Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
A fuddy-duddy Brooks Bros day.
Oops, camera is on a tilt.
Good point. I try not to go overboard on the suppression. Most of my jackets are untouched in the waist, maybe I should let a few out to experiment and see if I still have some shape.
FWIW, i think these are better angles for showing my more natural shape I guess front on. Excuse the somewhat off lighting, I make do with what I can.
it doesnt look like youre slouching, but if you were, that would open the quarters and flare out the skirt.
of course, if you did, and its your natural position, then thats what the garments should take into account
These pics are clear evidence to me that you're better off with a shorter coat.
^ Gdl, the only issue I have is that I have a rather short torso and longer legs. Whenever I wear a shorter than 29.5-30 inch jacket from back of the collar, I tend to look rather stumpy and the jacket barely covers my bum
This is my shortest jacket, I wasn't sold on the length but maybe the bias against short jackets on this forum made me do the groupthink on more traditional lengths.
I think that looks good. I don't understand people's love for these overly long jackets on here. If it covers the gluteal folds then I think it is fine.
I agree. And being a guy with relatively short legs, I find that the proportions deemed 'classic' by most here do me no favours at all. While I generally don't go as far as the extreme mid-60s mod-style 'bum-freezer' jackets, I certainly try to get mine cut somewhat shorter than the 'classic' length. It works much better overall and makes my legs look longer and everything more proportional - which is, after all, one of the main points of tailored clothing.
I've been desperately looking for a shirt like this. What brand is it?
Really love your outfits! Always great color selection and nice fit.
It is Brooks Brothers. Here is a link to the slim fit version. They seem to have most sizes in stock and it is on clearance actually
Hope this helps!
Thanks I had hoped that it was made by an international brand rather than BB. Brooks Brothers shipping to europe is pretty steep for $49.95
I will have to keep on looking for a decent windowpane fabric at the usual MTM suspects.
I am willing to proxy you one. I would just send it USPS First class international. Pm me if you are interested.
I think this particular coat is a tad too short. Of course, no two suit makers have the same concept of what "short" is. Even from the same maker, say, Brooks Bros, one can find different lengths. I, too, have "normal" legs and a short upper body. I've tried some regulars which were short enough to be perfect and some short sizes that were much too short. Oh, why isn't the world perfect?
This looks so much better
Would look even better with a wider collar spread (so your points don't show as much when wearing coat) and with the square not sticking out in front of the lapel. Also, this is an example where both can work, but where I feel black shoes would work better.
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