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Spier & Mackay

Panta

Kent Wang

Meermin

 

Damn near flawless. Especially the tie.

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I know the forum as a whole is not a fan of grey jackets, but, I really love this jacket and I like how it looks with off white cotton. It is a scorcher in MI today, enjoy the beginning of your weeks gentlemen! Lighting throws off the colors a bit, apologies.

Corneliani, BB, Polo, Incotex, Walnut AE strands on the bottom.
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Your jacket seems to have some sort of technological enhancement on your right arm. Interesting. What does it do, turn into some sort of superhero costume? :happy:

 

Btw, I nothing wrong with grey jackets. If the jacket is a darker shade of grey there is always a risk that it looks like an orphaned suit jacket, but light grey like this, especially with the checks, looks great.

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Nice to see you in a more proportional lapel, Clags.

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Outfit inspired by the more classic and subdued looks from Pitti.  Even got my friend to join me!

 

I've been really loving 1930's ties. The detail is amazing! 

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Nice to see you in a more proportional lapel, Clags.

 
I've never noticed Clags ties as out of proportion.  Do you have a photo/fit that you are thinking of?  And what is considered the perfect proportion?  Seems to be a bit of variance even within some of the "bigger" bespoke names.

 

http://www.permanentstyle.com/2016/03/how-wide-should-my-jacket-lapels-be.html

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Outfit inspired by the more classic and subdued looks from Pitti.  Even got my friend to join me!

 

I've been really loving 1930's ties. The detail is amazing! 

Amazing ensemble.  Great color combo.  The suit fits you very well.  

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Nice to see you in a more proportional lapel, Clags.
Thanks?

It's within my normal range (at least for notch), on the narrow side perhaps. I think that's either 3.25 or 3.5. Most of my lapels are 3.5-3.8. I only have one notch above 4. So I'm not sure there is much of a departure. Outside of my one with 4.25in lapels, I think this is the widest notch lapelled jacket I own.


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I've never noticed Clags ties as out of proportion.  

 

I said lapels, not ties. There is much room for preference here, but I prefer a more proportional lapel than is favored by many on SF. What I mean when I say proportional is that the edge of the widest part of the lapel be somewhere in the vicinity of the midway point between the outer visible edge of the chest and inner visible edge. It doesn't have to be perfectly even between the two points, but close is good IMO. Please see the image below...

 

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yes, ties a typo, long day, obviously understood from link i posted.  Comment remains, never noticed anything out of proportion. 

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yes, ties a typo, long day, obviously understood from link i posted.  Comment remains, never noticed anything out of proportion. 

 

Agreed.

 

Assuming we’re talking about 2-button single-breasted notch lapel jackets, anything from 1/3 to 2/3 of the distance to the sleeve seam is considered within the range of “classic” style by most historians.   Examples which are narrower or wider than that tend to be statistical outliers (and often date the jacket as an example of a particular short-lived fashion).

 

That said, what looks best in any particular case depends very much on the physique of the wearer, as well as other aspects of the jacket design such as the buttoning point.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Epaulet
Mazzarelli
Vanda
Cravatte Royale
Panta
Vass
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never noticed anything out of proportion. 

 

Of course you have. However, being out of proportion doesn't necessarily look bad. It just depends on the eye and the physique. Clags, as seen in his posts above, has a wider than proportional lapel in general. That doesn't mean it's bad, it's just not in a classical 1/1, 1/2, or 1/4 ratio. What @Academic2 reads as classical style is more correctly termed "classic" style. "Classical" style  would never deal in thirds, only wholes, halves, and quarters. That is why I say that a 1/1 ratio is "proportional" in my mind. It doesn't mean that it is correct, it is merely proportional by that term. 

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If the Golden Ratio does not dictate your lapel width, you cannot consider yourself well dressed.

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Hats are something you have to wear with attitude. It helps to remember that they are NOT an affectation - they are a functional element of the elegant man's wardrobe, and they complete one's look.

 

Most of the hatless fits we admire would have been considered woefully incomplete, back in the golden era of menswear.

 

Select your hat carefully, wear it with pride, and give no thought to those who might disparage your choices.


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never noticed anything out of proportion. 

 

[...] What @Academic2 reads as classical style is more correctly termed "classic" style. [...]

 

Um, I said "classic."  I quote:

 

"Assuming we’re talking about 2-button single-breasted notch lapel jackets, anything from 1/3 to 2/3 of the distance to the sleeve seam is considered within the range of “classic” style by most historians."

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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