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Old 10-17-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I don't like socks showing when you are standing straight up, but I prefer the pants to just barely touch the shoes, and if you must have a break, it should be a very small break. With this fit, when the guy sits you will see his socks.

I like this 1) because I like coordinating my socks with my outfits and 2) pants that bunch up around dress shoes look terrible to me.

I'm a guy here and my wife really likes the way I dress. The biggest thing (as others have already mentioned) is getting a suit tailored to fit YOU. I tend to think fitted suits on guys who are in good shape look the best and so does my wife, but you need to get it tailored to you.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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My cousin who lived in the US since the 50s used to send his measurement over and have suits made here in Glasgow or buy three or four from a tailor when he came home... his tailor off Duke st in Glasgow also made suits for Sean Connery it seems.. at least I think thats true..
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Any suit by Giorgio Armani!!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Whatever it is, make sure it is well-tailored and made of the highest quality/material you can afford.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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I go after brands that make fitted blazers. I never go out of the house without a blazer mostly, even if I'm in shorts.

My constant targets are Jack Wills. I added pics in my album where I have a lilac blazer. I wear this only when I go in shorts. Sometimes I unbutton the sleeves and roll them up for extra mode.

Coloured blazers are not for all dudes, they can look bizarre if worn with the wrong kind of bottoms. But Duchamp Girl loves my blazers and I've been upping the ante lately.

I've always had to tailor all suits/blazers. The only brand I never had to tailor was Macy's Bar III slim fit. They fit me like a glove and I hoarded as much as I could because I was getting sets on sale for like 100 bucks and no tailoring. Buy and wear and that's astonishing.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:44 PM
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I'm in the market for a new suit. Just interested in opinions.
Photos/pictures from the net in your post would be really helpful.
If you are slender/skinny, don't go for double-breasted. It doesn't look as good. If you dare, go with white. You never know... you might be able to pull it off. Don't wear a white shirt though....black shirt and shoes with white suit.....just an idea.


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Old 02-23-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Find out who makes the suits for Jay Leno and go to the same tailor he uses.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:29 PM
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double breasted suits don't look good on slender, skinny guys....

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I'm in the market for a new suit. Just interested in opinions.
Photos/pictures from the net in your post would be really helpful.
Either one of these looks is dead sexy IMO.



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Old 02-27-2014, 01:07 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Go based off which brand fits you best. I tried going after name brand suits and none of them fit me well. I have 44 " shoulders with a 40 " waist. The slim fit styles are too tight for me too so I just went with a good color and purchased a 44 ". Had to get jacket tailored just about everywhere just so I could raise my arms to an acceptable amount. I believe the tailoring cost about the same as a jacket.

I've realized, no one will care what brand you wear just as long as you look good in it. I buy $6 t-shirts off amazon because I've finally found a brand made for my body type. I could buy a $45 name brand t-shirt with short sleeves and a baggy waist just so I can wear a namebrand.

Find a good tailor in your area. Use yelp for that.
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