Hand-polished shoes are really something. I've almost completely stopped doing it with my arse now.
(Great fit btw, and where are the shoes from? I like them.)
Really like this one; interesting colours and good overall look.
That's an interesting obversation, given that lots of people tend to think my regular stuff is too big! Seriously though, it is most definitely a (c)leaner & shorter jacket than I generally prefer and it's totally unpadded which also makes it look smaller as there's no shoulder extension/padding. Definitely not an everyday look for me... but for a change, once in a while in summer, I actually like it. You might be interested in the side/side comparison with the new SS Napoli model that I got in the same size (which has shoulder padding/extension and is a bit fuller across the chest). That suit looks much more like my usual self, but it measures very similarly across the shoulder, seam-seam.
Well, I think your usual stuff is roomy, but not "too big", which is something I prefer myself - so I'm kinda biased. I think shortness of the jacket is what is contributing most to my thoughts of it being a bit small. Short jackets always look like you borrowed someone else's to me. Yours doesn't really look overly tight, and the lapels lay flat, so it might just be that it's a leaner cut than I've been accustoming myself to.
^^ Everything he said. Sr Diaz speak truth.
I think there's a trend of too-small clothing, even within the hallowed confines of this thread now and then (naming no names). HF is an exception, so seeing a shorter, closer-fitting jacket does look a bit unusual. Half an inch longer and it would barely register, though.
Yes, but they do actually have a reasonable bit of space for shortening, and I was lucky with the lengths anyway. In principle, I agree with your disapproval of the trend.
Yup, it fits... just a lot leaner & a bit shorter than usual for me. I'll have to be a bit careful to wear it with similarly casual looks. It's a bit less suitable for smarter looks like yesterday's but still within an acceptable margin, I feel.
Got to shake people up occasionally.
This is from Saturday. A few of my favorite things. Black watch tie and belt (both cotton). Fun shirt. Seeruscker pocket square. Argyll and Sutherland Highlander strap. Jeans (pleats hiding behind the jacket). Bit loafers. No socks.
Details (Click to show)