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post #16 of 38
When is anything "too GQ"? Just wear the hell out of that coat and let the compliments roll
post #17 of 38
I think GQs purpose is to help the uninformed masses, to give them a starting point on stlye and fashion matters. It was my guide when I first became interested in dressing better.

Is this site your ref. for style matters, or is there a publication that does a better job than GQ? I am still learning so I try to take any info that seems relevent.
post #18 of 38
Like others have said, I think it's a little too big.
post #19 of 38
To echo what has already been said, I think it's a good looking coat but it could definitely use some tailoring. My first impressions would be to have the sleeves shortened a bit and maybe have the waist brought in a little. But overall looks like a good find.
post #20 of 38
Coat is nice and IMO the size is quite right.
post #21 of 38
GQ would be alot more useful if it wasn't extremely beholden to it's advertisers. 90% of the things in a GQ magazine are useless, even for those starting. It's a very feminine version of mens wear, colour and body shape have no dictation on cut, cloth and style in GQ's eyes. I can remember when they were pushing slim lapel one button suits. Mens ex is a great magazine, apparently. In australia, mens style is pretty good, tasteful, budget options, themes with different cuts and colours. The photo shoots are very 'themed' which is awesome - they did a great escape themed one. Flusser should make a magazine.
post #22 of 38
The shoulders look a bit too wide for you, but it may work with a jacket underneath (is that how you would wear it?). I think with shortened sleeves and some waist suppression (not sure what that would run to tailor, but say $50ish) it will work. For jeans without a jacket, the shoulders may be an issue, but it's a nice enough coat. Seriously, terms like too "metro/GQ" make you sound pretty insecure. Look around you, you live in New York City, does anyone worry about that? Oh, and why do you say business casual? You could wear that with a suit.
post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by Chiaroscuro View Post
I think GQs purpose is to help the uninformed masses, to give them a starting point on stlye and fashion matters. It was my guide when I first became interested in dressing better.

Is this site your ref. for style matters, or is there a publication that does a better job than GQ? I am still learning so I try to take any info that seems relevent.


That may have been true 15+ years ago, but now it's just an magazine for advertisers. The fact that you think it is for the "uninformed masses" truly conveys how sorry the state of menswear is nowadays. It's truly the blind leading the stupid.
post #24 of 38
Your coat looks good on you. It's not suppose to look or fit like it's made my Thom Browne?



post #25 of 38
I would say it is too big. but I live in Sweden and w e like our clothes tight. In any case go to your tailor build a relationship. it's incredible what a 10 dollar adjustment can do to clothes you though were to big for you! I've saved hundreds by going to tailors!
post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by Chiaroscuro View Post
Whats wrong with GQ?

The thing with GQ, or to me any "fashion" magazine, is that it's hard to fill an entire magazine every month with any real advice or substance without just repeating yourself in every single issue/season (hence all the ads, so that readers can observe current "trends").

Therefore they write about arbitrary made up bullshit (ie 17 magazine or something with "37 pieces of shit with flowers on them!") and also blatantly contradict themselves all the time (like the pocket square thing). The contradiction thing wouldn't be such a big deal if they didn't state everything as gospel. The last time I read GQ everything in it was stated like a command, as if I would be shot on sight if I wore anything other than a white pocket square or dared to wear a vest or cummerbund with a tux.

That being said, it's still an amusing magazine to flip through when my library has a copy.
post #27 of 38
It is way too big without a suit jacket underneath, but it might be fine if he wears it over one.
post #28 of 38
Nice looking coat.
post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by crpz32 View Post
It is way too big without a suit jacket underneath, but it might be fine if he wears it over one.

I find that it is best to not consider how a coat might fit with a suit jacket underneath. A suit jacket shouldnt have a whole lot of padding at the shoulder or at least it shouldnt have enough padding where you have to go a size up in your outerwear. This is just from my experience...
post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
"too GQ"?

"metro"?


People still use those terms? Is that kinda like still wearing square toed shoes?

Clearly more f33r of teh ghey.
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