This is the highest armhole I have ever seen. To my eye, it doesn't look good. The entire sleeve looks the same diameter, which is not how the human arm is shaped unless one is extraordinarily thin. And even then, good tailoring would suggest giving the upper arm at least the appearance of being...
The Orvis are a high rise--they sit almost at my navel. Their trim fit is very close to the BB Clark fit, leaning toward fuller rather than smaller. The regular cut is about 1.5 inch fuller in hip and 1 inch fuller in thigh and leg.
What do you like, but can't see yourself wearing? I like ascots. I think they have a rakish, jaunty look I especially like and try to cultivate. But I can't quite see myself wearing one without feeling foppish.
Same here. I always look forward to wearing black tie around the holidays. I would wear it more often, but opportunities are scarce--particularly in Los Angeles, where it is common to see men in jeans and polos at even the nicest restaurants.
Another no vote on the JM. I had a dark brown pair and they immediately developed a horizontal crease and lost the finish across the front toe between the sole and the vamp. No amount of polish would cover it.