Originally Posted by JS1357
Also as you may notice, people on this forum tend to like traditional details like cuffs....
Are you not 'on this forum' or something? You keep talking like you're some third party who is somehow excluded from, and above all the hustle and bustle of SF. Are you somehow posting on SF via Fark or something? The back is very messy, the lapels are very narrow, the button-point is too high, the sleeves are too long, and the pants are draping very poorly. Some of these things can be fixed, some are things to watch out for on your next suit. That being said, I've spent more money on worse-looking suits, as I'm sure a lot of people here have. Shorten the sleeves, have the jacket taken in around the mid-section wherever you find an excess of material. You look much thinner in your jacketless pics, which leads me to believe it's quite loose. If the back still looks messy afterwards, it might need re-working. I would also highly recommend cuffs in the 1-1.5" range. Not only do they make the pants appear more finished, they also add a bit of weight to the bottom of the pants, which might help with the sloppy drape. Lastly, I'd like to say that if the advice you've received seems overly critical or nit-picky, bear in mind it is not because we're trying to be rude or condescending. We want to help. Picking up on these little details makes future purchases easier and more informed, which ultimately saves you gobs of money. Whenever I feel like people are beating up on me in SF, I think of the following quote:
Originally Posted by Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451
You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. Mistakes can be profited by. Man, when I was young I shoved my ignorance in people's faces. They beat me with sticks. By the time I was forty my blunt instrument had been honed to a fine cutting point for me. If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.