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Edited by DonCologne - 9/8/13 at 3:26pm
It makes me happy that you are spending so much time to explain this for a beginner. Shows respect. And you point at important sides of learing how to become a good dresser, as well.
Two days ago:
(Camel hair, tattersall, wool knit, silk hank. Unseen: off-white chinos and brown bit loafers).
Yesterday, in an X-post with MC Casual:
Vintage 6x3 DB with smoked MOP buttons, in wool crepe. Trousers are cheap corduroy jeans, which are a little short and a little tight for my taste.
Thank you. The fit isn't quite spot on -- it's too big around the collar, I think. It's camel-colored flannel, half-lined, and I wore it with lightweight trousers, so it squeezed by on a day in the mid-70s which I mostly spent indoors. Camel doesn't get the love it deserves, IMHO. One of the top three sportcoats (up there with navy blazer and gray herringbone tweed).
I'm sorry, but this is not even close to good, as we conceive it.
First, is this a black suit? If it is, this is how a black suit should be donned and how a jacket should fit you. I'm going to talk about the tie knot, but here is some reading for you on tie knots. About the tie itself, is it made of satin? It does looks like satin, which is not good on that color (black or midnight blue for satin neckties). The pocket square should be burned, especially when combined with that tie, and you should tuck the substitute more. I'm, also, going to advocate against dark shirts, especially for a newbie. The belt and the shoes are a good match, seeming to be tasteful (assuming that both are of good quality), but they're way out of what would be a coherent combination for them. Your watch and your glasses are way too large for you, try something more proportional.
That is how a black suit should be donned if you are an older man. I personally think a lot of the fits showcased as "great" on SF are infact to boxy and baggy.
Don't disagree with your advice, just want to clarify that a more contemporary fit is also acceptable.