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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Looks like a true 3 button, isn't it? Perhaps try to close the top button?
     


  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    It doesn't roll. DAMN!
    I talked to my tailor and he said that if he had to roll a hard 3 then he'd have to start from the neck and roll down. It ain't that simple, it sounded like.
     


  3. SamF

    SamF Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if it's the camera angle, the buttoning thing or the fact that it's not pressed, but that doesn't look very flattering on you Noodles. Makes you look a fair bit more rotund than your other stuff.
     


  4. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    That looks very... puffy. And I know you're a thin enough dude so it's not you.
     
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  5. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    True - I wouldn't have actually recognised Noodles from the fit. The angle must have something to do with it.
     


  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    There's some pull at the button, and the button-side lapel could use a press. The shoulders look good, and the sleeve hangs nicely.

    Have it let out just a smidge at the waist and enjoy. Once the lapel is sorted, wear it just like you have above, with only the middle button fastened.
     


  7. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Noodles, the angle is not flattering but I think there's a good chance the suit works on you if I try to correct for that. Wear the suit with only the middle button fastened as others have said. Maybe in time it will start to look a bit more like a 3R2.5. Definitely better than a black suit that is too tight on you and not a bad thing to have in your rotation until you can stock up on Formosa or other suits you love.
     


  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I don't think it is the angle. I mean the jacket came right out of the box and I put it on so maybe it's distorted here and there.
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  9. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    looks good noodles

    keep.
     


  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    It looks like I have a fat belly. It looks like it is pointing outward from the waist down. wtf
     


  11. TM79

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    Yeah - the pictures do not look good. The jacket looks pear shaped on you. It could be the camera shot, but this is still what my eyes see.
     


  12. Isolation

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    Yeah I think it looks kind of puffy too. I wouldn't be happy with it considering you have some other nice looking suits/jackets.
     


  13. The Noodles

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    I'll just dry clean it and do minor alterations myself.
     


  14. kulata

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    Noodles do me a favor and stand at a distance from the camera. Everything looks distorted from this angle but so far I like the shoulders, the sleeves and the chest. Waist can be let out a bit and maybe upper center back can be let out too but definitely better than a useless black suit.
     
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  15. sugarbutch

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    The balance of the jacket could also be off. What does it look like from the side, Noodles? Do the fronts hover out in front of you or lie cleanly against your body?
     


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