My input will probably disappoint you. While I like clothing I prefer to live in it rather than become obsessed with it as we so often tend to be here at Style Forum. I don't want my clothing to rule me ... I don't want to worry about it. I just can't afford the time and toll that takes. And ... I'm NEVER going to stand and pose in it. When I try on a suit -- any clothing -- I twist and turn, put my hands in pocket, slouch, walk about, etc. ... and try to get a general feel for it. I pay less attention to specific details. Ultimately it's not about the clothing, it's about how good I look in it. This is they way I've been doing it for more than 40 years ... long before there was an Internet.
No, I'll never be a dandy ... I'll never write a book about men's clothing ... I'll never really know as much about clothing as some here do .... but that's not my objective.
BTW, I do listen to my tailor when he expresses an opinion. I may or may not take his advice ... but probably do more often than not. I certainly have learned a lot from the various tailors who've clothed me over the years.
- Ticket Pocket: If I can wear the coat with a pair of odd trousers, I usually opt for a ticket pocket. I just like them. If it's a more formal suit, I MIGHT not opt for it.
- Button Point: I do tend to prefer a longer lapel.
- Belly to Lapel: I like a bit of curve ... but other than that ... I leave it in the hands of the cutter/tailor.
Why would you think any of this would disappoint me? I showed up here to learn, not to join in the sturm und drang.
I am once again puzzled by how my post turned into a rorschach test, but I appreciate your useful responses to my questions.