advice on a new slim boss suit - Page 2
OP, as you can see everyone's got a different opinion because they have different motives/intentions. Boss is trying to sell you a suit to look cool and flashy and stylish, so it's got narrow lapels, tight chest, and short cropped body. SF guys are generally conservative, wear their suits for real grownup jobs, and see all the above as some sort of 'fashion' trend, plus probably have a chip on their shoulders because they too once fell for the trend/Boss suit or have a stupid intern who's doing the same thing. Balance the two out, or assess it based on your own criteria. If you work in any serious job like banking, consulting, law, meaning professional and fairly conservative, then that suit is passable but risky. If you're in anything creative, or you're just going to a meeting rather than doing the presenting, then it's probably ok.
I don't think the advice here is necessarily conservative - just what is well-established in classic menswear.
Edited by HughJ - 12/24/13 at 7:03am
It’s worth remembering that this is the “Classic Menswear” forum, not the “current fashion” forum.
By those standards there’s no doubt about it: the jacket is too short. It should cover the buttocks. This isn’t a matter of taste, or of approbation and disapprobation; it’s just a question of definition.
taking all comments on board, i decided to swap the suit for a black HB Rider suit 36R, which is longer on the jacket (covers the ass) and when my arms are at my sides, it reaches just past the knuckles. So the jacket size seems to fit very well (both in length and overall body fit). Also with this suit you can buy pants separately, as the jacket and pants are sold separately. So this is more ideal, as I will need 2-3 pairs of pants if I am to wear the suit to work every day.
So i've gone for a more classic look for work/business rather than a stylish slim/short suit.