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Poll Results: How much waist suppression do you prefer?

 
  • 4% (4)
    No waist suppression; sack coat
  • 1% (1)
    Slight hint of waist suppression
  • 24% (21)
    Light waist suppression
  • 48% (42)
    Moderate waist suppression
  • 21% (19)
    Significant waist suppression
87 Total Votes  
post #16 of 30

I picked D, though I'd be just as happy with C. I'd rather have a little too much waist suppression than too little. As long as I don't feel pinched, or like I'm swimming in my coat, I'm happy.

post #17 of 30
Light waist suppression
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I want C, but my tailor always gives me D. My alterations tailor knows what I like though (after they made several OTR jackets into D)


If I was built for D, I would want D. To make me look like D, my tailor would need to start with NFL shoulder pads.

post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post


If I was built for D, I would want D. To make me look like D, my tailor would need to start with NFL shoulder pads.


What if you went for a draped chest and soft-but-extended shoulders?

post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


What if you went for a draped chest and soft-but-extended shoulders?


You know, I don't know what a draped chest is. I have to look into that. My tailor has never mentioned it either. Merci.

post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post


You know, I don't know what a draped chest is. I have to look into that. My tailor has never mentioned it either. Merci.


Extra room in the chest, basically. I haven't got a very impressive figure, but I find I look a little better with some room in the chest.

 

On me, this coat:

 

http://faintyoungsunking.tumblr.com/post/41797767717/today-pringle-tie-but-i-dont-know-what-tartan

 

has less room in the chest than this coat:

 

http://faintyoungsunking.tumblr.com/post/43019677670/what-i-wore-today-with-brown-nubuck-chelsea

 

which means that, though the waist feels like it's about the same, the green jacket has more taper from the chest to the waist.

 

Here's a more technical explanation:

 

http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/search/label/drape

post #22 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


Extra room in the chest, basically. I haven't got a very impressive figure, but I find I look a little better with some room in the chest.

 

On me, this coat:

 

http://faintyoungsunking.tumblr.com/post/41797767717/today-pringle-tie-but-i-dont-know-what-tartan

 

has less room in the chest than this coat:

 

http://faintyoungsunking.tumblr.com/post/43019677670/what-i-wore-today-with-brown-nubuck-chelsea

 

which means that, though the waist feels like it's about the same, the green jacket has more taper from the chest to the waist.

 

Here's a more technical explanation:

 

http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/search/label/drape


I really appreciate you taking the time to list these out for me. I've read all of Jeffery D's write up and can see the range of drape in his examples. I will have to discuss next time I am in DC to see if that would be appropriate for me.

 

Thanks.

post #23 of 30

D/E

 

I am an athletic build so having Moderate/Significant suppression displays my build which I like. Having little to no suppression will make me look fat

post #24 of 30
Thread Starter 

This DB suit, worn by Cary Grant, has a nice level of waist suppression: 

post #25 of 30
I usually get something between C and D
post #26 of 30

My vote is for moderate waist suppression. As I am still quite active in weightlifting and sports, I've developed a v-taper and so I prefer slimmer clothing. "Significant" waist suppression looks too constricting for me.

post #27 of 30
I'm slim with an athletic build, so my business suits have moderate and my casual suits have significant waist suppression.
post #28 of 30
Sufficient to ensure the garment fits and looks right - there is no absolute answer to your unthinking question.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Sufficient to ensure the garment fits and looks right - there is no absolute answer to your unthinking question.

 

 

Do you have to sound like a complete arse every time you post? The question was designed to spark a discussion, and it is quite an interesting one. There was no need to insult the OP.

post #30 of 30

I am more of a moderate suppression guy in most suits.. wider shoulders and a bigger chest and a smaller waist.. so Ill say D...

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