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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post



I disagree with this comment. If anything, I noticed that the right shoulder overhangs a smidge. So the younger brother has one wider shoulder? I don't think the length is bad. In a super conservative/classical sense, maybe. But for a casual jacket, the length is modern. How open the quarters are is a taste preference in my mind. Perhaps these being so open and showing the sweater makes it appear smaller.

 

I understand. So, no for shoulder fit and fit across his hips? I would agree.

 

I think the open front quarters may be a symptom that is mirrored by an open vent in the back, although we cannot see it. For someone that appears to have relatively wide hips, a "modern length" may not work if the jacket isn't ventless and his bum properly covered by the less than fashionable length.

 

This potential and unvisualized problem is the possible outcome of following modern fashion, when one should maintain a certain less fashionable style  for best effect.

 

Overall, a less fitted sack type cut would probably look better,

 

The visible sweater is probably a partial effect of wearing trousers with too low of a rise, another modern fashion that few can use to positive effect. This almost never looks good when combined with a blazer or sports jacket that will be buttoned at some point or standard length waistcoat/vest cut for a higher rise; i.e., no one should see your sweater, longer than standard waistcoat, shirt or belt buckle when the jacket is buttoned. Is a ridiculous look and you might as well unzip your fly to complete the effect.

 

Within the context of a wintertime evening casual dinner where the plan is then drinks with the boys in what I remember as NYC, this outfit from blazer to khakis, just doesn't work for me..

 

It looks to be summer daywear  that is being stretched into a cool early evening or waterfront event or with the addition of a sweater and has the added limitation of being acceptable within a narrow construct of what might otherwise be termed preppy. The pocket silk pocket square gives rise to the idea that this outfit is to impress someone other than the guys. Hence, my "Chip" and librarian cracks, recognizing the use of a poorly fitted outfit suitable for a very different context, since even an ardent prep stylist would not wear such an outfit for the intended purpose of a wintertime casual evening dinner and pounding drinks with the boys in The City, at least not the ones I hang with.

 

Southstreet Seaport at 6pm early in June with Lauren for appetizers and drinks to be followed by drinking with the guys after taking Lauren back to her place for a more or less successful wrestling match on the her couch? Yeah, it works, but only if the outfit was properly fitted; i.e., not fashion forward.

 

Executive Summary:  we agree the jacket looks as if was tailored for someone else with a completely different build.

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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Bleh, schleppy fit for a schleppy day IMO..

Lovely outfit gnatty. and awesome colours.

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Speaking of AAAC...

I thought I did pretty well today. Apparently not.

Anybody want to offer up some snarky/constructive criticism?
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like your outfit a lot, it is all very good.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

What, exactly, does that mean?

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?62656-What-Are-You-Wearing-Today/page940

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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

He's ripping on your closed quarters :/

Maybe.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

This place needs more SugarButch fits and less... Whatever the disasters that have been floating around here lately would be called. So if that's what you mean, then that's a good thing.

We need less half-ass fits. The attention paid to silhouette, balance, proportions, and cohesion nowadays has gone straight to hell. It seems like people are just plucking pieces out of their wardrobe and pairing it with their tan-colored AE abominations.
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uncle mac, nice to see you around here.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

What, exactly, does that mean?

standard WAWRN neg. i think it denotes a feeling of general bad taste and fit. not a new compliant by a long shot.
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

We need less half-ass fits. The attention paid to silhouette, balance, proportions, and cohesion nowadays has gone straight to hell. It seems like people are just plucking pieces out of their wardrobe and pairing it with their tan-colored AE abominations.

Agreed, but SugarButch is surely not the problem, he is one of the best dressers on the forum.

Why don't you post some fits if you are so opposed to what has been posted lately?
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post



Great hat!
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Agreed, but SugarButch is surely not the problem, he is one of the best dressers on the forum.

Why don't you post some fits if you are so opposed to what has been posted lately?

I almost never wear suits and I don't play dress up in front of the mirror. But I've been here almost as long as you, and with the examples set by the likes of Vox, PG, Manton, yfyf, Parker, cravate_noire, gld203, docholiday, I most certainly know what constitutes as good fit. It's unfortunate that most of them have totally disappeared from this place.
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I was about to step out today looking like this...

 

 

 

But then snow happened.

 

 

 

 

 

Reason one for a good overcoat and hat.

 

This outfit is all kinds of awesome.

 

I want to go to your club, play some squash, and sip six fingers of bourbon while creating world peace and curing cancer with you before we order a medium rare grilled equine steak or the lambchops rare.

 

Your "snow outfit" is a great change up and works well for you. It wouldn't work for me with my large build, I would look more like a Greek sailor on leave than a sophisticate such as yourself.

 

Again, well done!

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

What, exactly, does that mean?

He's ripping on your closed quarters :/
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

Christ, this place looks more and more like AAAC.

This place needs more SugarButch fits and less... Whatever the disasters that have been floating around here lately would be called. So if that's what you mean, then that's a good thing.

Thanks, aravenel. I was asking more generally, though. I guess he's not interested in anything but a drive-by snarking...
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

I almost never wear suits and I don't play dress up in front of the mirror. But I've been here almost as long as you, and with the examples set by the likes of Vox, PG, Manton, yfyf, Parker, cravate_noire, gld203, docholiday, I most certainly know what constitutes as good fit. It's unfortunate that most of them have totally disappeared from this place.

Let me reiterate the concept which I have made plain in these forums before, that the Internet is not television - the contributors make the content. If you want to change the content - be the content that you want to see. If you don't like the pictures that you see, post your own, and show us all how it's done. Otherwise, to quote another long-time poster no longer posting here, mbreinin - "Shut the fuck up".
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Couldn't resist using for the first time my new shirt! biggrin.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


Thanks, aravenel. I was asking more generally, though. I guess he's not interested in anything but a drive-by snarking...

No worries. Clearly he's not. Moving on...

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

Let me reiterate the concept which I have made plain in these forums before, that the Internet is not television - the contributors make the content. If you want to change the content - be the content that you want to see. If you don't like the pictures that you see, post your own, and show us all how it's done. Otherwise, to quote another long-time poster no longer posting here, mbreinin - "Shut the fuck up".

+1 to this.
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

Let me reiterate the concept which I have made plain in these forums before, that the Internet is not television - the contributors make the content. If you want to change the content - be the content that you want to see. If you don't like the pictures that you see, post your own, and show us all how it's done. Otherwise, to quote another long-time poster no longer posting here, mbreinin - "Shut the fuck up".
So well put. I always try to give constructive criticism for a fit that I find problematic rather than making blanket statements about the entire board.
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