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First of all, welcome.


Second, congrats for giving a damn....and I would say you are probably better-dressed than 97% of young men your age.


With all of that said, the fit of the suit could be a bit better by the standards Style Forum is known for. The average person (and many above-average people) would take a look and say, "wow...he looks sharp" so you should feel completely confidant wearing that entire rig out for an event. Considering you bought it used, you are fortunate it fits as well as it does. Here are a few things I observe: 1) I think the sleeves are a little bit short. 2) The hem on the pants might benefit from being a little bit longer, but it is such a slight difference that if they slipped down a quarter inch from your waist it could make all the difference. 3) the jacket is a hair short for classic business purposes, but it looks within range of a more "style" cut that seems to be popular with you young'uns these days. 4) There is too much gap between the jacket collar and your shirt collar-this being one of the hardest parts to fit. I think the shirt collar is just about right for you, but with the wide opening it seems too small. The shoes look solid and I like the shirt. I don't have any religious objections to the tie, but I think you can do better.

I hope this is helpful. When you have more resources and go out in the world find a professional suit salesman and I think you'll see and feel the difference when you get a suit that fits just right. Good luck!

 

Thank you MrDaniels for the constructive feedback, I greatly appreciate it! I find it extremely helpful. And I totally agree with the sleeves being short. They are about .5-.75" shorter than my professional tailored suit. Since it's a functional cuff sleeve, I'm a little uneasy about taking it in. But for the price I got for it, I can live with it! 

 

The trousers do seem a little short. I just started wearing braces because I like how the pants drape, and they hike up my pants a little too much resulting in it being too short. I have thought about letting out some fabric the next time I visit home. 

 

And for the gap between the collars, this really irritates me! I even have the problem with my other suit. Is there anything a tailor could do to help fix that problem? 

 

And hey! I might BE that professional suit salesman! Tom James Company heavily recruits my school and I have talked to them about employment after graduation. However, I've heard a lot of things that I wish my ears hadn't about being a sales rep for them so I've got some thinking to do! 

 

Thanks again!

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Originally Posted by keplingerj View Post


And for the gap between the collars, this really irritates me! I even have the problem with my other suit. Is there anything a tailor could do to help fix that problem? 


I think it pretty much has to be at least 85% there on the first fitting to make it within striking distance of a tailor being able to make it work.
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WIWT

Pants are the same as jacket, and black oxfords and tie were my Grandfather's

No full body shot, oops!

 

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Suit - OneSix5ive from Slaters

Waistcoat - part of a three piece from Santinelli through Slaters

Shirt - Daniel Hechter

Tie - Vintage

Shoes - Vintage

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New Drakes wool/silk tie and Luxire trousers. The colours are a bit off.

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lately I've been coming around to pleats. these look tops monkey. I think for pleats to look their best they really need to be worn with braces instead of belt loops/belt.
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Shows how important context is. I would have taken you for a 52R, maybe 6' tall? Or is that your normal go to size, DC? 

I am only 5´7´´ tall. Normally I am an american size 42R/S sometime 40R/S fits me also well. European size it is either 25 (the short size) or 50 (the regular size).

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lately I've been coming around to pleats. these look tops monkey. I think for pleats to look their best they really need to be worn with braces instead of belt loops/belt.

 

Yeah, I thought I'd give them a try. These are my only double pleated trousers, and I'm not sure whether my next ones will be double or single, but they definitely look best with braces. Still, my girlfriend called them grandpa pants :embar:

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Yeah, I thought I'd give them a try. These are my only double pleated trousers, and I'm not sure whether my next ones will be double or single, but they definitely look best with braces. Still, my girlfriend called them grandpa pants shog%5B1%5D.gif

HAHAHAHAHA. My wife said something similar about my single pleats. oh well. what can ya do? keep on keepin on.
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Monkeyface, I like that shirt, tie, jacket combo. Been wanting to get myself a shirt with faded grey stripes for quite some time. I imagine it's pretty flexible.

As for suspenders, well, I dig them. I've started making the commitment of removing the belt loops on more and more of my suits, though I think a single pleat would be enough for me. still nice.

 

DC, I'm jealous of your grenadine ties

 

 

Here's today's fit

jacket is pretty much unconstructed and pretty thick material.

 

AppleMark

AppleMark

 

 

and for the sake of suspender talk… I have other colours on order, still in the adaption process. Hence the belt loops:blush:

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Nice suit! A bit of pocket flare on the trousers but nice combo overall! :slayer:

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Who's the maker of the blue SC you feature in a lot of your pictures, Claghorn? I'm assuming you own more than one blue SC but the textured one that isn't a traiditonal/plain navy is the one I am referring to.

I have 6 or 7 blue jackets in rotation, but I think you may be talking about the tweed windowpane? Don't know what mill it's from though.

 

 

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This is so much nicer than the bright blue I've always thought it was. Great!

 

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I would say the weft has a bright/er shade, possibly silk? (assuming it's not poly and countless esters gave their life for it.) :D 

Cashmere/wool. It shows up bright on my camera, but not my wife's more expensive one (though it also may be the lens, as her lenses are more expensive than mine as well). Fortunately, it isn't bright in real life as far as I can tell.

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I was feeling a little preppy today--though others might have a more specific, more sophisticated definition of the term. As always: apologies for the crap photography.

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Bonus Instagram pic:

 

 

Feedback greatly appreciated :fonz:


Edited by beneven - 2/17/14 at 7:45pm
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Cashmere/wool. It shows up bright on my camera, but not my wife's more expensive one (though it also may be the lens, as her lenses are more expensive than mine as well). Fortunately, it isn't bright in real life as far as I can tell.

 

Metering, light and color balance issues between the cameras explain this.  Look at the difference in your skin tone between the two photos.  If you quickly adjust some of the properties in post-processing to match skin tone, the colors come much closer to your reference photo:

 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

lately I've been coming around to pleats. these look tops monkey. I think for pleats to look their best they really need to be worn with braces instead of belt loops/belt.

 

If you don't mind my asking, what is it about pleats that's causing you to "come around."  The look?  Comfort?  Something else? 

 

Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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