THE OFFICIAL THRIFT/DISCOUNT STORE FIT PIC BRAGGING THREAD - Page 35
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Suit : 50$ cotton blend.
Shirt: Wills lifestyle 100% cotton. 25$
pocket square: < 1 $ Pure cotton handkerchief
All prices are indicative and approx as they are converted from INR. All these items are bought online at discount rates without first seeing them or trying them on but these are not second hand items.
Lessens learned so far:
Change the tie and shoes. OK can be done.
Remove the sunglasses: Ok can be done. But are they that bad?
Take better pics: Ok can be done.
Alter the pants at the bottom: Ok can be done.
But i really have to make this somehow work because if i had 10000$ to fly to saville row to hire a bespoke tailor, I would have already done that.
You know its really hard and I am not one to fully judge your attire. For starters, that satin stripe on the lapels is a bit off putting. Is this a take of a tuxedo style? Or what is it? A nightclub look? Gorge looks high, lapels bow and produce a collar gap. Your tie is too trendy skinny, and is not tightened up to your neck, and has no dimple. Buttoning stance is high, which may be causing the bow. All in all, to the normal everyday person on the streets, they may see nothing wrong, but to everyone here on SF who sees things under a Sartorial microscope, it matters. Stick around...you will learn more than you ever thought possible.
What I can recommend, if you are interested in looking good on a budget, you need to do a lot of reading.
Stick around, lurk, read the discussions, read the debates, and dabble with your personal taste. There is bountiful information here, but it takes your time and patience in understanding to absorb it.
What you are wearing wouldn't intrigue anyone here, as it is not what we pursue. We enjoy quality, craftsmanship, longevity. Those three things can come with a hefty price tag. Not to say they can't be had for less, but you have to determine what is worth it to you.
@ Savile Row, what I was getting at was, if you look good in a suit, you wouldn't know why you look good. If you learn a bit more here, you can put your dollars, where you want, and where you know they should go. Savile Row can make anyone look good with the right price, but so can so much more prior to Savile Row.
1) To buy a plain blue suit as a first suit instead of a black suit or something striped.
2) To buy a light blue shirt or a white shirt instead of buying something dark.
3) To look for a single breasted jacket instead of a double breasted jacket that is too loose.
4) To buy the simplest kind of tie i can get instead of getting something with complex patterns.
5) To try to match the width of the tie with the width of the lapels. The lapels on the suit are 2.5 inches and the tie is close to that.
6) Plain navy socks are going to be my next purchase.
The lack of the dimple on the tie and the gap from the collar can be attributed to the fact that i suck at tying a knot. That can get better with time and a new tie.
The satin on the suit and its design failures can be attributed to its obviously low cost. I am not sure if anything major can be done about that.
If i did not read those threads i could have easily bought something like this at thrice the money.
I bought this suit so i could wear it to presentations and interviews. Is this a totally lost cause and i should rather wear a shirt and pants instead of embarrassing myself in front of an average interviewer or can anything else be done?