Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
If I was going to nitpick I'd say the lapels could be a tad wider, but it looks great regardless. Nice shoulder line and line high collar in back. Who made it?
Thanks, the lapels are 3.5" fwiw. Ercole's.
I realize that I can't even really tell how big the lapels are in that picture because of the graininess in the photo, so I'm not sure how I got the idea they're narrow. Nice suit either way.
Interesting. Frank has mentioned that he is starting to make softer coats these days.
I mean, I don't know what he would make if you don't specify, but I was very specific with what I wanted on this suit. It has very lightwieght canvas, no shoulder pads, just some felt covering the canvas. Very soft chest piece and just some padstitching to give it some structure. All the seams, even on the pants are lapped, except for the shoulder seam. I will take better pictures when the girlfriend is around with her camera. The only thing he forgot on this one was that I wanted him to drop the front darts to the hem. The next one I will try that out. The balance is spot on on this one, I think I might want to drop the front balance slightly on the next one, not sure yet.
Fall's here. I manned a booth at the local festival today - high was 60 degrees. The tweed was perfect for it. This coat is on the smaller side of fitting. It's tagged a 36, and I usually wear a 38. That and the single vent create a bit more hip flare than I prefer. It also contributes to BigHead syndrome that Matt's discussed recently.
Lapel tucked by accident as I'd just carried a crate to my car. Oops.
Spoiler: Warning: Tweedy goodness!
Polo RL suit circa 70s (had flared trou narrowed)
edit: resized pic
Sorry, Spoopoker, but that is just awful.
Is that jacket comfortable? It looks like you can't really move your arms around (or up)
Makes your shoulders look really diminutive. Like they've been photoshopped.
I also notice you're wearing comfortable rubber soled shoes, presumably for a day of standing and walking.
It's amazing how different tweed looks from a distance (solid) vs. close up.
What sort of festival booth were you working dressed like that?
Did it have some air of professionalism to it? Were you selling something?
wow, that jacket looks pretty much perfect. Wish the pic was not so washed out, cause that looks great.
No need to apologize, I know that was not for everyone. I really enjoyed wearing it though.
Today's fit for watching my boys play soccer:
^ That vibe is a really good look for you, SB.
Amazing how some tweed outfits just plain work, and others totally flop.
This looks very natural. Not like a geriatric old man or 1970s car salesman.
I think pairing tweed with something casual like jeans is the way to go.
This was a great picture, thanks.
This is food for thought in terms of trying to pull off tweed without feeling 30 years older than I am...
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