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Styleforum Top Pickspost #22742 of 288687/11/13 at 8:49pm
New cotton/linen blend sportcoat.
I know there is debate here about how long SC can be so just looking for opinions on how this looks. It is about 2.5-3 inches shorter than my suits and about 1 inch shorter than a similar jacket I have. Botton of collar it is 29 inches and I am 6'1
Am I pulling this off?post #22743 of 288687/11/13 at 9:44pm
@sean anon, in the third picture, the length seems to not quite cover your rear which is what I've always heard is the minimum length. In the first and second pictures, the sleeves come down almost to the bottom of the jacket and they look a little on the short side to me, but then again I'm not expert by any measure.
So, personally, I would say that sc is too short and it needs that extra inch at least.
P.S. nice shoes.post #22744 of 288687/11/13 at 10:20pmpost #22745 of 288687/11/13 at 10:47pmQuote:
This jacket seems very short to me, about 2 1/2" too short. If the jackets you are purchasing are too trendy for you , perhaps you should look for a different brand. Or see if they make the same jacket in a L length.post #22746 of 288687/11/13 at 11:08pmQuote:
I have been told the L is 1 inch longer. I guess that doesn't help if it is 2 1/2 inches short! I might give it a try as I don't think I need this to fit me as a suit would.
The L is available at a different place and is almost $200 more which is why I didn't buy itpost #22747 of 288687/12/13 at 12:06am
In real life, the jacket is much more pale than in the picture to the point where it sometimes looks beige with a pink cast. I picked it up for $40 and I want to wear it even though I'm discovering that the light colored jacket is a difficult piece to work with.
Given that I think that the white shirt and khakis in the picture looks hideous, I've been trying to think about what might look good with this SC. I was thinking perhaps a green gingham or linen shirt with white pants and suede shoes or perhaps with brown cotton pants(twill or corduroy) and say walnut shoes. Mind this is my attempting to match clothing I don't have to something I do have and could be horribly wrong.
Thanks, MSpost #22748 of 288687/12/13 at 12:52am@sean annon yeah i agree it's difficult to find classic length and button stance nowadays. as a younger guy i have something with about the same length and we are the same height, but i dont use it as a sc in the traditional sense, but rather with grey jeans and tees, unbuttoned.. kinda like a rigid cardigan. definitely not with full cut dress trousers. button ups, probably, but always unbuttoned.
my two centspost #22749 of 288687/12/13 at 1:29amQuote:
If you like the zegna suit and 3k isn't too big a deal for you then, hey , buy it. But, yes, SF attracts enthusiasts, many of whom, given that kind of budget, would rather go bespoke. If you want to try bespoke, be aware that it is something of a journey - the first one may not be perfect, sometimes you won't get exactly what you expected, each one will vary a little, it may take a long time, you may sometimes find it frustrating. You have to be in for the long haul. The Napoli Su Misura thread and the Anderson and Sheppard Expatriates thread would be good places to start, but there are many other options beyond those mentioned in them.post #22750 of 288687/12/13 at 2:13amQuote:
Doesn't work. Looks dreadful. Good rule of thumb is that the tie should always be darker than the shirt.post #22751 of 288687/12/13 at 2:22am
Gifted? I don't think that means what you think that means.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Ahem... We're you given a new store-bought tux that you could exchange for the correct size? If so, do so. If not, have a tailor do the best they can do.post #22752 of 288687/12/13 at 2:27ampost #22753 of 288687/12/13 at 2:30amQuote:
Fit > Label. Always. Superior is what fits the best. If two suits fit equally perfectly, then go with the better label.post #22754 of 288687/12/13 at 2:32amQuote:
We just had this discussion at the Kent Wang thread. The general consensus was, if you're paying good money for a product, it should come with a fabric label to help future resale. Not to mention maybe cleaning and maintenance.post #22755 of 288687/12/13 at 3:20amQuote:
I'm personally of the opinion that, unless you're exceptionally lucky in being exactly the size of the dummy they made it for, and unless it's of extraordinary quality, no ready to wear suit is worth $3000. That really is into Savile Row bespoke territory.
But as you're in DC, I wouldn't recommend that either. If you're going to pay serious bespoke prices, then you should have a serious bespoke service, and that to me means a tailor you can visit easily.
I think you should either, as hinted, try some different made to measure options (like Kent Wang and Tiberias, featured heavily on this forum), or look for a more local bespoke tailor. The former option will give you three quality suits for your money - and if the first one just isn't right, you haven't wasted so much! And the second option gives you the gold standard: a tailor you can spend some time working with to get a suit that's truly perfect for you, and an enduring arrangement to help you get it right every time in future (although there's no rule that says you can't work with more than one tailor).
I've no idea about tailors in DC, but there are certainly plenty in NY, and I'm sure others can recommend someone to you.
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