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This is in response to the mention of leg tapering. This is a pair of HY tropical wool in Sand color, old Italian cut, size 32. I had the leg tapered from about the knee down, to 7.5" The shoes are a size 10 AE Strand. What do you guys think?
post #4337 of 4659

Looks skimpy. Notice that the shirt is disproportionately larger now. Pockets are gaping open.

Sorry :(

post #4338 of 4659
Looks fine to me apart from the gaping pocket.
post #4339 of 4659
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Looks skimpy. Notice that the shirt is disproportionately larger now. Pockets are gaping open.
Sorry frown.gif

FML
post #4340 of 4659

This is, of course, my opinion. Most people will think you look young & cool.

Here's a simple test: stand in profile in a mirror and put your legs together so that you can see one leg aligned with the torso. Does it look like a flamingo leg? If so, too skinny.

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Originally Posted by ScottMC View Post

This is in response to the mention of leg tapering. This is a pair of HY tropical wool in Sand color, old Italian cut, size 32. I had the leg tapered from about the knee down, to 7.5" The shoes are a size 10 AE Strand. What do you guys think?

I'm feeling the b-boy stance tho.......
post #4342 of 4659
Sprout, Viral, thanks for the constructive criticism. Stance was to get arms out of the way to show the pants. Pocket gaping is an issue for me, as I wear OTR slim fits, and usually let the waist out rather than in. I think one problem here is my brooks brothers "slim fit" shirt. I am a slim individual and these shirts are far from slim. I'm also starting to think my size 10 foot is slightly large for my 5'9.5" stature, and the AE 65 last is not helping.
post #4343 of 4659

This becomes a problem of sawing the table leg, though. If your shirt started to get slimmer, it would only accentuate the pants, and then everything would progressively get skimpier. As I see it, the pants are saved by the fact that the top is proportionately heavier. My personal recommendation, though not necessarily achievable with OTR pants, is to wear the pants higher on the waist and get the hem as long as possible (not showing the sock). You can add a bit of ease while still tapering the opening a little by having a small, tight pleat in the front. You can also put besom pockets to cinch the top area and reduce the appearance of excess. I also have a 10~10.5 shoe and a too small opening works against me. Aim for 7.75~8''. The cuff looks like 1.5''. Try 1.75'' but do not go to 2''. These parameters will make the most of your height without playing up the beanpole effect. YMMV.

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Originally Posted by ScottMC View Post

Sprout, Viral, thanks for the constructive criticism. Stance was to get arms out of the way to show the pants. Pocket gaping is an issue for me, as I wear OTR slim fits, and usually let the waist out rather than in. I think one problem here is my brooks brothers "slim fit" shirt. I am a slim individual and these shirts are far from slim. I'm also starting to think my size 10 foot is slightly large for my 5'9.5" stature, and the AE 65 last is not helping.
Hi ScottMC! I think you're well on your way. I'd size up, take in the waist and taper as needed. I wouldn't be too concerned about your shoe size, but I'd consider a little more length in the inseam … just a tad short to be ideal with those shoes … boots would look fine at that length. Agreed on the shirts, I wouldn't get anymore of those. I'd just take what you have to the tailor and have them slimmed down. I did this with a few BB Sport Shirts and now I wear them often I've had good experience with the BB ESF. It's hard to argue the pricing during BB sales, but MTM has proven to be a better fit overall. I just got my first shirt from Proper Cloth and I am very pleased with the result.

Cheers!
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This becomes a problem of sawing the table leg, though. If your shirt started to get slimmer, it would only accentuate the pants, and then everything would progressively get skimpier. As I see it, the pants are saved by the fact that the top is proportionately heavier.

Disagree completely. Slim pants need a proportionally slim shirt/jacket. It's about coherence.
post #4346 of 4659

Most of this thread is geared towards pants, so I thought I would throw in a shirt review.  A couple thoughts on the chambray.

 

Positives

  • Love multiple arm length options.  I have shorter arms, so this is one of the few shirts I did not have to have to have the sleeves shortened or button on the cuff moved.  
  • Nice color, a bit darker than website
  • Nice cut.  Shoulders a bit wide for me, but slim in chest and waist without being skin tight. Relatively high armholes. 

 

Negatives

  • Given slimness of bottom of the shirt, I can only wear tucked.  Someone with a large drop may be able to wear untucked. (negative for some people)
  • Fabric is a bit coarse, not overly soft on the skin. 
  • Collar points are short for my liking. 

 

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/shirts/products/chambray-spread-collar-shirt-blue

 

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

If your shirt started to get slimmer, it would only accentuate the pants, and then everything would progressively get skimpier. As I see it, the pants are saved by the fact that the top is proportionately heavier.

I couldn't disagree more. There's probably nothing more important in fit than harmonious proportions.
post #4348 of 4659
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Given slimness of bottom of the shirt, I can only wear tucked.

Wait, what?
post #4349 of 4659

^ I am 5'10" with a 34 inch waist, so most slimmer shirts I can't wear untucked. In addition, most shirts tend to be too long for me to wear untucked.  Come to think of it, I only wear linen shirts untucked, so it has never been much of a concern.  

post #4350 of 4659
I understand not wearing a too-long shirt untucked. But I don't understand why wearing a slim shirt untucked doesn't work.
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