Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Long and the Short of It

I chose this picture for one reason only. It happened to perfectly capture his arm at his side--showing the length of his jacket compared to where his hands fall.

I cannot even tell you how many men I find are still "testing" the length of their jacket by seeing if the coat tail grazes their finger tips.  Now granted, this jacket is short! Looks great, but will only be on trend for a few seasons more. If your budget allows for you to switch out your suit collection every 3 years or so, then by all means, go for it! If you are looking for a longer term investment,  add an inch or so. (Maybe the bottom of your thumb?)

Another idea for gaining more mileage from your "trendy" suit jacket lengths--pair them with jeans!  As the trend starts to head toward longer (which it will my dears, the 90's will be back before we know it) split up your suit and take the shorter jacket with a more casual look.  You can easily pull off a short jacket with jeans and look totally au courant! The whole jacket and jeans trend isn't going away any time soon.

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