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Understanding your fit & balance (I posted this last June 29th 2010 - but this will answer the various emails over the last month)
http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/752298114/double-trouble-in-the-land-of-invisible-men-in
Double Trouble in the land of Invisible Men in Grey Suits
- all my life I was told men of my height (5’7” on a good day) should not wear DB suits.. So much so that I believed them.
- It was not until the last year or so that I started to apply balance & proportion that I was able to convince myself that I & others of my stature can wear a DB
- In my case the bottom 4 buttons are closer, the breast buttons are actually lower than my nipple, the breast pocket set higher & the waisting is also about 1.5” above my natural waist to create an illusion of length & space
- please excuse the disappearing shirt cuffs, not sure what happened as they were there before the pic & after..
Though some rules: 
keep it classic & simple
stick to dark colors
keep it classic & simple
try & not split unless you are blessed with good upper body to leg proportions
keep it classic & simple
apply level logic to the placement of buttons & pockets
keep it classic & simple
ensure the lapels do not swallow your head & chest
keep it classic & simple
make sure the pants have minimal break
keep it classic & simple
make sure the sleeves meet the wrist bone flex point (see earlier post)
keep it classic & simple
find the balance of the length of the jacket as there is no hard & fast rule, just make sure it covers you seat
& keep it classic & simple
- in answer to the response re my tie, I like my ties skewed as I find the symmetrical or Windsor knots an eye-sore. Just how I roll same as my 5cm or 2” cuffs, not for all but for me
What do you think?

Understanding your fit & balance (I posted this last June 29th 2010 - but this will answer the various emails over the last month)

http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/752298114/double-trouble-in-the-land-of-invisible-men-in

Double Trouble in the land of Invisible Men in Grey Suits

- all my life I was told men of my height (5’7” on a good day) should not wear DB suits.. So much so that I believed them.

- It was not until the last year or so that I started to apply balance & proportion that I was able to convince myself that I & others of my stature can wear a DB

- In my case the bottom 4 buttons are closer, the breast buttons are actually lower than my nipple, the breast pocket set higher & the waisting is also about 1.5” above my natural waist to create an illusion of length & space

- please excuse the disappearing shirt cuffs, not sure what happened as they were there before the pic & after..

Though some rules: 

  1. keep it classic & simple
  2. stick to dark colors
  3. keep it classic & simple
  4. try & not split unless you are blessed with good upper body to leg proportions
  5. keep it classic & simple
  6. apply level logic to the placement of buttons & pockets
  7. keep it classic & simple
  8. ensure the lapels do not swallow your head & chest
  9. keep it classic & simple
  10. make sure the pants have minimal break
  11. keep it classic & simple
  12. make sure the sleeves meet the wrist bone flex point (see earlier post)
  13. keep it classic & simple
  14. find the balance of the length of the jacket as there is no hard & fast rule, just make sure it covers you seat
  15. & keep it classic & simple

- in answer to the response re my tie, I like my ties skewed as I find the symmetrical or Windsor knots an eye-sore. Just how I roll same as my 5cm or 2” cuffs, not for all but for me

What do you think?

  1. johnjnr11 reblogged this from mostexerent
  2. perfectlyaskew said: I feel the lapels could be a tad bit narrower. I fee this would trim the look and even elongate the body some more. Also, slimmer pants would allow for the illusion of more height.
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