Criticize my suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by xizenta, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. xizenta

    xizenta Senior member

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    Yes, i realize my pant legs look long in this photo. And in general, it's not a great picture -- but comments, feedback, thoughts?
    Can anyone guess the maker?

    If anyone is curious about dimensions, I am wearing a size 38. 6'0, 190 pounds.

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  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Pant length aside the suit looks fine.
     


  3. hobo_ken

    hobo_ken Senior member

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    Hard to tell from that angle.
     


  4. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Jacket looks fused by the way it drapes... am I right? I'm really surprised at 6'0 190 pounds you're wearing a 38... I would think 40-42, but the fit looks pretty good. The suit itself looks stiff.
     


  5. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    The jacket looks great. Seems to be fitting well.
     


  6. xizenta

    xizenta Senior member

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    I know right? well, most people guess my weight around 175, because a lot of my bulk is in my legs. I probably weigh 195 in that photo. I wear some suits in size 40, but 38 looks better in most cases, as you can see. About the jacket being fused; i'm not sure.
     


  7. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

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    The jacket looks fine from the picture. The pants need to be pressed.:nodding:
     


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    The pants have a little more break than I like...but you're also a lot taller than me. And as has been said, they could use pressing. Of course if you look at the arms of the jacket it appears that they need to be pressed so maybe you'd just been in them for a while. I can't tell for sure due to the glare but are those solid black pants with a pin striped jacket?

    I like the length of the sleeves. I've never much cared for having the shirt sleeves hanging out below the jacket. To me that is just a leftover from a long time ago when it wasn't very easy to clean suits (the shirts were easier to clean so they hung below to take the dirt instead of the jacket). The shoulders look pretty good but I'd need to see you move in the jacket to be sure. The pocket square matches well in this case. I do see a little pulling around the middle due to it being buttoned. That makes me wonder if you wouldn't be better served by moving up to a 40. But if everything else fits a tailor could probably let out some around the middle and make it work. The length of the jacket is also pretty good and the notch lapel is very neutral so you won't see it go out of style anytime soon.

    I don't particularly care for those widespread collars on the dress shirts. I find them to be hard to fill correctly but again that is my preference. I try to make only the knot of the tie show at the collar at the is much easier on a more narrow collar. The tie is a nice color and the pattern makes a good contract with the jacket. I generally don't go with a bar however because they don't usually go all the way across and that just seems unbalanced to me. I used to use a tie tack but anymore I just go without. The jacket will generally keep it in place enough and there are loops on the back to hold the other end of the tie in the correct position.

    How's that for being critical? :D Really, it fits well enough that if I saw you out and about I wouldn't think anything of it. You just asked so I gave you what I saw since I looked for it. Oh, and polish your shoes. ;)
     


  9. xizenta

    xizenta Senior member

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    Hi, I have a question and an update.
    Would this shoe be an appropriate match for this suit?
    What color tie should I wear with this shoe and suit? When I wore it with black shoes I felt that any color was open as an option, now I think that with navy and brown already being used on my suit and shoes/belt, I should not add another color for the tie. All feedback is welcome.

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    By the way, the suit is a fused D&G I got for about 450 at a bloomingtons sale last year. You can see it on the Dolce and Gabbana website here, though I think the model looks like shit in it. :satisfied:
    http://store.dolcegabbana.com/dandg/item/tskay/0F91DF91/cod10/49114154CU
     


  10. SaveMeJebus

    SaveMeJebus Well-Known Member

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    I still can' get over the fact that you're fitting in a 38.

    I'm 6'1, 200lbs, and would probably suffocate in a 40.
     


  11. reidrothchild

    reidrothchild Senior member

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    Same here. I'm 5'11, 195 lbs and would rip through a size 38 like Chris Farley in Tommy Boy. But the jacket looks good to me on the OP.
     


  12. bourbonbasted

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    Out of curiosity, did you know the suit was fused/what a fused suit was when you paid close to $500 for it? Not saying it's necessarily a bad deal, but you'd think you'd be looking for something better at that price point if you truly understood the difference.
     


  13. CousinDonuts

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    @bourbon - I'll bet you $20 that he had no idea simply because 99.98% of the world doesn't pay attention to that type of detail
     


  14. Bowtiedlad93

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    The whole thing could do with a nice pressing but besides the pant lenght I don't see much problem with the fit.
     


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    Is that really that shocking, though? I'm 6'0" and 175ish lbs at the moment (185 a few months ago), and I wear 38 jackets... depending on the suit, of course. I would need a 40 in something slimmer like a Giorgio suit from Armani Collezioni, but typically 38 jackets still require a bunch of tailoring to fit properly.
     
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