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The only thing wrong with this is the gorge is too high, IMO. Fucking spot on, man! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif 

I don't think there's anything wrong with the gorge at all.

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Anden, very nice. Really been enjoying your color combinations.

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GMM, love it.
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Colours and textures are all really really good,but the fit of the jacket is certainly not 10/10.

 

Thanks.  I'd say at least 6/10.  

 

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First could be colors. I also like the way the SC looks almost like outerwear. I also like the slightly short sleeves, the slightly boxy jacket, and the way they both look with the cuffed trouser. Silhouettes and proportions, then. I tend to like what AAS posts, though - and since I don't know a thing about CM, most of my reactions are pretty knee-jerk. I would say that I like this outfit because it "looks plush and chunky and sharp all at the same time."

 

The only thing I'd change is the shirt - for a barrel cuff (this is term, no?), because everything else about the outfit looks really casual and easy to me; but maybe the links are there because there's a peak lapel involved? 

 

The jacket is camel hair which is casual, but double breasted so a bit more formal.  I can't call it.  The choice really came down to what was clean in my closet to be honest.  

 

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Cheers. I don't rag on AAS because he's/your a good sport and helps keep the thread interesting, even if I sometimes think that he/you looks like he got dressed in the dark at a vintage thrift store in the Scottish Highlands.  I liked the restrained color here, but it's still  Postmodern IMO - a camel DB SC with leather buttons + lapel pin is FU and casual;  a white shirt with FC's is unequivocally formal.  The matching tie/PS looks studied.  AAS isn't going for 'good taste' tho, so I don't mean it as a crit.

AAS could be the future, for all I know.

 

You have no idea how much I want to go to there.  Given the way some people dress/comment, I'm sometimes curious as to what kind of art/music they like.  Are you more Ninja Turtles or Warhol/Basquiat?  

 

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AAS's jacket looks good to me. It's winging out because of the way he's crossing his arms (most jackets will scissor like that though). Robopose would show 'boxiness' or lack thereof better, but I don't think it looks like it's boxy. I like those lapels too!

 

Thanks.  

 

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I'm sure there's some long Latin name for a rhetorical device in which the second half of the sentence completely negates the first half.

 

Pliniorum.  

 

For the record, here's a picture of the jacket in robopose.  It's definitely short in the body and sleeves. The shirt sleeves are also on the short side.  It's a little box IMO, not a lot.  

 

 

 

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Not too boxy IMO.  Blackwatch is a Highlands regiments, but u knew that.  Music and art, eclectic.  But I've said b4 and I'll say it again, I love Cecilia Bartoli

 

 

 

Newsflash:  AAS-  this just in. You prob already have one, but just in case-   Blackwatch brolly with whangee handle at Drakes


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Argyle socks. (Click to show)

Edited by An Acute Style - 2/26/15 at 4:05pm
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AAS, does the camelhair DB cover your ass? If so, it's not too short.
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Jacket length is such a funny thing IMO. Over the years I have seen vastly different lengths look right on people of the same height just based entirely on body dimensions. For me they need to reach the first joint of my thumb or the top of the thumbnail. I have a longer torso I guess. For AAS they can go as high as the second joint of the thumb and look right. For dudes like GMMcL they often drop well below the thumb itself and look fine. The "cover your ass" rule is ALWAYS a must, but after that it seems to be widely varied with the person.

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Arm length is important as well in determining the visual effect.

 

Also, there's a tradition, going back to England, of double-breasted odd jackets (and to a somewhat lesser extent perhaps, suit jackets) being cut a bit long compared to a single-breasted jacket.  I'm not sure how alive that tradition still is.

 

Ac

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Too true about arm length. Orgetorix was one whose arm length complicated the look, but he always pulled it off. I wasn't aware of that about DB jackets. Interesting.
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Goes back I think, at least in part, to British military uniforms.

 

In purely practical terms, of course, one of the main reasons for having a double-breasted jacket in the first place was to get the additional layer of fabric for added warmth.  A longer length is more consistent with that purpose than a shorter length.

 

Again, I have no idea if the tradition in question is much alive on either side of the pond.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Arm length is important as well in determining the visual effect.

 

Also, there's a tradition, going back to England, of double-breasted odd jackets (and to a somewhat lesser extent perhaps, suit jackets) being cut a bit long compared to a single-breasted jacket.  I'm not sure how alive that tradition still is.

 

Ac

 

I thought it was the other way around? :confused:

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To be clear, I’m talking about dress uniforms.

 

Here’s a typical British-cut suit (Amies, from one of his books) from the late 60s sometime, I think.  It’s not a uniform, but it shows the influence I’m talking about.

 

 

 

I think it’s much harder to generalize about single-breasted jackets.  Those intended for riding, or in a close line of descent from those that were, for example, are often cut a bit shorter than average (and have a more open skirt)  for purely practical reasons.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Edit:   By the way, I’m just responding to Caustic Man’s inarguable observation that ‘Jacket length is such a funny thing’.  I’m not expressing an opinion on AAS’s jacket length.

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Not too boxy IMO.  Blackwatch is a Highlands regiments, but u knew that.  Music and art, eclectic.  But I've said b4 and I'll say it again, I love Cecilia Bartoli

 

 

 

Newsflash:  AAS-  this just in. You prob already have one, but just in case-   Blackwatch brolly with whangee handle at Drakes

 

I have two black watch umbrellas: one stick and one compact.  Neither of them are as nice as this though.  

 

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AAS, does the camelhair DB cover your ass? If so, it's not too short.

 

I'll have Mrs. AAS take a look, but I don't think that's any of your business.  :p

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

To be clear, I’m talking about dress uniforms.

 

Here’s a typical British-cut suit (Amies, from one of his books) from the late 60s sometime, I think.  It’s not a uniform, but it shows the influence I’m talking about.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Wouldn't a DB have  to be longer than an SB, all other things being equal, because a DB is usually slightly broader (or appears to be) and needs more length to look proportionate?

 

On jacket length in general, again, I think it's about overall proportion.  That's why 'half of the length from bottom of collar to heel'  works better than '2nd thumb knuckle' .  I feel I can get away with a slightly longer suit jacket than SC-   the suit jacket runs into trews in the same cloth, so it's more of a continuous line/silouhette and the length is less critical.   Having short legs, I have to be careful not to get SCs too long. If I follow the thumb knuckle rule they generally appear to make me top heavy.

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the thumb knuckle rule

 

I don't think that's a rule that I have ever heard of. It's a convenient way to talk about where a person's jacket terminates simply because it is so easy to reference. Arm length is far too varied for it to be a rule as far as I'm concerned.

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the thumb knuckle rule

 

I don't think that's a rule that I have ever heard of. It's a convenient way to talk about where a person's jacket terminates simply because it is so easy to reference. Arm length is far too varied for it to be a rule as far as I'm concerned.

cue Kulata 

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Ehmmm, guys.... one week ago in this thread:

 

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+1. Provided the jacket does indeed cover the rear end (which is a MUST), aim for this:

 

 

FWIW, I think @Spandexter's jacket is perfect. And not just the length!

 

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