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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. Laszlo

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    Jacket: RL linen
    Shirt: MTM by Andrew's Ties - fabrics by Monti
    Pants: Pal Zileri
    PS: unknown - cotton
    Belt: vintage - struzzo
    Socks: Gallo
    Shoes: handmade by a local shoemaker 15 years ago

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  2. sugarbutch

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  3. Octoberfile

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    I danced all night in this thing so everything is a bit messy and disheveled, and since I didn't take the pictures, I had no control over the quality.


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  4. cliche

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    Oh okay, well looks great anyways :)! And those hats you use is perfect on you allwas!
     
  5. Kappelan

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    I appreciate your comments gents :nodding:


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  6. Elegantly Wasted

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    Thanks for the explanation.
    Yet, I was thinking about the width/perimeter of the cuff. I think that ~1cm smaller would be perfect.
     
  7. gdl203

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    I know that doc may disagree but with your body shape (similar to mine from what I see), you need wider lapels IMO. Right now, and some may be due to the position/angle of the camera, the overall shape is more of an A than a V. I don't advocate going crazy with faking the V but I do think that wider shoulders combined with wider lapels forming a long V-shape would work to your advantage. Maybe a slightly shorter coat too so that the hem of your coat doesn't end up at a point that's wider than your shoulders.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I am mor einterested in wider lapels now than in the past. Fwiw, I am 5'11'' 170 with a 40 chest and 33 waist. I played tennis and basketball so my thighs are bit bigger (I think the hem thing relates to this) than my torso. I run and lift now but don't do anything crazy with weights. I think it is partially the angle (I can't take hte best pictures at work and I exercise after so can't get pictures outside most days) but you are correct about the overall shape. From a more straight on angle I think it looks a bit more "v" like. Other than a few BB coats I like, I am mostly trying to get jackets with more standard lapels and natural shoulders than extend a bit. It is kind of funny though, I have more a v shape with my jackets off than on, so maybe your suggestions could help. Thanks.
     
  9. gdl203

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    Gotcha. You sound pretty fit, so this must be an angle issue. Also, sometimes the drop and waist measurements don't tell the whole story because the coat drapes around the hips and upper thighs so your hips play a big role in the overall visual effect. If your hips are much wider than your waist, you certainly do not want to accentuate that with a wasp-shaped fitted waist, like is sometimes seen on people looking for that "slim suit" look.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

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    I agree with this. It took me a long time to realize I wasn't doing my body any favors with severe waist suppression. #lovehandles
     
  11. clarinetplayer

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    A fuddy-duddy Brooks Bros day.

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    Good point. I try not to go overboard on the suppression. Most of my jackets are untouched in the waist, maybe I should let a few out to experiment and see if I still have some shape.

    FWIW, i think these are better angles for showing my more natural shape I guess front on. Excuse the somewhat off lighting, I make do with what I can.

     
  13. Trompe le Monde

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    it doesnt look like youre slouching, but if you were, that would open the quarters and flare out the skirt.
    of course, if you did, and its your natural position, then thats what the garments should take into account
     
  14. gdl203

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    These pics are clear evidence to me that you're better off with a shorter coat.
     
  15. Citan1145

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    ^ Gdl, the only issue I have is that I have a rather short torso and longer legs. Whenever I wear a shorter than 29.5-30 inch jacket from back of the collar, I tend to look rather stumpy and the jacket barely covers my bum :embar:

    This is my shortest jacket, I wasn't sold on the length but maybe the bias against short jackets on this forum made me do the groupthink on more traditional lengths.

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    I think that looks good. I don't understand people's love for these overly long jackets on here. If it covers the gluteal folds then I think it is fine.
     
  17. FlyingMonkey

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    I agree. And being a guy with relatively short legs, I find that the proportions deemed 'classic' by most here do me no favours at all. While I generally don't go as far as the extreme mid-60s mod-style 'bum-freezer' jackets, I certainly try to get mine cut somewhat shorter than the 'classic' length. It works much better overall and makes my legs look longer and everything more proportional - which is, after all, one of the main points of tailored clothing.
     
  18. clapeyron

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    I've been desperately looking for a shirt like this. What brand is it?
     
  19. Jmen

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    Really love your outfits! Always great color selection and nice fit.
     
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