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Pictures of a proper fitting suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iroh, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

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    Can someone post pictures (their own, or collections of pictures of others who look good) of proper fitting suits?

    I see the HOF thread but I just don't feel I can trust it, especially with people posting comments saying this and that is off etc. And not only that, there was a thread here the other day where someone (where this guy had a cut out section of his shirt cuff for a watch) posted a pic of his new suit and I thought it looked horrible and I was really surprised when some members said it looked good. I really hope they had no idea what they are talking about, this bothers me cause a suit to me is not cheap, I don't want to buy one and get it all wrong.

    So it would be great if you guys can show me what a proper fitting suit is suppose to look like.
     
  2. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
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    niidawg3 Well-Known Member

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    first do a search on "fit" and study what a well fitting suit should look like. then look through the many threads on here with pictures (WAYWRN, Sartorialist Looks, Non-Sartorialist Looks etc) and make your own decision on what that is.

    as a forum people will have different opinions on whats great and whats not. the information you need is all available. do a little digging and studying.
     
  4. chinoguy

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  6. alliswell

    alliswell Well-Known Member

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    Look for posts by F. Corbera or parker in WAYWN.
     
  7. vncrz

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    Not me.

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    It seems difficult to evaluate the fit of this given the pose, but I don't see anything particularly well fitting here.

    The cleanest fits I've seen posted on SF are by jefferyd:

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  8. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    Didnt a member compile the best of 2010 pics ? I thought that most of the suits there fit quite well
     
  9. chinoguy

    chinoguy Well-Known Member

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    I like the grey one but this black suit is FUGLY.



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  10. jefferyd

    jefferyd Well-Known Member

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    I like the grey one but this black suit is FUGLY.

    It's not black, it's grey, and the wall behind it is white. But since I know what white balance is I have no real excuse.
     
  11. bellyhungry

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    Look for posts by F. Corbera or parker in WAYWN.

    I would also add Phat Guido to the list as well...
     
  12. someotherstyle

    someotherstyle Well-Known Member

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    I would also add Phat Guido to the list as well...

    And Nii for a broader build fit.
     
  13. Robertito

    Robertito Well-Known Member

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    I've always liked PandArt's fits.
     
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    I think the light grey DB posted above is as close to a perfect fit as you're going to find.
     
  15. alliswell

    alliswell Well-Known Member

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    It's pulling at the waist.
     
  16. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure no one on SF has ever seen a picture of a properly fitting suit. We continue to search for the Holy Grail, though.[​IMG] Srsly, jeffreyd's are great, vox/corbera's as well. Check this thread as well: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...highlight=2010
     
  17. Gent

    Gent Well-Known Member

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    An interesting read.

    Seven Ways to Tell If Your Suit Fits
    http://www.esquire.com/style/tips/suit-fit-0708


    Interesting is right. This, for example:

    "5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist."

    is wrong, though a common misconception. That's where the shirt sleeve should fall. The jacket sleeve should fall about 1 cm short of that.

    In the picture, the guy's sleeves are according to the (false) rule stated above, and the shirt sleeves in particular fall in a very unattractive way over the back of the wearer's hand. It's particularly notable on the hand, which isn't carrying the briefcase. The shirt should end at the wrist, in a very clean line.
     
  18. chinoguy

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    Interesting is right. This, for example:

    "5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist."

    is wrong, though a common misconception. That's where the shirt sleeve should fall. The jacket sleeve should fall about 1 cm short of that.

    In the picture, the guy's sleeves are according to the (false) rule stated above, and the shirt sleeves in particular fall in a very unattractive way over the back of the wearer's hand. It's particularly notable on the hand, which isn't carrying the briefcase. The shirt should end at the wrist, in a very clean line.


    You mean, the jacket and shirt should fall shorter than in the picture? Does the shirt sleeve always have to be showing? Is it wrong to hide it under the jacket? Newbie to suits, sorry.
     
  19. Maccimus

    Maccimus Well-Known Member

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    You registered in 2008 and posted more than 400 posts and you are still asking such a question? Sarcasm?
     
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    You mean, the jacket and shirt should fall shorter than in the picture? Does the shirt sleeve always have to be showing? Is it wrong to hide it under the jacket? Newbie to suits, sorry.

    yes to both questions
     

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