Originally Posted by Augusto86
I think to confuse baggy or conversly, too-tight fits with 'not fitting' isn't quite right. They fit exactly as the clothing designer intended them to, or as you choose to spin it. You can always recognize something that DOESN'T fit when you see it: because the person wearing it either has no choice or simply are not aware.
I also don't like saying the clothes appear "authentic" as opposed to "designer." Aren't ALL clothes 'designed?' If authentic is the opposite of designer than it would appear the only authentic clothes are the ones we sew ourselves, ie, none, and even then we are the designer, so a bespoke suit is more 'designed' than anything else!
I should have used more precise vocabulary. What my point was was that what looks "best" is not necessarily what is most flattering to someone's physique
. Many Margiela pieces and pieces from the inaugural Y-3 collection are cases in point. Margiela pieces are often meant to look a somewhat askew, and Y-3 pieces were meant to fit oversized, to emulate the postwar American donated clothing in Japan (the average Japanese being much smaller than the average American). I have seen Y-3 pieces from that collection worn so that they fit perfectly at the shoulders and the chest, but taking away that bit of designed imperfection took a little away from the look of the piece.
I also used the word "authentic" tentatively, because I knew that it would get this sort of reaction. I think that my poor use of the words "designer" and "authentic" are explained above.