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post #106 of 162
Working out and eating right doesn't necessarily make you slim, btw. I have genes that make me more prone to weight gain and I work out and eat very well just to maintain a 33" waist...

I fully support the slim trend. I think of it as a rebellion against our "bigger is better" culture.
post #107 of 162
If you work out you won't be slim. You might be lean. But slim is more about bone and body type.
post #108 of 162
I'm a scrawny dude, a big fan of the '60s, and even I'm a bit worn out by it. It's not that there's anything wrong with "slim," it's that, like any trend, it's so often done poorly. Slim =/= coats that can't be buttoned properly. There's a fine line between slim and too tight, and too many people confuse the two. Size down 2 ain't always the answer. But a properly fitting slim suit will always look good on the right guy.

Lately I've been moving to fuller cuts. With coats, I'd rather have shape than the pencil silhouette, and a fuller cut gives me more to work with.
post #109 of 162
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Speak for yourself. I'm the OP, and it has nothing to do with jealousy. I just think the whole skinny lapel, tight waist with forced lines, etc. look on most people look like crap. You might look back at this and laugh. However, by all means, if you're slim and tall wear what looks best for you. For the record, I'm even more against baggy clothes. That includes most dress shirts sold in America.
In the last few years, dept stores have stopped stocking 30" belts, but have added 42-44" belts. The 30" belts have to be special ordered. It's because over 70% are overweight now. Department stores have done the same thing with other clothing items. The sizes are just ridiculously wide in the body of most shirts. In America, only designer labels and European brands have shirts that are truly "slim fit". Department store brands "regular fit" clothes are very wide. Shirt stores with slim fit lines aren't much better. A Hilditch and Key slim fit line shirts have a 51" chest and 45" waist with a 16.5" collar. I have a 37" chest and a 34" waist. That's 14" in fabric allowance in the chest and 11" in the waist". Regular fit shirts with 14+" in allowance is the rule. Centers for Disease Control Obesity Statistics 2005-06 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus08.pdf#070 72.1% of American males are overweight 61.6% of American males between 20-34 are overweight 75.2% of American males between 35-44 are overweight Clothing stores have to cater to larger waistlines by adjusting waist sizes larger, instead of making "stout fit" suits and "relaxed fit" shirts. Being slim is a now a trend. Now some stores are carrying "slim fit" clothes that aren't really slim, but made for less overweight people.
post #110 of 162
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For those of you joining in late on this thread, I'll sum it up for you: Just a lot of fat people in this thread jealous that some of us actually work out and maintain healthy lifestyles.
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Seems like the only people who don't like slim fitting stuff are fat/overweight people. If they had slender physiques, they'd want to wear slim fitting stuff too. Go to the gym and lose some weight. myke
WTF? Is this your response to your years of feeling emasculated by being petite? Reference my previous post, this isn't a "we dislike small people with well-fitted garments" thread, it's a "we dislike people who wear their clothes too tight" thread. I'm 6'3", 215 with 36 inch waist. I could probably lose five pounds and fit into a size 34, but at no time since puberty have I fit into anything smaller than a 34--this isn't a fat issue, this is just being a large man. It's odd to me though, and telling, that folks who are crying 'fat' jump right over the obvious answer that I just presented and assume that I and others, the bulk of which are likely just like me, are in some way jealous of your figures and acting out in this way.
post #111 of 162
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LOL, WTF? Is this your response to your years of feeling emasculated by being petite? Reference my previous post, this isn't a "we dislike small people with well-fitted garments" thread, it's a "we dislike people who wear their clothes too tight" thread. I'm 6'3", 215 with 36 inch waist. I could probably lose five pounds and fit into a size 34, but at no time since puberty have I fit into anything smaller than a 34--this isn't a fat issue, this is just being a large man. It's odd to me though, and telling, that folks who are crying 'fat' jump right over the obvious answer that I just presented and assume that I and others, the bulk of which are likely just like me, are in some way jealous of your figures and acting out in this way.
The thread is about slim fitting trend not too tight clothes. A "regular fit" shirt in XL can be too tight on an obese person. The keywords are "slim fitting" not "tight fitting", which are 2 different subjects. Perhaps the thread should be "Anyone else tired of the tight fitting trend?".
post #112 of 162
Thread jack!

Speaking of slim stuff... Just got this vintage tweed sport coat from the 60's... I love the slim lapels

This isn't me in the pictures btw









myke
post #113 of 162
I'm pretty thin and I like full cuts sometimes. While I really dislike tight pants, I may wear slim jeans one day and baggy tweed the next. The SF meetup pics have me in slim pants and coats. Here's one that's more full:
post #114 of 162
Myke just when I thought I wasted 5 minutes of my life with this thread you posted the above!
And a deeply thank you for that!!!!
post #115 of 162
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Thread jack!

Speaking of slim stuff... Just got this vintage tweed sport coat from the 60's... I love the slim lapels

Nice coat!
post #116 of 162
sleam fiting trend make gdl angry !!
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sleam fiting trend make gdl angry !!


post #118 of 162
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sleam fiting trend make gdl angry !!

Yeah, hard on the ol' clothing budget.

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sleam fiting trend make gdl angry !!

waah!!
post #120 of 162
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Nice coat!

Thanks! Just paid for it a few minutes ago. Can't wait to get it and see how it fits. Looks pretty slim to me

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Myke just when I thought I wasted 5 minutes of my life with this thread you posted the above!
And a deeply thank you for that!!!!

Haha, anytime!

I was getting a little annoyed myself

myke
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