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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

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  1. doomx

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    I my tailor charges $40-50 for sleeve shortening from the shoulder.
     
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    Today's outfit. I would be in Geneva, Switzerland on monday for a conference meeting. Anyone from Geneva fancy a catchup? You could inbox me.

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    Is your avatar a GPOY?
     
  4. Caustic Man

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    I don't know what that means.
     
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    @mcobinad , one of your best. Exceptionally good colour coordination.

    What is that suit? Looks to have some cotton in it.

    Shoes are nice too.
     
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    For someone like me who comes to this thread to learn things, that wasn't constructive at all.

    The jacket length seems to be alright, yes? I believe I've seen shorter here....Is it just the sleeves that are perhaps too short?
     
  7. Caustic Man

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    No.
     
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    Sir,

    Let me elaborate a little further. It doesn't matter if we have met before. I believe it is a question of approach. You don't just condemn an entire outfit simply because a gentleman is wearing a short jacket. I believe the ensemble is nice and the slight issue of short jacket is only a minute detail that in my subjective opinion can be overlooked and as a result less emphasis should be attributed to it. The overall coordination is good and the ancillary issue in relation to the short jacket could be pinpointed mildly albeit without resorting to a derogatory comment. An honourable member under the name of Coxsackie, addressed an issue in relation to this gentleman's outfit about three days ago and objectively addressed a slight issue to an otherwise good outfit without condemning the overall presentation. I hope you understand from what perspective I'm coming from. If you don't, then sorry, we could forget about it and move on.
     
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    Funny! That was a bit...caustic, though. The jacket is short but not criminally so.
     
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    This thread is getting weird again.
     
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    @mcobinad , I knew what you were getting at. My point is that this is what you get with me. I feel no compelling desire to change and indeed I feel quite at home being the way I am. You are fully free to critique my approach however I have been this way for a long time and I will continue to be this way despite anything you say. You might as well try and convince @Andy57 to wear shorter jackets or @Tibor not to wear hats.

    That's all.

    That's it.

    That's the end.
     
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    In the same light, if I may ask you a question.

    I bought this 100% linen Eleventy blazer from Khaki's of Carmel. I asked the president of K.o.C. about the length and fit and he said he thought it was spot on and that is the style.

    I went with the same size(40) as all my other blazers.

    As far as the bump on my right shoulder, I neglected to smooth out the shoulder liner.

    Thanks.
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    Then I'm stuck as a 42 would probably be too wide in the shoulders. Maybe too big in the chest too.

    The sleeve buttons aren't functional as I'd have to shorten the sleeves.
     
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    It's partly about finding the right brand for you. Maybe this simply isn't your best choice. On the other hand these are things that may be able to be reasonably altered. You never know until you try it on.
     
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    He's right in the sense that it is, for better or worse, the current style. Personally I think the overall length is not a problem. The sleeves, on the other hand...
     
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    It was an online purchase. I asked the prez. and staff if I should go up to a 42 and I was told no. That was the intended style.

    It is such a nice fit otherwise I'm wondering if anyone down here would even notice.

    If others agree with you, maybe I could revisit things with K.o.C.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
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    My advice is go to a store with a wide range of size choices and find the right length and cut. Brooks Brothers is a great place to start. Their larger stores will have multiple fits (Madison, Fitzgerald, Regent, Milano) in regular and long sizes. Experiment a little and see what works. Then apply what you learn to other vendors.

    Also, why buy something that requires alterations from the shoulder? That strikes me as a fairly major tailoring task that not many can do correctly. The shoulder is usually the most intricate and complicated part of a suit.
     
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  20. Caustic Man

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    Yes, the intended style with many places that pander to such things is to be shorter. There is, I think, an understanding about such things within the context of this forum and this thread in particular. This understanding is that with fashion there is a built in obsolescence. Taking a balanced approach to fit and proportion simply attempts to transcend that and to facilitate garments that will not look dated 10 years from now. There is nothing inherently wrong with following the trends, it's just that if you allow yourself to indulge in that you must accept that if you plan to keep your clothing for a while by 2025 you will look like the guy who dresses like he's stuck in the 2010s. This isn't to say that there aren't trends that happen here because there are. Dub monks may be an example. Even with the tendency toward wide lapels in this thread, I have attempted to maintain a more balanced approach, neither skinny nor too wide. I believe this is good advice because, as has been mentioned before, skinny lapels and short jackets are already beginning to look dated.
     
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