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^ Also, the back of the vest reminds me of this shirt, if you wear it with a jacket.

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Hopping on the navy suit brown tie train.


New Meermins, plus upper half with sexy parking garage lighting (Click to show)
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Liking that tie, HF.

 

Late to the party today. More meetings today so kept it fairly business-like. I know this tie didn't get much love around here but I really like it.

 

 

 

New Swatch watch that I got for my birthday (which was on Monday):

 

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I never understood the belt and vest thing. To me the belt buckle perfectly resting in the wedge where the last button is unbuttoned anchors the look in a casual outfit and also shows the precise fit of the garment. It might not be the case in a 3 piece but in a casual or odd one I think it looks better.
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Khakis and a navy blazer (aka the California Tux) is a perfectly fine look. I am not sure how lawyerly it is, though. If you are going to do it, however, you want cotton trousers that hang a bit better and can hold a crease.

 

With preference for an unconstructed jacket, right? (Like the LBM stuff)

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Makes me reminisce about this SF gem: http://www.styleforum.net/t/356102/the-blasphemous-odd-vest-jacket-thread/210

 

But seriously, very well-fitted as always, and nice color coordination to my eye.

 

Yeah, @Kylerton , love your style!

 

How much lower should the vest be, for those who think it's too short? I think that's a good length, but what do I know; I only have one vest.

 

Anyone wearing a 3:2 roll, preferably with surgeon cuffs?

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I believe the vest should exactly just cover the shirt so that it's not seen.

It's not the vest that's badly fitted IMO. These trousers just sit lower than the trousers the vest is designed to accommodate.
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At what length do you usually have your jackets made? I ask because a common criticism here of too short jackets (i.e. failing to cover the ass of the wearer) is that they look like a woman's jacket.

 

I'm 5'7 and I think 28" is spot on for me, with 29" the upper limit. I hem my shirts (that i'd wear untucked with a casual blazer) to 25-26", depending on how many buttons it has (and how close the hem is to the last button).

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Not as fun as yesterday's fit, but thought I'd give it another go…
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Cheapo RL SC
Knottery tie
Kent Wang PS
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Shoulda gone with a cap toe bal frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I never understood the belt and vest thing. To me the belt buckle perfectly resting in the wedge where the last button is unbuttoned anchors the look in a casual outfit and also shows the precise fit of the garment. It might not be the case in a 3 piece but in a casual or odd one I think it looks better.

I don't care for it much. It feels a bit "cowboy cosplay" imho (which is fine if that's what you're going for of course).


BTW, Kylerton's vest looks like it's of appropriate length, but the pants needs a higher rise.
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I believe the vest should exactly just cover the shirt so that it's not seen.

It's not the vest that's badly fitted IMO. These trousers just sit lower than the trousers the vest is designed to accommodate.

 

That is exactly it, the vest sits just at the right spot when work with the trousers made with it (part of a 3piece suit).  These trousers are just lower than most of my others. My personal tailor always says I should show off my belt buckles while wearing a vest? 

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If the question is the traditional length of the vest in a man’s three-piece suit, then the answer is that it should cover the waistband of the trousers.

 

These days one can’t count on off-the-rack suits doing that, however.  The temporary fashions toward shorter jackets (and thus shorter vests to go with them in a three-piece suit) and lower-rise trousers in combination cause the problem.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 5/21/14 at 2:44pm
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Yesterday in Macclesfield:


I'd be interested to hear explanations for why folks felt this worked. It seems a bit cacophonous to my eye, but as I've already explained, I'm trying to deduce the essence behind working rule-breaking fits. Personally, I don't think this worked. Fit is great, but I don't care for much else. But many clearly disagreed, and I'd like to know why.


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Do like. A lot. I don't thumb as much as I should, but I did thumb this.
If I had one piece of input, it would be that I think the texture of the jacket could have been bolder. Looks like a medium to fine worst. I would have preferred a grosgrain or hopsack, to stand up to the texture elsewhere.
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This should get @@sugarbutch going, both contrast shirt and a yellow tie lurker%5B1%5D.gif

 I'd say it was a perfect example of how to do both things. Very, very nice, @Braddock
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You'll note that I gave this a thumbs-up...

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Ping, I think the scale and type of the tie and hank patterns is too similar today.
I can see that the type of pattern may be too similar (not surprising, since they're both from Drake's) but I disagree on pattern size - the two patterns are definitely of different scales. But maybe it's the similarities rather than the scale of the patterns that is the root of the problem here.....

I beg to differ. Of course this depends on how your brain registers the patterns, but this is how mine does:




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Today:

Black Fleece bow tie
Kipper Clothiers shirt
Kipper Clothiers vest
J.Crew Trousers
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Back of Vest:




Have at it! 

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I believe the vest should exactly just cover the shirt so that it's not seen.


It's not the vest that's badly fitted IMO. These trousers just sit lower than the trousers the vest is designed to accommodate.

That is exactly it, the vest sits just at the right spot when work with the trousers made with it (part of a 3piece suit).  These trousers are just lower than most of my others. My personal tailor always says I should show off my belt buckles while wearing a vest? 

All the more reason to wear your pants at your natural waist as we discussed yesterday. teacha.gif (And don't listen to your personal tailor, I guess?)
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