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post #9406 of 12982
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

Gdot, I agree with you on the boots, they don't work with the suit at all. As far as looking back and laughing, I don't think that will happen. Skinny suits have been a favourite in the mod community since the sixties, and is still considered quite cool. They seem to come into, and go out of, fashion in cycles, but they´re never really gone.
Being a fan of that kind of music I will probably always have a soft spot for the whole aesthetic connected with it, even though I don't wear my clothes that slim.

Oh - I have NOTHING against a skinny cut suit. As a matter of fact I quite like them in general, particularly when they are done exactly as they were in the sixties. Although I'm no fan of the skinny AND too short suit which is the current fashion victim style. Nor do I care the lack of balance in that poster's look, ie, skinny pocket flaps and probably skinny lapels and overly large cuffs. (It's a matter of aesthetic balance, not fashion trends or sartorial rules.)

I've lived through and participated in at least two revivals of the skinny pant (Once in the early 80s and starting again at least 10 years ago, if not more.) But the particular version in that photo is taken too far in every regard, and that is my problem with it. Taken too far in a few regards can be a great thing if everything else is classic. But everything together and it's just fashion victim.

Only time will tell - but if history is any indication of the future ANY look taken to that extreme will soon enough be the feature of 'I can't believe we dressed like that' comments of the future.

To each their own, I completely respect the 20 something's interest in pushing the boundries of fashion, I did it according to the taste of the times when I was that age too. I'm just warning that it is NOT timeless. So don't invest a large sum of money in it unless you can afford too. And don't fool yourself into thinking you will be willing to look like that particular poster 10 years from now. Because I'm telling you now you won't! Or if you do you will look terribly out of place.
post #9407 of 12982

It´s an overall great look. His legs are the main problem. Way too skinny.

post #9408 of 12982
Skinny suits in the wild en generale have the tendency to have too square shoulders and massive neck/chest gaping problems. A skinny bespoke suit looks right, while most of the RTW in attempt to appeal to the skinny-hungry crowd tends to suffer all over in attempt to make the lay-man not feel baggy.
post #9409 of 12982
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Originally Posted by Lionheart Biker View Post

It´s an overall great look. His legs are the main problem. Way too skinny.

He is too skinny and this cut is making him look like a skeleton...

Some people love that look...

Remember Heidi and TB..
post #9410 of 12982
There is no such thing as too skinny. You can always be thinner; Look better.
post #9411 of 12982
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

There is no such thing as too skinny. You can always be thinner; Look better.

Ask people in Treblinka if there is no such thing as too skinny.
post #9412 of 12982
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Ask people in Treblinka if there is no such thing as too skinny.

Fuck them.
post #9413 of 12982
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Fuck them.

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I hope you're not au fait with the 20th century 's history.
post #9414 of 12982
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Oh - I have NOTHING against a skinny cut suit. As a matter of fact I quite like them in general, particularly when they are done exactly as they were in the sixties. Although I'm no fan of the skinny AND too short suit which is the current fashion victim style. Nor do I care the lack of balance in that poster's look, ie, skinny pocket flaps and probably skinny lapels and overly large cuffs. (It's a matter of aesthetic balance, not fashion trends or sartorial rules.)
I've lived through and participated in at least two revivals of the skinny pant (Once in the early 80s and starting again at least 10 years ago, if not more.) But the particular version in that photo is taken too far in every regard, and that is my problem with it. Taken too far in a few regards can be a great thing if everything else is classic. But everything together and it's just fashion victim.
Only time will tell - but if history is any indication of the future ANY look taken to that extreme will soon enough be the feature of 'I can't believe we dressed like that' comments of the future.
To each their own, I completely respect the 20 something's interest in pushing the boundries of fashion, I did it according to the taste of the times when I was that age too. I'm just warning that it is NOT timeless. So don't invest a large sum of money in it unless you can afford too. And don't fool yourself into thinking you will be willing to look like that particular poster 10 years from now. Because I'm telling you now you won't! Or if you do you will look terribly out of place.

Although from a personal point of view, I agree with it being too skinny/short, I don't think it's extreme enough to raise the eyebrows of future generations. What they will look back and laugh at is probably stuff like this:

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post #9415 of 12982
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


Although from a personal point of view, I agree with it being too skinny/short, I don't think it's extreme enough to raise the eyebrows of future generations. What they will look back and laugh at is probably stuff like this:

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post #9416 of 12982
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

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I want that tee-shirt...
post #9417 of 12982
A point of reference to anyone who thinks that slim / shorter suit is going to look dated -- here's the awesome Andy Williams in 1967.

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post #9418 of 12982
And a photo of Mr. Williams 10 years earlier

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And a video of him in bell bottoms 10 years later

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0i9VUONLyaM

And in about 1970 in super wide lapels, full width tie and in purple none the less.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=NHWcvHYDmkY

All of which illustrates my point perfectly.

To the degree that it's fashion, it must and it will change as long as the multi billion dollar fashion industry exists.
Edited by Gdot - 12/19/11 at 5:52pm
post #9419 of 12982
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

All of which illustrates my point perfectly.

To the degree that it's fashion, it must and it will change as long as the multi billion dollar fashion industry exists.

The point you're making now bears no relation to your claim that the skinny suit in question " will be one of those extreme looks that we look back upon with laughter in years to come." In fact, your photo and video have proven rather the opposite -- that the suit silhouette in question has endured in style decades later while other, far more dubious styles have come and gone.

Unless you think the skinny suit and the bell-bottoms are equally ridiculous, in which case we probably can't help you.
post #9420 of 12982
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

And a photo of Mr. Williams 10 years earlier Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And a video of him in bell bottoms 10 years later Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) And in about 1970 in super wide lapels, full width tie and in purple none the less.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=NHWcvHYDmkY
All of which illustrates my point perfectly.
To the degree that it's fashion, it must and it will change as long as the multi billion dollar fashion industry exists.

yeah, which is no reason not to enjoy it now - although i don't think you'd disagree with this from what you've already said.
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