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If anything, suit jackets can be a bit shorter than odd jackets. That being said, that jacket looks like it is a great length for you; I'd stick with it for both odd jackets and suits.

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Clags just likes it because of the welted pockets

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I would go a little longer for suit

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The length of that jacket looks totally fine to me. I don't think going any longer would add any significant value at all.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

The length of that jacket looks totally fine to me. I don't think going any longer would add any significant value at all.

 

Significant? No.

Value? It will actually add more required fabric, increasing the price.

No value to be found here. Longer length for OGs only.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

If anything, suit jackets can be a bit shorter than odd jackets.

Really? I'd say the opposite. But maybe that's because I'm a midget.
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Cez, your length looks fine ( TWSS nod[1].gif )
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Might just want slightly longer shirt sleeves

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Really? I'd say the opposite. But maybe that's because I'm a midget.

I might be speaking to the trend of shorter jackets, where a too short jacket is less obvious with a suit than it is with an odd jacket.

I suppose if the jacket were an appropriate length, there would be no need to obfuscate the jacket length
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Now I see what you mean clags.
I be walked the long road of shorter jackets and I am not doing it again.
Honestly I find the lenght very fine however for a grey staple suit I would increase the lenght max by 1.5cm .
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

If anything, suit jackets can be a bit shorter than odd jackets. That being said, that jacket looks like it is a great length for you; I'd stick with it for both odd jackets and suits.

Really? I always thought the opposite holds true.
@EliodA, I'm tall (6'3'') and have very long legs
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Really? I'd say the opposite. But maybe that's because I'm a midget.

I might be speaking to the trend of shorter jackets, where a too short jacket is less obvious with a suit than it is with an odd jacket.

I suppose if the jacket were an appropriate length, there would be no need to obfuscate the jacket length

Appropriate length is dependent on application. For those of us not blessed with an abundance of leg length, a longer jacket on a suit is acceptable because it won't visually split us in half (or, worse, make us top-heavy). An odd jacket might be an inch or inch-and-a-half shorter. Similarly, more open fronts on an odd jacket help to lengthen the leg line that isn't strictly necessary for a suit.
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As a short guy with long legs I have always found the formula of jacket as long as possible and pants hems with as minimal a break as possible to ameliorate height issues. I believe Boyer essentially describes the same formula in one of his early books. Not familiar with the splitting in half phenomenon and never noticed that in person. Sounds like something you could see in a magic show,

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Significant? No.
Value? It will actually add more required fabric, increasing the price.
No value to be found here. Longer length for OGs only.

I meant aesthetic value, but you probably knew that already cheers.gif
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I meant aesthetic value, but you probably knew that already cheers.gif

 

Yeah, just busting your balls, mate :fistbump:

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