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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 2144post #32146 of 787227/1/12 at 12:24am
Styleforum Top Pickspost #32147 of 787227/1/12 at 7:31amQuote:Originally Posted by robert in LA
The current cut (raised hem) of those jackets is always a little problematic. They probably work best either with jeans, and unbuttoned, or in a suit where the transition from the the jacket to the pants is made less obvious through the continuity of the fabric.
Wearing these jacket buttoned with off white trousers does show the hem line at the widest point of the hips, doesn't it? And this sharp emphasis on the broadest portion of the pelvis, undoes the outline of a deltoid shape of the male physique which first came to be admired when the Elgin Marbles arrived in London, in a surge of neo-classicism, and hasn't really abated since.
These shorter Jackets may have started in Japan among people in their 20's. Certainly there has been a wave of interest in de-constructing British traditional menswear there. Shinjuku was awash with it a while back. And since Brooks & J Press sell vigorously in this market, jackets with this cut may have made their way upstream from the trendier districts of Tokyo into American higher end menswear. Since the cut burlesques the very traditional full canvased and heavily padded suit, it is a look that seems to work best in ensemble with other garments which support the joke, or in a casual suit in which the raised hem is less easily seen.
Just my thoughts.
I agree with you Rob.
Fashion at the expense of Style again. Here the makers are saving a couple of square centimeters of fabric round the hem and quarters, what is more, they dont even have to pad or canvas it either, all making it cheaper to produce.
The wearer on the other hand doesn't get to have is ass or genitalia covered. Is that state of affairs to be considered 'sexy', 'hot', or 'fashionable' by the lemmings, I think so!!! Why, because they are told so by advertising, but they wouldn't know any better anyway.
But stylish, "never", whereas 'burlesque' and 'joke' seem appropriate. It looks as though the wearer has borrowed his younger brothers 'hand-me-down' jacket and it's just a bit too small.
@Mossrocks - Please understand, we are discussing the jacket here and not your good self, although it is probably unfortunate that you are wearing one. However I am also almost certain that if the members saw a necktie of this order of 'crime against style', they would order you to burn it summarily.post #32148 of 787227/1/12 at 7:48amQuote:
you think its ok to have the jacket so open while buttoned that you can pretty much see the entire front of the pants, belt and tie? While it may not be short by current standards, another hald inch lower plus one inch in the waist would be a big improvement on the fit.post #32149 of 787227/1/12 at 7:53ampost #32150 of 787227/1/12 at 7:56amSpending my Sunday clearing out my wardrobe a bit, found this suit in heavier textured wool that I thrifted ages ago and have barely ever worn. Was sure I'd throw it out, but when I look at it I'm starting to feel it could be serviceable for winter/late fall wear. Trying to push the envelope a bit with the brown/yellow/green:post #32151 of 787227/1/12 at 7:58am
Maybe I'm just getting old, but I agree about the short jackets. A little goes a long way. It's very easy to go too short. Also, I hope the short jacket wearers aren't spending a lot of money on them as they'll be out of fashion in a blink or two, never to return.post #32152 of 787227/1/12 at 8:01ampost #32153 of 787227/1/12 at 8:28amQuote:
+1 and I consider myself to be far less conservative than the senior members on this forum, so I am usually all for "pushing the envelope" but this does nothing for me. Kudos to you for having a crack at it thoughpost #32154 of 787227/1/12 at 8:33amQuote:
And it´s has actually been arround for some time, broadly speaking...post #32155 of 787227/1/12 at 8:37amthat suit has the biggest patch pockets I have ever seen. Looks like you can fit an Ipad in them. I think the suit is a bit too big everywhere for you, in terms of proportions of pockets/lapels but whatever you do, don't wear it with the sweater and tie you have on in that pic.post #32156 of 787227/1/12 at 8:39amThe other mossrocks factor is the relatively open quarters, that is, the lower parts of the coat front.
On the fit model, I imagine, they are moderately open. On mossrockss, they are extremely.
So what pulls the eye to the lower parts is not just the hip width but the way the angle is wider below the button point than above. This draws attention downward.
A coat of the same length with more closed quarters, or a double breasted coat, would not have the same effect.post #32157 of 787227/1/12 at 8:56amQuote:Originally Posted by edmorel
that suit has the biggest patch pockets I have ever seen. Looks like you can fit an Ipad in them. I think the suit is a bit too big everywhere for you, in terms of proportions of pockets/lapels but whatever you do, don't wear it with the sweater and tie you have on in that pic.Funny you would say that, because I was just trying fit my Ipad in one of them.Unfortunately it was about half an inch too big for the pocket.The suit does indeed need to be taken in a bit at the waist. The rest might hard to do anything about tough, but then again, I´m 56kgs at 183 cm so finding anything at all outside of MTM that is even remotely wearable is almost a cause for celebration.Thanks for your concerns, here is another try:post #32158 of 787227/1/12 at 9:09amThe suit appears to be from the 70s. Patch pockets make it a casual suit.
The large proportions look best with shirt collars and ties that are similarly sized.
However, you are a thin and narrow person, so even if all the clothing proportions were in alignment, they would still be wrong for your face and build, I suspect.
Just get a new narrow lapelled suit, and a white shirt, and a tie with a small pattern on a dark ground, and a white pocket square.
The old thing you are wearing is fun but you can't make it work, and your color and pattern matching is not good yet, so best to keep things as simple as possible.post #32159 of 787227/1/12 at 9:39ampost #32160 of 787227/1/12 at 9:42am^^
I'm assuming you know the jacket is way too tight in the waist for you. Your color combination in the outfit is pretty classic, so that is good, but the fit of the jacket/pants is too distracting in the picture.
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