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Is this coat too long?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Connemara, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I just received this Paul Stuart suit and am thinking that aside from some obvious issues (waist is a bit too full for my liking & sleeves are too long), the coat itself might extend past what is widely considered preferrable.

    Opinions? Excuse the OCBD/chinos, I just got home from work.



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  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looks too long, but hard to tell with a single pic. Does it extend well past your seat?
     
  3. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Looks too long, but hard to tell with a single pic. Does it extend well past your seat?

    Eh, not really. I'll take a side profile in a little while.
     
  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Looks like it's within the realm of preference - though my preference is for a bit shorter.

    You work? [​IMG]
     
  5. SuitingStyle

    SuitingStyle Senior member

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    yea, I think take a side view pic and also the overall pic (showing the whole body) would help better determine
     
  6. mrchapel

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    If it covers your seat, than it is fine. However, I like mine to be slightly shorter, ideally touching the tip of my thumb. I find that this length usually touches slightly under my seat. However, none of us have perfect bodies, so your mileage may vary.
     
  7. TIEALIGN

    TIEALIGN Senior member

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    From the picture you posted it looks a tad long but its tought to tell IMO from the pic you posted.
     
  8. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    yea, I think take a side view pic and also the overall pic (showing the whole body) would help better determine


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  9. mrchapel

    mrchapel Senior member

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    Judging by the side picture, I'd say that yes, it's too long by about 1-1.5" IMO.
     
  10. Leslierc

    Leslierc Senior member

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    Nice looking suit! The sleeves are a bit uneven, but the length of the jacket is OK by me. Have your tailor shape up the sides and fix the sleeve cuffs and you will be good to go.
     
  11. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Triple post...impressive! [​IMG] It is indeed a cool suit...great subtle blue windowpane.

    I have a bit of an oddly-shaped body. My torso is very short respective to my legs, so a longer jacket doesn't make me look so stumpy (see last picture). I've gone for short sized jackets in the past, and they're often so short that they look feminine.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No way that coat is an inch too long. Half inch, maybe. Maybe. Actually, I'm not sure it's too long at all.
     
  13. odoreater

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    I personally prefer my coat to be a little shorter than that, but I wouldn't say that it's too long.
     
  14. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Your sleeves, particularly your left sleeve don't look too short either.

    Is it the angle of the picture? Based on the picture, you certainly shouldn't take up the sleeve.
     
  15. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Looks like a good length to me.
    Thanks for posting the picture.
     
  16. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    The length, she isa fine.
     
  17. LSeca

    LSeca Senior member

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    I think that is a great length, imo the lenght is spot on. This is a nice pattern you have chosen.
     
  18. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Interestingly enough, I just pinned the jacket in the back so as to account for the amount of material I'd like taken in. The jacket honestly looks shorter when this is done. Maybe because the quarters seem to be pulled a bit closer to the body?
     
  19. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    You'd have to post full length back and side pictures to tell if the coat is too long. From your half length side picture, the coat goes well pass your buttock cheek by some 2". I'd say it is at least 1" too long, but you might have very long legs to balance it off [​IMG]
     
  20. SuitingStyle

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    from the upper body alone, looks a bit long, but overall, taking the legs into acct. looks fine I think
     

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