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post #22576 of 28734

That suit looks skin tight...

post #22577 of 28734
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Originally Posted by Zakjapanner View Post

A good friend of mine is going to get married in a few weeks, and the bride and groom have asked all guests to add a bit of green to their outfit.

I was thinking, perhaps a green tie, but ties aren't allowed, they said. The groom will be wearing a grey suit with a green shirt, so I'm not sure if wearing a green shirt myself would be a good idea. Maybe a green pocket square. But how should I fold it, and what colour shirt should I wear with it? Would I be able to pull it off with a white shirt, or would I look like a complete idiot? I have absolutely no idea. The suit I have is quite dark. It's not black, more like a dark grey. I'm not sure what I should be wearing, and what would be a good combination. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I have a green and white striped shirt that I absolutely love, with tie or without. (pretty much this, but as a stripe instead of a check, and in the tailored fit- seems to have been a one season thing). As long as it's a different type of green shirt than the groom, you should be good.

Olive chinos, shirt with green stripes or checks, linen jacket of some sort, green square that doesn't look like you're playing matchy matchy with your shirt, and you're set for a casual summer wedding. Oh, and black and brown shoes go equally well with olive, in case you're not used to wearing green pants.

I would embrace it, why not? They're your friends, and you can dress tastefully and while incorporating a lot of green.
post #22578 of 28734
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

That suit looks skin tight...

 

I guessed that most of you would not agree with me, but you know, everyones taste is different, and I do like the look of that one. I have a zegna suit that is quite slim with wide lapels, fits perfect but it is more of a traditional fabric and it is double-breasted. I would like to have one similar to it that is single-breasted and in that fishbone fabric, which is why I am looking for it. Hope someone can give me a hint on where it's from.

post #22579 of 28734
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Originally Posted by Zakjapanner View Post

A good friend of mine is going to get married in a few weeks, and the bride and groom have asked all guests to add a bit of green to their outfit.

How tacky. All the guests are just little props in their wedding.


Lime green seersucker could be fun, if you could ever wear it again.
post #22580 of 28734
If instructed not to wear a tie, why not wear an odd jacket with a touch of green? IMO the expectation of a suit is thrown out the window if told not to wear a tie.
post #22581 of 28734
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Originally Posted by MrBoston View Post

Hope someone can give me a hint on where it's from.

did you try any LV look books or catalog photos?
post #22582 of 28734
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Plain navy.
That's what I ultimately ended up with, but I still wasn't happy. I am thinking purple would have worked. I'll have to give it a try next time.
post #22583 of 28734

Is this cotton sportcoat too short?  Another (cotton/linen) I am looking at is the same length

 

post #22584 of 28734
Yes, looks that way.
post #22585 of 28734

Length looks good, SC's can/should get away with being a little shorter.

 

Button stance could be lower though. How far from your belly button does it sit?
 

post #22586 of 28734

The L in the one I am looking at is one inch longer than this. 

 

A suit that I think fits well is 2.5 inches longer

post #22587 of 28734
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post

Is this cotton sportcoat too short?
While it's difficult to say for sure with just a "from the front" view, it doesn't seem objectionably short to me. Particularly given the current fashion trend for ridiculously short suits and sportcoats. (Not that yours is in any way ridiculously short.)

By traditional standards, and going by the somewhat inaccurate general rule having to do with jacket length and the curve of your fingers when your hands are at your sides, it's probably within an inch or so of being the ideal length. As a real world matter, that's close enough, especially when it's a casual cotton sportcoat we're talking about. Don't worry about it.
post #22588 of 28734
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Originally Posted by Cubits View Post

Length looks good, SC's can/should get away with being a little shorter.

 

Button stance could be lower though. How far from your belly button does it sit?
 


I checked and it is about 1.5 inches from my belly button

length is 29.5 from the bottom of the collar

I am 6'1 and a 32 inseam

post #22589 of 28734
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Yes, looks that way.


Here is me in a suit jacket that I think would be a better length (although I might be comfortable with casual sportcoats being shorter-still developing my taste)

 

32.5 inches from the bottom of collar

 

 

post #22590 of 28734
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


While it's difficult to say for sure with just a "from the front" view, it doesn't seem objectionably short to me. Particularly given the current fashion trend for ridiculously short suits and sportcoats. (Not that yours is in any way ridiculously short.)

By traditional standards, and going by the somewhat inaccurate general rule having to do with jacket length and the curve of your fingers when your hands are at your sides, it's probably within an inch or so of being the ideal length. As a real world matter, that's close enough, especially when it's a casual cotton sportcoat we're talking about. Don't worry about it.


Thanks.  This one is a sunk cost and I hardly wear it but am looking at another that is the same length in cotton/linen

 

Here is a side view

 

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