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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


Ahhh. Ok I see.

In that case, I don't quite agree. I think for those under 6 feet, depending on your build, it's not always optimal. At least for me personally I feel that 1.75 is much better.

+1. I'm 5'11" and prefer 1.75" cuffs.
post #64907 of 78723
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Well I'm only 5.9 bigstar[1].gif

 

So for those 6' and over, or those whose clothes make them appear such.

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

+1. Those lapels look awesome, and the proportions are fine. texasmade is probably just used to seeing the skinny, wimpy lapels that have been trendy for the last few years. Thankfully, this trend seems to be on the way out.


If you knew the wearer was 5'5" and 130 lbs would you feel the same way about their being proportionally fine?
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Worn for the Friday challenge, which requires fits to be monochrome.

 

 

Tie: Henry Carter

http://henrycarter.com.au/

http://www.styleforum.net/t/294012/henry-carter-neckwear-accessories-official-affiliate-thread

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very nice Fred

 

Originally Posted by Fred49 View Post

Afternoon Gents
the photo is dark.......navy golden bale with burgundy chalk stripe Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

I had some plain navy suit pants done in a 1", or maybe even a bit less, and when I wear them now I think they look kind of smart, kind of more fashion forward and modern than 2".  The 2" can look disproportionately big on some people-  Foo for example, IMO, whose fits I admire very much except for the width of his lapels and cuffs, which I think are clearly too wide for his stature. ...Also think the kind of shoes, the width of hem, color and pattern are all relevant factors for cuff width determination.   If I had time I'd propose a formula that includes all of those variables.

 

Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post


It may simply be a matter of emphasis, but I believe SB is saying that 2" is good for anyone and a must for those 6' and over.
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No. I am right. Everyone must agree with me, dammit!
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Jumping on the flannel, chalk stripe, brown tie train today...





 

Pants fit terrible

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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

Pants fit terrible

disagree. It flows perfectly. proportions are perfect here
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

If you knew the wearer was 5'5" and 130 lbs would you feel the same way about their being proportionally fine?

Yes, of course, because that doesn't change how the proportions appear in the photo. The wearer could be 130 pounds or 230 pounds. Those lapels could be 3 inches or they could be 5. Proportionally, everything in steffenbp's fit looks good in my opinion.

It's silly to make absolute claims such as "x inch lapels are too skinny/wide" without accounting for the size of the jacket, and thus the wearer. Lots of RTW brands seem to have same-size lapels across a range of jacket sizes. So while 3.5" lapels might look fairly large on a size 38 jacket, they will look rather skinny on a size 46. I usually wear a 44, and so I find most lapels on RTW jackets slightly too slim for my taste. In my opinion, lapels should extend at least halfway to the shoulder seams. Ideally, slightly beyond that point.

I'm reminded of lapel proportions every time I see Chris Christie in the news, which is occurring on a frequent basis lately. He is a man of large stature, and could benefit from much larger lapels:

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These "normal" size lapels look awfully skinny on such a large frame. It's difficult to look good in a suit at his size, but those lapels aren't doing him any favors. Notice they extend only about a third of the way to the shoulder line, accentuating his corpulent appearance.

And just for kicks and giggles, here's an old pic of yours truly:

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Wanna take a guess at the size of my lapels here?

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They're 4.5". I beg to differ with the poster who said anything wider than 4 is a "pointless exageration." fight[1].gif

Edited by Flyswatter - 11/20/13 at 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

disagree. It flows perfectly. proportions are perfect here

This. Fit fine just a billowy pant ala o/o.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


Ahhh. Ok I see.

In that case, I don't quite agree. I think for those under 6 feet, depending on your build, it's not always optimal. At least for me personally I feel that 1.75 is much better.

I'm 6'3" and all I have are 1.75". It's all about personal preference people! There is no right/wrong answer....unless your 5'3" with 3" cuffs.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Worn for the Friday challenge, which requires fits to be monochrome.

Tie: Henry Carter
http://henrycarter.com.au/
http://www.styleforum.net/t/294012/henry-carter-neckwear-accessories-official-affiliate-thread

I like it, Clags. I think I am going to adopt your affiliate shout out policy. I think on any given day I wear something from at least three affiliates.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I like it, Clags. I think I am going to adopt your affiliate shout out policy. I think on any given day I wear something from at least three affiliates.

Don't they get enough publicity with their affiliate threads? The front page of MC often is choc a bloc with affiliate threads...

By all means do you what you like, however.
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I'd rather people in our community get our money. That most are affiliate vendors is moot to me, hence also shouting out to Hober, Wolf vs Goat, Panta, and Post-Imperial when they get worn.

There's nothing wrong with promoting companies you like owned by people you know.

As far as the front page goes: not all AV's get, or can afford, that kind of treatment.
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Don't they get enough publicity with their affiliate threads? The front page of MC often is choc a bloc with affiliate threads...

By all means do you what you like, however.

I feel if you are happy with their service and products, why not mention them. After all, they are supporting the forum. Just my $.02...
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