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.