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post #1816 of 1895
So, how to avoid the shirt triangle?

http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/89312697036/putthison-rise-high-pleats-full-cant-lose

Anyone got a proper photo? I'm pretty sure I know what the post is referring to as it sort of drives me crazy, and I know that the trousers I currently rotate between do have a lower rise (Uniqlo)...
post #1817 of 1895
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

So, how to avoid the shirt triangle?

http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/89312697036/putthison-rise-high-pleats-full-cant-lose

Anyone got a proper photo? I'm pretty sure I know what the post is referring to as it sort of drives me crazy, and I know that the trousers I currently rotate between do have a lower rise (Uniqlo)...

Shirt triangle is this



It's caused by a high buttoning point on the jacket, low rise trousers, and extremely open quarters (sometimes caused by just wearing a jacket that's too small). So if you bring the two closer to each other, you avoid it.
post #1818 of 1895
OH ...

I thought it meant the puckering of your shirt at the waist, which now that I think about is more apparent when you sit down and you get sort of a triangle that sticks out a bit. (What is this problem called?)

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Thanks for the visual, good to know! I don't think my trousers are that short. I probably would not be able to get my legs through, anyways. Lower rise trousers are too slim in the seat.
post #1819 of 1895
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I thought it meant the puckering of your shirt at the waist, which now that I think about is more apparent when you sit down and you get sort of a triangle that sticks out a bit. (What is this problem called?).

Not sure what you're referring to.
post #1820 of 1895
this is a poor photo but as an example, from the POV of looking down, I tend to notice my tucked shirt protrudes out a bit around the button and placket near the waist band. And when I sit down there is a gap rather than staying flush against your waist/stomach. Natural or an issue with proportions? Sometimes its just as bad when standing.

Common sense tells me I just need to go to the men's room and tuck my shirt back in.

Perhaps a problem with a loose waist, too.
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edit:
I remember reading about this regarding an open gap in your shirt placket, especially when seated. I don't remember the source.
post #1821 of 1895
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Not entirely sure still what you're referring to, but if you're talking about the placket gaping near the waistband, this could be because your shirt is too tight, or because your shirt keeps riding up, and there aren't enough buttons on the placket. If you extend the shirt, and put an extra button on, you wouldn't get that problem (assuming that's what caused it).

Alex Kabbaz, a bespoke shirtmaker in NY, once discussed this in a podcast at A Suitable Wardrobe. You can find the interview on iTunes. His suggestion was to put a safety pin at the bottom of your shirt, so you can see the difference this makes (the difference of having an extra button on the bottom of your shirt). No comment from me on whether or not putting a safety pin near your crotch is a good idea.

Note, I'm not a tailor, so someone who has actually made a shirt and fitted someone for it can probably answer this better for you.
Edited by dieworkwear - 8/20/14 at 12:20am
post #1822 of 1895
Thanks! I meant the placket gaping. TBH my shirts are not that tight though IMO...OTR from Kamakura slim fit

I'll look into your reference.
post #1823 of 1895
This might be the reason my bespoke shirts have so many buttons going down the placket. I always thought to tell my shirtmaker that he need not put so many darn buttons on the things, but maybe there was a reason after all.
post #1824 of 1895
If I'm understanding the problem correctly I think the issue may be caused by the shirt being too big in the waist area. Possible solutions would be:

1. Have the shirt taken in if it has a lot of excess fabric in the waist.

2. Use a military tuck.

3. Use a shirt garter. http://www.galls.com/galls-flexible-waist-belt#.U_TRoUvXlFI
post #1825 of 1895
Another possible solution would be to not worry about a non-issue.
post #1826 of 1895
How long have you been here? That's all we do is obsess and worry about non issues.
post #1827 of 1895
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


"Saying you are done buying clothes is like saying you are done receiving blow jobs." -@edmorel

 

On the contrary in my case, it's that I only want bespoke blow jobs. :D 

post #1828 of 1895
Well, I am sure any blowjob performed by an actual human would be considered bespoke, no?
post #1829 of 1895
The first blowjob a girl gives is bespoke. The rest are merely MTM.
post #1830 of 1895
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

The first blowjob a girl gives is bespoke. The rest are merely MTM. straight to finish

FTFY.
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