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Hello Everyone!

After a time of only reading, and learning a lot about clothes, i now registered.
First of all, i'd love to get some opinions on a relatively new suit of mine. It is 100% Wool, of a Swiss Brand called "Navyboot". It naturally is off-the-peg, since i cant afford (and don't think i need) Bespoke, being only 20 years old.
But, what do you think of the fit of it?

Second, theres that white 100s popelin shirt. I ordered it from Saintsens.com. I passed them my whishes and 7 measurements of my body. From my feeling, it fits me quite well, much better thank the always much too "bulky" RTW-Shirts, since i have quite a thin torso, but wider hips.
For future, i could now adapt some measurements of this shirt and order future shirts exactly the way i want them. Are there any suggestions in terms of fitting you would make?

And what do you think of the rounded collar? this was a try. not sure if i like it that much, but i think the people here i deal with won't hardly notice that there's something different. Is it appropriate today to wear such a collar, or is it not considered a timeless wearable thing? and is it too soft for a rather skinny, bony head?

Oh, by the way, some may already have guessed that some of my style ideas come from James Bond... Turnback Cuffs and a black silk knit tie:icon_smile_big:

I think the cuffs look quite cool. I feel too "young" to wear cufflinks, but like this somewhat more festive or formal look, e.g. for weddings:icon_smile:

So you see, i have quite a lot of questions. but i really think its important to get some feedback from people who care about dressing, to improve fit and look!

So, thanks to everyones comment! Critics are welcome;)

Collar: https://www.fotos-hochladen.net/1k13detailcollareoi68f2s.jpg

Cuff: https://www.fotos-hochladen.net/1k13detailcuffx0qskno6.jpg

Sideview of shirt: https://www.fotos-hochladen.net/1k13shirtsidej0kz12cf.jpg

Front View Suit: https://www.fotos-hochladen.net/1k13suitfront0sl4dxen.jpg

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The shirt looks fine, but maybe a little blousy. I guess that's a personal opinion, I like very slim shirts. Too young to wear french cuffs?? That's ridiculous, they're very elegant and nicer looking than hum drum barrel cuffs. I hope you don't wear your tie like that when you go out in public. Your outfit is very classic and looks nice, although I like flap pockets.
 

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I totally agree with OP about French Cuffs. Some people can pull them off, but others just look like they are playing dress up with them. If you are young, they can look like you are playing dress up.

Rest of the outfit looks like it fits well. The jacket sleeves are a bit sort for my taste, but to each their own.
 

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Too young to wear french cuffs?? That's ridiculous, they're very elegant and nicer looking than hum drum barrel cuffs. I hope you don't wear your tie like that when you go out in public. Your outfit is very classic and looks nice, although I like flap pockets.
I thought that it sounds somewhat ridiculous…But as mrkleen said, some can pull them off, some not. And as long as i don't feel comfortable in them, it's better to not wear them!

Sure the tie would be better tied up ;)
And besides: The pockets actually have flaps! But i tucked them in for a try. Since my hip bones are wider than the averagemen's, i think that flaps make them look even more wider, couldn't that be?

Actually Bond used to wear "cocktail cuffs" which is a kind of french/single cuff hybrid. Turnbull and Asser actually call it the James Bond cuff.

That's exactly what i have. So many names for it, casino, cocktail, flowback, turnback, bond-cuff…. Saint-sens calls them Portofino-Cuff…

Oh, and any comments on the shirt collar in particular?
 

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Actually Bond used to wear "cocktail cuffs" which is a kind of french/single cuff hybrid. Turnbull and Asser actually call it the James Bond cuff.
The double button turn-back cuff, and yes it was made for Sean Connery playing James Bond in Dr. No (1962).
 

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Have a tailor alter the trouser break.The shirt seems fine,but lose the pocket,unless you need it.If you want,you could have a tailor take in the sides a bit on the shirt as well.And IMHO,twenty is not too young for French cuffs.You may think so now,but wear cufflinks once and your opinion will change.
 

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Your shirt looks fine, the fabric looks a bit stiff but that is probably because it is still new, nothing a couple of washes wont fiix. You could do the tie knot a bit better in the collar.

The trousers seem to missing a belt and i cant judge the break in the front of the trs without you having your shoes on.

The Jacket would look better with the flaps out, i think you are overly concerned about your hips that do not look out of place either looking at the pic with just your trs or the one with the jacket on as well.

IMHO any young man can wear french/double cuffs as long as he keeps the cufflinks simple and understated.

IMHO any young man can also wear a pocket square as long as he also keeps it simple and understated, maybe white TV fold in cotton/linen with maybe 5-8mm showing.

You may feel a little shy the first time you wear anything new that you are unfamiliar with, but persevere and you will soon feel like a million dollars and have a big smile.
 

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I think cuff links would be fine, but if they make you uncomfortable then they are probably not right for you. I much prefer simple cufflinks to the novelty ones.

I think the curved collar is fine although I would not wear it as I don't wear spread collars. It looks like either your tie needs to be tightened, or the collar is too big, or there is a fit problem where it buttons.

I think you should pull the pocket flaps out.
 

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Actually Bond used to wear "cocktail cuffs" which is a kind of french/single cuff hybrid. Turnbull and Asser actually call it the James Bond cuff.
Ahhh, the "Portofino" cuff. That takes real cojones my friend.

OP - your out fit looks very nice for a 20 year old! Regardless of the nit-picking you will receive here you have done about 20x better than anyone else your age. Pull up your trousers, tighten your tie and you'll be good to go pick up a few young ladies.
 

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Ahhh, the "Portofino" cuff. That takes real cojones my friend.

OP - your out fit looks very nice for a 20 year old! Regardless of the nit-picking you will receive here you have done about 20x better than anyone else your age. Pull up your trousers, tighten your tie and you'll be good to go pick up a few young ladies.
Thanks!

Usually i bind the tie perfectly in the collar, i just was a little bit in a hurry when the picture was taken...

And i definately have the balls to wear that cuffs:cool:
 
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