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Suit Jacket Length

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by poohbear, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. poohbear

    poohbear Member

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    Hi all,

    Just like to know your comments about the jacket length is OK or not. Thanks.

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  2. Caustic Man

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    Camera angle makes it difficult to tell for sure, but he length looks fine to me.
     


  3. Andy57

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    Agreed. Jacket length looks okay. Are the trousers a little short?
     


  4. poohbear

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    Thanks. This jacket is RTW suit jacket, afraid it's too long. But alternation may change the proportion.

    The length of the trousers maybe in a trendy no break.
     


  5. Andy57

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    Altering a jacket's length is difficult to do and simply not worth trying, in my opinion. Am I correct in assuming that you are after a chopped look? As for the pants, they're fine as long as you don't mind looking like you borrowed them from your shorter brother.
     


  6. MisterFu

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    The jacket is absolutely not too long.
     


  7. GBR

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    Trousers too short, coat too long - a complete rag: Send it back or burn it.
     


  8. Caustic Man

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    The jacket length is definitely not too long.
     


  10. Simone1

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    Jacket length is fine. As a general rule for suit jackets, the bottom should line up with the thumb knuckle. If wearing a sportscoat, it can be shorter.
     


  11. jdrizzy

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    What's with the trouser hate? They look fine.
     


  12. Caustic Man

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    This isn't exactly so. Arm length can vary greatly and make this "rule" troublesome. A more useful rule, though still with its limitations, is that the jacket should entirely cover ones seat, and roughly extend down to half the body length.
     


  13. poohbear

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    From my memory this suit jacket covers the butt.
     


  14. Caustic Man

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    By the looks of it I can't imagine it wouldn't.
     


  15. GBR

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    Far too short, should break on the shoe.
     


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