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Men’s Suit Masterpost
Confused about suits? Are they hard to draw? What styles are good for what occasions and what body types? What does a suit say about your character? There are so many variables, it can be a lot to take in and nowadays most people don’t know too much about ‘suit rules’. That’s fine, since generally these rules are flexible and in many ways they’ve been broken or bent in modern times. When drawing a suit it’s important to pay attention to the details though: the shoulders, the lapels, the vents, the breast cuts and button etiquette. You must know your basics first! And then you can feel free to arse the rules! Let’s get started!
The profile of the suit, the length and width of it, is heavily reliant on the height and weight of your character. Shorter, squatter men want to accentuate the vertical line, so they should wear straighter cuts and shorter coats. Tall, skinny men need just the opposite: a slight nip in the waist to break up the long tall shape of their body and a slightly longer coat.
Before we jump into the 3 cuts of shoulders, let’s talk about length for a short while, (pardon the pun). There’s a saying that a good suit jacket is like a good lawyer: it should always cover your ass. This is a very American thing (and American style suits are typically the most common) This also applies more to suit jackets or sports coats than with blazers (I’ll discuss the differences later). Shorter coats tend to look young, hip, and modern. However, for the standard cut, the jacket should end about where your thumb joint meets your hand with your arms by your side. Italians tend to get away with slightly shorter coats with a nice trim waist and the slightest peek of fanny. How flashy.
Also referred to by tailors as the ‘natural shoulder’. There is little to no padding and it slopes gently around the frame of the shoulders. The waist cut itself can be a little more relaxed and straighter than the other two cuts. “Relaxed” by the way is NEVER BAGGY. Don’t draw a suit with too many soft wrinkles, it looks awful.
These suits have a bit more British stiffness to them, with additional padding in the shoulder, it is usually accompanied by a nipped, fitted waist.
Also called the “roped shoulder”, with a slightly more pronounced bump at the seam of the sleeves. The Italians like it sharp, cutting, and sleek. The waist is also usually quite trim and the length can be slightly shorter than the other two, where Snookie’s longest pair of shorts might end.
Again, there are 3 styles of lapels: the notched lapel, the peaked lapel, and the shawl lapel. A good lapel should roll to a finish, not crease. Another variable is width. Currently, narrow lapels are “in” and have a fresh, modern look, while very wide lapels can look very dated or 70s. A good rule of thumb is that a lapel should be as wide as the tie, if not the exact same width, then at least very close. There should be a dialogue between the two pieces.
The notched lapel, or “step lapel” is the most common, the most versatile, and a timeless classic, good for most occasions. The notch should be at collarbone level to catch the eye and bring attention to the face. Again, a suit is all about balance though, so a very tall man would drop the notches down slightly to break up his blank middle portion.
The peaked, or pointed (if you’re European) lapel is often reserved for formal settings such as weddings, birthdays, galas, etc. The peaks communicate a certain amount of excitement and panache. Many people think the peaked lapel belongs only on tuxedos, but I’m inclined to think it can be worn more and more on other kinds of suits and with a variety of fabrics for that extra flair. You’ll almost always see this lapel type on double breasted cuts.
This is the least common of suit collars and might be reserved for relaxed evening dinners. It gives the wearer a calm and controlled impression, often found on tuxedos or smoking jackets. Though it can be found on tuxedos it should be considered slightly less formal than the peaked lapel equivalent. This is the only kind of lapel that does not have a button hole.
This post… /rolls on it
Gallan Paspii is a nine sweep old orange blooded troll.
His trollian handle is ardent Crossfire, and his strife specibus is 2xsaberkind.
His title is Rogue of Time and his land is the Land of Tempo and Cogs.
gallan is very playful and something of a classic jock// he makes jokes about most things and sometimes hurts his friends feelings without meaning to// he has a very nice smile and loves to flirt with everyone // >;D
Eilita Crisat, a seven and a half sweep-old lime blooded troll.
Her trollian handle is ambivalentGuard and her strife specibus is scythekind.
She is the Heir of Blood and her land is the Land of Arete and Crowns.
Eilita is basically the little mother of the groUp. She is Very warm with her friends, qUick to shoosh and soothe away their problems eVen if they aren’t pale. ConsiqUently, she is mUch closer than perhaps she should be with her moirail.
This is Astran Callia. He is 10 sweeps old and has jade blood.
His trollian handle is tempestsCrescendo, and his strife specibus is fistkind.
He is the Knight of Space and his land is the Land of Rudders and Frogs.
Decidedly the bi99est stick in the mud of the 9roup, Astran only ever relaxes his speech patterns when he’s trollin9 his flushed and pale quadrants. He refers to 9irls as “Miss,” and is just 9enerally quite the 9entleman.
Mendra Hespra is a seven sweep-old blue-blooded troll.
Her trollian handle is gossamerTrimmings and her strife specibus is poisonkind.
She is the Page of Light and her land is the Land of Radiance and Mist.
Mendra is rather haughty and th*ugh she’s n*t necessarily prejudiced against l*wbl**ds, she is very f*nd of the status her blue bl**d gives her, and it ann*ys her t* n* end that she is h*pelessly flushed f*r an *range bl**d. Her grammar and syntax are alm*st always perfect, and she ~emphasizes~ w*rds with tildes.
Oh no! I’m makin’ fantrolls! She even followed all the name number DNA codified hidden hussie-style shit!
This is Amaall Gaitar, a nine sweep-old purple-blooded sea troll.
His trollian handle is criminallyCryptic. His strife specibus is rapierkind.
His title is Prince of Mind and he resides in the Land of Trials and Deliberation.
Amaall <t>ends to <t>hink very highly of Amaall and Amaall’s companions and some<t>imes slips in<t>o referring <t>o himself in <t>hird person, has near-perfec<t> syn<t>ax and grammar.
Hands Reference I by Ninjatic
cool this might help me with my fear of drawing hands.
~Yeessss I love hands these are perfect~
Oh wow that is not how I hold a pencil.
Maybe I’ll draw better if I can learn how to hold the godamn pencil correctly…
I’m having “ALL THE PLOTBUNNIES” syndrome.
Right before I start OSU when I have SO FUCKING MUCH other stuff to be doing.
And, of course, it’s not for the shit I need to be writing.
/wonders briefly if she could hold a purely professional alpha-beta/soundingboard relationship with excowriter
/realizes how stupid that was of her to even briefly consider plausible
/shuffles back to rereading her fic so she can start writing again