress for the corporate culture, rather for a very casual LA culture. It's difficult to wear an odd jacket, let alone a suit, to most events and places here. One must accept a certain amount of "fashion" in his outfits to look good in both SF and the real world, especially if he is young.
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Well, teger is not really someone I would listen to. He likes his own stuff, I like my own. First and foremost, we should be comfortable in our chosen styles, right? As for the jacket being too tight, it is not. It's not pulling anywhere, as you can tell. I work out and have a slim waist, all my jackets are cut slim. I don't dress for the corporate culture, rather for a very casual LA culture. It's difficult to wear an odd jacket, let alone a suit, to most events and places here. One must accept a certain amount of "fashion" in his outfits to look good in both SF and the real world.

 

I think this is a very good point. Having lived in Southern California and being very familiar with LA in general, there are simply many things that would not be considered appropriate for California culture. Personally I never really cared and dressed as I pleased, which is what you seem to do as well. However, if there is one thing I could say about Southern California, it is that it's definition of business v. casual is greatly skewed. You'd throw on a blazer and people would accuse you of being "formal". That's just the way it is. So context is something that must be taken into account I think. Then again, my idea of casual has never been in keeping with much out west.

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ace - i think the shorter jacket works fine for you.
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I think this is a very good point. Having lived in Southern California and being very familiar with LA in general, there are simply many things that would not be considered appropriate for California culture. Personally I never really cared and dressed as I pleased, which is what you seem to do as well. However, if there is one thing I could say about Southern California, it is that it's definition of business v. casual is greatly skewed. You'd throw on a blazer and people would accuse you of being "formal". That's just the way it is. So context is something that must be taken into account I think. Then again, my idea of casual has never been in keeping with much out west.
Isn't the most important think about your clothing actually being comfortable in it. I think all the guys I've seen here dress well and make the effort but sometimes I feel ome are abandoning there own style , trying to be too much like other forum members. Also whats with all the suits at the weekend. Even the Ivy League legends would throw on Chinos and a crew neck at the weekend
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ace - i think the shorter jacket works fine for you.

Thank you. It's seriously not even that short at all. I had to put the camera on the lower shelf to fit the shoes into the picture. If it were at chest level, the jacket would look normal.
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