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post #46 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

I see divots . . .
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I will say this once and then I intend never to address the issue again.
This is not the fit critique thread. I don't have the time, inclination, nor a professional photographer on staff to take static poses that show my clothes without a ripple. All the pics of myself will be taken by me with a bent arm and hence the jacket askew. Please pay attention to the color and fabric combinations, which is the point.

quick question, or you may delete this post if you like.

there is always talk of divots, and that they are a clear indicator of an ill fitting jacket. is it really possible to bend or raise your arm significantly and show no divots? i say no.

what say you?
post #47 of 12602
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

quick question, or you may delete this post if you like.
there is always talk of divots, and that they are a clear indicator of an ill fitting jacket. is it really possible to bend or raise your arm significantly and show no divots? i say no.
what say you?
If you move your arm, the shoulder will wrinkle. You can bend your elbow without disturbing the shoulder line, but that is it.
BTW, great thread.
First photo is best on the page. CEP1 is also pretty good.
OD/OT: I want to love big spotted ties, too, but they are hard to use. Maybe a microcheck shirt in a pale blue would have been better.
post #48 of 12602
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If you move your arm, the shoulder will wrinkle. You can bend your elbow without disturbing the shoulder line, but that is it.

thank you.
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Maybe a microcheck shirt in a pale blue.

ill be wearing something similar tomorrow. i am afraid to post here, but i just might.
post #49 of 12602
Too much white in the shirt?:
post #50 of 12602
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

quick question, or you may delete this post if you like.
there is always talk of divots, and that they are a clear indicator of an ill fitting jacket. is it really possible to bend or raise your arm significantly and show no divots? i say no.
what say you?

The whole "divots" thing is a joke from a particularly over-the-top threak/trainwreck of a few years ago, not a serious commentary on the fit of Manton's suit. I guess you had to be there.
post #51 of 12602
@ emptym

collar looks very soft and yet is staying down. buttons underneath?

why would that be too much white, and why would that be bad in this case?
post #52 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

The whole "divots" thing is a joke from a particularly over-the-top threak/trainwreck of a few years ago, not a serious commentary on the fit of Manton's suit. I guess you had to be there.

i know it was a joke smile.gif

but it reminded me of a question i had been curious about. and lo! dopey to the rescue.
post #53 of 12602
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post #54 of 12602
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Edited by gazman70k - 7/31/12 at 1:51am
post #55 of 12602
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Not in good taste.

I disagree. I think it works well - not cartoonish. Sometimes crisp and bold colors work well, particularly in fair weather. Some push it way too far with fluorescent colors, punchy oranges and electric blues under the cover of "it's summer!" but this is not the case.
post #56 of 12602
Gaz, I like everything but the first tie and last square, those are unforgivable.
post #57 of 12602
This thread, so far, does not leave a good impression...I nearly vomited in my mouth at some of these combos.
post #58 of 12602
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I disagree. I think it works well - not cartoonish. Sometimes crisp and bold colors work well, particularly in fair weather. Some push it way too far with fluorescent colors, punchy oranges and electric blues under the cover of "it's summer!" but this is not the case.

I don't have a problem with bold colors. What I don't like is the use of two bright, bold primary colors in large pattern-less expanses, with little to marry them. Well, you know what? The suit would be perfectly fine by itself. But a solid cherry red tie is an auto-fail. It is, by definition, cartoonish--as you pretty much only see them in cartoons.

If forced to improve ed's outfit as is, I would add a pocket square (give me time to think of what, exactly) in hopes of taking the edge off that eye-searing tie.

If I had the opportunity to modify it further, I would first swap out the tie. If committed to something red, I would go much darker.

Here is the original for reference:

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post #59 of 12602
Moo gets the hook. Gazman:No.3 has too much going on and is not harmonious. I like no.2 and am not sure about no.1 (it would be better without the square).
Red tie is too red for me, but is main problem is putting it with clear blue. Would be much better with tan suit.
post #60 of 12602
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Red tie is too red for me, but is main problem is putting it with clear blue. Would be much better with tan suit.

Exactly right. An improved version, though far from ideal:

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