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Top of the morning to you all~~~ Heeeeee ha!

 

 

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Looks great! Have you ever tried leaving the top button undone? Or having it repressed as a 3 roll 2? Might be a bit more flattering, but I am nitpicking atm.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'm not going to disagree with the proposition of folks deciding for themselves, but I don't think that considering how an item will age is a waste of mental effort. Certain looks will age more poorly than others. I'm not a giant fan of that suit, but in all likelihood, it'll look less out of place than something super trendy (2.5 inch lapels, 28 inch length, sternum level buttoning point).

[Snip pics]

I'm also not wholly relativist, and I think the shrunken jacket trend isn't aesthetically pleasing  in terms of masculinity. Other period trends I probably more aesthetically defensible.

Agree it's worth considering, but what it really comes down to is avoiding the extremes of fashion. That's pretty easy. Common sense tells you that a sportcoat that ends above your rear isn't for conservative business, now or in the future. But some guys might benefit from a slightly shorter coat, or they might look good in narrower lapels. It's something to consider, at least. But there's unending discussion here of finding RTW that's "timeless," and that's a false hope. It's antithetical to the business of RTW. What you're wearing either looks like what the shops are selling or it doesn't. That's frustrating for many guys, but there's nothing noble about abdicating your responsibility to determine your personal style. How many guys do you see posting here and at AA who end up looking dowdy or dated now out of fear they'll look dated in the future?

In short, it's not that I don't think it's worth considering, but I think SF frets about it disproportionately, to the point it can paralyze the development of individual taste and style.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Looks great! Have you ever tried leaving the top button undone? Or having it repressed as a 3 roll 2? Might be a bit more flattering, but I am nitpicking atm.

I took pictures of both but the pic with the top button on looks more composed and crisp. 

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I took pictures of both but the pic with the top button on looks more composed and crisp. 

Show us!
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Rudals the pic and your concern about your paunch bring together a point about button stance. The top button which you've inexplicably buttoned exaggerates your paunch. See that wide expanse of navy blue? Undo the button and see pounds flit away! The second button seems about your natural waist. Maker?
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Yeah I want to see both in a single post side by side.
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Doc

I agree. For example in jacket length there's the standard rule of thumb. Many make snap judgements on the basis of a torso shot but length is a function of many factors. Some people say short with shirt legs would do well with a jacket that does not cover the seat. I think there a re principles here.

Curious about principles for lapel width. On whom would skinny lapels look good?
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Zegna - Milano Line

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Curious about principles for lapel width. On whom would skinny lapels look good?

Women and children.
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Was going to say Justin Bieber.  Same same.

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Okay, let's break this $hit down...if anyone cares to.

I think I look good today (except the hair) but someone slap me upside the head and let me know what the heck is wrong with today's fit. 

I was delete happy so I deleted the other pictures so I don't have anything to compare. 

Does it really come just down to the top button or is there more to it?

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Sorry for not spoilering, I was trying to find "The Noodle Belt Thread." wink.gif

Seriously, I like the progress so far.

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Rud, not a fan of that belt. Too much hardware for me. But the real point is that I likely wouldn't have noticed it had your tie been the proper length.

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When he gets his three piece suits made up. But before that, we need to fix his shoes.

I tried to catch up. So The belt and shoes are taken care of, right?
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Thread Starter 

Rudals, you made no poor choices with today's fit. It's just that the jacket doesn't fit you well. That isn't your fault. It's the jackets. I like 3 button. Ask anyone. But you don't have the body for it (generally anyone under 185cm doesnt).

 

Also, I wore a navy knit with a country jacket just for this thread.

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Belt and shoes?!

They're like the least of my worries. We needs to takes care of mine hair first~

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