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I really like this look. I have those pants and usually wear pinks/purples with it, but I really like the contrasting light blue.
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.