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Is this coat too long?

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
I just received this Paul Stuart suit and am thinking that aside from some obvious issues (waist is a bit too full for my liking & sleeves are too long), the coat itself might extend past what is widely considered preferrable.

Opinions? Excuse the OCBD/chinos, I just got home from work.



post #2 of 35
Looks too long, but hard to tell with a single pic. Does it extend well past your seat?
post #3 of 35
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Looks too long, but hard to tell with a single pic. Does it extend well past your seat?

Eh, not really. I'll take a side profile in a little while.
post #4 of 35
Looks like it's within the realm of preference - though my preference is for a bit shorter.

You work?
post #5 of 35
yea, I think take a side view pic and also the overall pic (showing the whole body) would help better determine
post #6 of 35
If it covers your seat, than it is fine. However, I like mine to be slightly shorter, ideally touching the tip of my thumb. I find that this length usually touches slightly under my seat. However, none of us have perfect bodies, so your mileage may vary.
post #7 of 35
From the picture you posted it looks a tad long but its tought to tell IMO from the pic you posted.
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by SuitingStyle View Post
yea, I think take a side view pic and also the overall pic (showing the whole body) would help better determine





post #9 of 35
Judging by the side picture, I'd say that yes, it's too long by about 1-1.5" IMO.
post #10 of 35
Nice looking suit! The sleeves are a bit uneven, but the length of the jacket is OK by me. Have your tailor shape up the sides and fix the sleeve cuffs and you will be good to go.
post #11 of 35
Thread Starter 
Triple post...impressive! It is indeed a cool suit...great subtle blue windowpane.

I have a bit of an oddly-shaped body. My torso is very short respective to my legs, so a longer jacket doesn't make me look so stumpy (see last picture). I've gone for short sized jackets in the past, and they're often so short that they look feminine.
post #12 of 35
No way that coat is an inch too long. Half inch, maybe. Maybe. Actually, I'm not sure it's too long at all.
post #13 of 35
I personally prefer my coat to be a little shorter than that, but I wouldn't say that it's too long.
post #14 of 35
Your sleeves, particularly your left sleeve don't look too short either.

Is it the angle of the picture? Based on the picture, you certainly shouldn't take up the sleeve.
post #15 of 35
Looks like a good length to me.
Thanks for posting the picture.
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