Originally Posted by evandb
Pretty good haul today.
That's a really good day right there.
Originally Posted by AndroFan
I love that this has become a thing!! Ok man, you're my NoVA peeps, so I'll give you my honest assessment:
I really like the jacket and shirt fits...some will say they're too tight, but I tend toward that anyhow. Yes, I can see what you're saying about the waist, but IMO it only needs to come out a teeeeeeeeensy bit more. I think a bit more work is needed on the lower half. I really can't put my finger on it, but for some reason I just don't like the way that those pants cuffs show up with those shoes. It's a strange thing to critique, and I can't put my finger on why
it looks off to me, but it does. Maybe the colors are a bit odd or flushed out? IDK, but I'd like to see some other, possibly darker pants. I like the tie, but work on the dimpling!! I fully sympathize, as a dude who's new to dimpling and having a really tough time getting a Spoo-rific dimple out of my ties, but work the fabric a bit more to get a more even and deeper-sitting dimple. It looks super cool when done perfectly.
All told, I love the look. The Oxxford SC is definitely the scene stealer (as should come as no surprise). Also, the shirt sleeve length to jacket cuffs showing ratio is perfect. Perfect amount of shirt sleeves showing. LOVE that people are doing this as a thing and being brave souls and posting. Keep at it champs.
Thanks for the critique and compliments! I hadn't noticed how the cuffs lay on the shoes before, but you're right - something is off. Me thinks I need a new tailor, or I may have hiked them a bit high over my hips, so they aren't laying with any break. The pants are a medium charcoal, so I'm pretty sure the light is washing them out. There was a ton of light coming through the window when I took this; but I was already late, so c'est la vie. And yes, the dimple! Corrected after I took that shot. Part of it is that this thing was never dimpled before I got it - it was pretty close to new, so I'm breaking it in - aka good call on working the fabric more. All told, very useful critique.
As for yourself, I am a huge fan of soporific looks. This has a CBD feel, overall; although, the guys in that thread would probably have their own critiques for you. Two things: (1) Maybe the shirt cuffs were being shy, but it looks like the sleeves could use some shortening and (2) the tie knot would look much more comfortable in a spread collar over a point. Otherwise, I think that's a very flattering fit for your build.