Agreeable Menswear Post Of The Day

LeFoo1

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I think torso:leg ratio comes into play as a secondary observation, no? Typically (or at least what I have always experienced and seen in other bespoke garments is you measure your jacket to your thumb’s knuckle - which means you are measuring torso:arm ratio really, no? From there, some people prefer it a tad shorter (a trend that most people dressing footballers seem to have adopted) or longer (Sexton style). I’m 5’9” and jackets that are shorter than my knuckle just feel oddly childish.

I do have a few that are cut longer, always depending on how “deep” the waist suppression on the coat is, ie if there’s a clear supression subtly starting below the armpit, then I see a longer jacket as more elegant and forgiving. A jacket with a more brusque waist supression (just at waist level) tends to look a bit ridiculous if too long. So maybe there’s also the ratio of the two overlapping triangles?
To clarify, my tailor did mention he usually does the knuckle thing, but shortened my jacket specifically because of my short torso. Then again another tailor cut it following and I felt both look fine; they probably also took into account other factors in their house style when determining the best jacket length too.

Agree that deep waist suppression looks better with longer jacket. I think it is also the case with very low lapel rolls and open quarters. The curves look too abrupt and draw too much attention on shorter jackets in my eyes. Would look like you're wearing a mini skirt.
 

belinmad

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To clarify, my tailor did mention he usually does the knuckle thing, but shortened my jacket specifically because of my short torso.

Yep, this is precisely what I meant - most would start with the knuckle point as a reference, and adjust as needed (in this case your tailor looking at the torso:leg proportions)
 

LeFoo1

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Not sure if this has been shared before. I find this guy's combinations very agreeable. I prefer hies darker or textured shoes.

Edit: and many of his jeans.

 

Kingstonian

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The thing with the modern politician it's a case of being bland to hide the skulduggery going on behind the scenes. Like Boris with his Pulsar. Just a stage act. Does anyone think he's not sporting that as an affectation to bedazzle the weak and feeble minded. He's as hungry for power and status as the rest of us. And has got it. The I don't think enough of about my appearance to comb my hair, or wear a decent watch, because I don't care and are powerful enough not to dig what you think, or engage in mere aesthetics is pure stage craft.
Boris will say whatever he thinks will help Boris.

However, when it comes to personal appearance you have to remember that Boris is an incredibly lazy sod. He is different from the modern politicians who go tieless and are neat but bland.
 

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Same here, at 6' 5" a short coat looks woeful on me. I see it all the time on tall men as well. Sports coat half way on their bum, slighty lower on the front. Looks so bad.
It looks so naff and there's no get out, you just can't repair the damage of that look. It's the jacket world equivalent of half mast trousers.
Not sure if this has been shared before. I find this guy's combinations very agreeable. I prefer hies darker or textured shoes.

Edit: and many of his jeans.

I like the socks in his first photo.
However, when it comes to personal appearance you have to remember that Boris is an incredibly lazy sod. He is different from the modern politicians who go tieless and are neat but bland.
Hard to way him up, the jovial class clown, the bumbling fool who looks like he's been dragged through a bush backwards, doesn't quite match his success. I think it's a bit of an act. But I think you're right he will do and say anything to maintain his position. Not sure of his taste in women, that Carrie isn't anything to get excited about.
 

Sartodi Napoli

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Tailor friend, flawless jacket

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Sartodi Napoli

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Should be in the disagreeable tbh.
Unbuttoning cuff buttons
Exploding pocket square
Wrong choice of pocket square.
Gaudy bracelet
Contrast red thread ( or lapel chain) ?

That being said, nice fitting suit jacket.


Yeah but was a pretty nice example of great jacket, those do not come around easily.
 

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Tailor friend, flawless jacket

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Great looking suit. I can live with the cuff button undone and the PS but the lapel pin and bracelet would have to go. And the waistcoat.

Interesting contast cuff on the shirt. Don't think I've seen that before.
 

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Woof.

One of my best friends had a backyard wedding last summer (finally), and a couple guys we know are really into western wear these days it seems, which is hilarious given we all grew up literally a couple hundred yards from the beach, surfing and fishing and whatnot. So they attend in denim, one cowboy hat, and bandanas for masks since it's peak Covid.

I asked them if they were getting ready to rob a stagecoach.
 

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Wrong thread! This is the agreeable menswear thread, and that is most definitely not agreeable - unless you are that guy who used to hang around here who liked dressing up like a coal miner or Depression-era farmer in the dustbowl.
 
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