As I read this, I suddenly understood how to explain StyleForum to my fiance'...
He'll just pee on it.
Agree with gdl about angle. The angle you use there distorts your hips, making them wider. Either that, or you are pelvic thrusting.
I'm curious what Noodles would like like in a traditionally cut British suit.
Me too. It's the first thing that comes to mind when there's this kind of shoulder/hip disproportion (aka 'pear shape').
Of course it's my preferred look anyway, so I'm hardly impartial.
Edit: I'm talking city, not country suit.
Nothing that's affordable. Huntsman RTW looks great, but we're talking 2000 quid for a jacket. If anything knows of a good brand I'm willing to go and check it out for you guys (and myself of course).
Ede's & Ravenscroft and Gieves & Hawkes are more affordable, but I'm not a big fan of their price/quality ratio, and a lot of their stuff has slim lapels and shorter jackets.
I got a new Huntsman DB RTW on B&S for less than 500, two years ago or so. Old school B&S deal, right there. It didn't fit the member, he wasn't going to be returning to UK anytime soon to return it, so he put it up on B&S for pennies on the dollar (shillings on the pound?) It's a pretty impressive jacket.
I hear that back in the day, everyone sold at a loss without much concern. That's what I hear.
Yeah, they're at the narrower end of the spectrum atm, but it's not too bad:
Chester Barrie seems to be more reasonably priced, and has wider lapels. They're half-canvassed with hand padded lapels. Still a very small collection. I like this brown jacket (which is made in Italy), and this teal suit is kinda cool. I'll go check it out tomorrow or this weekend.
I really wish this overcoat were navy instead of black, because it's pretty bad ass. Apparently they have the Shetland coat in navy as well, but it's getting a little pricier at 1250.
They have long sizes as well. I'll go check it out. D'avenza is very nice, as is the old Chester Barrie.