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post #34381 of 37396
I define severely as would you be embarrassed to be wearing something that length.



Bad photo somehow was leaning backwards :s

In any case I'm gonna try get them lengthened by 1inch and widened by .8

Jacket will have to wait for next trip back to Hong Kong.
post #34382 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I define severely as would you be embarrassed to be wearing something that length.



Bad photo somehow was leaning backwards :s

In any case I'm gonna try get them lengthened by 1inch and widened by .8

Jacket will have to wait for next trip back to Hong Kong.

 

Rather than quibble over adjectives, let's just say that it looks like your socks can be seen (right leg), which most would say shouldn't be the case; I wouldn't wear them.  But I'm sure you know all that already.

 

Given that they're short, I'm not sure why the trousers aren't falling more cleanly.  They don't appear from that angle to be too tight, a common cause of this of course, but that's hard to tell without more photos.  I'm also not sure why the sleeves are bunching up like that.

 

The jacket does have a somewhat high buttoning point, even for a DB, but that's a matter of personal preference, in my opinion.  If you ever wanted to wear a somewhat more flamboyant tie, this would be a chance to do it, I think, since everything else (as far as I can tell from the photo) is solid, and so little of the tie is showing.  Not a recommendation, just reviewing options.

 

I won't go into the waist suppression, of course. :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #34383 of 37396
I think I haven't noticed the trousers being too short because I wear boots 90% of the time and they fall just fine with boots. I might keep wearing them wth boots for now until I can get them fixed. Hoping to hear back from tailor soon.

I'll get the waist let out definitely don't worry, but it'll have to wait for next season.
post #34384 of 37396
Short? Yes.
Too short? Depends if the bottom of the pants rock back and forth when you walk and not touch your shoes.
post #34385 of 37396
Sorry for bombarding with questions. I just came back from alterations and I asked to lengthen by 1 inch, but it means the cuffs would be narrower, to 1-1.5inch. Do you reckon if it's just 1 inch I should just have them removed?
post #34386 of 37396
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I think I haven't noticed the trousers being too short because I wear boots 90% of the time and they fall just fine with boots. I might keep wearing them wth boots for now until I can get them fixed. Hoping to hear back from tailor soon.

I'll get the waist let out definitely don't worry, but it'll have to wait for next season.

 

Yes, a pair of Chelseas would be good here.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #34387 of 37396

Yeah I mean I love my boots, but sometimes shoes just does something different for me, but I understand I'm probably an extremist by SF standards in terms of preferring boots over shoes, so I'm preaching to the choir as they say.

 

In other news I was thinking about whether to put cuffs on my linen trousers, and a quick look at EFV's photos dissuaded any doubts regarding it. Pleats and cuffs on linen pents all the way~

 

I notice also that EFV's summer trousers are also quite short (similar to mine I think) but I assume it's acceptable with linen trousers in a way that isn't with flannel and worsted wool.


Edited by Isolation - 2/19/16 at 9:21am
post #34388 of 37396
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Yeah I mean I love my boots, but sometimes shoes just does something different for me, but I understand I'm probably an extremist by SF standards in terms of preferring boots over shoes, so I'm preaching to the choir as they say.

 

In other news I was thinking about whether to put cuffs on my linen trousers, and a quick look at EFV's photos dissuaded any doubts regarding it. Pleats and cuffs on linen pents all the way~


I don't like the width of them. Think they're too wide for you.

 

That said, if you want your pants to fall perfectly, you might want to figure out which shoes/boots you'll be pairing them with and stick to those. Otherwise, you need to learn to be content with having good break for shoes and a bit of puddling for boots...

post #34389 of 37396

What are too wide? Cuffs? Or trouser opening?

 

Here is a cross post:

 

Here are my trousers. I would like comments on length and opening. I am planing to keep length (change my other trousers to this length) and widen the opening by .75 or 1 inch. Opinions would be appreciated. Here are pictures with both chukkas (I wear boots 75%+ of the time) and a pair of shoes. Both seem okay to me here, and I am starting to doubt whether I need to widen them at all, but when standing straight, the trousers do not have a clean line which I think wider opening would allow.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Isolation - 2/19/16 at 11:05am
post #34390 of 37396
Here's a shitty-slightly-distorted picture of me in the KW trail jacket. Ignore the long left cuff, it's cut .5" larger than the right cuff to accommodate a watch I'm not wearing).

Obviously there needs to be a few changes, like a longer jacket, maybe lowering buttoning point, but overall I feel like it's a good starting point.

Question: I believe these are the 3.5" lapels and I think they're a bit small on me, I'm a fairly big guy, should I go with the 4.25" on my MTM suit? My favorite lapels right now are the 4" ones on my SuSu, but the last quarter inch is a mental barrier to me.

post #34391 of 37396

@CaptainTohm definitely a solid start. Aside from the obvious adjustments (pant length mainly), I'd say a slightly longer jacket and lowered button stance would suit you well...

 

And 4.25" would be preferred to 3.5" imo.

post #34392 of 37396

I think halfway between start of lapel and shoulder/arm is always a good rule of thumb, and I think going slightly across it is always safer than slightly less for myself.

 

fwiw I don't think these are way too small either. And I think possibly 4~ would be fine too. There might be something to be said of not accentuating your larger chest/shoulders, and keep it as proportioned as possible to not draw attention.

 

Obviously the difference between .5 and .75 inches is kinda nitpicky, but I'd not overdo it. If I had to pick I'd go for 4, but I'd pick 4.25 over 3.5.

 

I kind of like the buttoning point. Again I tend to think lowering the button stance accentuates the chest area, and is good for skinnier people, but here, keeping it proportioned (about halfway) feels best imho. Obviously move it down in proportion to longer jacket, I just mean I wouldn't change the buttoning point's proportional position.

post #34393 of 37396
That's for the feedback guys! I'll probably leave any REAL decision regarding the buttoning point up to whatever Aaron feels is best. I'm now leaning heavily towards the wide lapels (especially with how great they look on some users, such as Pliny).
post #34394 of 37396

One suggesting to keep the dramatic effect of wide lapels while keeping it lean, is to ask for less of a belly and more of a concave shape.

 

An example here:

 

post #34395 of 37396

Those look so old?

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