MZ, you are right, I did go OTT. Joining SF and picking fights is not a smart move - especially not in a good company's affiliate thread! I think I need to take a step back.
Thanks a mill for that link. I see photos all over the internet claiming to be 'classic' or 'modern' fits, but I have never been able to properly judge whether they are. I now know what SF sees as the classic and ideal suiting look.
Most importantly, I can look at that thread and look at the photos I have and can now work towards something.
Very happy to help but I want to make it clear that just because the styles around here are considered "classic," and you find a lot of negativity towards the Hollywood cut, doesn't make it a bad thing to choose that as your personal image. It's clear the kid was going for a certain look, an unpopular one around here, but it doesn't make it any more appropriate to dress in a traditional way if it isn't you.
Even though we all tend to agree on what a suit should and shouldn't be doesn't mean you have to accept that either... it just might get someone's hand bit if they expect to come on SF and post those pictures looking for positive reinforcement.
Don't choose what's right for you based on a bunch of internet know-it-alls (even though they may actually know it all).