Originally Posted by IrateCustomer
Originally Posted by ATLjon
Out of the box thrift fit. Thanks again Cotton Dockers.
It's small, yes, due to my gut, which is an ongoing project. It's obvious that it's too small when I button the jacket.
But unbuttoned, is it "too small" (passable) or "TOO small" (lose some damn weight)? Since it's going to be cold here tomorrow, I was thinking it might make the perfect V-Day ensemble, paired with a Drakes black grenadine and brown AE Sanfords. But perhaps not.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I think it looks good man, but I'd change the tie out. Black looks really off to me with this outfit. I like warmer colors for that suit, or even a solid blue or grey knit
would work if you have something like that. Great suit though.
I agree that a different solid color might work better, especially one that picks up an accent color (e.g. in the red family, like a cranberry). I respectfully disagree about using a knit, though. While the texture of the knit tie would look great against the plaid, the thickness would not help with the size issue. In general thick knits do not work well with a fitted vest like this one.
Or of course you could always pass it on to someone smaller.... (still obv. jealous I didn't make it in line in front of you, though I probably would've had the opposite problem with it). I think the girth is not so much a fit problem as is the length of the vest, which seems a tad short for those trousers on you. Probably not a problem to leave jacket unbuttoned, though.