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I wouldn't say Attolini is more structured than Formosa. Some have roped shoulders which may look a bit more structured.
The overall silhouette should suit Noodles very well. Buttoning point is just a bit higher and the jacket quarters a tad longer. This should help de-emphasise his 'hippiness'.

In appearance it's a more structured look compared to the Formosas.

The roped shoulder in some of the suits and longer jacket is exactly what I had in mind. I have two jackets that are a bit built up in the shoulders compared to my partenopeas.
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I don't care for the shoulders. They look overly extended to me. The body looks good, but there's something about where the back meets the collar. Do you have forward pitched shoulders? That jacket makes it look like you do.
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The shoulders and length on the fresco do seem smaller than other Formosa suits. I thought it was because of the fabric. But it definitely is a tad bit smaller. Monkeyface reiterated Claghorns advice, which is to go Washington at Suit Supply. Again, I never ever had intentions on buying a TF.

@jcmeyer
Your suits fit you but they look too fitted or stiff(?) on you. smile.gif
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@jcmeyer
Your suits fit you but they look too fitted or stiff(?) on you. smile.gif

Welp, I'm going to go have an actual picnic attack and work this all out later. Happy 4th, ya'll.
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Someone upthread remarked that “closed quarters” make a suit look more “severe,” or other words to that effect. 

 

This is the point, I think.   It’s not a question of better or worse, it’s a question of the desired result.  All other factors being equal, if you want a more formal business-like look in your suit, go for somewhat less open quarters; if you want a less formal look, go for somewhat more open quarters.

 

This only applies to suits, of course (odd jackets are much more complicated), and even there there will be exceptions, I think.   A heavy tweed winter suit would look odd to me with wide open quarters, for example, since they would work against the fundamental function of the suit, which is to keep one warm.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Whoops, posted this in waywrn but meant it to be over here!

Was thinking the same, Elio, but when you say "my case" are you judging based on my fits (some of which run too small) or what?

In general, do you think with any shoulder it's better to err wider? Or something without padding wider while a more structured shoulder narrower? I've had shoulders taken in at the tailor before as well with good results, just not an especially cheap alteration.

 


With all due respect, but in most of your fit pics your head looks disproportionately large. Wider shoulders could compensate that.

 

The thing to do is shrink the head.  Putting his head in a vice for five minutes a day for thirty days should achieve the desired reduction.

 

It’ll also shave a few points off his I.Q., but hey, consider it a test of his commitment to sartorial perfection …

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

(legal disclaimer:  this is a joke.)

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Happy Independence Day, Noodlers!

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Happy Independence Day, America!


This is a question for the historians here. How did the American settlers win a war against the mighty British army?

They didn't. The French won the war and the mighty British army didn't exist yet. wink.gif
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Ah~
I forgot about the French fighting alongside the Americans against the Brits. The French played a major part in the Revolutionary War? If so, I got some bad American History lessons.
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Yeah, the French (and to a lesser degree, the Spanish) were essential economically and in terms of naval power.  The war really turned against Britain when Parliament realized how expensive it would be to subdue the thirteen colonies, and the risk that prolonged war posed for much more lucrative parts of the British Empire like Guadelupe, Jamaica, Barbados, and even India.  

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Ah~
I forgot about the French fighting alongside the Americans against the Brits. The French played a major part in the Revolutionary War? If so, I got some bad American History lessons.

 

 

Uhhhhh.....The Americans played a very small part of the global conflict of which the American Revolution was a part of. England was fighting on at least four different fronts. The colonies were just one theater. If it was just the US vs UK, we wouldn't have had a chance.

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WTHeck?!

All this time I have been taught that George Washington and the militiamen(?) fought bravely against the British redcoats and kicked their arses.

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