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Second time in a week I'm posting after someone doing roughly the same thing. Thought I would take a few pics of an ensemble with some of the oldest bits of my wardrobe when I first joined SF. There are many misses, but it's close enough to a hit that I keep them--for now. Here, an old Hartwood jacket (Caruso) thrifted in NY, and old Italian-made HY trousers. Everything else is more recent.
Still collegiate enough...the tie (Eidos) is similar to Cantabrigian's, but I like his better. I suspect it's drier, crunchier.
I ordered above three suits for my comming wedding, and I like fashion styles, but not really know what's the best for a good suit.
First, congratulations on your upcoming wedding.
So nobody is saying much, so I'll step in and try to be as gentle as possible: there are a lot to dislike in those three fits. You mention you aren't quite sure what makes for a good suit, so I'll try and explain using your examples of what, well, not to do.
* You want a suit to fit. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like any of your suits fit all that well (though it's only really possible to tell conclusively in that last velvet double breasted suit...it looks a size too big and the arms should be shortened). The first jacket looks like it is much too short for you. It also looks like it is from the same place as your second, which doesn't seem too short, so maybe not. All the lines make it sort of hard to tell ^_^
* You also want to choose an appropriate fabric. Assuming the quality is there, the fabrics of the first two are fine if not a bit loud. I don't think they'd be appropriate for a wedding, but different people have different types of wedding. I don't think velvet, however, is an appropriate fabric for a suit. Nor is purple a great color. (Smoking jackets are an exception here. But I don't like smoking jackets either).
* I realize skinny lapels are in right now (though I also think they are on their way out), so I am not going to harp on those. If you like skinny lapels, keep on liking them (but know you'd look better in something a tad wider. I'm not talking extreme...just something like 7.5cm or so). But if you do go skinny, I don't think peak lapels are the right way to go. In the future, I'd consider either getting notch lapels or wider lapels.
- this isn't a suit comment, but: suits really are meant to be worn with ties. I've definitely seen jackets look alright without ties, but rarely suits. And even when it does work, generally the shirts have collars, so there is somethign of visual interest within the jacket. This isn't the case here, so I'd rethink that choice.
- another non-suit comment: the tie knot doesn't really fit your collar. The knot is far too big for that collar. And the collar is too small for you (or really for being worn with jackets).
Anyway, please take this all with the intention it was given: to be helpful. There have been people who have started out much worse and improved dramatically. And again, congratulations on your upcoming nupitals.
Indeed. Way too close in scale there. But I think it's great that you're stepping back to the basics. Really, the basics is all one needs to dress well.