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How Does This Thom Browne Jacket Look?

NewYorkIslander

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Guys-

The reaction at AAAC (a far more conservative forum) was not overly positive. Was curious what you guys thought over here. Is it just too silly looking? I like it, but have very eccentric taste, and some of my items are over the top...is this one?





I'm aware one sleeve is a bit longer than the other...other than that...fire away please.

Rob
 

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If you wore it with a skinnier tie, then it might work.

To me, it's too short. I know that's the point of TB, but it makes you look like your jacket just came out of a dryer.
 

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I dunno. I'm trying to step outside the box, but I've never understood the Thom Browne appeal. The main problem to my eyes is that the height of the waist makes your mid-section and hips look a lot wider than they really are.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
I dunno. I'm trying to step outside the box, but I've never understood the Thom Browne appeal. The main problem to my eyes is that the height of the waist makes your mid-section and hips look a lot wider than they really are.

Yes, I noticed the exact same thing.
 

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looks great
 

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...paging socal...

EDIT: nevermind ^^ looks like socal just weighed in as i posted this
 

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The jacket itself looks great.

The jacket on you doesn't look as well. i wouldn't touch thom browne unless i have bmi of less than 25
 

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The jacket seems shorter than most Thom Browne I've seen; yet, I like it. However, I'd reserve this for casual/social wear, not for a business meeting.
 

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About 2" more length would make the look very nice. It actually fits well for such a tight jacket. I actually admire your look on AAAC. Your not afraid to take risk.
 

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One size too small. It looks like you're about to pop that button off.

And Thom Browne really only works if you're very thin. Any kind of a belly throw off the whole look.
 

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Looks silly*, like all Thom Browne. Sorry.

*Unless you hang out in very isolated, quirky homosexual social circles.
 

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Too short, left sleeve too long(?), too tight at your waist.

I do like the lapels and the lapel roll.

The fit could be improved with a more lively pocket square and perhaps unbuttoning your collars.

+1 to the narrower tie comment.
 

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A few of the comments here gave me my answer (I think). I'm 5' 9.5" and soaking wet 150lbs. My body fat is around 5-6%. So if this makes me look like I have a bit of a belly, it must be too small. The only belly I have is in my dreams...
 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
A few of the comments here gave me my answer (I think). I'm 5' 9.5" and soaking wet 150lbs. My body fat is around 5-6%. So if this makes me look like I have a bit of a belly, it must be too small. The only belly I have is in my dreams...

probably too muscular to wear thom browne.
 

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