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post #65176 of 78717
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

Hi! Take everything that I say with a grain of salt as I am still a brand newb, but these are some things I noticed:

 

Self-striped suits are not well liked here. It is said that they look "cheap". I don't think it looks too bad, but you can probably do better. In addition, it appears to be a tad too tight/small. In the front shot, you can see some pulling near the two buttons and the side view shows that the vent looks open/not at rest. It may only be a little bit, but it seems too tight to me. Pants seems pretty good. They could maybe be brought up 3/4 inch or so to give less break, but I don't think it's too bad as is. The cuffs look wimpy to me. I would either go no cuff OR increase the cuff to 2".

 

The tie is likely the worst part of the fit. Red ties are also not well liked. Also, those tiny stripes are not encouraged either. Get a few ties with a navy base. I would do a grenadine, a knit, and a small patterned. If you like red get a deep burgundy. Also, a brown small patterned could mix it up for you. When you tie your tie make a dimple in it also!

 

I think your shirt needs more spread to the collar.

 

I like your pocket square, but not with this tie. If you change the tie as suggested above the square is likely good. In this fit I think I would prefer a simple white linen. Remember you want the square to tie into something else in the outfit, but not the tie ideally.

 

I like your shoes.

 

Please remember I am being nitpicky. Overall I think you look pretty good. Also remember I may be wrong because I mostly have no clue what I am talking about. But I hope this gives you a few things to ponder.

Thanks for the input, luv2. I'm planning to get a new suit in a couple months, so I'll plan to get a solid. I'll plan to get it a bit bigger, and probably without cuffs on the pants. I'll definitely keep the shoes, too.

 

When you say that the square should "tie into something else in the outfit" do you mean it should have a similar or matching color? Or do you mean that it should tie-in in some other way?

 

Interesting input about the tie. I usually avoid red, because it brings out the red in my face, but I thought this was enough of a burgundy. Honestly, I thought it was a nice tie. But I'm glad to know if I'm wrong. Can someone confirm that the tie is bad? Aside from the dimple, I mean - I'll need to learn how to do that properly.

 

I really appreciate the input, luv2. It's the only way I'll learn. Thanks.

post #65177 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

hi Noah  looks pretty good on the whole.  My observations re: how this could be better-

 Fit: jacket's tight in the waist, causing the rippling on either side of the middle button and pulling the vents open at the back;  shoulders may need more slope too-  too square and they too can cause ripples under the arm; shoulders too wide, causing that hollow at the top of the sleeve in the profile shot; sleeve pitch may need to be moved back if poss, u have rippling along the back of the upper sleeve; front/back balance is out causing the 'tailcoat' look;  trousers could be shortened for less break.

Style:  fasten middle button not top is the convention; square and tie are  matchy;  square is too ostentatious for buisness- white linen's the go.  good first post :satisfied:

 

Thanks so much for the input, Pliny. As I just said to luv2, it's the only way I can improve. I really appreciate the explanation of why each of these recommendations make sense, like that square shoulders can cause ripples under the arm.

 

I got this suit at a thrift shop, so I'm not shocked if the sleeve pitch is wrong for me. I have fairly upright posture, compared to most men. I think that causes my arms to be more at my sides, rather than out in front (though I could be mistaken about how that works). Anyway, I've had a few items made to measure that have the correct sleeve pitch. Those items just don't work for this context. At the NYC Styleforum event, someone had mentioned the sleeve pitch. But I suspect that the front/back balance is the biggest thing that's having that effect, so that's totally new to me. I'm really glad to learn it. This suit fits funny, and I couldn't figure out why. I really appreciate the explanation. 

 

I love the style notes. I'd like to inquire about them a bit. Regarding the "fasten the middle button, not the top" is that true for all 3-buttons? I thought that some suits were 3-roll-2, and others were "hard 3" but I have no idea what I'm talking about.

 

Regarding the square being too ostentatious for business, is that still true despite me being in a creative field? I don't want to be seen as inappropriate, but I do want to be seen as having style and flair. Maybe I should go white linen for financial Industry stuff, but I can do this ancient madder for e-commerce clients?

 

Thanks again Pliny. Your feedback really helps.

post #65178 of 78717
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Brown PoW suit, cigar shell cordovan Reiter monk straps.

noice. you make the suit?
post #65179 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Noah In NYC View Post
 

Honestly, I thought it was a nice tie. 

 

I like the tie.

post #65180 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Noah In NYC View Post
 

 

Thanks so much for the input, Pliny. As I just said to luv2, it's the only way I can improve. I really appreciate the explanation of why each of these recommendations make sense, like that square shoulders can cause ripples under the arm.

 

I got this suit at a thrift shop, so I'm not shocked if the sleeve pitch is wrong for me. I have fairly upright posture, compared to most men. I think that causes my arms to be more at my sides, rather than out in front (though I could be mistaken about how that works). Anyway, I've had a few items made to measure that have the correct sleeve pitch. Those items just don't work for this context. At the NYC Styleforum event, someone had mentioned the sleeve pitch. But I suspect that the front/back balance is the biggest thing that's having that effect, so that's totally new to me. I'm really glad to learn it. This suit fits funny, and I couldn't figure out why. I really appreciate the explanation. 

 

I love the style notes. I'd like to inquire about them a bit. Regarding the "fasten the middle button, not the top" is that true for all 3-buttons? I thought that some suits were 3-roll-2, and others were "hard 3" but I have no idea what I'm talking about.

 

Regarding the square being too ostentatious for business, is that still true despite me being in a creative field? I don't want to be seen as inappropriate, but I do want to be seen as having style and flair. Maybe I should go white linen for financial Industry stuff, but I can do this ancient madder for e-commerce clients?

 

Thanks again Pliny. Your feedback really helps.

 

 

hey you'll go far with that attitude :satisfied:. 

buttoning rule for a hard 3 is, from the top: 'sometimes, always, never' and for 3/2 it's 'never, always, never'.

re: Square-  oh you're in a better position to judge about the square- i don't know what you do.  But linen  always looks good IMO. Puffed silk goes wrong more often than not.  read the middle section of Whnays Good Taste Thread for ideas on how to use them.  Foo may not always b rite but he justifies his opinions and that really helped my understanding

post #65181 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Noah In NYC View Post
 

Thanks for the input, luv2. I'm planning to get a new suit in a couple months, so I'll plan to get a solid. I'll plan to get it a bit bigger, and probably without cuffs on the pants. I'll definitely keep the shoes, too.

 

When you say that the square should "tie into something else in the outfit" do you mean it should have a similar or matching color? Or do you mean that it should tie-in in some other way?

 

Interesting input about the tie. I usually avoid red, because it brings out the red in my face, but I thought this was enough of a burgundy. Honestly, I thought it was a nice tie. But I'm glad to know if I'm wrong. Can someone confirm that the tie is bad? Aside from the dimple, I mean - I'll need to learn how to do that properly.

 

I really appreciate the input, luv2. It's the only way I'll learn. Thanks.

 

Sounds great! In terms of tying to the outfit, I do mean color. Now that isn't always necessarily the same color, it could be a complement as well. My main point is that you want to land somewhere in between the following two extremes: Square matches tie and Square has nothing to do with anything. Sometimes this can be difficult to do.

 

Also, about the tie. I have ties like that in my closet, but I find they never get used. I keep reaching for the good old standbys again and again because they are versatile and look great. I find ties like that one very difficult to incorporate especially as a beginner (me). In addition, I was also more just explaining what I have found to be generally accepted guidelines around here rather than my personal taste.

 

There is a bit of red tie hate around here by some. Wine and Burgundy seem okay, but any lighter than that will get a few detractors. Now, I have not found the reason that this is the case (would probably learn more if I visited the good taste thread), but I assume there is a good reason for it and tend to personally avoid it until I figure out why it's "bad".

 

My personal taste is evolving a lot as I read and participate. Still learning here as well! :)

post #65182 of 78717

HF,

 

I love that.

 

Noah,

 

Your tie's inoffensive to me with that suit - though I prefer burgundies and they're easier to blend into a look. Although I'd go for a contrast or safe white with the PS, it's fine: just tuck it away a bit for a formal situation. I'd suggest having it more or less as it is, but upside down. Mine looks OK today (I think!) as an example of what I mean, otherwise look to Sugarbutch as an example of consistent pocket square discipline. Also, Reformed is right that your jacket looks a touch small. Try it with just the middle button, but it might just not be right. It's making the skirts pop out in front of you and pulling across your chest. A slender young fellow like you really shouldn't have that problem.

 

Kai,

 

Enjoying the gentle autumnal look as a variation on your hard-edge CBD.  And the Speedy looks great on that strap.

 

 

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holographic clothes?

 

 

Best hope the power supply is reliable.:uhoh: 


Edited by mimo - 11/24/13 at 11:14pm
post #65183 of 78717

A little affiliate vendor action for Claggy: jacket from Howard Yount, tie from Exquisite Trimmings, square from Malford. Socks from Mes Chaussettes Rouges.

 

 

 

 

(*Needed to pull my trousers up...)

 

(**Coffee from Second Cup.  Sorry, Butch, it's the only drive through, and it's right by the office - I'm all for artisan awesomeness otherwise)

post #65184 of 78717
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Best hope the power supply is reliable.:uhoh:

 

:)  no magic pants?

 

Hey great fit yesterday. ;lots of sprez:slayer: 

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 Nic Timo-  POW rules this season

post #65187 of 78717

I'm gonna get no love for this tie on SF I think! I was delirious with tiredness this morning due to being up all night with a sick child, so that may have determined my choice. 

 

Still, if I can be a clown and brighten up someone else's day, even if mine isn't going great...:)

 

 

 

post #65188 of 78717
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Camel Hair Jacket: Beckett & Robb




Kai, nice jacket...but automatic Minus One Hundred Points for using a Windsor knot with a button-down collar.
post #65189 of 78717
Agnelli LL Tweed suit w/ navy blue window pane by Despos
Inglese pink shirt
Drakes wool challis tie
EG burgundy antique Southwold



post #65190 of 78717
A portnoy, that is outstanding. Do your shoulders have some sort of extension? I made this Agnelli into a sport coat but have a length for trousers, seeing your suit encourages me to get the trousers made up. It's a nice tweed.


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