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post #58246 of 78717
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

I also think the break is too full here.

 

You can't judge the break properly without a back shot and your comment is heavily biased as you tend to wear really short trousers (too short for my standards). In my opinion, the break looks fine.

post #58247 of 78717
Stitchy, I love the CBD look, and I am a sucker for patch pockets. Some quick critiques though:

  1. As said, ideally, the trouser rise would be a bit higher and the jacket length a bit longer. Not a huge deal, but something to consider for future commissions.
  2. Pretty sure you deliberately went for the all-solid look, but one pattern or texture here would really help this be a little less flat--maybe a mightnight-blue neat tie.
  3. Unlike AAS, I do get and like CBD, but he's right that a folded linen square would really help this. I know you don't like squares, but this is just crying out for one.
  4. The patch pockets, while I love them, are not totally CBD in this context, so this may benefit from being a bit less ultra-CBD in other elements--like maybe a neat, or even knit, tie.
post #58248 of 78717
These socks and shoes need to be seen again.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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post #58249 of 78717
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

stitch you need higher rise pants and slightly longer jackets. You know that, don't make me repeat it again.
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Originally Posted by MisterFu View Post

The issue is that his jacket is a tad too short for such a low rise. Either the pants need to come up, or the jacket needs to come down, or a little of both. The combo is also a little somber, but perhaps that is intentional. That said, he is still dressed better than 99.9% of the population.

ed - its in your hands for my next one. literally. smile.gif

but, i know group think is against the fact that my belt shows, but i dont mind it. what i do mind, is wearing my pants any higher. its uncomfortable. a longer jacket would be the solution. however, in other pics of this suit, the belt is fully covered, so it could be the way im standing or the breeze opening up the jacket. who knows.

thanks, misterfu.
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

I'm still newish to SF, but there are many things I don't really get.  Conservative business dress is one of them.  This is pretty much exactly what I would wear to a funeral except for the socks.  I also think the break is too full here.  In particular because it is echoed by the upward curving chisel toe shoe.  Not to beat a dead horse, but a white linen PS would set this off so right.  Lastly, patch pockets don't seem to fit in the CBD criteria from what I've gleaned, but you got to work with what you got.  

1. you dress loudly. while one certainly could wear my get-up to a funeral, it is a pretty standard, clean and neat, CBD fit. i dont think a fit can be negged because its not fun enough. 8 pattern striped-madras-seersucker jackets are the one off, not navy suit/black tie/white shirt.

2. i think the break is just right.

3. i dont like PSs. get used to it.

4. the suit was custom and the patch pockets were intentional. im not working with what i got here, im working with what i wanted.

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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

You can't judge the break properly without a back shot and your comment is heavily biased as you tend to wear really short trousers (too short for my standards). In my opinion, the break looks fine.

thank you, VE.
post #58250 of 78717
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

  1. As said, ideally, the trouser rise would be a bit higher and the jacket length a bit longer. Not a huge deal, but something to consider for future commissions.
  2. Pretty sure you deliberately went for the all-solid look, but one pattern or texture here would really help this be a little less flat--maybe a mightnight-blue neat tie.
  3. Unlike AAS, I do get and like CBD, but he's right that a folded linen square would really help this. I know you don't like squares, but this is just crying out for one.
  4. The patch pockets, while I love them, are not totally CBD in this context, so this may benefit from being a bit less ultra-CBD in other elements--like maybe a neat, or even knit, tie.
VERY good points here. Critiques like this is what we need more of.

I do agree a knit tie wouldve looked damn good too.
post #58251 of 78717
@edmorel: are you implying that stitches has grasped the concept of rise?

@stitches: i heard shibumi offers nice linen pocketsquares...
post #58252 of 78717
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

Actually, I thought yesterday was very solid...though I do think the point people made about the PS maybe matching the tie a bit too much was worth noting. The fabric on the suit looked great, in any case.

Sometimes I think the Tier One Suit Masters on this site feel like Silver Medalists at the Olympics when they just barely miss the mark of greatness and then feel worse than the person who came in at #27.

Point taken and all too true. I'm not a tier one suit master but I certainly get your point and have experienced almost instant regret when posting a merely "passable" fit. Athough, given the nature of this thread, it makes sense that the bar would be set a bit higher on here.
post #58253 of 78717
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Stitchy, I love the CBD look, and I am a sucker for patch pockets. Some quick critiques though:
  1. As said, ideally, the trouser rise would be a bit higher and the jacket length a bit longer. Not a huge deal, but something to consider for future commissions.
  2. Pretty sure you deliberately went for the all-solid look, but one pattern or texture here would really help this be a little less flat--maybe a mightnight-blue neat tie.
  3. Unlike AAS, I do get and like CBD, but he's right that a folded linen square would really help this. I know you don't like squares, but this is just crying out for one.
  4. The patch pockets, while I love them, are not totally CBD in this context, so this may benefit from being a bit less ultra-CBD in other elements--like maybe a neat, or even knit, tie.

thanks!

thanks for the critiques.

- noted. as i said before, i dont mind it, but i do try and avoid it.

- the all solid was deliberate. i think its cool.

- nothing cries out for a PS. smile.gif

- you are right, patch pockets are not CBD. i still think the look is somber enough that all solid is great. i dont think the fit needs any patterns. i could have worn a grenadine, but i wanted specifically this solid look.
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

These socks and shoes need to be seen again.


while i appreciate the sentiment greatly, a spoiler would accomplish the same. wink.gif
post #58254 of 78717
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

@edmorel: are you implying that stitches has grasped the concept of rise?

ffffuuuu.gif i was hoping we could let one die.
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@stitches: i heard shibumi offers nice linen pocketsquares...

ZOMG NO WAY!!! LINK ME SO I CAN TO ROBOKOP!!!!
post #58255 of 78717
those suggesting a different tie to stitch are not getting/understanding this look. Its about austerity. A print tie, no matter how conservative, would introduce a "pop" to the outfit. At that point, he would then be better served wearing dark brown shoes, a light blue shirt etc. This is essentially a black and white outfit, and he did it right (except for the socks). Its not really supposed to have textural differences or splashes of color anywhere. There is nothing wrong with the tie, a balck knit would also work. Now if you want to question whether someone of stitchy's skin tone/beard color should be dressing so starkly, that is a different thing altogether.
post #58256 of 78717
^ yay smile.gif

Stitch looks great, haters gonna hate.
post #58257 of 78717
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

thanks!

thanks for the critiques.

- noted. as i said before, i dont mind it, but i do try and avoid it.

- the all solid was deliberate. i think its cool.

- nothing cries out for a PS. smile.gif

- you are right, patch pockets are not CBD. i still think the look is somber enough that all solid is great. i dont think the fit needs any patterns. i could have worn a grenadine, but i wanted specifically this solid look.

Stitchy, the point about the solids wasn't that you shouldn't wear all solids--nothing wrong with that, and the neat tie was just a thought. The point was more that there needs to be a little something with some visual surface interest, some contrast between the pieces. Since we are ignoring patterns, that leaves us texture. You've got basically a smooth-texture jacket, a smooth-texture shirt, and a smooth-texture tie. If you swapped that tie for, say, a black knit or black grenadine, I think that would provide the necessary surface interest and really take this up a notch. Alternatively, you could go with a non-solid tie, but we're sticking with the all solids monochrome experiment.

And agree with Kai, love the shoes.

Look at me, advocating for more visual interest in a fit. That doesn't happen often... smile.gif
post #58258 of 78717
the only weak point in stitches' outfit (if we're going to see it as CBD) is the patch pockets. but then again it could have been intended as just an austere fit, nothing business.
post #58259 of 78717
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

the only weak point in stitches' outfit (if we're going to see it as CBD) is the patch pockets. but then again it could have been intended as just an austere fit, nothing business.

It's The OneBlazer Amazing Blazer Suit, I think it's pretty legit. 

post #58260 of 78717
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

those suggesting a different tie to stitch are not getting/understanding this look. Its about austerity. A print tie, no matter how conservative, would introduce a "pop" to the outfit. At that point, he would then be better served wearing dark brown shoes, a light blue shirt etc. This is essentially a black and white outfit, and he did it right (except for the socks). Its not really supposed to have textural differences or splashes of color anywhere. There is nothing wrong with the tie, a black knit would also work. Now if you want to question whether someone of stitchy's skin tone/beard color should be dressing so starkly, that is a different thing altogether.

thank you for putting to words what i couldnt. i was thisclose to wearing solid black or navy socks. damnit.

light skinned joos cannot wear stark outfits? frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

^ yay smile.gif
Stitch looks great, haters gonna hate.

fistbump.gif thanks, moo.
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