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Classic Menswear Lounge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TweedyProf, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Almost certainly too narrow from my perspective, but pictures wouldn't hurt.
     
  2. justridiculous

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, here's the jacket:

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  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Very Mad Men seasons 1-4
     
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  4. justridiculous

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    That bad, huh? Thanks for the feedback!
     
  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Too narrow for me.
     
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  6. mossrockss

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    i'll buck the trend and say—if you're thin it will look good.

    are you thin?

    so a #waywt pic might be the only way to ascertain.

    but it's not up to me. it's up to you.

    and mad men seasons 1-4 were awesome.
     
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  7. Academic2

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    It's certainly thinner than I would wear. You'd need a really skinny tie, too.

    If I had to wear it I might try it with a sweater but no tie.

    Cheers,

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  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I didn't mean it as a negative judgment. More of an observation. It looks 60s to me.

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  9. justridiculous

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    I'm not thin. I'm 6'4, with a 48 inch chest. When I ordered the jacket, I didn't realize Brooks Brothers made lapels this thin. I like the jacket a lot, but the lapels just seem too thin for my frame. I appreciate the feedback guys; it's going back to BB.

    BTW, I love Mad Men, but am not a fan of the skinny ties and ultra-thin lapels.
     
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  10. justridiculous

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    Yeah, I just don't think it'd work too well for my body type. Plus, my narrowest ties are 3 1/8-3 1/4 inches.
     
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  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Thin lapels are a trad/ivy classic. Brooks Brothers is a trad/ivy legacy company. Not saying that's why they designed it this way, but it makes sense.
     
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  13. EliodA

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    That's because there's a body in it. ;)
    Lapels are too narrow and the weird placement of the buttonhole would bother me.
     
  14. justridiculous

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    From today:

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    Yeah, no narrow lapels for me. This is much better.
     
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  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good choice.

    My observation is that great classic style is all about knowing your body size and shape and selecting clothing with flattering proportions. However, I also pick up pieces from time to time that are clearly fashion oriented and enjoy them for what they are.
     
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  16. justridiculous

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    Thanks for the feedback Gus, I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this!
     
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  17. John L

    John L Well-Known Member

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    Mid-width lapels allow for a middle ground when fashion takes things to the extreme (in either direction) and rarely push you into cringe territory.

    A menswear "safe space", if you will.

    Small/large lapels are still fun sometimes, I will admit.
     

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