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First Suit Fit Check?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
New suit fit check:

http://imgur.com/a/qHlL0

Older one, determined to be bad now:

http://imgur.com/a/76Td4

Any feedback?
Edited by esaul17 - 10/27/12 at 2:48pm
post #2 of 23
Well, it's an extremely modern look, much more so than the conventional wisdom around these parts. I'm fine with the fashion forward thing, actually, but I think this is a bit too extreme in that:

1) The jacket length is very short. Jackets are getting shorter nowadays, as is the trend, but the classic length for a jacket was one that would cover your butt. An inch or two short might be OK, but based on the photos it looks like your jacket is about halfway down, so it just looks like you're wearing a size too small, or a short instead of a regular.

2) In the same vein, the button stance is REALLY high. It seems like it's buttoning at your sternum or just slightly below, which leads to the lapels ending very high up on the body. This throws off their proportions and also in general makes it seem like you're wearing a jacket that's too small for you. This also makes the lapels super-skinny, since a broad lapel coming from so high up on the chest would look quite awkward.

Overall the fit through the body -- shoulders, chest, waist -- looks very good. If anything a bit snug, but not in an uncomfortable way. My recommendation would be to try sizing up one size in that suiting brand and see if it still works for you.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
I see thank you. I was worried about the length. I tried on this jacket (http://imgur.com/Oh83I) when out too, do you think it fits any better?
post #4 of 23

I have a general rule about jacket length.  If you hang your arms to the sides, the jacket should come down to about the end of your thumb. I guess this differs based on your arm length though, but it does apply to most people.  This general rule is for a classic look, but not one of these hip modern looks.  To me, the jacket looks very short and the pants maybe a bit too long. 

post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by esaul17 View Post

I see thank you. I was worried about the length. I tried on this jacket (http://imgur.com/Oh83I) when out too, do you think it fits any better?

Not even close.
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Not even close.

You think it worse than the initial one? What in particular is wrong with it?
post #7 of 23
Both jackets seem quite short. You don't necessarily need to size up in the chest size and shoulders, which look really good. But you're a tall guy, are you putting on a Regular? Try a Long if they have them.
post #8 of 23
As mentioned jackets are way too short - the simple rule of thumb is the jacket should cover your ass, that covers about 1/2 of it
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
They don't carry L's. But since I thought they were long enough in the sleeves the jacket was probably not too short overall.

Thanks for all the feedback.
post #10 of 23

Pretty much just repeating what has been said. It is plain too short in the jacket regardless if you are going for a classic or contempo look. It is way beyond and not good. Is that two or three button? Either way, button stance as mentioned by Minervau.

And for more repetition, pants are too long if you want them to be properly fitting.

To complete the repeat, try a long if that is possible(and you were in a reg).

That second pic of the jacket in the store is just completely awful.

post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

That second pic of the jacket in the store is just completely awful.

Are you able to tell me what exactly is terrible about it so I know for the future?
post #12 of 23
Return it. Nothing fits. Anywhere.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Return it. Nothing fits. Anywhere.


+ several!

And don't buy from that shop again - no self respecting commission grasping sales assistant should have allowed you out with that.
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
Past suit will be returned. I found a 40L now, seems a lot better to me:

http://imgur.com/a/qHlL0

Could I get opinions on it (also updated the initial post).
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by esaul17 View Post

Past suit will be returned. I found a 40L now, seems a lot better to me:
http://imgur.com/a/qHlL0
Could I get opinions on it (also updated the initial post).

Can't tell much. Pants seem too tight.
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