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post #62626 of 75821
what about giving a shot to a cardigan or buttoned sweater vest from a place like suitsupply, or check out Boglioli for suit ideas, more texture less shine? nothing wrong with wearing Boss suits, but would stay away from tonal stripes or anything with a satin-finish. I definitely thought wedding party when I saw the original post.
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@Claghorn thanks again for the advice. Any suggestions on how to make this look better? I like the look of an odd vest beneath a suit, is it the high contrast which fails in this case?

@Caustic Man Yeah, you need Rhino skin on this forum, it seems...
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I had to blow out the photo a bit so you can see the detail on the suit. 

Indochino Grey Houndstooth 3 Piece Suit
Bourbon Allen Edmonds Strand captoes

Bourbon Allen Edmonds Mantisse belt
Banana Republic Shirt and Tie 

Thoughts? 

I'm going to have the jacket shortened next week. 

post #62628 of 75821
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I had to blow out the photo a bit so you can see the detail on the suit. 

Indochino Grey Houndstooth 3 Piece Suit
Bourbon Allen Edmonds Strand captoes

Bourbon Allen Edmonds Mantisse belt
Banana Republic Shirt and Tie 

Thoughts? 

I'm going to have the jacket shortened next week. 

 

Better photos will definitely help here.  As is, I think the shirt is far too casual in pattern, color and collar for a charcoal three piece suit.  The jacket lapels look a little too thin for you to me and there is a lot of collar gap, but your arm around the (apparently) lovely lady to your right, your unbuttoned jacket and hand in pocket are the most likely culprits in that regard.  The trousers also look like they could use some cleanup.

 

Just my two cents.

post #62629 of 75821

Shortening the jacket is the last thing you need to do. In fact, it's about the only thing right about it to me. Tiny peak lapels make me cringe. The shirt belongs paired with jeans and sneakers, definitely not a three piece suit. Even if it was a nice solid color, button down collars and three piece suits that aren't made of tweed usually seem incongruous to me. The collar gap is astounding, although it's hard to tell if that is just because it is unbuttoned and you are standing that way. Something makes me suspect not, though. Overall a pretty tortured look. Although if it makes you feel any better you look way better than a guy in here named "the villain".

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Better photos will definitely help here.  As is, I think the shirt is far too casual in pattern, color and collar for a charcoal three piece suit.  The jacket lapels look a little too thin for you to me and there is a lot of collar gap, but your arm around the (apparently) lovely lady to your right, your unbuttoned jacket and hand in pocket are the most likely culprits in that regard.  The trousers also look like they could use some cleanup.

 

Just my two cents.


Understandable. Thanks for the input. 

Cut the woman out just because it's a forum full of people I don't know. 

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Cut the woman out just because it's the internet

 

FTFY (you made the right call). ;) 

post #62632 of 75821
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Shortening the jacket is the last thing you need to do. In fact, it's about the only thing right about it to me. Tiny peak lapels make me cringe. The shirt belongs paired with jeans and sneakers, definitely not a three piece suit. Even if it was a nice solid color, button down collars and three piece suits that aren't made of tweed usually seem incongruous to me. The collar gap is astounding, although it's hard to tell if that is just because it is unbuttoned and you are standing that way. Something makes me suspect not, though. Overall a pretty tortured look. Although if it makes you feel any better you look way better than a guy in here named "the villain".


Collar gap is due to stance and my arm around my girlfriend pushed up against me to the left which is obviously pushing the jacket right/bunching. 

Unfortunately, I don't have any other pics with the jacket on, that was the best I had. 

post #62633 of 75821
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Collar gap is due to stance and my arm around my girlfriend pushed up against me to the left which is obviously pushing the jacket right/bunching. 

Unfortunately, I don't have any other pics with the jacket on, that was the best I had. 

 

I wish collar gap was the only problem with this fit.

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I wish collar gap was the only problem with this fit.


Care to elaborate? 

I'm honestly interested. 

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Shortening the jacket is the last thing you need to do. In fact, it's about the only thing right about it to me. Tiny peak lapels make me cringe. The shirt belongs paired with jeans and sneakers, definitely not a three piece suit. Even if it was a nice solid color, button down collars and three piece suits that aren't made of tweed usually seem incongruous to me. The collar gap is astounding, although it's hard to tell if that is just because it is unbuttoned and you are standing that way. Something makes me suspect not, though. Overall a pretty tortured look. Although if it makes you feel any better you look way better than a guy in here named "the villain".

 

Was this ^^^ not a sufficient jumping off point? I addressed several issues.

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Was this ^^^ not a sufficient jumping off point? I addressed several issues.


Your last comment made it seem like you had more to offer...

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Your last comment made it seem like you had more to offer...

I don't think it's nearly that bad. YES, if you have another suit, i'd definitely get wider lapels, because it looks more classic, and would fit your frame better.

But overall, add a blue spread collar shirt and a white pocket square and you have a pretty good first try.
post #62638 of 75821

:facepalm:

post #62639 of 75821
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Tiny peak lapels make me cringe.

Is this a universal thing? I kind of want a midnight dinner suit with black peak lapels, but I think most of them are so wide as to look clownish on my 40L self.

J
post #62640 of 75821
I don't know what you want out of somebody's first post. His pant's aren't crazy tight, has reasonable shoes, and a three-piece suit without shirt showing between pants and vest. Besides the collar gap (which may not be a problem), and wimpy lapels it's certainly not the worst suit ever posted here.
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