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post #3226 of 37672
Navy looks good, maybe your tailor can advise on the right shoulder simple.

Brown jacket seems quite short...
post #3227 of 37672
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Hey guys, couple of new jackets came in, looking for help. They navy one I already plan to have my tailor sew on the bottom button and stitch the lining back in a little higher. The brown herringbone I plan to have her let out sleeves and let out fabric in the side seams. Anything else you can see? Either of them beyond redemption? Thanks!

Also, I have decided I am going to try and lose some weight to help with vent gaping on so many of my jackets.

@luv2breformed

I see shoulder overhang on both jackets. I think they're too wide. Are they heavily padded? Can't tell from the pics.

The vents on the blue jacket are slightly open, indicating a poor fit. A tailor might be able to let it out slightly. The herringbone jacket isn't going to work out. Extreme vent opening there. It's open wider than a hooker's ass.

I have the same problem with single vents and have learned to stay away from them.

Also, the herringbone jacket is too short. I vote to resell it / return it. You can keep the navy.

Hope you'll pardon my prying here, but I think you also might have some lordosis? It comes from sitting too much/ not sleeping in the right position.It can be corrected in a matter of weeks if you do things like sit less and stretch your hip flexors. That might help the single vents fit better

http://stronglifts.com/lordosis-why-it-causes-lower-back-pain-how-to-fix-it/

This is a bad habit of mine and I try to keep it in check with the stretches.
post #3228 of 37672
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i remember the fit, and foo fawning over it slack jawed, but i really have no interest in reliving that period of that thread.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

^ Don't like that fit. Too busy

I generally don't like odd vests under suits either. That look turns up a lot in the Friday challenges.

Matching 3-pieces, or bust.

This is why I love you guys. Looking back on it I'm not as fond of it as foo (though I don't think anybody ever was), but I disagree about the odd vest, at least in this case. The waistcoat reminds me of what would be worn with morning dress, and adds a little bit of punch that signifies it as a special occasion. Would definitely have gone with a different tie and shirt combo though. I think that a matching waistcoat in this case would be too business like and not quite so festive.

For our betrothed here, a thing I worry about is him looking like a CPA - even a well dressed CPA - in his wedding photos. He's a CPA, but looking back upon your wedding photos you want to see a little panache. There will be plenty of people wearing suits I expect, and as the groom it is - at least in the western world - traditional to have a thing or two that distinguish you as the groom. In this case I think the vest is unobtrusive enough to get away with highlighting him. I do not think our intrepid young affianced would go amiss if his attire were to include a well selected waist coat.
post #3229 of 37672
<3 u 2 tits.

Btw, I dont dislike the fit, I just dont get hard for it like foo did.
post #3230 of 37672
Thanks, guys. Shoulder width I think is pretty close to right. I'm pretty sure I have a sloping shoulder that screws up my fit especially on my right shoulder.

I don't know anything about lordosis, but I will look into it. All my weight goes to my hips and butt, and I am very bell shaped. It's a problem I have with nearly all if my jackets. Thanks again.
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Thread Starter 

Mrs.C and I are going to have a small ceremony in the US when we return. I'm wearing a linen suit because fuck yeah, linen. Don't know what shade of blue it'll be. But I'll be wearing a white shirt and probably a shepherd's check tie (I figure it would go better with linen than PoW)

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Since we're on formal ties (e.g. Shepherd Check)....relatedly, anyone pull off gingham ties, larger scale checks? I've seen some navy ones which look nice but I haven't managed to find a fit where they look great. Imagining pairing it in spring/summer with a linen blazer, say a lighter blue, with a navy gingham linen tie, with very light blue nearly white BD (all different blues). Thoughts?

post #3233 of 37672
l2br, those jackets don't fit you. Both have the dreaded divot on the right sleeve. Both have the vent pulled open. You need side-vented jackets. Full stop. Don't buy anything with a center vent.

re the odd-vest wedding fit, do not want.

Noodles, I prefer houndstooth wedding ties to POW.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

l2br, those jackets don't fit you. Both have the dreaded divot on the right sleeve. Both have the vent pulled open. You need side-vented jackets. Full stop. Don't buy anything with a center vent.

re the odd-vest wedding fit, do not want.

Noodles, I prefer houndstooth wedding ties to POW.

Every jacket I wear has right shoulder divot. All of them. Can this be solved outside of bespoke/mtm? I agree that these two both look worse than some. You guys know my build and measurements. Are there any particular brands of jackets I should be looking out for? SS seems too slim through the hips for my build though I have admittedly not tried. PRL are always too wide shoulders. I feel like I'm spinning my wheels sometimes . . .
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Every jacket I wear has right shoulder divot. All of them. Can this be solved outside of bespoke/mtm? I agree that these two both look worse than some. You guys know my build and measurements. Are there any particular brands of jackets I should be looking out for? SS seems too slim through the hips for my build though I have admittedly not tried. PRL are always too wide shoulders. I feel like I'm spinning my wheels sometimes . . .
Post the pic and question in the Tailor Fit Thread, it looked like your right shoulder drops a bit. They are the experts though...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/0_20
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Also, at @luv2breformed, remember that improving your wardrobe is a process. It may take trying on a lot more brands and fits of jackets to find the right fit (or resorting to MTM at some point). As much as you may want to have an ideal wardrobe ASAP, it will take time no matter what your financial resources are. If you are not finding stuff that is a real improvement in RTW, the solution is to look at a lot more RTW options or to slowly look at something like MTM or bespoke. If you go the MTM / bespoke route, however. please start with basic versatile staples despite the temptation you may have to get something made with some sort of exotic cloth.
post #3238 of 37672
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

anybody wanna recommend me a nice tie to go with this suit for my wedding? 

I've been lurking around different websites but have no reference to go by.

Refined style and very stylish ... I like the colors you chose.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

anybody wanna recommend me a nice tie to go with this suit for my wedding? 
I've been lurking around different websites but have no reference to go by.


Who made this suit? What is the material?
post #3240 of 37672
Zegna Milano. Trefeo Wool.
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