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March 24, 2008

The White Stipe

Filed under: Belts,Celebrity,Suits,Tailoring,Ties,Trousers — Izzy @ 11:31 pm

Michael Stipe in white

As a general rule, Izzy enjoys white or off-white suits (even those with black buttons), but the tailoring of this one being worn by REM’s Michael Stipe just seems a bit off.  Is the jacket too long?  Certainly the sleeves are.  Izzy does, however, like the tie, with its width continuous all the way up.  And there’s nothing amiss with Stipe’s lack of belt, which creates an especially clean look.  Plus, why attract attention to your waist is there’s no need to?


  1. Perhaps we should not blame the suit but the body wearing it?

    Comment by Jennie — March 24, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

  2. Honestly I think the jacket is just too big. The shoulders look too large and the sleeves are definitely too long. I don’t mind the jacket length though.

    I like the off white suit. Very spring. I do not like the off-white suit with the plain white shirt. Generally I’d like to see more contrast to spice things up.

    Comment by Jeff the Baptist — March 25, 2008 @ 4:22 pm

  3. I think the black tie is weird, and also too wide.

    Comment by Phyllis — March 26, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

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