Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
Well, do it. Im curious.
I went with the hand-pocket shot of the SC so that I would be able to get a better comparison between the two.
Here's the sport coat:
And here's the suit jacket:
The scale between the two is not quite exact, but certainly close enough to bring out some of the comments. The difference in shoulder:waist proportion that vox mentioned previously is definitely apparent here. I was also surprised upon doing this at just how strong the shoulder on the suit jacket is. That difference in how the shoulders are shaped between the two makes a big difference in their appearance.
This also makes me think that perhaps what people are after with all of this talk of waist suppression is not so much tighter, as curvier. You can see this difference on the right side of both jackets, where the sport coat is straighter than the suit jacket. I can also see Vox's comment about how a bit more in the lapel and a little from the fronts would help to improve the way that the proportions of the jacket are balanced. However, just looking at the jackets themselves I do like the length of the sport coat better because it appears more consistent with itself as a jacket.
Greetings from freezing Salt Lake City this morning:
And, finally back in SF this evening, waiting to be retrieved from the airport:
I always appreciate visuals from Tits.
Tits in 2-D
Wow, thank you for taking the time to draw that up. Thats pretty amazing. What program did you use to generate those? Seeing the outlines like that, devoid of anything but the shape of something is pretty telling. And damn, the Oxxford from today seems ridiculously long in comparison.
The program is just GIMP. Same thing I did when I was doing the outlines and looking at different spreads of collar. The procedure is pretty simple. Add a new layer to the image, and then use the pencil tool. Pick a spot on the edge and put a pixel there. Then use ctrl and it will draw a line between that point and where you want. From there you can go around pretty easily and quickly to get an outline.
Be gentle guise. Long time lurker, relatively recent poster, first time WAYW poster. It's not the most exciting ensemble, but I like how it turned out. Forgive the shit cell pics (though I know you won't).
I fucking LOVE this bag.
Suit: The only Austin Reed I've ever found that I liked (in need of taking in at the waist, I know...tailor is on tomorrow)
Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt trim fit
Tie: The widest Lanvin tie on the planet (seriously, it's like 4.5" wide, but ties a SEXY knot, IMO)
Shoes: Florsheim Imperial wingtips
Bag: STILL no idea, despite thrift thread's best efforts...
This is why I joined Style Forum.
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You got lost in prof. vox there. I like this, but I think the tie and shirt pattern are a little close. The color of the shirt against the tie knocks that down some, plus the vneck crops out a lot of the issue. Looks good at a distance where the shirt pattern is indistinguishable.
It's probably only about an inch long judging from the image...
tits - when you say "more consistent with the jacket" is this in contrast to the suit? I'm thinking along the lines of a closer fit = slightly shorter jacket type of equation.
"woah is that an overcoat or sc? either way, epic fabric. tie has an interesting texture too"
Thanks - it's an overcoat. The tie is a Drakes cashmere via ASW (scarf also Drakes via ASW)
Great point, I wanted some pattern in the tie because the vneck was just a blob of color. I should have just used a solid knit. I had these same concerns but it looked ok from a distance so I just ran with it . Thanks for the feedback!
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