Gentlemen, We have talked about certain elements in a suit in varying topics posted here. Now it's time to centralized the findings. I hope the absolutely brilliant minds on this board to chime in and chime in much. We know that higher gorge makes for the illusion of height. 2 buttons also achieve this effect too as does stripes. But let's break it down feature by feature. I know I will miss areas of importance but that is where everyone can add their thoughts. For my perspective, I need a silhouette that is both elongating(height) while also widens(width). Since I am a thin and on the short side. Shoulders-Different shoulders produce what kind of silhouettes. Lapel-Gorge height and width of lapel Chest- Should the chest be built up? Breast Pocket-How high and should it be angled? Button Stance-where should the buttons be located. No. of Buttons-2 may elongate but does a true 3 button create width? Belly of Lapel - Should the edge of the lapel be straight or have a slight curve? Waist Supression-More of less? Waist Height-Where should it be? Skirt-Flared or not? Front Quarters - Should be open more or less? Vents-Side vents elongate or not? Armhole-High Armholes of course.... circle or oval with the long part of the parallel to the ground?? I am sure I missed many aspects but I hope this starts it off a great thread.
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2/17/05 at 2:38pm