I saw this photo below (thanks, Sartorialist!) and thought the jacket represented a sophisticated combination of the updated and the classic. Specifically, the narrow lapels look contemporary yet the cloth is timeless. When I see this handsome example I can't help but think my jackets might be at risk of looking just a bit dated. I'm interested in how others react to this look. Do some dismiss it outright as yet another example of the vagaries of fashion? Or, does an example like this spark an interest in acquiring something similar? I suddenly find myself drawn to this look, which differs from anything I've had. At what point do we stand up and take notice that things have changed and that the time has come for us to try something new? I'd prefer to build on what I already have in my closet, rather than growing tired of it as the tailored clothing landscape shifts a 1/4 of an inch here or 1/2 an inch there. However, at some point clothing simply becomes dated in an unattractive way, suggesting that the wearer is out of touch and living in the mothballed past. We've all seen older men in clothes that were once wonderful examples of great style in the 70s or 80s. A wardrobe must go through a continual process of aging and renewal; but how quickly should that renewal occur? Even so, I'd like to think the suits and jackets that I've purchased over the past few years should remain fairly current for another 5 or so years.