or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The WAYWT Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The WAYWT Discussion Thread - Page 5698  

post #85456 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

NWI I don't know how I feel about that overall but definitely unbutton the bottom button.

I'm of two minds with this. On the one hand, I recognize that the standard rule is buttoning the top button and leaving the bottom button unbuttoned on a 2-button blazer. With these new-fangled ones with stupid-high button stances, though, I'm not so sure. Maybe an MC cross-over can speak more intelligently to this, because I know I can't, but I've always thought that the ideal buttoning point was at the narrowest point in the torso for a traditionally flattering fit. If you look at where that falls, though, it's directly between the two buttons:



So what's a bro to do? Play by the rules when the jacket doesn't? That'll just make the rest of the jacket tent out weirdly, won't it?

I feel like every blazer I've tried on in the past five years has had the top button hit somewhere in the vicinity of my xiphoid process.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

NWI, are those the campus boots? I think you need a looser, western-styled blazer. MMM has so many options, why don't you just browse around and ignore this terry/sweat-blazer look you've been after?

You mean like? eh.gif



Part of the issue is that I'm looking for a blazer I can be wadded up into a little ball, stuffed into a messenger bag, and come back out looking relatively suitable for a biz-caz office environment. The other issue is that jackets with squared and/or structured shoulders usually look kinda off on me. My shoulders aren't that broad, and they're kinda sloped and rounded, and I usually end up with some weird half-pagoda effect going on with my left shoulder.

So...not really sure where I was going with that, and probably too tired at this point to put a coherent thought together. Needs work, but I'm not sure where to go with it.

And yes, are campus boots. Love 'em. inlove.gif I'm also impressed you could pick them out based on the small fraction of one shoe that's visible in the picture. laugh.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kajak View Post

a) Bows1's has a similar haircut to Mackelmore, which makes the thrift store discovery even funnier.

b) NWI, where's that blazer from?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #85457 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike868y View Post


wear something interesting or don't post a fit. or post in the no discussion thread.

 

No thanks. 

 

I'll continue to try and implement the advice being provided and post. 

post #85458 of 117677
I have been wanting to button up my Uniqlo jackets for the very same reason NWI due to the higher button stance. It does look better IMO. Otherwise, the tent effect is something I experience too.
I think it has to do with the material as well. What is that F&O jacket made of? I was curious to trying them out FWIW. Uniqlo jackets are wool and still tent e.g.



As a side note, my Uniqlo jackets have gone through several alterations, the gray one ended up having to have its side vents completely closed. Looking back, I think this is pretty okay. Not sure now. Note that photo angle has everything to do with it as well. Here the photo was taken by someone whereas I have to estimate a good height when I am using the timer.

Also, it doesn't help when you always have that action pose going on.
post #85459 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike868y View Post


wear something interesting or don't post a fit. or post in the no discussion thread.

 

No thanks. 

 

I'll continue to try and implement the advice being provided and post. 


but part of the advice being provided is not to post or post elsewhere!

 

how to post and implement advice at same time ?

 

DOES NOT COMPUTE

 

ERROR

 

post #85460 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post


I feel like you're regressing SVB
post #85461 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post


but part of the advice being provided is not to post or post elsewhere!

 

how to post and implement advice at same time ?

 

DOES NOT COMPUTE

 

ERROR

 

 

Shorter, better fitting shirt. 

Shoe color not completely different in order to increase length of legs.

Picture taken from a lower angle. 

No 'looking down' shot.

 

Advice being implemented and post provided. 

post #85462 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by notwithit View Post


I'm of two minds with this. On the one hand, I recognize that the standard rule is buttoning the top button and leaving the bottom button unbuttoned on a 2-button blazer. With these new-fangled ones with stupid-high button stances, though, I'm not so sure. Maybe an MC cross-over can speak more intelligently to this, because I know I can't, but I've always thought that the ideal buttoning point was at the narrowest point in the torso for a traditionally flattering fit. If you look at where that falls, though, it's directly between the two buttons:

 

MC-tawk: You are right that the "ideal" button point is at the narrowest part of the jacket waist. I suppose you could call that having classical proportions. Designers have been tweaking button points (or "stances") among other details ever since Pierre Cardin made suits for the Beatles. Someone else probably did it before him. And, in reality, there has never been one standard since all makers have their own concept of "ideal". The 2-button Uniqlo jacket (which I like and wear a lot) seems like a derivative of late-90s Jil Sander jackets, where the top button was intentionally high... maybe a hold-over from the previously popular high 3-button.

 

That two-button design where the "ideal waist" falls btwn the buttons has a precedent in the past called a paddock jacket. I think it has some English horseriding aristocratic root, whatever. JFK used to wear that type of thing. So did the Duke of Wind-bore, I think. On the paddock, both buttons are meant to be buttoned. Here's a couple pics

 

 

 

Re: Western suits. If you really want to do it, check out Nudie Cohn. Master tailor of crazy-ass embroidered Western suits. 

 

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

post #85463 of 117677
damn jfk is orange
post #85464 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

I feel like you're regressing SVB

 

It's the shoes, isn't it. Also I need a haircut, it's getting too long on the sides. Middle of the week is tough since work means no denim but yeah I hear you and am feeling like I need to change some stuff up. Will try something else soon.

post #85465 of 117677
Time for a ToJ (3)


And yea, those shoes gotta go!
post #85466 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post


but part of the advice being provided is not to post or post elsewhere!

 

how to post and implement advice at same time ?

 

DOES NOT COMPUTE

 

ERROR

 

 

Shorter, better fitting shirt. 

Shoe color not completely different in order to increase length of legs.

Picture taken from a lower angle. 

No 'looking down' shot.

 

Advice being implemented and post provided. 

 

See. this is part of the problem.

 

I can't tell if you (1) missed my joke completely, (2) are trolling, or (3) got the joke but decided to fire back a "yes I am!" anyway.

 

At first I thought you had no interest in listening to what anyone here said. After your repeated insistence that you are in fact here to learn, I'm inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt for now, but why is it necessary to continue to shout back at every single thing that is directed at you. A lot of people, myself included, took a lot of flak for their fits when they first started posting here, but stuck around, learned, and are the better for it. But part of that process is recognizing that not every insult requires a response.

post #85467 of 117677
yes it does!





yeah they do?
post #85468 of 117677
  • (3)

 

  • I do bite back quite a bit - poor personality trait I suppose - I apologize. 

 

  • I like the blue sweat you posted. Is it SNS?
post #85469 of 117677
Quote:
Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

  • (3)
  • I do bite back quite a bit - poor personality trait I suppose - I apologize. 
  • I like the blue sweat you posted. Is it SNS?

stop.

over.

sharing.

you and benseyed are the worst with this shit.
post #85470 of 117677

stop.

 

being.

 

a. 

 

dickhead.

 

Post a fit instead? ..

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The WAYWT Discussion Thread