Originally Posted by teddieriley
Your clothes are all ill fitting. The jackets and jeans, particularly. If that is what people think look good from where you're from, more power to you.
Originally Posted by petitnoblesse
I am no Manton or AHarris style expert that being said...
You're suits all seem way too long for your body I am not sure if you are wearing a long when you should be a regular. The tie knots are either your signature, or just silly. What you are wearing is not conventional so maybe you can get away with the look. I couldn't I would just be laughed at. I think you would be much better suited in slimmer cuts, right now your suits look like an NFL analysts. A big part of style is fit,and that is one thing you are sorely lacking.
Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
Putting the style of any individual item aside, I would urge you to reconsider the fit and tailoring of your clothing. Try a tailored jacket that flatters your build. The ones you have are very large and boxy. They make you look big, but not defined. They make you look shapeless. You might want to tone it down on the size of your tie, it is distracting, not flattering. Great fitting clothes and getting things in the right proportions will make you look your best.
Good luck on your satorial journey.
Originally Posted by esquilax
I can see that you like your jackets large and long, so what's with the light grey jacket in the sweater picture? The sleeves are much too short.
Have you tried on a "properly" fitting suit and dismissed the look, or are you just going by what you think looks good on you right now?
Originally Posted by appolyon
Part of dressing well is knowing when to follow the rules and when to break the rules. Here I see too many rules being broken with too much disregard.
And as other members have said you primary concern when choosing clothing is the fit. No matter how fine the materials are or how much handwork has gone into the garment, if it doesn't fit it is not worth buying. I think if we can at least get this through to you, and you adhere to this, you will become happier with the way you look.
Originally Posted by cheessus
If that's what you like, then thats cool. I just think that you need to get some of the jackets taken in the jeans hemmed so that at least the clothes fit on you better.
The fit is deliberate, mostly. First of all, my preference, and the general prefence of those I work with, is for larger, boxier looking fits, as opposed to the more European, closely tailored style that is popular here. I want coats that pretty much hang straight down, without bunching anywhere. If I were to wear something more fitted to a gig, the general consensus would be "that's too small" or more likely "dude that looks gay". Same for the length. Second of all, I largely buy off the rack, either brand new or in thrift stores. I would love a fully tailormade suit but it's just not in my budget, especially as I have to dress several times a week, and wearing the same thing repeatedly is not an option. Buying off the rack, suits that are more fitted generally do not fit well, whereas suits that fit more loosely look ok. If I could afford to have each and every coat tailored, I could probably find a great medium between the styles (boxy/tailored) that looks best, but it's simply not practical. I think my body is perhaps more oddly shaped than most, and all my coats would have to be specifically tailored.
I do go to an authentic Italian tailor (as in, from Italy) for hems, alterations, etc. He usually looks at what I bring him, shakes his head, and makes fun of me, but of course he takes my money just the same. I have had a few coats tailored by him and they look great. But he will always candidly tell me if he thinks whatever I bring him is worth his time and my money.
Oh, and as for the jeans, that's kind of my fault. I wasnt wearing a belt in the pictures, as it was trouble enough to change in and out of all the different outfits. I thought it wouldnt make a difference. But as a result, the jeans hung much lower. Other than that they are the correct (for my preference) size for me, which is 34/34.