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@JIMB do you always stand as in those suit pics or are you trying to stand up "straight" for the camera?
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I actually like that leather trench. Shrug.

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Monthly talk to ya later! Hope all is well.

All is good thanks, super busy this time of year with work and finally closed and moving to my new house Friday. I do miss being on here.
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I actually like that leather trench. Shrug.

This is my not surprised face.
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Leather Trenches are cruising awfully close to Steven Seagal Territory.

 

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I'm requesting some GNA. Thoughts on the fit of this jacket and the combo with the gray pants. Also, does the jacket look dated? It's extremely hard finding CM stuff for me given my size so I don't expect fit to always be 100%, although lurking on SF makes being ok with things being off extremely difficult. Appreciate any feedback/critiques y'all can give me!



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The jacket doesn't look bad IMHO. The gorge is a little lower than the current fad, but not as low as the 80's fad. It fits you pretty nicely. The combo is not working though.
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@rms340, I think the jacket is fine. It could work with grey pants, but a lighter shade ideally in flannel would be much better. I can also see that jacket working with tan or very light brown trousers (moleskin / flannel). The tie looks a bit too much like a suit tie for my taste; something a bit more rustic would probably work better with the jacket. Light blue shirts will work well with the jacket too.
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Agree with Unbel and archibaldleach.  I have a nearly identical SC--is yours a Corneliani?--and love it, but I'm discovering that wearing it well takes some finesse.  Light tan/wheat/fawn trousers are the ideal color match here, with light gray a close second.  For me, the tie works but it would work better with lighter trousers; as it stands, the tie/trouser combo is a lot of dark against a dark SC.  A rust grenadine would be a spectacular tie for this SC. 

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Debbie Does Dallas?

 

I don't want to spoil it, but Oldboy might be worse. I mean, it isn't. Because one is a porn. But it isn't just the sex itself that makes Oldboy inappropriate for watching with parents.

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We're talking about length of SC here.

Length at some point is a matter of taste. The suit length is ok. Seems proportional to your height and just about covers seat. Optical illusions are worth noting but the last SC looks to hit obout the same place but feels too long. Makes your torso seem long to my eye. IM on iPhone. Anyway hard to tell since pants are dark (light pants next time).I wouldn't say it has to be the end of the thumb exactly. That was just to get SCs that would reach the seat when earlier ones you posted did not. The suit jacket length would be within an acceptable range for my own tastes.

I like the fit in front of the first two jackets best. Shoulders clean, lapel line straight. Do the lapels lie flat on the chest or does chest feel a bit big (40 or 42?). Hard to tell anything in back. Shoulders look a touch too big in others. My 2 cents. Others should weigh in.

What do you think about those jackets?

 

Yay, glad to hear I have one piece of fitting clothing :)  I personally like the first two jackets, the eidos and Canali, but I'd be interested to hear from @kulata if the shoulders are too soft.  The Canali is actually a 42L kei, basically sized up because of the normally trendy fit.  I'll try to snag those on sale and replace the too-short cotton one.

 

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@JIMB do you always stand as in those suit pics or are you trying to stand up "straight" for the camera?

 

 

Will try to relax in the future, wanted to make sure to get an accurate fit shot.

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Leather Trenches are cruising awfully close to Steven Seagal Territory.

 

 

 

Yeah, they usually look awful, but the one iso posted is slim and shorter so it works. If I was to buy a leather jacket, it would be a moto racer for starters.

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You my friend underestimate the richness of Monsieur Seagal's collection.

 

I'm sorry but that would be my immediate reaction if I saw that. A moto/riding jacket is great between seasons or on a chillier summer evening. A long leather jacket is too warm for most occasions and too light for the winter....plus you'll inevitably look like this.

 

 

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I'm still thinking the corduroy is too big, which could explain the collar gap and disappearing shirt collar.  I have considered trying Luxire for shirts, so I'll try posting a couple shirt fits to make sure I'm not as off as I was with sportcoats.  If that works out will try raising the shirt collar as well. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'll keep the BBs in mind if I can find a 40L with side vents. I had a chance to try on a few more makes, took pictures of the ones that hit around the thumbs, with a preference for side vents.  In any particular jacket, started with 40R, but if it was too short, moved to 40L, then 42, and finally 42L (if respectively available).  I'm hoping the lower backs get cleaned up once I've corrected my posture. eidos (Click to show)





Canali (Click to show)





Samuelson (Click to show)





Canali? (Click to show)





Caruso (Click to show)






Finally, I have an existing suit which hits closer to my thumbs, but based on feedback so far I'm thinking not long enough: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



And pants can be hemmed.







The Eidos and the Canalis are a good start but I'd prefer the Eidos to have a touch more width in the shoulders and more length (Perhaps try a L?). I'm not really feeling the Samuelson and Carusos for different reasons. Samuelson is too short and the back needs major work. The Caruso just doesn't look good on you for whatever reason.

The suit length is on the very short side of normal to me but I prefer long jackets.

Tips on how to resolve your posture since fixing that will clean up all your jackets at the back. The bridge and hip flexor stretch are particularly very effective.
Speaking from experience biggrin.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKpsG0j94Q
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Speaking from experience biggrin.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKpsG0j94Q

 

Sweet, thanks for the feedback.  Adding in this, bird dog, bridges, and Agile 8 into my exercise routine.

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