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post #33091 of 33197
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Originally Posted by hindi ako View Post

Gents, by how much would say these trousers are too short? I want to sit perfectly without a break and am wondering if it is possible for a tailor to have them lengthened a bit. Also, the trousers are a little tight in the waist and thigh and I do stand to lose some weight in the coming months, will this affect how the trousers sit? Thank you.

Yes, too short. Your photos are too dark and small to tell for sure, but so long as there is additional fabric turned up inside the hem then they can be let down.

Everyone always wants to change their figure / weight / life etc; get them altered to the right length now rather than worrying about how your physique may change in the future,
post #33092 of 33197
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Yes, too short. Your photos are too dark and small to tell for sure, but so long as there is additional fabric turned up inside the hem then they can be let down.

Everyone always wants to change their figure / weight / life etc; get them altered to the right length now rather than worrying about how your physique may change in the future,

Thanks for your reply. Sorry for poor pictures, best I can get right now without a decent camera that works properly.

 

There is a 1 inch cuff. Do you think it maybe enough to get a proper break or am am two inches short here. I've seen some of the guys in the WAYWRN thread and preference seems to vary a lot and am unsure as to what works best with an odd trousers.

 

 

 

post #33093 of 33197
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Originally Posted by hindi ako View Post

There is a 1 inch cuff. Do you think it maybe enough to get a proper break or am am two inches short here. I've seen some of the guys in the WAYWRN thread and preference seems to vary a lot and am unsure as to what works best with an odd trousers.

The bold bit is key - personal style is all about what you feel confident with. It's quite fashion-forward to have aggressively short trousers with no break. so if you like that then rock it.

My personal view is that outside Pitti Uomo those trousers are too short, and letting down the ~1" available won't solve it. The loafers have quite a low line and the trousers may look better with lace-up shoes, but I'd suggest the your trousers should be almost brushing the top of the snaffle-bit (or at that level - they're quite narrow at the bottom so will likely not come forward enough to reach the bit itself).
post #33094 of 33197
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The bold bit is key - personal style is all about what you feel confident with. It's quite fashion-forward to have aggressively short trousers with no break. so if you like that then rock it.

My personal view is that outside Pitti Uomo those trousers are too short, and letting down the ~1" available won't solve it. The loafers have quite a low line and the trousers may look better with lace-up shoes, but I'd suggest the your trousers should be almost brushing the top of the snaffle-bit (or at that level - they're quite narrow at the bottom so will likely not come forward enough to reach the bit itself).

Eh. When they don't even come close to touching the shoe, we're not even in break discussion. IMO, this almost doesn't even belong in this sub-forum. These are too short (for this sub-forum). It's exacerbated by the fact they are shown with loafers, but I don't think it would even help if they were with laced shoes. I don't think any ankle/skin should show in Classic Menswear forum unless you are sitting down.
post #33095 of 33197
Has anyone heard of the brand Bensons Shoes? they are good year welted (says so on the logo)
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Sorry for the poor quality pic it is the best I could manage but do you think this jacket is too short length wise?

post #33097 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

Sorry for the poor quality pic it is the best I could manage but do you think this jacket is too short length wise?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Pretty difficult to tell, though I would say yes, relatively short. Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear.
post #33098 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

do you think this jacket is too short length wise?
Short enough that if it were me, I wouldn't wear it.

Admittedly, I'm a traditionalist when it comes to such things. I recognize that some people prefer a more "modern" style, which I tend to regard as being too short and/or tight. Perhaps to some of them, that jacket's length would seem appropriate. I couldn't say. I've known them to approve of things which look utterly absurd to me.
post #33099 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Short enough that if it were me, I wouldn't wear it.

Thanks for your reply do you think this is better?




Admittedly, I'm a traditionalist when it comes to such things. I recognize that some people prefer a more "modern" style, which I tend to regard as being too short and/or tight. Perhaps to some of them, that jacket's length would seem appropriate. I couldn't say. I've known them to approve of things which look utterly absurd to me.
post #33100 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

do you think this is better?

Maybe. What do you think? Why?

Also - and I've mentioned this to you previously - you need to learn to take pictures which permit one to more accurately determine how something looks on you. Taking a photo from an unnaturally low perspective, with the camera pointed up at you, makes it unnecessarily difficult to determine how something like a jacket actually looks on you.

Chances are, most of the people who see you in the course of a day don't do so from the height of your thighs, unless you're 8 feet tall and choose to live amongst the Munchkins. So don't choose that as a vantage point from which to take a picture, if you want the picture to show how you'd appear to a person looking at you.
post #33101 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Maybe. What do you think? Why?

Also - and I've mentioned this to you previously - you need to learn to take pictures which permit one to more accurately determine how something looks on you. Taking a photo from an unnaturally low perspective, with the camera pointed up at you, makes it unnecessarily difficult to determine how something like a jacket actually looks on you.

Chances are, most of the people who see you in the course of a day don't do so from the height of your thighs, unless you're 8 feet tall and choose to live amongst the Munchkins. So don't choose that as a vantage point from which to take a picture, if you want the picture to show how you'd appear to a person looking at you.

Sorry I hope the following pic is better. I think the jacket fits better it's less tight than the other one I also like this one as it allows me to wear double cuff shirts but I can never seem to understand why the right cuff always comes out a bit more than my left one! What do you think to the Jacket?

post #33102 of 33197

What are the best places to look for suits at a steeply discounted price? Both online and offline (I'm in Boston). I have $800 and I want to get two really solid suits, one grey and one navy. Any advice is much appreciated.

post #33103 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Also - and I've mentioned this to you previously - you need to learn to take pictures which permit one to more accurately determine how something looks on you

Serious question, have you seen a guide on how to take pictures from the optimal position?
post #33104 of 33197
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Originally Posted by tchaikovsky View Post

What are the best places to look for suits at a steeply discounted price? Both online and offline (I'm in Boston). I have $800 and I want to get two really solid suits, one grey and one navy. Any advice is much appreciated.

$400 each for quality suits in staple colours is going to be tough. Those local to Boston can give advice on local shopping spots, but personally I'd be checking measurements of a well-fitting suit carefully and then trawling eBay.

From memory PTO (@dieworkwear) put together some eBay search links which can help focus your efforts on quality brands. The best deals are usually from auctions, or make offers against inventory held by professional sellers with a Buy It Now price.
post #33105 of 33197

Where's the best place to buy dress shirts in staple colors from? Ideally trying to keep it under $50 a shirt and so far it looks like Charles Tyrwhitt is my best option. 

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