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post #76 of 103
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Sleeves are a little short for my taste but to each his own. Good start. Now you can work on finding a shirt whose collar fills the space between the lapels and tying the tie so as to not look like a Macy's mannequin.

Haha is the half windsor really that bad? I kinda like the way it looks because it's symmetrical.

Can you explain what you mean with the shirt filling the space between the lapels?

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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Looks good. I also think the sleeves might be a touch too short, but everything else looks good.

Yeah I also thought the sleeves were a tad too short but I need to wear the suit on thursday so there was no more time.

When I get back I will get the sleeves lengthened a bit.

post #77 of 103
Side view of the now-tailored jacket, please.
post #78 of 103
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Originally Posted by R D K View Post

Haha is the half windsor really that bad? I kinda like the way it looks because it's symmetrical.
Can you explain what you mean with the shirt filling the space between the lapels?



Your collar points should reach the lapel.

Half windsor is fine but no dimple is no good, and the way you tied it in general is sloppy. Many would say you choose the type of knot based on the type of collar. What you did was pretty much fill the gap. Some would say a four-in-hand is better with this shirt. You were probably just doing it quick for a picture, but just something to think about before you leave the house.
post #79 of 103
Yes, a FIH looks much better. smile.gif
post #80 of 103
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post




Your collar points should reach the lapel.

Half windsor is fine but no dimple is no good, and the way you tied it in general is sloppy. Many would say you choose the type of knot based on the type of collar. What you did was pretty much fill the gap. Some would say a four-in-hand is better with this shirt. You were probably just doing it quick for a picture, but just something to think about before you leave the house.

And here I was thinking I would just by a suit and and I would be done , I'm finding out there really is alot to learn, before a suit is worn properly, but I don't mind ;)

 

This might sound stupid but what exactly is a dimple, and how do I create one?

I changed the tie to a four in a hand knot btw.

 

Appreciate all the help.

post #81 of 103
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Originally Posted by R D K View Post

This might sound stupid but what exactly is a dimple, and how do I create one?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/347940/dimple-porn/0_100
post #82 of 103
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Originally Posted by R D K View Post

And here I was thinking I would just by a suit and and I would be done , I'm finding out there really is alot to learn, before a suit is worn properly, but I don't mind.

There are so many little things that can go wrong, and it throws the whole thing off. That's why there are so many guys who don't look great, and why, once you get it all right, you do look great! smile.gif
Edited by Veremund - 5/29/13 at 3:49am
post #83 of 103
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Originally Posted by R D K View Post

Haha is the half windsor really that bad? I kinda like the way it looks because it's symmetrical.

It's the asymmetry that makes it look better. For example, that's why jackets have one breast pocket, not two.
post #84 of 103
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Thanks

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Originally Posted by becnal View Post


There are so many little things can go wrong, and it throws the whole thing off. That's why there are so many guys who don't look great, and why, once you get it all right, you do look great! smile.gif

Yeah I'm beginning to understand that now, I will make sure I get it all right eventually ;)

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Originally Posted by becnal View Post


It's the asymmetry that makes it look better. For example, that's why jackets have one breast pocket, not two.

I hadn't thought about it that way :)

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Originally Posted by bemaverick View Post

The short collar points just make your neck area look strangled, disproportionate with the rest of your torso

The shirt is kind of tight around the neck yes, I will look into getting another shirt that doesn't have the collar point problem.

post #85 of 103

The shirt is kind of tight around the neck yes, I will look into getting another shirt that doesn't have the collar point problem.

The shirt looks loose around your neck. Try a full neck size down. Seriously.

 

Two things contribute to the collar points out in no man's land: 1) points not long or spread enough, 2) (more important) your suit lapels are bowed out a bit, they should be straighter (jacket more closed) which reduces this.

post #86 of 103

My 1st suit is the black suit. While it is a nice suit nonetheless, yet I still think that I should have got the navy one instead. Navy is the nice color for suit, especially if it is going to be your 1st one. Here is the one that looks great IMO base on your measurement (similar to mine)

Lightning can make the difference in color for this suit

post #87 of 103
Thread Starter 

Why is everyone talking about suit colors all of a sudden? :S

post #88 of 103

I have not read all 6 pages of responding, only scanning through lol If you have made the decision already, please disregard my post.

post #89 of 103
Thread Starter 

Haha no problem, yes I have bought the suit already, and it is a darkblue navy color ;)
 

post #90 of 103
RDK - there are some basic fit threads, something with 101 in the title, maybe even stickied to all pages. Between that, the WAYWRN thread, the Good Taste thread, and even the peacock thread, there are tons of pictures and commentary on fit, colors, lapels, collars, ties, etc. People will rip apart details that you never even thought of.
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