Now, this gif always annoys me, because it shows up on my dash with comments like “omg this is the sexiest thing eva” and “men in suits hhhHHH” which is fair enough.
But this gif is a very poor example of a sexily suited man. His jacket is extremely ill fitted, as if it were made for a man four sizes up from him. His tie is crooked, too tight, and mis-lengthened. His shirt’s collar is the wrong size for him, and the way he buttons it makes it look as if he’s never done it before.
Here, ladies and gents, is how it is done.
I’m not sure if it needs saying but if you’re going to correct the original poster, try not to make so many mistakes.
For one, clip-on braces with a suit is a fashion faux-pas.
Two, pants do not look to be sitting at the natural waist, hence why so much slack on the braces when he moves.
Three, what is it with the poofy shirt? You going to dance at the copacabana??
And fourth, the most heinous of your formal crimes, DO NOT BUTTON THE LAST BUTTON ON A SUIT.
This is not an example to follow and your 1mil+ notes are a lie
Guess it’s time to revisit this after over a year of such commentary. For sake of consistency, this is the same suit.
- These are convertible suspenders. I hadn’t had the opportunity to put buttons into those particular trousers before I made the original gifs.
- Hey you’re right. You’re the first, myself included, to notice that. Good eye.
- I stand by this shirt. It’s comfortable and unrestricting, unlike the common “slim fit” breed that cuts off the circulation to your arms if you try to pick something up or hug someone. The collar and sleeves are my size and and that’s all the matters.
- No. This button law that everyone seems to follow without question is a western tradition. Do some travelling outside the reach of British imperialism, or even just some reading, and you’ll find that no such madness is undertaken elsewhere. Buttoning up fully produces a cleaner, tidier look, and doesn’t leave your jacket literally flapping in the breeze (see here).
This is usually the part where people say, “But jackets are designed to keep the bottom button open! It’ll bunch around the button and look dreadful if you do them all up!” to which there is a simple solution; don’t buy suits with jackets that are designed this way. You’ll note that such bunching isn’t occurring, because it’s the first thing I look for when I try on a suit off the rack, and the first thing I specify to a tailor when having one made. There is a V-crease above the top button, but this is due partly to having gained two inches at the chest since the original gifs were made, and partly to raising my arms to button and to cross my hands.
Tea … is a religion of the art of life.
"Do you have to be so vulgar about men, like they’re pieces of meat?"
I HAVE WAITED SO LONG FOR THIS GIF SET