• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 5: Good Art HLYWD rosette courtesy of Self Edge

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 5th auction is for a custom Good Art HLYWD bracelet courtesy of Self Edge. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Watch out! Short man in a DB suit!

TheFoo

THE FOO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Feb 11, 2007
Messages
22,512
Reaction score
3,505
It came in today. So, let's hear your verdicts: can a short guy wear a double-breasted suit?





I'll take some follow-up photos in better light and maybe do a blog post later.
 

itsstillmatt

The Liberator
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
14,384
Reaction score
2,073
10+/10. You might want to stick with DBs for suits. I like your wedding suit very much, but this is really, really superb. The seated picture is a great way to see how fantastic those shoulders really are.
 

TheFoo

THE FOO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Feb 11, 2007
Messages
22,512
Reaction score
3,505
Originally Posted by iammatt
10+/10. You might want to stick with DBs for suits. I like your wedding suit very much, but this is really, really superb. The seated picture is a great way to see how fantastic those shoulders really are.

My wife agrees with you. I'm thrilled with the results.

Originally Posted by SirSuturesALot
May I inquire as to the make of the shoes?

John Lobb 2004's.
 

binge

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2008
Messages
5,210
Reaction score
148
It looks really good on you. So, an emphatic "yes" to your question.

The only thing I don't like about it, is the fullness of the sleeves. But that's a stylistic element of all your Rubinacci jackets right?

Also, is that part of a Wii Fit under your sofa?
 

SirSuturesALot

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2007
Messages
1,546
Reaction score
3
Originally Posted by mafoofan
John Lobb 2004's.
Nice! What color?
Originally Posted by binge
The only thing I don't like about it, is the fullness of the sleeves. But that's a stylistic element of all your Rubinacci jackets right?
I was wondering about that as well. The sleeves look a bit full, especially when positioned directly adjacent to the marvelously suppressed waist. The seated picture does not have this issue.
 

binge

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2008
Messages
5,210
Reaction score
148
And after viewing this one a second time, the sleeves strike me as less-full compared to your other recently-posted photos, or at least the two doorway shots. Maybe it's a quirk of the camera angle, or the way you were standing. Maybe a bit of all three...
 

TheFoo

THE FOO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Feb 11, 2007
Messages
22,512
Reaction score
3,505
Yes, that's my wife's Wii Fit.

Yes, the sleeves are full; it's not an optical illusion. I have to say, once I became accustomed to sleeves like this, skinny ones just don't look right anymore.
 

Concordia

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
6,642
Reaction score
978
Very nice. Suits you, sir!
 

Dewey

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2007
Messages
3,485
Reaction score
37
Looks great.

Full of sleeves are a classic luxury & were long a sign of top-quality suit. Full sleeves are not to be confused with low armholes.

I like the sleeves just as they look now. I think the full sleeves balance the waist suppression in a good way. If you had skinny arms and a skinny waist, you'd just look skinny, which is probably not a good look on your frame. Instead of looking 16, as you often might with your boyish grin and body type, a thoroughly slim suit would make you look like you were 10 years old. Instead you look like a trim person with a luxurious coat. This is a grown-up look.

I also like the broad lapels on all the jackets. If you are a little man, you need some bold in your suit. Wide lapels are a great way to do that. Bold color is probably not a good way to do that because bold color is regarded as not serious.

The lapels not only look bold because they are big. They are also bold because they are on the wrong side of the recent fashion. The classic half the distance would probably look ok, but would not contribute. So I think the broader lapels add a good thing to all these jackets for Mr. 5' 4". They make you look more like you're 26. I like how they are subtly aggressive.
 

NOLA1

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2007
Messages
732
Reaction score
1
Looks awesome.

Is it rude to ask a short guy how tall he is?
 

Sator

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
3,083
Reaction score
30
Good show! It's a little like: we told you so.

I love the way you are thumbing your nose at the mindlessly repeated internet fora 'truisms' about what shorter men can't wear": DB coats, wide turn-ups on trousers. As we were saying in that recent trend: these things matter little. What really matters is FIT, FIT, and FIT. Get that right and you can just about wear whatever you want.
 

A Y

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2006
Messages
5,744
Reaction score
574
It doesn't get any better than that. For the same reasons, my future suits are going to be mostly DB as well.

--Andre
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 27 3.5%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 135 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 252 32.5%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 123 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 68 8.8%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.1%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.2%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,730
Messages
9,223,438
Members
193,605
Latest member
MattNJ
Top