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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 4328post #64906 of 7871711/20/13 at 7:12pmpost #64907 of 7871711/20/13 at 7:20pmpost #64908 of 7871711/20/13 at 7:27pmpost #64909 of 7871711/20/13 at 7:31pmQuote:
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?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)They're 4.5". I beg to differ with the poster who said anything wider than 4 is a "pointless exageration."
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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.post #64912 of 7871711/20/13 at 8:05pmQuote:Originally Posted by Claghorn
Worn for the Friday challenge, which requires fits to be monochrome.
Tie: Henry Carter
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.post #64913 of 7871711/20/13 at 9:08pmQuote:
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.post #64914 of 7871711/20/13 at 9:16pmI'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.post #64915 of 7871711/20/13 at 9:16pmQuote:
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...post #64916 of 7871711/21/13 at 12:01am
I am 5' 11" and find the two inch cuffs to be a delightful revelation for me. Maybe it's my enormous square head, or preference for much higher waistlines than the GQ-mangina trend, but the proportions make me very happy.
Today I am wearing a Post Imperial square, in all its ostentatiously-frayed glory, with a tie from Yellow Hook that is probably my favourite. I love those guys. I just wish they'd get on with making some more ties - they sell out too quick when I've spent all my money :)post #64917 of 7871711/21/13 at 1:09ampost #64918 of 7871711/21/13 at 1:50amQuote:Originally Posted by Pliny
Morning gentlemen- lotta win last few pages: Clags, CD, Spooky, Butch, AAS (nice jacket), Fred
Like the outfit, but not a fan of those socks with itpost #64919 of 7871711/21/13 at 2:15ampost #64920 of 7871711/21/13 at 2:39am
The lapels lie flush - it's just my holding the phone out in front of me making it bow slightly, especially in the second picture. Also, although I suppose a DB looks more formal automatically to some, the four-into-two (as opposed to six), contrasting mid-brown horn buttons and patch pockets were very deliberate choices to keep it a bit more relaxed - only the tiniest scrape of padding in the shoulders too for a more natural look. That and being an odd jacket, of course. Anyway, each to his own.
What makes you say the sleeves are too wide? It hadn't occurred to me, but I'm always happy to be enlightened...
Edited by mimo - 11/21/13 at 3:07am
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