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post #76 of 213
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Not sure if you're genuinely curious or having a go at me, but ...
I think a lot of celebs are just not that arsed about dressing well and not interested in conforming to what we think of as traditional black tie. Remember that scene on Entourage when Vince was going on the Jimmy Kimmel show and said he didn't even own a suit? Art imitating life?
Also, take a look at what a sad set of schlubs and ponces a lot of these designers are. Simon Noonan with his vomit shirts. That George Greeksurname on the Joan Rivers show. Plus, as black tie has been largely prescribed for a hundred years or whatever, these designers have to put their spin on it, hence Ford's huge lapels or whoever did Clooney forgetting to do a breast pocket etc.
My mate's girl knows Brad Pitt and says he's an archetypal sixties stoner hippie - hardly the kind of person you expect to follow black tie tradition to the letter. Much easier to get Tom or Giorgio to send a driver round with a few free samples and if they fit reasonably well, job's a goodun!

not having a go at you at all. your post just got me wondering. interesting answer though. wasnt thinking of it that way, you made good points there.

so it boils down to, those who care will look the best, and those who dont, wont. but then again i dont think brad pitt with all his bazillions of dollars and hot wife cares about it or what we have to say lol.
post #77 of 213
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not having a go at you at all. your post just got me wondering. interesting answer though. wasnt thinking of it that way, you made good points there.
so it boils down to, those who care will look the best, and those who dont, wont. but then again i dont think brad pitt with all his bazillions of dollars and hot wife cares about it or what we have to say lol.

There was a part where he was being interviewed and the interviewer said "for someone who is usually sartorially sloppy you look good tonight" or something along those lines haha
post #78 of 213
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Originally Posted by Selvedged View Post

I have to be honest: when I first clicked on this thread I simply said "these guys have got to be shitting me". I mean come on, a thread about men here commenting on the best dressed at the oscars?

I don't know where you're from Bud, but yes, actually, I have come on here to comment on men and how they dress.

Some look good and others terrible and should take a lesson, and that goes for the women as well.

This is the Mens Style Forum after all. I would be fascinated to hear what you come on this Mens Style Forum to discuss.
post #79 of 213
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

Tom Hanks.
wow.
... when he was on stage presenting the fit, fabric, details, all looked amazing
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The fit, shoulders, waist, sleeves, pockets, and length on that coat are great, and he deserves praise for wearing pumps and a sedate hank. But this coat shows why one should always go with 4x1 with a DB shawl. The short shawl does not flatter the face, shoulders, and chest. Despos said that a few years back on SF, and this resoundingly proves him right. The short shawl shortens and shrinks his chest and lengthens and widens his hips and abdomen.

P.S. The tie is facepalm.gif
post #80 of 213
I'm not a big fan of hers, but Gwenyth Paltrow did look pretty damn good.

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post #81 of 213
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not having a go at you at all. your post just got me wondering. interesting answer though. wasnt thinking of it that way, you made good points there.
so it boils down to, those who care will look the best, and those who dont, wont. but then again i dont think brad pitt with all his bazillions of dollars and hot wife cares about it or what we have to say lol.

I used to think that Clooney was one of those that cared... until I saw him Sunday night...
post #82 of 213
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Clooney is good-looking, successful, and slays more ass in a month than Reborn has in his life.
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Is it any more tired than the "good-looking male actor must be gay" meme? I mean seriously, I thought that shit died out amongst all but the most adolescent.

Well, my elliptical points were (1) saying Clooney "slays more ass in a month" isn't necessarily a direct refutation of Reborn's claim and (b) attributing "good-looking" and "successful" as contrasting modifiers is probably unnecessary when comparing anyone's volume of activities to that of Reborn.

As for Clooney, I am told that he is not gay. I'm told it is more like this:

post #83 of 213
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

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The fit, waist, sleeves, and length on that coat are great, but this shows why one should always go with 4x1 with a DB shawl. The short shawl does not flatter the face, shoulders, and chest. Despos said that a few years back on SF, and this resoundingly proves him right.
P.S. The tie is facepalm.gif

I pretty much disagree with everything you said there. The length of the shawl is exactly how it should be for a double breasted take on the dinner jacket. The proportions are nearly perfect, and I don't see any problems at all with how it frames his face, shoulders, chest, etc...

Trying to parse a comment from someone else's opinion (Despos) on shawl dinner jackets certainly does not apply to this particular look that Hanks had on, at least imo.

The tie is brilliant as well, and shows a bit of pop and character where allowed with traditional black tie; it suits his age well....

From blacktieguide:

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post #84 of 213
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

There was a part where he was being interviewed and the interviewer said "for someone who is usually sartorially sloppy you look good tonight" or something along those lines haha

laugh.gif what did he say? thanks dude. moneyball was fantastic though.
post #85 of 213
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

without getting into what i do or dont agree with, here is what i dont get. they are all likely getting dressed by the highest level designers and tailors, who all know how a suit should properly fit. why are they all not spot on?
+1 to all. defo get a tux. i dont have one and wish i had gotten one.

Well if they are getting dressed by the highest level designers, most of them look terrible and have no idea. George looked really Clowny in his outfit. Hanks suit fitted, but his hank was too wide, bow a bit too droopy, and the cuffs... shog[1].gif just saying

Having said that, I thought that Tom Cruise was lookng very together and particularly snappy.
post #86 of 213
And in the interests of balance I pretty much agree with everything Testudo wrote.

There's no doubt Hanks made an extra effort and in doing so elevated himself above most all of the other dinner suit wearers on the night, but if his jacket had peaks, or a longer 4 x 1 shawl (without vents) and a narrower bow he would have been close to perfection IMO.
post #87 of 213
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

I pretty much disagree with everything you said there. The length of the shawl is exactly how it should be for a double breasted take on the dinner jacket. The proportions are nearly perfect, and I don't see any problems at all with how it frames his face, shoulders, chest, etc...
Trying to parse a comment from someone else's opinion (Despos) on shawl dinner jackets certainly does not apply to this particular look that Hanks had on, at least imo.
The tie is brilliant as well, and shows a bit of pop and character where allowed with traditional black tie; it suits his age well....
From blacktieguide:
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Google "mafoofan Rubinacci dinner jacket" to see what a 4x1 shawl can do for someone with a figure much farther away from the classical ideal than Hanks's. Or look at what Bogart's 4x1 shawl in Casablanca does for him, even though he was quite short. Now imagine them in a two-to-button shawl like the one you show from BTG. You will see that they were wise to choose 4x1.

I didn't say that the 6x2 shawl made Hanks look bad. Any well-tailored coat with a classical silhouette on a man with a good figure will look good. I said that the coat did not make him look as good as a 4x1 would have. Hanks does look good in his coat. But in a 4x1 shawl as well tailored as that, he would have looked great.

As for the tie: my principle is that your tie should not make you look as though you are gift-wrapped. The tie is supposed to guide the eyes to the face, not pull them away from it.

P.S. I do agree that his tie is way better than the depressingly straight and rigid pre-tied ones we so often see. Those are abominations. This is just moderately bad.
Edited by Testudo_Aubreii - 2/28/12 at 9:16am
post #88 of 213
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Originally Posted by runner-guy View Post

I'm not a big fan of hers, but Gwenyth Paltrow did look pretty damn good.
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That gown is excellent. The color, the cloak, and the diagonal ruching nicely hide how emaciated she is. Is the cloak a separate?

The woman behind her left shoulder would have done well to have worn a gown like Paltrow's in black or another dark solid.
post #89 of 213
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post


P.S. The tie is facepalm.gif

why?
post #90 of 213
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

Google "mafoofan Rubinacci dinner jacket"

that works? wow, amazing. little basta.d has come far...
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