Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
My thoughts exactly.
New jacket with no alterations; I would greatly appreciate any feedback. It looks tight in a couple of pictures, but it doesn't strain in normal wear. I know the square seems a bit off: it's a red and burgundy plaid pattern, but apparently only red is showing.
Don't take it to heart. You know what they say: fifty is the new, um, forty-nine-and-a-half ...
The pulling on the fabric means it's too tight. It might not feel tight, but looking tight isn't any better. Armholes look a little wonky giving you that shoulder protrusion and divoting. You might be able to have the jacket let out a little if there is enough material left, however the shoulder thing is pretty unworkable as far as I know.
@WilliamBlake CM, is right, but it's not a bad first go at it - welcome!
Other nitpicks: needs new shoez or a shine at least, different PS as you've already identified - something with some lighter complementary colors or at least not as closely matched to the tie, pants aren't falling very cleanly in 2 of 3 pics - perhaps they're too short and a cuff would help, and it looks like you used a full or half-windsor tie knot and would be better off with a four-in-hand.
@Murlsquirl Yusssssss. Are the trews brown or burgundy?
Careful, some consider shined shoes to be passe'.
Thank you for your feedback.
I tried both a FiH and a Pratt this morning, but neither looked right. After a few tries the FiH still seemed too cylindrical, so I gave up. I'm also wondering if my OTC socks are keeping my pants from falling more naturally: has anyone else experienced this?
@Caustic Man, thank you. Your fits, along with @Sander's have been among the most influential to me since I discovered SF.
WilliamBlake, tie knot looks good to me. We're a bunch of FIH devotees (myself included), but I have a couple of ties that are thin enough to require a half-windsor. Use what works; your tie looks proportional in your pics.
OTC or even mid-calf wool socks can and will snag slim fitting trousers (particularly lighter weight ones) and keep them from falling properly. Not something to worry too much about.
@WilliamBlake you are very kind. Hope we continue to see you post here.
Thank you. I worked for the Santa Fe Railway until April 30th 1971, when the previously unimaginable horror of Amtrak descended on the American People at midnight (EST) and most trains stopped running and most of the jobs were abolished.
Here's a recent picture standing in front of the now abandoned Ticket Concourse at what we used to call Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. All the people who sold tickets at all those ticket windows lost their jobs when the Amtwits (in their silly red Amjackets) arrived and started asking stupid questions like "Where are the keys?" (there weren't any keys because when the station was built no one imagined that there'd ever be a need to lock the doors) and "Where are the women's employee restrooms?" (there weren't any because there was never a need for them....the women who were hired during WWII used the women's public restrooms).
Everyone should travel by train in their lives. Nothing like it.
@Academic2 , I hope the quiet perfection of that fit doesn't lead people to overlook it. Truly elegant.
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