Originally Posted by gefinzi
An interesting proposition.
The illustrated figures in the early Esquire magazines might fit your criteria and they certainly look elegant. However, when I consider how skinny I would have to be given my 32" inseam, it seems impossible, people would think I was anorexic. I have a 35" waist but would probably look best with a 33".
Those illustrations do seem to be created to show some idealized figures. Legs are very long relative to body height. Then the shoulders seem very broad - along with the narrow waist. It would be very hard for the average man to have his clothing tailored to give that appearance.