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Please critique my suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vinceince, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    There's a difference between slim and tight. You can wear something that is slim but that does not look like it is a size too small. The center vent should not flare out. If a center vent that flares out and bowed lapels are "in," I'll gladly wear my "out of fashion" clothes and look good doing it. Burning is extreme but getting the suit redone if the MTM shop is willing to do right is the best option. Then he can have a slim suit that fits and have the best of all worlds.
     
  2. mhdena

    mhdena Well-Known Member

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    The jacket is to small, short. If it was the proper size you could close the vent.

    So you told the tailor what you wanted and he said "sure I can do it", without trying to fit you properly?


    Anyone who knows what they are doing would have talked you out of that look you wanted for your own good.
     
  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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  4. Caustic Man

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    Lot of fail going on in the comments right now.
     
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  5. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    The problem is you can't even call that tight.

    That suit looks like your mother bought for you at the age of 12. You are still wearing it.
     
  6. jebkeb11

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    To each his own. He stated that he was going for a more contemporary look. For the most part, I think he got it.
     
  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Contemporary can look much much better.
     
  8. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    +1. Contemporary does not mean flaring and pulling in all directions.
     
  9. meursault42

    meursault42 Well-Known Member

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    Don't misunderstand me. You'll note that I made mention of the too tight jacket but that's the thing: that really is a trend right now. Shall I waste the time to list the large number of labels making super tight suits? If you are on this forum you are as aware of them as I am.
    So to clarify: yes it is too tight. If the op wanted a James Bond-y tight suit it worked and enjoy it. As the op stated it is not a formal suit so for dancing and getting sweaty this is a non issue. If the op wanted a loose fitting board room standard the suit looks childishly out of place.
    Final thought here: if you can get it changed/remade get them to bump out the chest and either put more fabric at the vent or change to a double vent to stop it from exposing you when you button it.
     
  10. Caustic Man

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  11. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    IMO the trouble with chasing trends without paying attention to what objectively looks good is that you go from looking trendy but not particularly great to looking foolish in a very short period of time.
     
  12. meursault42

    meursault42 Well-Known Member

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