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post #91 of 213
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

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.

Your examples cited are pretty flawed IMO.

Using as examples how 4x1s look on 2 shorter guys (5'8" and probably 5'3"), and then extrapolating to guesstimate how a 4x1 might look vs a 6x2 on 6'1" Hanks is decidedly stacking the deck [lol8[1].gif] in your favour.

Also, the 4x1s...

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...acheive their effect on these shorter men by shifting the buttoning point down to lengthen the sweep of the lapel to make them look taller.

Doesn't make sense in my mind's eye to do that for the non-vertically challenged Hanks. You're 'fixing' an imaginary problem created in your own head.

Just my 0.02, and all IMO of course. smile.gif
Edited by apropos - 2/28/12 at 11:55am
post #92 of 213
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

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.

The tie is distracting, but I see it as flair and a return to the 70s without the peacock.
post #93 of 213

Hanks easily the best dressed man, with Bradley Cooper second. Pitt/Firth both OK but neither wowed me.

 

From the ladies, Gwyneth Paltrow's gown is stunning. Sort of makes her look like a caryatid, which suits her posture and build perfectly. Cameron Diaz's dress suited her personality fairly well too.

post #94 of 213
Hey! I never said that!biggrin.gif
post #95 of 213
Sorry - Cloony doesn't make the grade. That morning we were in Saks Fifth Avenue Cleveland and there was a rack of tuxedos - many with peaked lapels but a few with notch lapels and I mentioned to my wife I expect George Cloony, who is so easy to picture in formal attire,would surely opt for the former. Then what the hell - he shows up on the big evening with notch lapels! Shame on him, even with the extremely attractive blonde....
post #96 of 213
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

From the ladies, Gwyneth Paltrow's gown is stunning. Sort of makes her look like a caryatid, which suits her posture and build perfectly. Cameron Diaz's dress suited her personality fairly well too.

the only problem was too much boob coverage for me. peepwall[1].gif
post #97 of 213
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

the only problem was too much boob coverage for me. peepwall[1].gif

how is that a problem?!?
post #98 of 213
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Clooney's date is stunning, maybe the best looking woman at the Oscars.

A legs contest between her and Angelina Jolie would have been enjoyable.
post #99 of 213
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

check out the dude at 1:40 ... bwahahaah... cuts in front of Seacrest, grabs a piece of the urn... then pockets it ... CLASSIC
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Who are the women with Cohen?
post #100 of 213
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Your examples cited are pretty flawed IMO.
Doesn't make sense in my mind's eye to do that for the non-vertically challenged Hanks. You're 'fixing' an imaginary problem created in your own head.
Just my 0.02, and all IMO of course. smile.gif

^ what he said.

The proportions on Hanks' DJ are perfectly fine imo
post #101 of 213
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Hanks loses points for having vents.
Clooney was a mess - notches, two buttons fastened, same point collar with too many studs, no breast pocket, flaps ...
Firth's lapels far too wide but that's TF for ya
Pitt as usual with puddles round his ankles
Crystal's white tie was a mess, waistcoat all wrong, needed a wing collar
His black tie was too shiney with dodgy looking lapels
Bradley Cooper looked good but needs a shave

Other than this, how did you like the ceremony? smile.gif
Srsly, spot on with these critiques. If I may add a comment, Clooney's outfit was especially disappointing to me because of the wrong notes you mention, plus not that great-looking a tie, as well. Alas, when one is George Clooney, one is allowed leeway concerning sartorial "rules" and customs and the overall effect is still considered striking.
post #102 of 213
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

how is that a problem?!?

i wanted far less boob coverage. as in, less clothes covering the boobs. teacha.gifsmile.gif
post #103 of 213
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i wanted far less boob coverage. as in, less clothes covering the boobs. teacha.gifsmile.gif

Yes! and YES! cheers.gif
post #104 of 213
I wish that the guys appearing at the Academy Awards can find the success in life that typifies the StyFo membership roster.

Maybe some day...
post #105 of 213
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

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Who told foo.gif to wear those Lobbs with his dinner clothes?

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