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Another "Which one to keep" question

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Aloysius16, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Aloysius16

    Aloysius16 Well-Known Member

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    I would like an autumn winter brown check sports jacket. Here are two options under consideration. One is a nearly new 3R2 by Cantarelli/Faconnable, the other a Reporter unstructured 'quick jacket ' in a gun club pattern. Which one gets the vote for style and fit?


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  2. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    The top one seems to be a better length and a better shoulder fit. The bottom one seems just a tad small.
     
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  4. EzraPaul

    EzraPaul Well-Known Member

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    Top one. Is the waist/seat loose? If so I'd recommend taking it in as much as possible to give a better shape to the jacket.
     
  5. Aloysius16

    Aloysius16 Well-Known Member

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    It's not loose really. I think the low camera position doesn't help, but the shoulders are narrow so fit mine which are narrow too. Will tend to create this slightly bottom heavy profile I recognise. The lapels are slightly wide (3.75 inches) but perhaps this is more normal when 3r2 lapels are fully open.
     
  6. EzraPaul

    EzraPaul Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have the same problem... I've tried in vain to broaden my shoulders.

    It does look like the hip is a little big. You can see some excess material at the bottom. Anything you can take in will help make it look lease pear-shaped.
     
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    Aloysius16 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there is some excess at the skirt, at the outer part of the vents. I have narrow hips so perhaps something can be trimmed down here, although heavy lunches reduce potential to suppress the waist.
     
  8. EzraPaul

    EzraPaul Well-Known Member

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    Take it in anywhere it can comfortably be done in the lower half of the jacket. If that's just the hip, do it still.
     

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