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 Back in the classroom for the first time in a while today so only time for the "longing to be outside" shot, I'm afraid. The bright sunlight really draws out the texture of the seersucker - not really that noticeable IRL, for better or worse, depending on your preferences.

 

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From yesterday having drinks with friends on the Sydney Harbour.
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It could just be the angle, but this makes you look wide on the bottom and narrow up top.  

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i feel so fancy
post #5989 of 9040
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From the FC:




Very nice but I prefer a three roll two jacket and less clumpy shoes. You are forgiven as your dog is included in the pic.
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That isn't a hard 3 is it?

Side note: The tailor I use was confused by my 3-roll-2. I was like no, this is american trad as it gets. Please don't make it a hard 3.

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post
 

It could just be the angle, but this makes you look wide on the bottom and narrow up top.  

 

There is a slight "pear" appearance.  I think @tchoy looks better with an extended shoulder with a bit of structure.  I say this as I sit in my glass house.  After trying multiple softer and closer cut shoulders, I am realizing it does not work well for my body shape.  I benefit from a bit of an extended shoulder.  Expensive lessons learned.  It wasn't until I saw myself in photos that I realized I had a "pear" shape with the softer shoulders.  

 

To me, the sportcoat fits tchoy better than the suit in the below two pics.  It appears the sportcoat has a more extended shoulder.  

 

 

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I think he could also benefit from jackets with closed quarters ala gmmcl.

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Originally Posted by spectre View Post

Very nice but I prefer a three roll two jacket and less clumpy shoes. You are forgiven as your dog is included in the pic.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

That isn't a hard 3 is it?
Side note: The tailor I use was confused by my 3-roll-2. I was like no, this is american trad as it gets. Please don't make it a hard 3.

This jacket used to have a softer roll, but the damned dry cleaner pressed the lapels to a hard three. I've tried to iron them into a roll again, but I really need a heavier iron for this. As for the clumpy shoes, I agree, but they're my only pair of black oxfords (Church's). I bought them (quite overpriced) before joining SF.
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It could just be the angle, but this makes you look wide on the bottom and narrow up top.  

It's a combination of my wide stance and my broad hips contributing to this.
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X-post of the FC:

 

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Looks like something from the Drake's lookbook. That is an excellent shot.

 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

i feel so fancy
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Thanks, in stitches. Glad you liked it!

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I thought 'Stitchy'll probably like this' when I was putting this together this morn.  How weird is that?
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Could use some more collar roll, but certainly nice imo.
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This jacket used to have a softer roll, but the damned dry cleaner pressed the lapels to a hard three. I've tried to iron them into a roll again, but I really need a heavier iron for this. As for the clumpy shoes, I agree, but they're my only pair of black oxfords (Church's). I bought them (quite overpriced) before joining SF.

The fact that your suit originally was a 3 roll to 2 explains why the lapels are as wide as they appear (the hard 3-button suits of the 90's and the early 00's normally had smaller lapels than the suit in your photo), and a lower buttoning stance usually is more flattering to all but the tallest of men (and you're not precisely short, judging from your photos).

As for Church's, well-made, but as you note, clumpy (and with Prada as an owner, most likely to remain that way). For that money, I'll take C & J, but, in your case, a matter of live and learn.
post #5999 of 9040

Astute observation, Europrep. I have a similar problem with soft shoulders, although in my case it's not because of wide hips (mine are narrow) but because of my big head.

 

In fact I have quite broad shoulders (structurally speaking - my deltoids are somewhat puny), but my noggin is so gignormous that it makes them look narrow.

 

Here's said noggin overwhelming the unstructured shoulders on a Barena jacket -

 

 

I really want to like that jacket but somehow I suspect it makes me look like the Little Tramp. A structured shoulder generally works better for me -

 

 

 

(Sorry for all the nightmarish noggin shots but they are needed in order to get my point across.)

 

At the other end of the spectrum, I also feel that unstructured shoulders look bad on gentlemen with powerfully built shoulders. They drape too tightly and give off a slightly narcissistic vibe.

 

BTW, pear shape or not, I like tchoy's suit.

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I really want to like that jacket but somehow I suspect it makes me look like the Little Tramp. A structured shoulder generally works better for me -

Largely because it's too short, though. The shoulders don't help, but the real issue is that it's too tight and too short.

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