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new member/new suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by youngtrane, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. youngtrane

    youngtrane Member

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    Welcome to the forum. (again? I think I remember your username..)

    Seems to fit you pretty well. The beef I have (understand, this is constructive criticism) would be with the lapel being pressed above the top button - I would try steaming that out and see if you can get it to roll a bit better. Once you do that, though, the vest is going to look awfully high, because it is. Not "wrong", I don't think, just not my preference.

    And that's not really my favorite color, but it's not offensive.

    What kind of suit is it?
     
  3. Get Smart

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    are the jacket sleeves hemmed at an odd angle? looks that way. this jacket looks like it would be better button at the top since there really isnt any lapel roll to the 2nd
     
  4. DocHolliday

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    Flat-fronts are trendy now, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with pleats. I prefer flat-fronts generally, but I often go with pleats for suits.

    Overall, I think your suit looks nice. Good job showing cuff, though the sleeves seem a bit sharply angled. What made you pick a three-piece? I like them myself, but they're not seen often these days.
     
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    Yeah, you might want to have the cuffs redone to make them level. That should be a pretty simple operation.
     
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    I like the way that this suits looks on you (other than the jacket sleeves, which as everyone else said, seem to be cut at a wierd angle). I really think that us younger guys should look more into wearing three piece suits. I think that this is one style that would be pretty cool to bring back from the old days.

    The color of this suit is kind of interesting too. It's a little light to be considered navy so it might not work well for say interviews or business situations with high gravitas, but I think it works for ordinary days at the office and for nights out.

    If I ever get a suit MTM I'm definitely going to get it made as a 3 piece.
     
  7. MrDaniels

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    Agree with what's been, said-but still pretty damn sharp.

    One concern-It appears like you have tied a Full Windsor Knot with a button-down shirt. Promise me you will never, EVER do this again! The width and thickness of the knot makes the collar buckle and is a sure way to de-dapperfy yourself.

    Is the suit for business or pelasure BTW?
     
  8. youngtrane

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    thanks for all the replys! The suit is actually quite a bit darker than what it looks like in the pictures~a signal that I need a new digital camera! The cuffs look a bit strange as well, but that's just the angle and my pose. I plan to use it for performances/formals at school and hopefully for interviews coming up in the fall.
     
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    it looks like the lapel is rolled to the top button. unless a steaming reveals otherwise, I'd button that top button. it's complimentary to the high vest anyway.

    and I agree with MrDaniels about the tie/collar.
     
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    MrDaniels, I was under the impression that you should have no tie, regardless of the knot size, with a button down collar. Am I right in thinking this?
     
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    MrDaniels, I was under the impression that you should have no tie, regardless of the knot size, with a button down collar. Am I right in thinking this?

    The Italians would disagree with this ... and so would I. I generally prefer a spread collar with city suits, but wouldn't hesitate to wear a buttondown and tie with, say, tweed or a blazer. (Also, don't let the Trads get wind of this.)
     
  12. MrDaniels

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    The Italians would disagree with this ... and so would I. I generally prefer a spread collar with city suits, but wouldn't hesitate to wear a buttondown and tie with, say, tweed or a blazer. (Also, don't let the Trads get wind of this.)

    DocHolliday is wise as always. I would sat that it is not a great idea to wear a button-down collar with a business suit, although I see men in Manhattan do it all the time. If you are going to do it however, I would only do it with a four-in-hand knot.

    By the way, I like the shoes a lot...will definately make you stand out from most of the other college students.
     
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    What? No one's berated him for his lack of pocket square yet?

    (It's OK; I don't own any either, and I doubt this forum will make me start...)

    Looks pretty sharp, except that in that second picture there's a bit of what appears to be your tie sticking out from under vest _and_ jacket. I'd avoid that myself. In three-piece suits I sometimes tie my ties much shorter than I ever would in a two-piece for precisely that reason.
     
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    Looks pretty sharp, except that in that second picture there's a bit of what appears to be your tie sticking out from under vest _and_ jacket. I'd avoid that myself. In three-piece suits I sometimes tie my ties much shorter than I ever would in a two-piece for precisely that reason.

    Yeah, I try to avoid that "peek-a-boo" effect myself. If you promise not to tell ANY of my business associates, I'll tell you a little trick: Pull the bottom of the tie just a little bit to the right or the left. You can place the angle of the bottom of the tie flush with the angle of the bottom vest points as they angle away from the bottom button (which God willing you did NOT button. Your tie will rest there, all neat and dapper for the day.[​IMG]
     
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    That's a good trick. I may try it. But tying the tie Gomer Pyle-style (as someone called it in another thread) also works.
     
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    That's a good trick. I may try it. But tying the tie Gomer Pyle-style (as someone called it in another thread) also works.

    That "someone" was ME [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]!
     
  17. youngtrane

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    is it frowned upon to wear a belt w/ a 3pc? the pants do have loops...
     
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    is it frowned upon to wear a belt w/ a 3pc? the pants do have loops...

    Yes. A properly fitting vest lays flat. A belt ruins the effect.
     
  19. MrDaniels

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    Oh, and BTW-is the suit single or double-vented? And where did you get it?
     
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    Looking quite sharp - although I'm surprised that the pants aren't cuffed.

    It was my understanding that pleated pants are usually cuffed while flat-fronts are typically left uncuffed.

    I would warrant to say that you still look better than 99% of the other college students out there.
     

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