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Originally Posted by Ntoleranse View Post

Hello everyone. My first post here. I need as much help/advice I can get. I've just lost some weight recently and my clothes need some adjustment at minimum. I've just started to get more aware of several things I was not attending too - lapel width in relation to tie width, leg opening / off pants, jacket button placement and shoulder placement. I have a lot more to learn. Now that I have lost a few (20) lbs I need to make adjustments again. I unfortunately do not have the financial resources to have bespoke clothing or the like made for me. Typically I thrift, but I have made a point to buy quality items as I can. Typically shoes, ties and next up shirts.
I'll figure out the spoiler on the pics shortly.

Feel free to comment/suggest/critique. I have thick skin. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Just wanted to write something since I always love it when people come here actually looking for improvement. But jcmeyer already said it all and I can just give a big +1 to all his comments. In general, try simple things first. Have a look at sebastian mcfox' fit below: very simple, but really good. Also note how his lapel is wider, his shirt collar points longer, more contrast between suit/shirt/tie, his ps fold better...

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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

First off, welcome and congrats on the weight loss. Based on what you wrote it seems you've already identified some of the issues but here's some basic feedback - top to bottom: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  • Shirt collar: points are a bit too short and lack the spread to sit under the jacket
  • Shirt in general: seems to be alternating stripes which really doesn't work with a tie - pinstripes in general aren't actually that great; recommend trying solids first and then bengal/butcher stripes if you want to venture that way
  • Tie: Not going to get much love for shiny lizard scales and the color is too close in hue to the shirt and jacket to stand out properly - try darker ties that are matte fabrics; maybe repp ties if you'd like some bolder colors mixed in
  • Jacket: lapels are too small for your frame but the issue is made far worse from the high buttoning point; the overall fit is decent, though! Shoulders are possibly a bit too structured for your frame but hard to tell. The color (mid grey, yes?) is going to be really difficult to pull off. Around here darker slacks and a lighter jacket is called "northern lights" and is generally considered to be more advanced/difficult than the opposite. Two different shades of grey (pants are charcoal, yes?) are going to be even harder - not enough visual interest most of the time. Best grey on grey I've seen recently is this shot from the new Drake's F/W lookbook: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJaslGaAHR6/?taken-by=drakesdiary (can't grab the pic because Instagram and can't find it elsewhere at the moment)
  • Pocket square: it's just not doing anything for you sitting like that. Go with the basic TV fold like SVB below you or a simple puff.
  • Trousers: can't say anything about the fit from these pics but as already stated that's a hard color for trousers that aren't part of a suit - and if they are from a suit, keep them there
  • Shoes: Black NST's are rarely seen and that's probably for a reason given the relative lack of need for them outside of balmorals for suits and PTB's or brogues (typically gunboats) depending on how far down the formality spectrum you need to go. They aren't bad looking per se, but it does appear in the picture like you're swimming in them.

Anyhow, a good first attempt and good attitude to have for learning and improving. Browse this thread some more and maybe the 25+ thumbs thread (start here and go backwards: http://www.styleforum.net/t/381083/waywrn-composite-25-thumb-minimum/2025) for additional inspiration.
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And a good, simple outfit.
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#73. Probably the last 2016 outing for this B&T 3-piece suit, given Sydney's rapidly improving weather.

 

Oh, and yes, I need a haircut.

 

 

 

New tie, from Strand Hatters. English wool - I suspect it might be ancient madder, but I'm not sure -

 

 

Beautiful GMTO balmoral boots in burgundy "museum" calf, from Carmina via Gentlemen's Footwear -

 

B&Tailor - Maker's Shirt - Strand Hatters - Henry Carter - Grand Seiko - Albert Thurston (not seen) - Carmina

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The weather remains overcast, but mild, here in NYC - no need to revert to business casual entirely, so far this week.

Sports jacket - BB MTM
Shirt, trousers & tie - BB
PS - Ashear
Boots - Paul Stuart


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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

The weather remains overcast, but mild, here in NYC - no need to revert to business casual entirely, so far this week.

Sports jacket - BB MTM
Shirt, trousers & tie - BB
PS - Ashear
Boots - Paul Stuart
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I took your advice and visited the Paul Stuart store here in DC. Quite amazing stuff for the fall. Now if I can figure out how to convince my wife I need that navy blue plaid suit...!

 

Nice warm weather look today. Very hot again down here.

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Hart Schaffner Marx suit
S&M light blue shirt
Chipp2 madder
AE belt and shoes
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It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.

 

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Some recent outfits. Sorry again for the photos quality.



Don't look at the gap between my trousers and the shoes, it's because I was leaning (inclining myself? don't know the english word lol sorry) to take the picture.



I love all the classic traditional blazers with gold buttons, especially DB. I know that the fit at the shoulders isn't great shog[1].gif (it's a vintage thrifted blazer as you can see) but the alteration cost 90 euros which I don't have yet. I'll do it later in the year. biggrin.gif
Today. The checks on the sportcoat are blue and orange/yellow, but not very visible in the photos :




Feedbacks always appreciated.

Edit, PS: I love your shoes upr_crust.
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The infamous 'piece of a person' photo.

 

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Originally Posted by smittycl View Post
 

I took your advice and visited the Paul Stuart store here in DC. Quite amazing stuff for the fall. Now if I can figure out how to convince my wife I need that navy blue plaid suit...!

 

Nice warm weather look today. Very hot again down here.

There should be a separate thread on wife convincing schemes and other tales of successful spouse navigating. 

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Some good fits, gents - the changing seasons always seem to promote that.  I'm more concerned about changing offices very shortly.

 

Arriving at soon-to-be-demolished office -

 

 

Still clearing up -

 

The piece of person shots, with new TM Lewin braces by Albert Thurston -

 

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The Diplomats -

 

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@sebastian mcfox I spy a YH, and I like it...

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Is it already too late in the summer to wear brown tobacco suits? I think not!

 

 

 

 

 

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Suit: SuitSupply
Shirt: Café Coton
Tie: Drake's
Shoes: Meermin
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How would you rate the leather? I ask because my country calf bluchers are very stiff.

Stiff as can be for 2/3 days! Then it gets very comfy

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