Please critique the fit of this blazer.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pydbl, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. pydbl

    pydbl Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008


  2. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

    Messages:
    2,612
    Likes Received:
    111
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Seems to fit well besides the sleeves being just a tad bit long.
     


  3. Sentinel

    Sentinel Active Member

    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    The shoulders look good, the waist is suppressed nicely, and there's no roll or stretch on the back. As Saturdays said, showing a bit of cuff would be ideal, but that's an easy and cheap fix.
     


  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Messages:
    7,789
    Likes Received:
    551
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Why did you not either think about the photograph prior to having them taken or else do them again?

    In any event it is far too short - that damns it as being fit only for sale or return.
     


  5. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    117
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Location:
    Shanghai
    Too short, but sort of acceptable if it is mainly worn with jeans.
     


  6. pydbl

    pydbl Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    


    Hmm, I am not very tall (5' 8''), and my upper body is relative long. Would a jacket that is longer than this make my body look disproportional? The jacket length, which I just measured, is 27.5 inches.
     


  7. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    273
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    You need another 1" of length for the jacket to be a 'proper' length. It should at least cover your ass.

    However, if you are wearing it only with jeans or only for casual occasions such as going out at night you can wear it as is - as this is the current fashion. Just take little off the cuff so your shirt cuff is exposed though. Jacket cuff should end exactly at your wrist bone.
     


  8. Mimosa

    Mimosa Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    I think it *fits* you nicely. Sleeves could be shortened a touch. Jacket length looks fine especially with the current trend of shorter jackets. Wear it and smile. :)

    Mim
     


  9. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Messages:
    7,789
    Likes Received:
    551
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    

    It should still cover your bum. The objective of the coat is not to re proportion your body - that cannot be done and therefore the appearance of the fit of the coat is your guiding task. It looks as if you are seeking to ape the appearance of Charlie Chaplin.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011


  10. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,321
    Likes Received:
    307
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    That is the proper length of a jacket...for a woman.
     


  11. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Messages:
    4,642
    Likes Received:
    310
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    DCish
    The length is fine. Perhaps not by traditional standards, but if we're talking about modern style? Sure. It looks good on him.

    Sleeves could go up a bit, but they're not horrible.

    And I would want more interesting buttons on there. If you're scared of brass, go with pewter, steel or something, or something offbeat like wood, horn or MoP. But plain blue is just dull.

    Chaplin wore coats way too long for comedic effect. OP's wearing it a tad bit shorter to extend his legs visually. As a short guy, I can tell you that if you have a coat that's even a little too long it can start calling to mind Chaplin in a very bad way. When you're short, it's much better to err on the side of short jackets and a longer leg.
     


  12. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

    Messages:
    1,800
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Location:
    Nashville
    I think it looks fine. I rather like the shorter length. The dude looks young and actually a short blazer looks great with denim. The length even works if you're going for an updated preppy style (see this month's GQ).

    Do get the sleeves shortened though. The short jacket with too-long sleeves is unacceptable.
     


  13. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    88
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Jacket length is fine in context. If it were a suit, I would complain, but as is, it is fine.
     


  14. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

    Messages:
    2,612
    Likes Received:
    111
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    

    Its not too short.. Rule of Thumb, he passes
     


  15. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

    Messages:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    205
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by