Superb set of entries from a large number of people. Really entertaining field to look through and select favourites. In truth, I could probably have voted for a dozen or more outfits. However, because the field is just so massive, I decided to instead pick one outfit that I thought was a cut above the rest. Partly because unlike many of the good outfits, there wasn't a single element I'd change. And partly because the fellow's wearing sunglasses indoors. You just can't beat that.
My vote goes to Morgan.
What's wrong with ventless anyway? This is another iGent thing I don't understand. Like many such preferences, it's actually about fashion not style. There's an association of ventless jackets with cheap, mass-produced crap, but for a lot of the Twentieth Century, many of the best suits and coats were ventless - especially coats at either end of the formality spectrum ('casual' DB suits and blazers, and formal evening wear). Ventless jackets do require some skill to cut to produce a flattering shape (which is why the cheap ones can be so bad), but when done right are superb - as Butler shows. Ironically, as a tall, slim guy, Butler is someone whose physique doesn't actually need the elongating effect that a ventless jacket provides - he's lucky enough to have the kind of build that means he can look good in anything. I have two beautiful suits cut in London in the early 1960s that are both ventless and they work superbly for me as a shorter guy. In my view, it's single-vented jackets that are almost always the worst option and the least-flattering. Except if I am looking for a casual, American Ivy type look, where the single vented jacket is essential, I would amost always go for either double vents for SB suits and jackets or ventless for DB suits and jackets (and blazers generally).
I've worn them several times here and no-one would even have noticed that they were ventless had I not mentioned it. Ventless jackets actually work better for those without a classically 'good' physique, certainly more so that single-vented jackets. I'll see if I can find a link to a tailor who'll say this... oh, yes - here's Beckett and Robb's view:
"The silhouette created by a ventless jacket is slimming and can be beneficial to large men and/or short men who want to appear thinner and taller."
Of course, they (and I) acknowledge that it's out of fashion. But that isn't what we're about here, is it?