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I don't think there are any glaring issues in terms of how the suits fit you aside from possibly tightness in the top block which doesn't really seem to be a problem here. I defer to others like unbel on 3pcs, which I never wear or have thought to learn about (i.e. the vest).

 

There's a little collar gap in the third and the last one, but I strongly suspect it's how you're posing. I think anything more fine tuned, in terms of feedback, would require more boring poses. But if you are going bespoke (you mentioned B&T), then I suspect they will take care of the fine-tuned things. But on these, they look fine from the pics given the angles. You have flair, and you've picked up pieces that fit well OTR. This is much better than from where I started!

 

I think one aspect of dressing well is developing an eye for fit, coherence, combinations, etc. Looking at multiple examples, and articulating what is good and bad, is the best way to learn and I think the only way to learn. In this thread, taking part in the conversations is also both enjoyable and edifying. 

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I'd like a bit of advice about suits too. I'm only slightly less n00b than n00dals after all. Anyway I thought I'd re-post a few recent suit fits side-by-side, and ask the hive mind which ones fit me the best, which ones don't fit, and which ones could be made to fit after a few adjustments.

 

Just for a bit of background, I'm 180cm/5'11" and weigh 80kg.

 

In order, they are Canali - Canali - Caruso (3pc) - Tom Ford - SuitSupply (DB) - vintage (DB). Four of these suits have been nipped/tucked in various ways, two of them are just as I bought them OTR (apart from hemming and maybe taking in the trousers). None are bespoke or MTM.

 

For the purposes of this exercise I only seek feedback regarding the fit of the suit, not colour matching or any other aspect. Am I getting the fit right? Which, if any, are your favourites, and why?

 

Thanks in advance, Noodles' Good Natured Advice Thread.

The suits. (Click to show)

 

 

ps - I lead with my right foot in order to bring forward the pocket square, in case anyone is curious. Worked this pose out a while back.

These all look great! 

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I wanted to know if these suits actually fit me. I think my eye has maybe got better, but I'm still amazed from time to time at the pinpoint accuracy with which other posters can identify fitting flaws in photos posted on this board.

 

You included. A lot of my jackets have lapels which bow outwards. Seems I have a bit of a barrel chest. RTW garments which fit me in every other respect often seem a little tight across the chest. Alas, this is not due to huge manly pecs, but just a big rib cage. Looking at the six suits above, I can see a bit of bowing on the first suit but none of the others. However, several of my SCs suffer from this.

 

If I can be happy that I've learned enough to recognise which clothes actually fit me, then I can stop worrying about that and move on to finessing other aspects of dressing - colour and texture matching, coherence, and the development of a personal style.

 

I think I've already decided that unstructured shoulders are not ideal for me. However, I do have a couple of jackets without much padding in the shoulders. Might hunt down some shots of those and post them later.

 

Cox, I have the same issue.  I have had some luck addressing this issue by going up a size in a slimmer cut suit and then taking the back in at the side seams.  Not a perfect solution, though.  Nor as good as B & Tailor.

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Just looking. :hide:

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You want wider lapels Rudals! Button stance probably too high.

 

On another front: folks, do you think blucher is still too refined to wear with jeans?

 

 

This scotch grain seems more rugged, but too dark IMO.

 

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n00b here thinks so.

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Just looking. :hide:

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That suit is exactly the same as some of your zegnas: shiny fabric, narrow lapels, high button stance and probably overpriced as well.

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So...am I in the situation as result of buying from Zegna suits that are so called fashion-forward or would they have been bad even if I went 40R?

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So...am I in the situation as result of buying from Zegna suits that are so called fashion-forward or would they have been bad even if I went 40R?

 

A little bit of both.

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The pebble grain will work with the right jeans.

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@TweedyProf I have the shoes in the first picture (Carmina, dark cognac shell, Forest last).  I would wear them with jeans in a pinch, but never do because there are much better choices.  That is actually my favorite shoe as I find myself wearing them all the time, particularly when wearing an odd jacket and wool slacks (tie or no tie).

 

I'd like the shoe in the second picture with jeans more if it was a boot, but the scotch grain helps make it more casual.

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Thanks for feedback all. What is your preferred leather/suede shoe with standard blue denim? In the fall, I wear boots with mine, and also suede (e.g. dessert boots).

 

If I had a nice pair of chelseas, that would be nice for a slightly dressier look. But I thought a nice pair of bluchers with some brogueing to "countrify" it would be good too, though those carminas look slightly too refined as your responses confirm. Would you prefer a less adorned blucher?

 

@New Shoes1: what are your better options?

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Just looking. peepwall%5B1%5D.gifBrioni (Click to show)
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Just go window shopping at suitsupply and other stores and try stuff on, take pictures and enjoy the experience. Also look for stores that carry Oxxford . Ask for the Oxxford 1220 and Type A cut (you can easily see those on the labels). They are modern Oxxford cuts and look fantastic but I didn't say buy, just try them on. and have a feel of what's out there. Have fun with it, you are not compelled to buy anything.
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I'd like some feed back on this fit, IMO the jacket is a touch long and everything needs a pressing (linen so near impossible)

Also this odd jacket from boglioli that I got seems both too big in the chest and too narrow in the shoulders :/ not sure it it'd worth trying to have altered, but I love it so it's hard to decide.


For reference, I'm a 42r shoulder but a 40r everywhere else with a 34in waist. Boglioli pic is also useless for fit, I will try and post another in this afternoon.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Thanks for feedback all. What is your preferred leather/suede shoe with standard blue denim? In the fall, I wear boots with mine, and also suede (e.g. dessert boots).

 

If I had a nice pair of chelseas, that would be nice for a slightly dressier look. But I thought a nice pair of bluchers with some brogueing to "countrify" it would be good too, though those carminas look slightly too refined as your responses confirm. Would you prefer a less adorned blucher?

 

@New Shoes1: what are your better options?

 

C&J suede Sydney.  I much prefer loafers with jeans.  Carminas suede string loafers could be another good option.

 

 

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