Windsor Tweed Suit

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Windsor Tweed Suit

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Hello everybody. It's been a while since I've posted here as it's been a very crazy year. I just wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I'll be in Texas for the holidays and then up to Boston for a photo shoot before heading back to Germany.

Wanted show that you can buy a men's jacket and a matching skirt.
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That skirt, vest, and coat go well together! If I were the designer, I'd have made the coat a bit shorter, I think.

The high heels distract from the look (for me), but people's tastes differ.
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Wow, and the cap matches, too. What an ensemble! I like the moss green, too.

I agree with Jim about the outer jacket length, it needs to be a tad shorter with a skirt and I'm not gone on those very femm. pumps either. I think something a bit chunkier and not so high would be better.

Overall though, It looks a lot like what a lot of us could be wearing if social conditions in various countries allowed

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That's a remarkable package of kit, Mark, but I'm wondering if the bespoke piece is the skirt and the rest of the rig was a men's design? That's typically what throws things off because men are expected to wear long trousers, and that implies a fairly long jacket.

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Mark as in Mark wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:44 am
Hello everybody. It's been a while since I've posted here as it's been a very crazy year. I just wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I'll be in Texas for the holidays and then up to Boston for a photo shoot before heading back to Germany.

Wanted show that you can buy a men's jacket and a matching skirt.

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Super jealous! I've bought ladies suits with a size 14 top and size 10 skirt, but the arms can be too small. Where did you get the suit from? Can't see it anywhere online :blue:
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Mark kindly told me the name of the supplier if anyone is interested. First time I’ve ever commented on an Instagram post! It’s a fabulous look.
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Walker and Hawkes. Worth mentioning how you came across them (I.e Mark’s pictures). Ray
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Classy, Mark, very classy! The vest in particular caught my eye, upping the style quotient considerably. And I just LOVE the heels, the perfect addition to your suit.
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Very impressive. I'd wear everything there in a heart beat. Hope to see some pics from your shoot.😁
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JeffB1959 wrote:
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Classy, Mark, very classy! The vest in particular caught my eye, upping the style quotient considerably. And I just LOVE the heels, the perfect addition to your suit.
Thanks Jeff. Seems like a few people don't like my Louboutins.
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Ive had a chance to talk to several brands designers during the last few months with discussions being about the Hybrid suit.

Seems like a majority here think that the jacket/coat is too long when wearing a skirt. This is because that is what you are use to seeing with skirts! The ladies jackets are always shorter due to women typically having wider hips than men. I'm told so that the jacket is designed to fit above the hips. Longer jackets on mots women would flair out and look like a bell above the skirt. Most men don't have that problem. So in my discussion with these designers we are always looking the traditional length for the men's jackets or coats.
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I don't list anymore who I buy skirts from. I'm not giving them free advertising. Only the brands that I have a collaboration will get tagged in my photos on IG. This brand, politely, refused to work with me.

That's what happens when you have to hire a management team. :roll:
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Mark as in Mark wrote:
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Ive had a chance to talk to several brands designers during the last few months with discussions being about the Hybrid suit.

Seems like a majority here think that the jacket/coat is too long when wearing a skirt. This is because that is what you are use to seeing with skirts! The ladies jackets are always shorter due to women typically having wider hips than men. I'm told so that the jacket is designed to fit above the hips. Longer jackets on mots women would flair out and look like a bell above the skirt. Most men don't have that problem. So in my discussion with these designers we are always looking the traditional length for the men's jackets or coats.
I think the pairing looks good!

I'm not a suit wearer - far from it - though often wonder about jacket/top length and such. I've tried both long and short and I've come to the conclusion that it comes down to what you wrote - we are used to seeing that ratio.

As I've been paying much more attention to this, I've seen the ratio of shirt height to skirt length flipped on occasion (ie, knee-length skirt, long sweater) and it doesn't look bad. However, I've often aimed for a shorter torso... and seeing successful pairings of the longer top have given me a bit more confidence in appearing "unbalanced" compared to what we typically see with skirts.

I also think men can have their own aesthetic - not everything skirt-related has to mimic what women wear, and at some point with enough men wearing skirts and such it will diverge into its own thing... although it doesn't hurt to borrow (they do it all the time).
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I disagree about the jacket length, it looks fine to me.
If it were shorter as with a traditional womens suit it would move away from the "hybrid" look.
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