Pictures of new suit -- comments welcome

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by boston, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Take these comments with a grain of salt -- it is tough to tell elements of fit and style from a picture, even a good picture. Also, let me also preface my comments by saying that I think it is a lovely suit that you should get much pleasure out of.

    (1) You might be better with a two button next time. But this is more preference.

    (2) The lapels are fine in and of themselves -- they sort of resemble Oxxford lapels -- but they don't quite match up with the other details of the jacket. For example, the lapels are short (because of the 3 button), and maybe a touch wider than average, with a round corner. The angle of the notch is also a bit downward facing. But this is in a bit of conflict with the high hip pockets, high second button, and the high breast pocket. These elements, at least for me, call out for a longer lapel (2 button) that is slightly narrower, slightly less rounded, and less angled downward (check out the Isaia suits at Sierra Trading Post for an example). What I think is going on here is that you have a lot of elements elongating the jacket from the bottom up to the middle button, and the less elongating lapel causes a bit of visual compression. Make sense?

    (2) I would not get hacking pockets if I were you. I agree that hacking pockets might now be right on this suit due to the fabric (this is just a matter of taste IMO though). But, more precisely, I think hacking pockets don't flatter your body. You have very good posture if the side shot is an indication. You can see that the back of the jacket appears a bit longer than the front from this side shot -- again, as a result of your posture. The hacking pockets in combination with this make it look as though the jacket is sliding backwards on you. I think you'd be better off going with straight pockets next time.

    (3) I might get the pants a bit shorter and a bit full next time. You look tall and lanky. A bit more fullness in the lower leg would probably give you a bit more bulk.

    (4) The jacket is a touch long perhaps? But the sleeves are a bit short. A bit of a disconnect here.

    So, though are my "negative" comments. Overall, it is a great suit that fits really, really well. This is especially true across the back. Congratulations. Where is it from, if we may ask?
     
  2. brooklyn

    brooklyn Senior member

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    I agree that the sleeves are a bit short and the pants are to long, but I dont think the jacket is to long? How can you tell. I though that if you cup your hands the bottom of the jacket should meet your palms?

    I like the hacking pockets with the ticket pocket, maybe because I have the same thing on my suit.
     
  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I'm talking maybe 1/4". It's hard to tell with just a few pics -- angles can be decieving.
     
  4. Nonk

    Nonk Senior member

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    I like it, I like the colour, design and the fabric.

    Same as most I think the sleeves are a nats too short, and the trousers (pants. he he) are too long.

    Enjoy your suit, it is nice.
     
  5. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    You look good.

    It's imperfect, but...so's everything.

    Should definitely be exceptional for workhorse wear.

    I agree with johnnynorman that the suit makes you look "tall," although I'm not really seeing "lanky." Really, I think that's a very flattering thing. Who needs bulk?
     
  6. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    I love the color. Don't have anything else to add save I'd rather wear my trousers a bit shorter and perhaps the coat just a tad shorter too.
     
  7. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    You're one of the first on this forum who actually show us a suit which fits (almost) right. I don't think you can go any better than that through RTW anyway.

    Don't bother listening to all these SR freaks :
    - I don't think the pants are too long : they are quite elongated and slim that way, which is good.
    - I don't think you need any more waist suppression.

    One thing however is bothering me : the shoulders are too wide.
    Narrower lapels + shoulders would have been better.

    And, of course, as many mentioned : the sleeves are a bit short + button the cuffs.

    Otherwise, very nice looking suit .

    .luc
     
  8. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Wear nicer shoes with that nice suit.

    The pockets make the suit noticeable, and a suit should not necessarily be noticed. What I mean is, one should not remember what you were wearing, just that you looked nice. With this suit, I will basically only remember the pockets.

    Oh, and the nice stitching.
     
  9. johnw86

    johnw86 Senior member

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    The gorge looks fine to me...but then I'm probably more conservative than most of the other members.

    Also, I think given the fit of the jacket waist on your backside, more waist suppression would pull and create other problems.

    Looks like a great purchase. Enjoy.
     
  10. boston

    boston Senior member

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    Thank you all for your comments.

    - I agree, the pants look long in that picture. I'll need to try them on again to see if they really are long, or if I just need to pull them up a little.

    - I also agree that the higher button and waist stance points towards a higher gorge. Something to bear in mind for the next time.

    - The shoulders actually fit very well. Not sure if they can get much narrower, but perhaps they could get softer.

    - I also thought it could do with some more waist suppression, but when I tweak the waist in it does not look any better.

    The suit feels very soft and drapes really nicely. The drape is new for me, but the wool has a soft hand.

    - boston
     
  11. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Obviously you've never seen Ernest's collection of Lanvin suits.
     
  12. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Well, last time I saw pictures of his suits, they were one size too small. But they were not Lanvin...

    .luc
     
  13. Panzeraxe

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    Nice suit - some minor comments - your sleeve buttons are a little off, and your skirt is 'flaring' a bit too much I think. You may also want to consider a 2 button suit next time - I think you may look better.

    Otherwise - great suit. And please, please tighten that tie - it just detracts from the overall presentation.

    Panzer
     
  14. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    Also it looks great from the back...
     
  15. boston

    boston Senior member

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    One last note -- I had the lining be purple. my wife thought this was a dumb idea, but now agrees it looks great.

    -boston
     

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