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Nice suit, mate!
I'm confused. I love the upper body outfit but the bottom is pretty meh to me (including the belt). Maybe a plain khaki chinos, a pair of brown suede monks and a dark knitted tie would work better as a "business casual" outfit, IMHO.
This photo also illustrates something that has been bugging me about the low-rise pant trend - and I'd be interested in the thoughts of others on this.
Obviously, this is not a chunky dude. But with the belt sitting across the widest portion of his hips (and therefore accentuating that width) instead of anywhere near his natural waist, it's creating a pear-shaped look that isn't a consequence of his actual physique.
I spent a frustrating Saturday past looking for jeans and casual pants, because low-rise rules right now, and every pair I tried on had this very same effect.
DerekS, I actually like lower rise pants for the summer, when I'm not wearing a jacket. I think high rise trousers look a bit off if they aren't worn with a jacket, which is perhaps the same feeling you have - they shorten the torso. It's not as noticeable if you're wearing a jacket. Do you take your coat off often?
I think I can see your point then. If you were wearing your jacket all the time, the only difference between low and high rise would be no shirt and tie showing below the jacket button, which is optimal - I don't think your proportions would look any different. But if your jacket is going to be sitting on a hanger for the whole day, then go for the rise you think looks best without it...
I think I look ridiculous on my high-rise pants when I'm not wearing a coat, and I do take my coat off at work when I'm at my desk - but comfort wins over potential mockery. If I have to go see somebody, I will put the jacket on anyways.
That said, I believe thin dudes like you can pull off both low and high rise. But it's you who has to be comfortable...
From a wedding this weekend.
Suit: Suit Supply (Napoli Fit)
Shirt: Canali ( Can't see from the pictures but the color of the shirt is pink)
Tie: Burberry London
Watch: Rolex Air King
The wedding was in L.A so this is a late add for the rehearsal dinner the night before (Friday)..Slight breeze at a cool 62 degrees..with the wife and baby girl
Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Allen Edmonds (Pomona fit)
Well I guess it works better for some body types than others. Low rise looks ridiculous on me.