Pocket square: Gucci
Hi all, still trying to find a great fitting sportcoat. I'm giving Luxire a shot for a shirt and pants, and if that works out I'm thinking of taking Clag's advice on having a jacket made. Finding a 40L in my price range has been very elusive so far, so MTM might be a good route. Here's a couple fits I wore recently, wondering if any are close enough to use as a template:
40L in Eidos TipoSide and back (Click to show)
I'm thinking this is a little long? I measured it at 31".
Linen/Silk blendSide and back (Click to show)
I'm thinking this is a little short, and I measured it at 30". Does that mean a sweet spot for length is probably 30.5? I'm also thinking I could loose a couple centimeters off the back and lower the button stance an inch.
Hard to tell in those pics though I can see why you think it long. Still you have big cuffs on the denim and that might influence how things look...i.e. it might make your legs look shorter than they are (and angle is off). The first covers the seat for sure. I'm guessing the second is fine but without full length hard to know. I don't think 0.5 inches should really matter here.
If you feel the first too long, then I'd return it. If it feels to long to you, then no matter who says it is fine, you'll still be bothered by it in a month.
What's your height and typical inseam? There are so many ways of deciding length that balances: (a) bottom to top balance (so roughly cutting the body in a balanced way); (b) covering seat; (c) relation to hands; (d) relation to the length of your leg (or your torso). And of course, as there is no formula, there are matters of taste and preference.
Tie is interesting...I've been wondering about tri-color striped ties and not sure if I like them or not. But I like the colors on it.
I'm not feeling the pairing with the square, however. The green in the square is good with the tie, but it otherwise feels like a spring square and a fall tie. Plus both are rather energetic and so really are competing against each other in different ways. Is that a pink shirt? You are in spring/summer yes down in NZ?
I am in the camp of having a small puff for a square. That you have one already stands out. No need for it to be exploding out of the chest pocket.