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my first suit comments please

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 300rwhp, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. 300rwhp

    300rwhp Member

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    So after the complaints from MR. Bresch i have attempted to oblige him and post some pics of my first suit. It came from one of those HONG KONG outfits and i have one fitting left this is the suit and a shirt i had made. Earlier i had stated how i was not impressed with the salesman persona that i encountered and felt as though i should walk away. Needless to say i coudlnt and didnt and here is the result. Please be critical as i imagine you will be, and yes i have smudged my face for good reasons, im ugly haha. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] i know about the thread on the back on the suit it was a visitor from my chair. Take into consideration that I was tired after work and had to use the remote for the camera. Enjoy especially you Mr. Bresch, please dont be offended. I have decided that now that I have received my suit to do as you suggested and post pics.
     
  2. Alexis

    Alexis Senior member

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    That looks just beautiful on you.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would shorten the jacket sleeves just a little, maybe a half inch. Also, are the pants riding a little low? That might be the cause of the rumples and uneven drape of the back of the trouser legs.

    Othewise, it looks very, very good.
     
  4. 300rwhp

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    thanks for the comments i want to shorten the sleeves and i also want to have a the piece which on a shirt woul dbe the yoke changed it has a small ripple. What do you mean by the comment that it ripples and riding low. I dont undertsand ?
     
  5. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    what's with blured face?
    BTW suit looks cool. But I would touch up on pants. It seems like croach is bit long and extra fabric around thigh area. Anyone agrees?
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Look at the picture of your back. The trousers are rumpled instead of smooth, and not hanging straight down but instead are "careening" into the back of your legs. This could be because you are wearing them too low, around the hips, rather that at the waist. (And, from what I can see, it does look as though you are wearing the trousers a little low.) Trousers worn at the waist are likely to hang better and have a better "line."
     
  7. Alexis

    Alexis Senior member

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    Why would a man wear his trousers low? Do you have a recommendation for where they should be worn?  I am sure this has been addressed before, but for this topic...  Thanks.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gravity.  Trousers will naturally slip down as far as they can.  On most men, that means to the hips.  That is generally too low. It shortens the leg line, elongates the torso, throws off the proportion, and makes the trousers hang badly.

    At the waist.  The problem is, this is hard to do with belted trousers.  Cinching is an uncomfortable way to maintain your trousers at the waist.  And unless the trousers are cut exactly right -- higher in the back, with a gently curved waistline, a trim seat, and perfectly balanced "crutch" -- gravity will always win in the end.  Only a handful of Italian tailors and companies get the cut right consistently, because Italian men traditionally do not like suspenders.

    Suspenders are much more effective and comfortable for maintaining trousers at the waist.  But a lot of men don't wear them, because they consider them a kind of "Wall Street" Master of the Universe costume, and they are too embarrassed to be seen in them.
     
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    I agree that this is a good looking suit. My first thought was also that the sleeves could be a bit shorter. Re the trousers--can you just shorten your braces a bit and see how that works? You don't have any shots without the coat, so it's hard to tell how much is the tailoring of the trousers and how much is how you're wearing it.

    Am I alone in thinking that the shoulders are a bit too square, or is that just my taste?
     
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    I think the jacket looks really great. If you post any more pictures, please post one from the front with the jacket buttoned. I also second the sleeve-shortening.. just barely though. Really, really great looking suit.
     
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    In order to properly comment, I would like to see a tie on your shirt and how the pants fall on your shoes. Also a bespoken gentlemen would refer to the device that holds your pant in place as braces and would never use the terminology suspenders.
     
  13. Renault78law

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    The fabric looks nice.  I'm no fit expert (not even close.), so take my comments with a grain of salt...
    Was this a bespoke suit?  I think you could use a less padded, more natural shoulder as this coat makes your shoulders look too square.  Sleeves seem a bit big, not only in length (-.5"), but in girth as well throughout the length of the sleeve.  I would also like to see more shape in the suit, especially in the front (although it's hard to tell since the suit isn't buttoned).  My two cents.
     
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    I'm experimenting with side tabs on my trousers now. I think the weight of a belt tends to push the waistband down over time. We'll see how this goes.
     
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    The sleeves look very roomy to me, and yea a little bit long. It also looks like it's bucking at the back below the collar? I can't see that clearly though.
     
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    My observations are this, as all have commented the sleeves need to be shortened. I notice a roll at the back of the collar and this is an indication that the collar needs to be lowered. In regards to the fit of the pants, without seeing where you are wearing them on your waist,you are probably wearing them like most men do. Find the top of your pelvis bone on the side of your waist line and that should be where the waist band should rest. Also, try not to allow the waist band to fall below the belly which will account for poor drape of the pleats and clean lines of the crease. Hope this works for you.
     

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