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post #31 of 34
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Here you can see the jacket length correctly hitting the thumb knuckle.  The only rear I want to see in the office is Betty's.  And Joan's.

 

 

Another famous figure from the Mad Men era shows the right jacket length, even while keeping things short.  Cover your rear . . . here and in Cuba.

 

post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSox View Post
 

Here you can see the jacket length correctly hitting the thumb knuckle. 

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I don't think the "thumb knuckle" rule is the best, since men can have  shorter or long arms.

 

Every man has buttocks and a crotch, however.  The traditional length requires that the jacket cover these, if only just barely.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #33 of 34
I think that it's Tom Ford.

High Street chains are very dialed into the tastes of their demographic. You just need to find something that fits you. Of course, if you walk into a store catering to a very young customer base, you are going to get clothing meant for their body types, and styles that appeal to a large segment of that demographic, at that moment. The clothes are not meant to last more than a couple of seasons. I'd say that you are just going to the wrong stores for your tastes. Stores that are in the high end of the midrange, like Brooks Brothers in the US, often cater to a much more conservative customer base. Or go shop at Polo. Or go shop at J. Crew, even, which offers a very toned down version of trends.

Anyway, this has veered off my original point, which was not to defend "trendy" suits, though I think that the reaction to them is silly. My point was that the comparisons given in the OP are ridiculous.
post #34 of 34
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I respect your opinion LA Guy.  There are many RTW makers -- you mentioned Kiton and Attolini -- that get the length right.  My point was that it was a fair comparison, given that Hamm's way of dressing is representative of a larger trend towards excessively short jackets.  It looks better when the rear is covered, as in Draper's suits, or Kennedy's.  

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