Thank you @anzar. Please don't forget to spoiler or delete photos when quoting.
#71. The SF uniform.
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would somone please remind me again what the point is of having the back of the tie be longer than the front of the tie?
Rather silly contrivance.
I completely agree, but the problem is that your justification was based on traditional/canonical reasoning. If you are going to break the so called rules then fine, but don't justify it with the shards of the rules you have just broken. Also, I would argue that if the social connotations of black-tie come across poorly in a given situation, then it wouldn't look good in the first place.
Post-doctoral pattern matching here - yeah, sure, tie and upholstery; but...check out the subtle vertical striping on the suit, against the books arranged vertically in that bookcase.
I'm scared to post again in the presence of such mastery.
I'm sure my experience is not unique, but I've made a lot of expensive mistakes over the past year or so. It's depressing to think about how much I've bought that has either since been recycled or simply thrown away for one reason or another. Out of the stuff I've bought over that period, this is the only suit I intend to keep. It's staying despite its, uh, shortcomings.
Your play on words reveals what you already know: the jacket is far too short. There is no point in keeping this suit, either.