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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by howbah View Post


just on the off chance you may not be kidding, the idea that "rule of thumb" means anything other than "an approximate standard of measurement" is false. a simple google search for the phrase will yield dozens of discussions & investigations, all leading to that conclusion. anyone who says otherwise is the victim of a hoax dating from the 1970s.

And so you learn. That hoax must be pretty pervasive, as it has come up so often, that I just took it to be true.
post #32 of 45
I love these debates eg high vs low rise. (People are apt to forget that) Fashion is arbitrary and apt to change, hence why we're not wearing silk stockings, doublets, or ermine cloaks. (Although the loss of the cloak was a sartorial tragedy on par with the the Fall of Rome.)

Personally, I favor a lower rise. 9.5" is somewhat ridiculous, but another 1.5" isn't bad. A rise nearing my navel borders on the absurd for me. It's simply not how my generation's clothes are cut, perhaps barring black/white tie.
post #33 of 45
20 y/o, prefer 8"-9" rise on my custom suits.

A lot of fashion forward young mens' jeans these days are b/w 6-8" rise, so 8" on a suit isn't even bad...

Also, I'm 5'7", so I prefer stuff to be proportionally adjusted, so low rise is a big plus for me. I'd rather not look like I have a huge s*** hanging from a diaper that I'm wearing inside my suit.

And let us not forget that the pre-requisite to wearing skinny/low-rise suits is that one ought to possess a lean/athletic physique. How many 55ers can boast that?
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Amelorn View Post

Personally, I favor a lower rise. 9.5" is somewhat ridiculous, but another 1.5" isn't bad. A rise nearing my navel borders on the absurd for me. It's simply not how my generation's clothes are cut, perhaps barring black/white tie.

I think that is a bit hyperbolic. There are plenty of pants for our generation that do near my navel, and sit on my hips as opposed to against them (talking jeans here).
post #35 of 45
Jackets are already starting to get longer.
post #36 of 45
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post #37 of 45
I'm still seeing jackets get shorter, and friends of mine keep having them unnecessarily shortened - trying to get this 'cropped' trend look.

The latest RLBL suits (S3 2011) have shortened significantly also.
post #38 of 45
the trendy suits are all pretty short... check out theory suits, for instance. i've also noticed this trend for a lot of asian guys. i personally like shorter suits because i, myself, am short; however, i find jackets that are too short don't look good.
post #39 of 45
Yes, I think the current trend is towards shorter jackets. For me personally, I like it in that shorter jackets give me the illusion of shorter trunk, longer legs ( I am 6'0" tall, have longish trunk, shorter legs). The negative is, short jackets are still kind of hard to find.
post #40 of 45
SW&D jackets yes. Clothing for adults? No.
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by Matt S View Post

In the past few years jackets have gotten shorter and trouser rises have become shorter too. I hate it. I think it's a response to the recession. Designers have probably been asked how to save money, so they save it on cloth. They take 2 inches off the top of the trousers and 2 inches off the bottom of the coat. The flat front trend saves fabric, and slimmer clothes overall saves fabric. It makes a lot of sense to me. As the economy recovers suits should come back to their natural proportions.

I remember reading that in WW2, shorter skirts among women became fashionable because it used less fabric, which was in short supply.

Interesting point about jackets and trouser rises getting shorter. Although I usually find the opposite- the very cheapest clothing tends to be the most baggy and tent-like, using the most fabric, while the really high fashion stuff tends to be very slim and fitted. It doesn't seem to make any sense.
post #42 of 45
I normally wear a short, so I like the fact jackets are shorter so I can wear regular length. Trying to find a short OTR is not very easy.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by xudisco07 View Post

I normally wear a short, so I like the fact jackets are shorter so I can wear regular length. Trying to find a short OTR is not very easy.

I'm picking up what you're laying down.
post #44 of 45
yeah, that makes it even tougher for me musicboohoo[1].gif
post #45 of 45
I'm a floater right now (my optimal BOC is usually right between an S and R), so I'd be happy for them to move in either direction just so OTR fits better.
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