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post #2386 of 3017
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

This is all preference. The suit looks fine to me. If you must know Steed makes their shoulders narrow like Prince Charles' suit.

Its fine enough, Im not bashing it, but its just not an excellent example of tailoring in the strategic sense, in my opinion. As I say it looks like its been altered a lot, I'm sure the proportions were better when it was first made.

Is Steed the Steed that used to be on the row?
post #2387 of 3017
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

So you think this fit him when he was slimmer and turned into a poncho as his waist grew?

Thats a bit strong but just objectively look at the second picture.
post #2388 of 3017
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


Yeah my english tailor built it in two of my jackets. He took them out but you can still see it in one of them frown.gif.

Americans often don't like a flared skirt. Why do we think this is?
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A DB can give one a bit more presence if thats what you after!

 

A few things to consider is that if your vertically challenged , its best to avoid and also pair the DB coat with turn up trousers to finish off the look.

post #2390 of 3017
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Originally Posted by chrisfield View Post


A DB can give one a bit more presence if thats what you after!

A few things to consider is that if your vertically challenged , its best to avoid and also pair the DB coat with turn up trousers to finish off the look.

The Emperor looks pretty good to me.
post #2391 of 3017
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Originally Posted by chrisfield View Post




A few things to consider is that if your vertically challenged , its best to avoid

Nonsense. Utter and complete nonsense.
post #2392 of 3017
A shorter gentleman in a DB:

post #2393 of 3017
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Americans often don't like a flared skirt. Why do we think this is?

Because it looks like a dress if the quarters are closed.
post #2394 of 3017
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Americans often don't like a flared skirt. Why do we think this is?

I can't speak to all Americans and why we might be different than others but I want my shoulders to be the widest point on my suit and I want everything to get narrower on the way down. The flared skirt throws that off.
post #2395 of 3017
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

I can't speak to all Americans and why we might be different than others but I want my shoulders to be the widest point on my suit and I want everything to get narrower on the way down. The flared skirt throws that off.

Yep ,I thought it would be either, it looks effete or it makes ma hips look too big.

Really though it's a style that you have to make for a certain body shape to look good and it is a style you don't see often in U.K and especially stateside. I used to like it for myself but now I don't have the figure for it. I don't do it for my clients and would probably never actually suggest it to a client but I think it's an elegant style on the right build, has a certain cavalry like dash.

It's very much at odds with the current trend for natural shoulders and shorter coats.
post #2396 of 3017
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Yep ,I thought it would be either, it looks effete or it makes ma hips look too big.

Really though it's a style that you have to make for a certain body shape to look good and it is a style you don't see often in U.K and especially stateside. I used to like it for myself but now I don't have the figure for it. I don't do it for my clients and would probably never actually suggest it to a client but I think it's an elegant style on the right build, has a certain cavalry like dash.

It's very much at odds with the current trend for natural shoulders and shorter coats.

It definitely accentuates the hips and can distort one's physique in a suit. Kind of makes you wonder why a tailor would even bother building it into a jacket.
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post #2398 of 3017
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

It definitely accentuates the hips and can distort one's physique in a suit. Kind of makes you wonder why a tailor would even bother building it into a jacket.

A sporty touch. Reminiscent of equestrian gear.
post #2399 of 3017
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

A sporty touch. Reminiscent of equestrian gear.

I figured as much. This isn't the greatest photo but there is some skirt flare built into the suit. I had it removed immediately and told my tailor to never do it again. It showed up again on the second commission. frown.gif. Sometimes I wonder if they ever listen.

post #2400 of 3017
Very SR. Not that you haven't done well looking for something else.
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