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L2BR, the gray suit is pretty good. I would have the pants tapered below the knee, though. They're approaching bell bottom proportions.
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^^ this ^^
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Also, suit is actually a 3 piece, but I left the vest at home as I thought it was more conservative without it. Is this generally a bad practice for fading reasons, or fine with a 3 piece?

 

The vested single breasted lounge suit is the most formal or conservative, if you wish, in the formality scale of the lounge suits. Leaving the vest at home is a common practice, don't feel bad about it, but you should know that it makes your outfit more "casual" and not the opposite as you seem to believe.

BTW, nice conservative outfit! I'd like to point out some stylistic details that could bring your outfit to another level, IMO. Regarding the trousers, slim it and add cuffs (and this comes from someone who hates skinny trousers of any kind). Regarding your jacket, honestly, I'm not sure which style I'd like to see on you. Some drape would make wonders to your chest, as some shoulder extension, but it could just look boxy, as your hips are really wide in comparison to your chest. A higher buttoning point and gorge, some substantial lapel roll, and, a longer jacket, would, IMO, make your suit look less dated and more flattering.

 

Edit: just noticed the high waist point, it makes your look pear-shaped.  I'd look for a jacket with a lower waist point, giving more length to the chest.

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The vested single breasted lounge suit is the most formal or conservative, if you wish, in the formality scale of the lounge suits. Leaving the vest at home is a common practice, don't feel bad about it, but you should know that it makes your outfit more "casual" and not the opposite as you seem to believe.

BTW, nice conservative outfit! I'd like to point out some stylistic details that could bring your outfit to another level, IMO. Regarding the trousers, slim it and add cuffs (and this comes from someone who hates skinny trousers of any kind). Regarding your jacket, honestly, I'm not sure which style I'd like to see on you. Some drape would make wonders to your chest, as some shoulder extension, but it could just look boxy, as your hips are really wide in comparison to your chest. A higher buttoning point and gorge, some substantial lapel roll, and, a longer jacket, would, IMO, make your suit look less dated and more flattering.

 

Edit: just noticed the high waist point, it makes your look pear-shaped.  I'd look for a jacket with a lower waist point, giving more length to the chest.

 

This is all great, guys. I will talk to my tailor about tapering the pants. Should I get a little more length in them for some break, too? Regarding cuffs, the pants are flat front, not pleated. I have always thought pleats+cuffs or no pleats and no cuffs. Is it fine to mix and match these options? If so, I will see if there is enough fabric to add some cuffs.

 

Also, Victor I really appreciate all of your detailed feedback. However, I must admit you use a ton of language I am not understanding. Are these things that can be done for this suit through tailoring or things I should look for when suit shopping for the future? Is there a sort of primer where I can read up on this stuff? Maybe you have some pictures illustrating differences in lapel roll, or drape etc? Is there an example of an ideal jacket type that you think would match my body well? That way I can get a better idea of what I'm looking for? I'm trying to soak up as much as I can through browsing these forums. For now I will start googling all of the terms I don't understand. :P

 

I appreciate you all helping me out.

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Halftime in my 14 day working-challenge:

 

 

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Edited by DonCologne - 10/6/13 at 8:44pm
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Man, sorry, I just saw your number of posts... I'm going to get back to you with a number of links so that you can catch up with the terminology, right now I'm f.... finishing to write a chapter that must be submitted today.

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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

The vested single breasted lounge suit is the most formal or conservative, if you wish, in the formality scale of the lounge suits. Leaving the vest at home is a common practice, don't feel bad about it, but you should know that it makes your outfit more "casual" and not the opposite as you seem to believe.

Wearing the vest may be more formal, but leaving it at home is more conservative in the sense that wearing a vest draws attention.
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Luv2b I get where IS n SB r coming from but I like your gray suit just as is. i like the modern sleeker look of a cuffless hem especially on gray. For me it's part of staying on the rite side of the blurry line between cool and costume. Hard to tell on the trouser width without seeing u in motion but i think the current width is consistent with the loose and relaxed silhouette. Nice look smile.gif
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Apple picking.  Wine tasting.  Dairy farm visit.  Bean Boots on the bottom.  I can't think of more appropriate shoes for the situation: rainy, muddy, and chilly.  The jacket is waterproof and reversible.  

 


 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Wearing the vest may be more formal, but leaving it at home is more conservative in the sense that wearing a vest draws attention.

 

That's why I phrased it as "if you wish", as being conservative is subjected to social institutions, which differs between different cultures. 

Being conservative is to preserve traditional social institutions. So if you take the menswear tradition where the vested lounge suit was the most suitable choice to replace the morning suit for social activities, a vested lounge suit is the most conservative in our lounge suited society. Your observation is based on the notion that wearing a vest draws attention, which says more about your office dress code than to the menswear tradition. Modus vivendi it is if you wish.

 

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AAS I really like that look.  For how different that reversible jacket is, its got me yearning for one! Deets?

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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post
 

 

That's why I phrased it as "if you wish", as being conservative is subjected to social institutions, which differs between different cultures. 

Being conservative is to preserve traditional social institutions. So if you take the menswear tradition where the vested lounge suit was the most suitable choice to replace the morning suit for social activities, a vested lounge suit is the most conservative in our lounge suited society. Your observation is based on the notion that wearing a vest draws attention, which says more about your office dress code than to the menswear tradition. Modus vivendi it is if you wish.

 

If being "conservative" means "trying to draw the minimum amount of attention based on clothing," then the three piece isn't conservative. If being "conservative" means "upholding traditions, rest of the world be damned," then why not a morning coat?

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Thanks for all the thumbs for the Friday three-piece fit fing02[1].gif. I've been searching long and hard for a solid, green tweed jacket and was really happy to acquire
this one NWT off fleebay. First outing today, got this one back from the tailor at the same time as the three-piece jacket last week....


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If being "conservative" means "trying to draw the minimum amount of attention based on clothing," then the three piece isn't conservative. If being "conservative" means "upholding traditions, rest of the world be damned," then why not a morning coat?

The first affirmation, based on that assumption, is correct. The suggestion is also correct, but you seem to not have understood that the catch is to which traditions we're speaking of.
That's exactly why I avoided this discussion on my first comment, as it's very subjective. I hope that I've made myself clear, it's difficult to express myself in a foreign language when the topic is more academic.
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I hate teaching last period on Friday.  :crazy:  This is my Friday challenge fit.  I hope the jacket is acceptable.  

 

 


 

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Great pant!!  What's that? BB?

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