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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I have probably a day, day and a half free. But I'll probably use that time to work.

    Though if there is a SuSu nearby the hotel (I don't know what hotel, but I am sponsored by funding outside the university for these things, and the company providing the funding has consistently put us in very nice places), I will visit, and if they try and squeeze me into a 36R, I will give them a hard time. That might be the only sightseeing I do.

    After living abroad for a while, and traveling quite a bit, domestic sightseeing, outside of historic or natural landmarks, sort of loses its luster. I dunno. What are some things worth seeing in Anaheim?
     
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  2. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    Disneyland?
     
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    Elio! Was hoping you might pop in - where you been?

    The blue has been out a few times, and while I'm conscious of the length while I'm wearing it, whenever i ask a non-SFer (I know, I know, what's the point?) whether it seems too long they shrug and say no. They'd do the same if it was too short.

    I know StyFo opinion would likely be to err on the side of long vs. short (if you had to choose) but I also know that it tends to take a little while to get comfortable whenever you change a proportion you were once comfortable with. Like I said in the OP, I could attempt to shorten them slightly. Anyone want to steer me away from that thought?
     
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  4. Claghorn

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    A couple of folks are going there. Never liked theme parks. Also, my wife would kill me if I went there. At some point, we will have a kid, and we will go, and they will have fun, and I'll bring a book.

    Maybe the Oak Canyon Nature Center? But I think it'll be too hot for tweed, which rules anything outdoors out.
     
  5. sugarbutch

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    Don't shorten the jackets, jcm.
     
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  7. Claghorn

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    Don't shorten the jackets, jcm.
     
  8. jcmeyer

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    I hear you, but what if I shortened them?
     
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    Don't shorten the jackets, jcm.
     
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  10. jcmeyer

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    Well now I'm totally at a loss for what to do.
     
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  12. TweedyProf

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    @jcmeyer

    As you own them now, don't shorten them. Think of the proper length of your jackets as a range. It's too SF OCD to think that it has to be one specific length and then focus, e.g. on where the jacket length is relative to your thumb or the fork of your trousers: OMG, it's past my thumb!!!!

    These jackets will be on the long side of your range (I'd say the longest).

    Get it in your head that this is ok and then enjoy them.
     
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  13. Caustic Man

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    That jacket isn't cut very well for that person. A well fitting ventless jacket won't look so unappealing.

    @jcmeyer the jackets are too long for you IMO, though not egregiously so. Wear them well.
     
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  14. WillingToLearn

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    Yes, don't do that, In the grander scheme of OTR fits, I find, from a few photos, that those fit relatively well. Certainly the length looks fine. I am slightly concerned about the chest and the potential warning signs of bowing. Try stuffing a square in there, buttonning it, walking around, sitting standing and then buttoning it, does it bow?
     
  15. New Shoes1

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    The fact that I think Clags is kidding but am not entirely sure is why this line is hysterical.
     
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    Other than disneyland, nothing. You can go south to Huntington Beach/Newport/Laguna for beaches/hiking/etc if you want outdoors stuff. Theres always LA to the west (hour to 90 min) if you're willing to drive.
     
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    -_-

    I spend April-Sept in either a polo, shorts, and boat shoes or an OCBD, jeans, and Adidas or chukkas.
     
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    Technically, I could still return the brown. I probably won't, but I could. A range makes sense; all my other jackets are a bit too short, so while I may have overshot it's more a matter of getting used to it, like you said. The pics help.



    Word.


    Won't be shortening the jackets, unless someone else posts that I should ;)

    Not sure what you're seeing in terms of bowing signs, mind elaborating a bit? They sit pretty cleanly though I wouldn't want the waist/chest to be any tighter certainly. SuSu does like their slimness. In any case, real confessions of SF time: I rarely button my jackets in real life unless I'm at some sort of fancy event or it's too windy/cold not to.
     
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    @jcmeyer to my eye those SuSu jackets look more visually appealing than the other jackets you have posted in the past. It may feel too long to you, but they look right in those pictures. Personal opinion, but I have always felt like the other jackets you have posted have always looked too short. Please don't shorten them!
     
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  20. New Shoes1

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    @jcmeyer , I too have issues with a relatively long torso and legs that are not as proportionally long. I have found that jackets that are fine length-wise (cover seat and extend to thumb and start of inseam) look and feel too long to my eye (and my tailor's eye). As a result, I now prefer going a little shorter in jackets or making sure the quarters are sufficiently open on the longer jackets. I think those jackets work for you because the quarters are sufficiently open, but can understand why you might prefer something a little shorter.
     

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