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@jcmeyer 

 

As you own them now, don't shorten them. Think of the proper length of your jackets as a range. It's too SF OCD to think that it has to be one specific length and then focus, e.g. on where the jacket length is relative to your thumb or the fork of your trousers: OMG, it's past my thumb!!!!

 

These jackets will be on the long side of your range (I'd say the longest).

 

Get it in your head that this is ok and then enjoy them. 

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ventless looks unappealing, just judging from the above picture.

 

That jacket isn't cut very well for that person. A well fitting ventless jacket won't look so unappealing.

 

@jcmeyer the jackets are too long for you IMO, though not egregiously so. Wear them well. 

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 Anyone want to steer me away from that thought?

 

Yes, don't do that, In the grander scheme of OTR fits, I find, from a few photos, that those fit relatively well.  Certainly the length looks fine.  I am slightly concerned about the chest and the potential warning signs of bowing.  Try stuffing a square in there, buttonning it, walking around, sitting standing and then buttoning it, does it bow?

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A couple of folks are going there. Never liked theme parks. Also, my wife would kill me if I went there. At some point, we will have a kid, and we will go, and they will have fun, and I'll bring a book.

 

Maybe the Oak Canyon Nature Center? But I think it'll be too hot for tweed, which rules anything outdoors out.

 

The fact that I think Clags is kidding but am not entirely sure is why this line is hysterical.

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What are some things worth seeing in Anaheim?

Other than disneyland, nothing. You can go south to Huntington Beach/Newport/Laguna for beaches/hiking/etc if you want outdoors stuff. Theres always LA to the west (hour to 90 min) if you're willing to drive.

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The fact that I think Clags is kidding but am not entirely sure is why this line is hysterical.
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I spend April-Sept in either a polo, shorts, and boat shoes or an OCBD, jeans, and Adidas or chukkas.
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@jcmeyer
 

As you own them now, don't shorten them. Think of the proper length of your jackets as a range. It's too SF OCD to think that it has to be one specific length and then focus, e.g. on where the jacket length is relative to your thumb or the fork of your trousers: OMG, it's past my thumb!!!!

These jackets will be on the long side of your range (I'd say the longest).

Get it in your head that this is ok and then enjoy them. 

Technically, I could still return the brown. I probably won't, but I could. A range makes sense; all my other jackets are a bit too short, so while I may have overshot it's more a matter of getting used to it, like you said. The pics help.

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@jcmeyer
 the jackets are too long for you IMO, though not egregiously so. Wear them well. 

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Yes, don't do that, In the grander scheme of OTR fits, I find, from a few photos, that those fit relatively well.  Certainly the length looks fine.  I am slightly concerned about the chest and the potential warning signs of bowing.  Try stuffing a square in there, buttonning it, walking around, sitting standing and then buttoning it, does it bow?

Won't be shortening the jackets, unless someone else posts that I should wink.gif

Not sure what you're seeing in terms of bowing signs, mind elaborating a bit? They sit pretty cleanly though I wouldn't want the waist/chest to be any tighter certainly. SuSu does like their slimness. In any case, real confessions of SF time: I rarely button my jackets in real life unless I'm at some sort of fancy event or it's too windy/cold not to.
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@jcmeyer to my eye those SuSu jackets look more visually appealing than the other jackets you have posted in the past. It may feel too long to you, but they look right in those pictures. Personal opinion, but I have always felt like the other jackets you have posted have always looked too short. Please don't shorten them!
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@jcmeyer, I too have issues with a relatively long torso and legs that are not as proportionally long.  I have found that jackets that are fine length-wise (cover seat and extend to thumb and start of inseam) look and feel too long to my eye (and my tailor's eye).  As a result, I now prefer going a little shorter in jackets or making sure the quarters are sufficiently open on the longer jackets.  I think those jackets work for you because the quarters are sufficiently open, but can understand why you might prefer something a little shorter. 

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Definitely not too long.  Length looks good.  I know that based on the thumb rule it may seem that they are (too long), but visually, they look right...based on those pics.

I agree with Murl on this. The length looks nice..
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Noodlers, I've returned seeking more advice for the KW S/S navy suit I'm having made. The fabric I had previously decided on (and was a nearly unanimous pick in this thread) cannot be made into a suit, as it would not be durable enough. It was a wool/linen/silk blend.

Here is a picture of some wool/linen blends next to the fabric I had previously decided on (it's the dark navy a few swatches down on the right). Which of these new fabric colors do you guys like best? I'm leaning towards the second fabric down or the very bottom fabric.
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The last will be the most versatile. But the second down the most interesting.

Second down has my vote
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That's where I'm beginning to lean. I already have one plain navy suit, although it's not ideal for summer. Also, the more interesting fabric will look great when worn as an odd jacket.
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I think you can find something better than those. They all look pretty dull to me.
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