I’m not a big fan of vintage clothing myself. The costume effect that a lot of vintage clothing has scares me.
I have to admit, though, that some men are very good at vintage clothing, for instance Jimmy.
The three-piece tuxedo he wears is from Gieves & Hawkes. Jimmy found it on eBay, and then he took it to a local tailor for a few alterations.
Jimmy demonstrates that style and being well-dressed are something beyond build. He is a short guy with a bit of extra weight, yet he looks very sharp in that Gieves and Hawkes dinner jacket.
I also like the tight-fitting cut. It undermines the rule that stout men should opt for drapey clothes.
Jimmy pairs his Gieves and Hawkes dinner jacket with a bowler hat. Perhaps that move is a bit much. However, looking at it purely stylistically Jimmy’s bowler hat and dinner jacket harmonize well.
Photography: Sartorial Notes
38S got fat says
Torsten, since you aren’t a tailor you omit which alterations Jimmy’s
did. I think Jimmy’s dinner jacket fits him very well. Would you please say which alterations the jacket underwent? I just bought on sale a 40R RTL Gieves & Hawkes jacket which nevertheless is too tight for me because my waist got fat. (Sleeves must be shortened.) Since I have narrow shoulders I believe going up still another size to 42S would mean its shoulders would be too broad. Thanks!
He adjusted only neck and sleeves length I believe.