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Does your perspective change on your wardrobe quite often?

Holstein Bilter

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Hello all.

I tried on my suits this weekend and I had a totally different perspective
than I did when I first bought and altered them.

Before(6-8 months ago) when I got a good amount of them,
I felt the shoulders were fine and the tailoring was comfortable.

NOW....

I think the shoulders are way too padded, and the tailoring just isn't slim
enough.

Is this an affect of SF? Of style in general? Am I just seeing things w/
new eyes?

I used to REALLY like my suits. I saw a picture of me at a wedding in a
suit I had altered..and I HATE it now.

Way too puffy and not slender. The pants were too baggy and the blazer just made me look heavier than I am.

I attribute it to 50% of me being tubby, but the other is still the warddrobe.

I'm about to get them all re-altered again. Taking all the shoulders out for sure.
I have broad shoulders and don't need any padding if at all.

W/the padding as is..it looks as if I'm a linebacker....

Do you guys just go into the closet and have your tastes change so rapidly?
 

lithium180

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This is probably just a natural extension of learning more about clothing. Your tastes are becoming more refined and that's a good thing. I am experiencing a similar process.

I think the only mistake is to think that there is some future end state where your wardrobe will be perfect and you'll never want to change it.




(Btw, Martinez, CA is my mom's hometown. She grew up just off E St and went to Alhambra High and I spent all my childhood summers there
)
 

Holstein Bilter

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Originally Posted by lithium180
This is probably just a natural extension of learning more about clothing. Your tastes are becoming more refined and that's a good thing. I am experiencing a similar process. I think the only mistake is to think that there is some future end state where your wardrobe will be perfect and you'll never want to change it. (Btw, Martinez, CA is my mom's hometown. She grew up just off E St and went to Alhambra High and I spent all my childhood summers there
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Yeah, my concern is that I'll over tailor the suits..dunno if that's possible. I mean it's easier to slim down the suits from baggy..but it doesn't go back the other way. I mean, I really like the look of more exposed cuffs past the standard 1/4 inch or so..I'd like it to be a full inch..etc...but I don't want to go through the altering and then change my perspective and not be able to reverse the process. Don't want to "Michael Jackson" my suits...
 

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