or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 1996

post #29926 of 76295
Victor,

What is the bag you are carrying?
post #29927 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

Guys/thumbs uppers, these are not full trousers, they are Milano fit from Brooks Brothers, their slimmest trouser. That said, this jacket is too tight, for sure.

 

It doesn't look that tight, just a little... I think it would look good with wider lapels and a lower button stance. Wish it was easier to find such things in OTR stuff...

post #29928 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not sure if this is all working together or not confused.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Untitled-14.jpg
dcba3195.jpg
Warning: tie pr0n! (Click to show)
755ed0d4.jpg
edit - excuse the porch mess. morning shopping wasnt brought in the house just yet.

Is that sport coat a purple label? Looks great, except it looks to me like your trousers are sitting a bit low.
post #29929 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not sure if this is all working together or not confused.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Untitled-14.jpg
dcba3195.jpgWarning: tie pr0n! (Click to show)
755ed0d4.jpg
edit - excuse the porch mess. morning shopping wasnt brought in the house just yet.

It's not just that they don't come together--the individual parts don't really work on their own either.

Overall, the fit on the jacket appears to be pretty good and is certainly superior to most of what you see in this thread. But the skinny lapels and high gorge make you look a lot wider than you probably are--they leave too much open space through your chest and torso.

The pants have no shape whatsoever. Can I assume these were straight off the rack? I'm not so concerned with the break, which is really more a matter of preference, but that they appear to be cut for a completely different person. Perhaps shortening the back rise would help a little bit.

Hate the shoes in and of themselves, but regardless, their general design and formality really don't belong here. Black punch-cap oxfords are just so classically business formal that it is really jarring to see them worn with an odd jacket. The "office pants" trousers don't help.
post #29930 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr. locktopus View Post

I've always been anti-pleat... but those look quite all right.

+1  He seems to pull it off because the rest of the look is spot on.  Please say no to pleats.

post #29931 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by BFBFB View Post

Please say no to pleats.

Someone's been reading too much GQsquire.
post #29932 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


Could be the way you're standing, but the pants look baggy and the jacket looks very slim waisted.

This is because the majority of the posters here spend $$$$ money to get a perfectly tailored jacket then completely F*&#* up the look because for some ungodly reason they are terrified of a "slim"( NOT Skinny pants ) tailored pant.

 

Straight or slightly tapered slim pants with very little break + no pleats FTW.

 

It looks clean, professional and like you give a damn.

post #29933 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not sure if this is all working together or not confused.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

edit - excuse the porch mess. morning shopping wasnt brought in the house just yet.

 I don't really think I'm qualified to say if it works or not yet, but I believe this would look better if you pulled up your pants (which I guess you can't do now as they would end up being too short). If you like to wear your pants that low, you should go for low rise...

post #29934 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


Someone's been reading too much GQsquire.

 

I don't think I've owned pleated pants since high school and I'm in my thirties. Wear whatever you think makes you look "good".

post #29935 of 76295
^^^ Can you please stop spreading this nonsense?

First of all, pleats serve an important function on trousers. Without them, pants tend to bunch up horizontally above the crotch, to a particularly atrocious effect when sitting.

Second, pleats are classic to both English (forward pleats) and Italian (reverse pleats) tailoring. A nice suit from a good bespoke tailor is far more likely to be pleated than flat front. You'd have to really argue against your tailor's better sensibilities to get him to make you the latter. In my mind, flat front is the hallmark of the disgusting "slim-fit" RTW trouser. I have no idea why anyone would see that as a paradigm.
post #29936 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Is that sport coat a purple label? Looks great, except it looks to me like your trousers are sitting a bit low.

indeed it is cheers.gif

they probs are shog[1].gif i try to hike them up before pics, but my daughter/photog had to get to scholl, only was able to get 1 pic.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

It's not just that they don't come together--the individual parts don't really work on their own either.
Overall, the fit on the jacket appears to be pretty good and is certainly superior to most of what you see in this thread. But the skinny lapels and high gorge make you look a lot wider than you probably are--they leave too much open space through your chest and torso.
The pants have no shape whatsoever. Can I assume these were straight off the rack? I'm not so concerned with the break, which is really more a matter of preference, but that they appear to be cut for a completely different person. Perhaps shortening the back rise would help a little bit.
Hate the shoes in and of themselves, but regardless, their general design and formality really don't belong here. Black punch-cap oxfords are just so classically business formal that it is really jarring to see them worn with an odd jacket. The "office pants" trousers don't help.

very comprehensive. thank you, i will try and keep those things in mind.

yes the pants were OTR, but the hems were unfinished. i have never had pants that were not OTR, maybe i will try one day.

what style shoes would you recommend? my other choice was the C&J edgware, any better iyo?

also, i am pretty wide irl. frown.gif
post #29937 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by BFBFB View Post

This is because the majority of the posters here spend $$$$ money to get a perfectly tailored jacket then completely F** up the look because for some ungodly reason they are terrified of a "slim"( NOT Skinny pants ) tailored pant.

Straight or slightly tapered slim pants with very little break + no pleats FTW.

It looks clean, professional and like you give a damn.

This is wrong on pretty much every level. Thank you for playing.
post #29938 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

^^^ Can you please stop spreading this nonsense?
First of all, pleats serve an important function on trousers. Without them, pants tend to bunch up horizontally above the crotch, to a particularly atrocious effect when sitting.
Second, pleats are classic to both English (forward pleats) and Italian (reverse pleats) tailoring. A nice suit from a good bespoke tailor is far more likely to be pleated than flat front. You'd have to really argue against your tailor's better sensibilities to get him to make you the latter. In my mind, flat front is the hallmark of the disgusting "slim-fit" RTW trouser. I have no idea why anyone would see that as a paradigm.

 

Agree.

post #29939 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

^^^ Can you please stop spreading this nonsense?
First of all, pleats serve an important function on trousers. Without them, pants tend to bunch up horizontally above the crotch, to a particularly atrocious effect when sitting.
Second, pleats are classic to both English (forward pleats) and Italian (reverse pleats) tailoring. A nice suit from a good bespoke tailor is far more likely to be pleated than flat front. You'd have to really argue against your tailor's better sensibilities to get him to make you the latter. In my mind, flat front is the hallmark of the disgusting "slim-fit" RTW trouser. I have no idea why anyone would see that as a paradigm.

I think that people don't like pleats because people are used to buying RTW pants that don't fit. In that context, yes they are horrible and you can probably benefit by getting RTW flat fronts. When pleats are done on pants that are made to fit you it is like comparing apples and oranges.
post #29940 of 76295
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yes the pants were OTR, but the hems were unfinished. i have never had pants that were not OTR, maybe i will try one day.
what style shoes would you recommend? my other choice was the C&J edgware, any better iyo?
also, i am pretty wide irl. frown.gif

And I'm pretty short, so I sympathize. We are both wider than we'd like relative to our verticality. That's exactly why skinny lapels are a particularly bad idea for both of us. I realize they are the trend, but that doesn't make them any better looking or less detrimental to your specific aesthetic.

For shoes, just pick something less square and that isn't black. Assuming you changed nothing else about this outfit, I would pick ones that are dark brown or burgundy.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III