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I wouldn't call the Martin Perfornance Series "big and fancy." I would call my Martin HD-28 big and fancy, but I'm not judging you. smile.gif

Regarding keeping your jacket on, it can be done to good effect.

When I think Martin, I think HD-28 or D-18. Don't judge.

When I picture a great guitarist, I don't picture a Beatle (sorry). I picture someone like Tommy Emmanuel. :slayer: 

 

But I am not judging...

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Thanks to everyone who replied to my last query. Here's another round of fit pictures. It's a different suit, but still a 38S. I realize both the jacket and shirt sleeves are too long. The tailor who worked on this jacket, while the best in town, was downright atrocious. Besides the poorly done sleeves, he removed the collar roll I have on every BB jacket.

The first picture shows the unflattering (fat looking) fit from the front. I'd say I look about 40 pounds heavier than I am in actuality (I'm 5'8" and 130lbs).


The back picture shows the excess shoulder volume. When I stand next to a wall, my shoulder muscle hits before the jacket shoulder - whatever that means - but my shoulder muscle extends far past my actual shoulder joint.


The side pictures show how my arms don't sit centered in the armhole. I've experienced this, to a greater or lesser degree, in every Brooks Brothers suit I've tried.




Besides not looking great, can anyone comment? Would I be better served sizing down to a 36S/R? Would a more/less natural shoulder work better? Anything specific the more experienced guys can point out?

Thanks a lot, in advance.
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Robert Johnson in terms off all around awesomeness.
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What's going on in the upper arm area? A lot of wrinkles on both sides.

LL 

More wrinkles on upper arm area.LL

 

More...

LL

 

I think this is the most troubling picture. . 

LL 

 

Could sizing up do the fix?

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All about the name brand
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@Mr. Six thanks for taking the trouble to post those pics. Interesting indeed.
My personal favorites: the greyish blue, brown and.... navy!

 

The navy did look better in person.

 

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Mr. Six's trouser variety show convinced me that his jacket would look great with...


dark gray pants. smile.gif Any disputing this is just religious fervor.

As I mentioned above, the navy are better in person because the blue comes through more. You don't think that the photo of navy suggests that charcoal would be too stark?

Depends on your definition of "charcoal". On the spectrum below, I'd say 5, 6, & 7 would work.

 

Fair point. I usually think of charcoal being more like 8. I should try the coat with something more like 6 and 7.

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Do you have basic light beige or white chinos? There's something very summery about this jacket IRL and what may create some discomfort for you here is that you're making it more autumnal. I'd go white or very light beige cotton dress chinos, white linen shirt, open neck, and embrace the seasonality of the piece.
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When I think Martin, I think HD-28 or D-18. Don't judge.

When I picture a great guitarist, I don't picture a Beatle (sorry). I picture someone like Tommy Emmanuel. :slayer: 

 

But I am not judging...

 

I was mostly posting George to show his jacket, though I think his work as a guitarist is under rated.

 

Still, your boy Tommy will play in a jacket (though is this a black jacket with ... jeans? SF approved?):

 

 

 

If Albert King can swap licks with SRV in an 18 minute version of Texas Flood rocking a three piece suit, I think you play in your jacket.  Note: Should one's hatband match the color of one's kimono or merely complement it?

 

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Flying V with standard headstock. Like a pinstripe suit jacket with ripped jeans?
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Do you have basic light beige or white chinos? There's something very summery about this jacket IRL and what may create some discomfort for you here is that you're making it more autumnal. I'd go white or very light beige cotton dress chinos, white linen shirt, open neck, and embrace the seasonality of the piece.


This, but Mr. Six dislikes white trousers. I think white, off white with brown or grey to be really nice.

 

Incidentally, on navy/blue trousers with light jackets...can we stop trashing navy? Let's all agree not the most versatile, but it can work and look good.

 

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Second one isn't navy more like steel blue or slate but I am still looking for that fabric.
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Holy fudge brown!

I accidentally sent my wife a link to styleforum instead of a phone #. I thut I had copied and pasted the phone number in gchat but it was a link to styleforum.

If you guys don't hear from me ever again, watch for me in the news. I am so dead.

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Curious: how much of the anti-navy trousers sentiment is associated especially with navy worsteds?  I have seen people rock linen, wool twill, and tweed/marled flannel trousers in navy and/or dark blue very effectively with brown and grey sportcoats, but they rarely get love even when they are very obviously distinct from orphaned suit trousers.  Is it a color thing, an association thing, an "I hate northern lights" thing, or all of the above?

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Holy fudge brown!

I accidentally sent my wife a link to styleforum instead of a phone #. I thut I had copied and pasted the phone number in gchat but it was a link to styleforum.

If you guys don't hear from me ever again, watch for me in the news. I am so dead.


Five dollars says that Mrs. Noodles is well aware that Noodles is still using SF and just politely ignoring it (I think one of the keys to a good marriage is knowing when to let the other think he/she is getting away with something)

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