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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

 

On my monitor, the blue doesn't look purplish at all. I'd say it's an acceptable shade here, though I'd have preferred a somewhat less pale blue.

Agreed on the PS.

Shirt collar... well, I believe SB doesn't like button downs. What would you prefer then, a more pointy collar? If his spread collar were less soft and rumply, it would be even less at home with a tweed jacket. So considering the circumstances, it's not bad I'd say.

Jacket doesn't look tight at all. The style of the lapels suggest they didn't have much of a roll to begin with and he's standing with his hand in his pocket. Which, as has been pointed out, is a flapped patch pocket.

There is a sliver of shirt sleeve showing, which is just right. We've gotten used to seeing lots of shirt cuff sticking out, but not so long ago that #menswear quirk would have been frowned upon just as much as on wearing no socks.

 

 

FWIW - It doesn't look blue at all on my screen. It appears entirely "purple" and does give off a very out of place vibe for this reason. 

 

I would prefer a different shirt collar because its a tweed jacket. The current collar screams urbanity and clashes with the country styling. 

 

Jacket fit looks ok to me. 

 

I prefer to see more shirt cuff...but everyone seems to fight back against this when criticized for it. It's really looks better when a bit more shirt cuff is seen...this is the single easiest alteration...i think people generally are too lazy and too cheap to take the jacket for altering...and so they all cry out that it is "subjective" or "preference". It's not...its black and white. Looks good or looks bad. 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 
and so they all cry out that it is "subjective" or "preference". It's not...its black and white. Looks good or looks bad. 

This makes no sense...
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post


This makes no sense...

 

Let me simplify.

 

Jacket sleeves covering all or most of shirt cuff = looks bad

 

1/2 inch to 1 inch of shirt cuff exposed outside of jacket sleeve = looks good

 

Anything more than 1 inch exposed = looks bad

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Right, but 'looks good' or 'looks bad' are inherintly subjective concepts.

 

Edit/

 

From the Bruce Boyer interview:

 

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Most rules about dress turn out to be silly, because fashion, like sin, changes. With more classic or traditional tailored clothes, changes are less perceptible but is still influenced by fashion. So any rule becomes an exercise in futility. I’ve tried to suggest that the best way to fight the vagaries and vicissitudes of fashion is to develop your own style.

Edited by sebastian mcfox - 10/28/15 at 7:01pm
post #28220 of 44031
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

Let me simplify.

 

Jacket sleeves covering all or most of shirt cuff = looks bad

 

1/2 inch to 1 inch of shirt cuff exposed outside of jacket sleeve = looks good

 

Anything more than 1 inch exposed = looks bad

That is absurd.  

 

1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of shirt cuff exposed outside of jacket sleeve = looks good

 

Anything more than 3/4 inch exposed = looks bad

 

That is not a preference.  It's a fact.  


Edited by An Acute Style - 10/29/15 at 3:02am
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

I would prefer a different shirt collar because its a tweed jacket. The current collar screams urbanity and clashes with the country styling. 

 

The question is, which shirt collar then? Given that the OP has a dislike for OCBD's, IIRC. The current one would have 'screamed urbanity' if it were indeed less soft and rumply. As it is, I don't think that's the case.

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That something so blatantly subjective can be pushed as fact is comical.

While Butch's sleeves look is clearly not for all, the notion that it looks bad is just plain silly.
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Things getting hotter down under last weekend.

 

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

 

From the Bruce Boyer interview:

 

 

Right, if you want to look sloppy...then let your jacket sleeves run too long or too short. But as Boyer continues on...it is best to learn the rules and then break free afterwards...the rule here would be to show more shirt cuff. If you can think of what the future will be...then good for you...but I don't see this small detail changing significantly...except that maybe nobody will wear suits or sport coats in another century. 

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post
 

That's is absurd.  

 

1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of shirt cuff exposed outside of jacket sleeve = looks good

 

Anything more than 3/4 inch exposed = looks bad

 

That is not a preference.  It's a fact.  

 

Sig. Liverano recommended 1 inch. Perhaps you'd like to take it up with him...since he is so absurd

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

 

The question is, which shirt collar then? Given that the OP has a dislike for OCBD's, IIRC. The current one would have 'screamed urbanity' if it were indeed less soft and rumply. As it is, I don't think that's the case.

 

I will concede that a rumpled look is generally correct with a tweed sport coat and not with a suit. Nonetheless, it looks off here. Edit...looking back at it...maybe the collar isn't so terrible...perhaps it is the choice of tie that bothers me more. The horizontal striped burgundy and navy knit just doesn't seem to mesh with the green tweed. 

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....and since someone always asks what I had to eat, I had my usual, a Maple Roasted Chicken Sandwich.
 

 

 

Where's the champagne?!

post #28226 of 44031
Lol. Classic styfo warring going on here.
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Thread Starter 
Overly long jacket sleeves bug me. But I judge that by wrist and hand rather than shirt sleeves.

I've never seen fits look worse for showing a bit of cuff. My preference is probably .25-.75 CM though. Don't really get that on my fits though (well, it's inconsistent shirt to shirt). Something I could probably sort out at some point, but who wants to put that kind of effort into clothing?

Definition of classic SF battle: people suggesting that well justified opinions are the same as things facts
Edited by Claghorn - 10/28/15 at 10:06pm
post #28228 of 44031
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

That something so blatantly subjective can be pushed as fact is comical.

While Butch's sleeves look is clearly not for all, the notion that it looks bad is just plain silly.
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@Dennis Walter @Murlsquirl Thanks, gents!

 

@cezinho Much appreciated! The jacket is Formosa via NMWA.

 

@in stitches I have to confess missing that your photo essay was about me. :embar: I'll still take it!

 

@heldentenor Appreciate it! I should probably do my own photo essay of all my Formosa jackets to compare the shoulders, since they elicit the most comments. Some of them are a bit different because of small variations in sewing, style of shoulder, fabric, and "time on the shoulders." But I think they're probably more similar than different in terms of fit. This one, I will admit, fit great out of the box (though it needed to be taken in a bit under one of the arms because of some extra fabric.)

 

Unrelated, I think it's great the Foo remains in top form. Pops in, does a classic "Foo" review of Shugs's totally solid fit, flames up a fight about objective v. subjective standards, and then *poof* ... gone like Keyser Soze. 

 


Edited by Mr. Six - 10/29/15 at 12:07am
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