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Originally Posted by twistoffat View Post


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

 

I would tend to agree. With certain caveats, of course. I am very much an admirer of classic rules for menswear but that is by no means the only way to look good and it isn't to say I always follow them. I might be getting a bit esoteric here, but acting comfortable in whatever you are wearing is half the battle. Also, just to clarify, I don't necessarily think your jacket is too short in an absolute sense. That's why I made the example of Orgetorix. A jacket can be exactly the right length in general terms and still look short or long on certain body types or bodies with specific proportions. Your body proportions make it look just a bit too short to me, even if it does perfectly bisect you in half, or cover your rear, or whatever.

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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

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.

I said it skirts too tight, not that it was and I agree that is doesn't pull and otherwise seems ok in that sense. Teger ripped the color combination and I tend to agree with him. This combo should work, but kinda says "spring" up top and "fall" below.
post #43623 of 78723
From top to bottom:

Hat: Roadrunner
Shirt: New Balance
Shorts: Saucony
Socks: Feetures
Shoes: Brooks

(Working from home today after a long run...)
post #43624 of 78723
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

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?

I completely disagree with you. The clothing itself skews towards more casual and more contemporary, thus the fit is commensurate with the style. Had the fit been a suit, I would have wholeheartedly agreed.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ace - i think the shorter jacket works fine for you.

+1
post #43626 of 78723
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


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.


well played

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versace
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acecow: I think everything looks pretty good, but, irrespective of your comfort in the jacket, it looks too tight. That may or may not bother you. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

acecow: I think everything looks pretty good, but, irrespective of your comfort in the jacket, it looks too tight. That may or may not bother you. smile.gif

Thanks. I don't know what to do about it. On one hand, many people said it looks too tight, so i'm willing to accept it. On the other, that's the way my body is. If I make it looser in the waist, wouldn't it fit worse?
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Not necessarily, a jacket doesn't have to follow your body contours like a swimsuit. A bit more room everywhere (not just on the waist) would make it look more comfortable. It doesn't have to be much more room, really.

 

That said, I think it doesn't look bad at all as it is. And length is fine...

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post



versace
borrelli
tom ford
john lobb towcesters
rolex explorer
no name PS

Taking no prisoners today, huh?
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Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. They have been duly noted. Went to a fund raiser for the African American Museum here in town and this is what I wore.


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post #43633 of 78723
The patterns on the suit/shirt/tie match too closely. You should wear a simple white pocket square, because the one you have right now matches the color of the tie and looks like a tie-hanky combo from TJ Max from afar. The suit could use a little tailoring. Also, I would use a different tie knot. You might want to move the tie bar a little lower and slant it a bit to give it more nonchalance. I like the lapels and the shirt color on you.
post #43634 of 78723
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Thanks. I don't know what to do about it. On one hand, many people said it looks too tight, so i'm willing to accept it. On the other, that's the way my body is. If I make it looser in the waist, wouldn't it fit worse?

Just don't worry about it too much. Especially when we all judge from just one photo, which may be not true to life at all.
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Just don't worry about it too much. Especially when we all judge from just one photo, which may be not true to life at all.

Oh, I don't. But these discussions are fun and I often learn something new, so I love to participate.
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