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post #301 of 474
Took the plunge on the Haspel Seersucker suit. Several models to choose from. Got blue and white with flap pockets! This vendor seems well supplied with Haspel.

http://stores.ebay.com/emenswear?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
post #302 of 474
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Excellent! You had BETTER post pics when you wear this. Tie dimple or no.

post #303 of 474
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Excellent! You had BETTER post pics when you wear this. Tie dimple or no.

Will do! Missed DC Seersucker day but assume it will be hot as hell through September. Time to break the "no white after Labor Day" silliness.
post #304 of 474
Shitty picture, better coordination. New house, still trying to figure out how to take pics.

post #305 of 474
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That looks really good. If you intend on sending it back to KW for MTM I would suggest extending the shoulders a touch, lowering the buttoning point slightly, and lengthening the right sleeve just a touch. 

post #306 of 474
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That looks really good. If you intend on sending it back to KW for MTM I would suggest extending the shoulders a touch, lowering the buttoning point slightly, and lengthening the right sleeve just a touch. 

Those are really my exact thoughts. Honestly, for this iteration (i.e., for seersucker), I am fine with it how it is. I will probably make MTM changes going forward. Probably take in the waist of the pants a pinch as well.
post #307 of 474

@Newcomer that looks great! Love the lapels.


@smittycl post pictures when you get that Haspel seersucker in hand - I'm super tempted by the tan/white one and might just pull the trigger depending on how you like it

post #308 of 474
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That looks really good. If you intend on sending it back to KW for MTM I would suggest extending the shoulders a touch, lowering the buttoning point slightly, and lengthening the right sleeve just a touch. 

I'd agree. Shoulders look a bit narrow--there's a bit of collar gap on the left side. I also think the waist on the right side looks too tight. It's hard to tell though, because it looks like you've got the coat's centerline sitting on the left side of your body. Be easier to judge everything if the coat was centered firmly.

That drag on the right thigh under the crotch seam puzzles me.
post #309 of 474

Too much color?

 

post #310 of 474
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Nope. I'd have gone with a white belt, just cuz, but it looks good.
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Nope. I'd have gone with a white belt, just cuz, but it looks good.

Matching belt to shoes: always a good idea. :nest:

post #312 of 474
Thread Starter 

Well, when else would you have an opportunity to wear a white belt? ;)

post #313 of 474

Yes agreed.  I've had these shoes for a couple weeks and still haven't found the right belt.  Should really just buy one online...

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Yes agreed.  I've had these shoes for a couple weeks and still haven't found the right belt.  Should really just buy one online...

On the other hand, one could argue that the belt harmonizes perfectly by combining colors from the pants and the welt on the shoes, so it actually does match while not drawing too much attention to itself in an otherwise bright outfit. I think a white belt here may become a focal point towards your midsection, and "cut you in half." Instead, it comfortably sinks into the background.
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On the other hand, one could argue that the belt harmonizes perfectly by combining colors from the pants and the welt on the shoes, so it actually does match while not drawing too much attention to itself in an otherwise bright outfit. I think a white belt here may become a focal point towards your midsection, and "cut you in half." Instead, it comfortably sinks into the background.

I think this is why the belt did not seem too out of place to me when I looked at it in the mirror but the problem is the welt/sole is more of a brick red instead of light brown. I was thinking something like a white/navy striped belt or some other pattern and not a solid white.
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