I find that a bit surprising. Well tailored, I'd think most people could find a DB cut that looks good on them.
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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 1125post #16861 of 373651/3/15 at 8:52pmpost #16862 of 373651/3/15 at 8:58pmpost #16863 of 373651/3/15 at 9:57pmQuote:Originally Posted by Claghorn
I don't know that the tailor can alter the button placement. But I could be wrong. But I'm saying not to bother getting the trousers narrowed. They're fine for anyone over 40, and given your large chest, narrow trousers may end up causing you to look top heavy.
I think right now the trick is figuring out what you need to buy to achieve the looks you want and what you already have but need more confidence in using. Another useful practice is to go through the Composite thread, starting from the beginning, or wherever, though maybe not the last couple months, which have been sort of lackluster, and pick out 20 odd outfits that you really like and post them here. This will allow you, and us, to get a better idea of what you want outside of the very abstract "elegance." And I say use the Composite thread rather than a Google Image Search for Liverano because
a) these are real people with real restrictions and without professional or semi-professional photographers
b) they are on this forum and can actually communicate with you about certain looks and pieces
I'll definitely go over the composite thread - I did start to before I went on holiday. Expect some tie photos tomorrow! I'll also pick 20 outfits I love from the thread.
Thanks heaps for all the assistance!post #16864 of 373651/3/15 at 10:01pmQuote:Originally Posted by EliodA
Though the famous Liverano silhouette is indeed very elegant, I have a feeling your body type — a prominent chest as a result of a long singing career, isn't it? — may be better off with a DB. The one you just posted may not particularly flatter you because it's too big and just looks dated, but I think a sharp cut DB would be perfect for you.
Liverano does DB too, of course, and it's actually not all that bad...
Edit: solid advice from Claghorn!
I wonder if that's why I feel so comfortable in a DB suit - and yes singing is the biggest cause of my big chest syndrome!post #16865 of 373651/3/15 at 11:30pmpost #16866 of 373651/4/15 at 12:57amQuote:Originally Posted by The Noodles
- jacket sleeve length should be shortened
- something should be done for the collar gap
- the jacket fit seems to boxy to me. Taking in abit around the waist may help
- the pocket square looks lIke it is about to climb out
I mean, you look fine but we are nitpickinh here.
Hmm, the sleeve length looks just about perfect to me, but that's just how I prefer them. I'm no fan of 1 inch of shirt sleeve showing under the jacket sleeve. IMHO 1/4-1/2 inch hits the sweet spot. This looks like ~ 1/4, but the watch prevents one of the sleeves from showing.post #16867 of 373651/4/15 at 5:10amThread Starter
You mixed the two exercises, aglose.
The twenty tie thing was to help see where you are in your wardrobe building, and the twenty fit thing was to see what your general desired style was. Though at least now we know your general taste in ties. Looking at what you've chosen, I'd say you like textured solids. So do you have a good brown solid, blue solid, and deep red/burgundy solid?post #16868 of 373651/4/15 at 8:54amQuote:I would say I picked those fits for more then just ties. I liked the way the jackets fit, draped and also the color combinations. But yes, I suppose the ties did draw me in on most of the fits as well.Originally Posted by Claghorn
You mixed the two exercises, aglose.
The twenty tie thing was to help see where you are in your wardrobe building, and the twenty fit thing was to see what your general desired style was. Though at least now we know your general taste in ties. Looking at what you've chosen, I'd say you like textured solids. So do you have a good brown solid, blue solid, and deep red/burgundy solid?
I have a bunch of neats in different colors but almost no solid ties. I guess I didn't really start with the basics.post #16869 of 373651/4/15 at 11:35ampost #16870 of 373651/4/15 at 12:15pmThread StarterAh, sorry, my mistake aglose.
How are you on navy jackets/suits? And as stated earlier, go towards texture with ties (as long as you have jackets which aren't super smooth worsted).
Everything you picked is either a suit or a navy/gray combo. So your tastes are simple and easy enough to achieve.post #16871 of 373651/4/15 at 12:15pmpost #16872 of 373651/4/15 at 12:22pmThread StarterHober is definitely the best deal. Though Exquisite Trimmings on sale provides comparably priced grenadines. I prefer fina weaves over grossa, but I suspect you'd prefer the larger weave. I'd start with brown and then get burgundy.
Chipp, who provides the cheapest grenadines, really isn't a great source due to their linings.post #16873 of 373651/4/15 at 12:25pmQuote:I looked at both fina and grossa on the Hober site and I thought the fina looked better to me. How often do ET's grenadines go on sale?Originally Posted by Claghorn
Hober is definitely the best deal. Though Exquisite Trimmings on sale provides comparably priced grenadines. I prefer fina weaves over grossa, but I suspect you'd prefer the larger weave. I'd start with brown and then get burgundy.
Chipp, who provides the cheapest grenadines, really isn't a great source due to their linings.post #16874 of 373651/4/15 at 12:33pmI can highly recommend the grenadine ties from Andrews ties. Hand rolled edges and good thickness of the lining. Unfortunately they run out of forest green and chocolate brown really fast, but they'll probably restock sooner or later. The price is great too (~$64):
http://www.andrewsties.se/index.php?cPath=74_62_76post #16875 of 373651/4/15 at 12:34pm
I think ET grenadines are a little less than the Hober's, but a better deal if you buy several. Hober's are bespoke too, and at $85 prior to shipping, also a great deal. I have one ET grenadine and think it very nice (grossa--I prefer the more casual "crunchy" weave of the grossa, but both are nice). Homer's are four-fold standard, ET's three fold.
I do remember Shaya having a 20% off on the grenadines a while back, but I don't think they routinely go on sale.
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