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post #32761 of 33197
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I just want to look best i can. It's really not easy though. I started reading about men style just month ago. Well if even a full time employee from a respectable suit company cannot see that jacket is clearly too small then what can I say.

Lucky for you there are cool dudes on here who can provide good natured ribbing and helpful feedback. smile.gif
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@angelescrest - It sounds to me as if it'll work.  They're wingtips; if you wear pants with a long hem, you can wear them with virtually anything with which you would wear black shoes.  They have the advantage that, if you wear pants with a slightly shorter hem, you can show off their boot-ness a bit more.

post #32763 of 33197
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@angelescrest
 - It sounds to me as if it'll work.  They're wingtips; if you wear pants with a long hem, you can wear them with virtually anything with which you would wear black shoes.  They have the advantage that, if you wear pants with a slightly shorter hem, you can show off their boot-ness a bit more.
Thanks BB. I'm just not used to black shoes (don't do suits much), and black boots are a new thing entirely....since, well, I suppose these are the first in my lifetime.
post #32764 of 33197

So went to the SuSu and this time another employee once again said that jacket is just perfect haha. Anyways, I asked for 1 size bigger and went with it. It's indeed fits better, but I don't think anymore bigger is needed. This is 38R, but 38L would be just way too long in the sleeves alone, so it would not make sense in my mind.

 

also grabbed 3 pairs of cotton pants at another store - 1 dark blue 5 pocket, medium blue 5 pocket, and light blue chinos (see below). Pants total cost would be 330€ but got discount down to 250€.

 

spent 3 hours choosing pants, i think everyone in the store hates me now.

post #32765 of 33197

SuSu employees are trained to create a "modern" or "in" look. When I was trying on suits, they tried to put me in a 46, when I needed a 48-50 (since their stuff fits on the slimmer side). It was skin tight and the employee said I looked great.

post #32766 of 33197
It's still too short, but at least it doesn't look like a long sleeve corset. Sleeve length is the lowest priority measurement of a jacket. The only reason it's a concern for SiSu is because of the dumb functional sleeve buttons.
post #32767 of 33197
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Originally Posted by estranged View Post
 

So went to the SuSu and this time another employee once again said that jacket is just perfect haha. Anyways, I asked for 1 size bigger and went with it. It's indeed fits better, but I don't think anymore bigger is needed. This is 38R, but 38L would be just way too long in the sleeves alone, so it would not make sense in my mind.

 

also grabbed 3 pairs of cotton pants at another store - 1 dark blue 5 pocket, medium blue 5 pocket, and light blue chinos (see below). Pants total cost would be 330€ but got discount down to 250€.

 

 

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spent 3 hours choosing pants, i think everyone in the store hates me now.

 

It's definitely better. I think that the long still might have been a better option, but because of the working sleeve buttons, it would have been difficult to alter properly.

post #32768 of 33197

So should I leave it as it is? I personally like it, it feels good, but it is also quite a slim fit. Salesperson in another store also said it fits me well.

post #32769 of 33197
My first jacket fit worse. You're not making yourself look silly. Keep it if you like it, but realize your taste might change as you get more experience.
post #32770 of 33197

All this talk about jacket fit has me wondering whether any of you feel self-conscious about wearing sack suits. I'm in an industry where suits are required every day, and I think I'm the only one younger than 50 who owns a suit without darts. (I'm excluding interns / summers who wear ill-fitted Jos. A. Bank, etc., OTR.)


Edited by AndrewST - 5/29/16 at 10:34am
post #32771 of 33197
Last question I got.. It got me thinking that well fitted (on shoulders) jacket accentuates narrow shoulders, so perhaps it would be a better idea to take a little bit bigger jacket (shoulder wise) and tailor sleeves and waist accordingly? Of course bigger as long as fabric around shoulders don't bunch up. This way it would give illusion that my shoulders are bigger and also accentuate my narrow waist?
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All this talk about jacket fit has me wondering whether any of you feel self-conscious about wearing sack suits.
All of my suits are of a fuller, more traditional cut. I don't feel at all self-conscious about wearing them.

None of them are sack suits, however. Sack suits are, these days, extremely uncommon. To the extent that if one wants to buy a sack suit, it can require a fair amount of shopping around. I seldom see people wearing them.
post #32773 of 33197
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All of my suits are of a fuller, more traditional cut. I don't feel at all self-conscious about wearing them.

None of them are sack suits, however. Sack suits are, these days, extremely uncommon. To the extent that if one wants to buy a sack suit, it can require a fair amount of shopping around. I seldom see people wearing them.


Makes sense. My two sack suits are from J. Press--wouldn't surprise me if they're one of the few retailers still producing the style. 

 

Can you share a pic. of what you considered the fuller, more traditional cut?

post #32774 of 33197
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What you're talking about is shoulder expression, or padding - not size or fit. You might like a more built up shoulder. I don't.
post #32775 of 33197
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Originally Posted by AndrewST View Post

Can you share a pic. of what you considered the fuller, more traditional cut?
Just something like the tried and true Brooks Bros. 1818 Madison fit suit, or the sort of suit you see worn by many men, particularly men of middle age or above (not that it's impossible to find a traditional-fitting suit on a 25 year old, or some ridiculously close-ftting monstrosity on a 65 year old).

It's a fuller fit, as opposed to the sort of "modern" fit often found from, say, Suit Supply.

I can't understand why you'd need to see pictures. Both types of suits are ubiquitous.
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