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post #46 of 60
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post


C'mon man, this is getting a bit embarrassing for you. We get it, you are slim and you're calling everyone else fat. Are you done yet?

Has the fat lady sung yet NO same can be said retrospect for OP.  'ARE WE DONE YET POSTING THREADS ABOUT SLIM FIT CLOTHING AND HATING FOLKS WHO ARE SLIM' I say no if you did a search you will see.

post #47 of 60
Thread Starter 
How refreshing to see your illuminating post.

Get a life!!!!
post #48 of 60
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Originally Posted by StumpjumperE View Post

So let's see what some of you are talking about--  Is this a ridiculous looking suit?

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Actually, this is a borderline case - both the jacket and the pants are barely beyond the point at which they'd be too tight/short. Scratch that - the goddamned suit is just too tight/short.

A few years back, being still young and impressionable, I got interested in suits exactly when GQ started pushing the "slim look". So I was on this wavelength for a long while.
It took me about 4-5 years to figure out that it is simply a brutal marketing gimmick: slim suits neither look good, nor are functional and comfortable. My build is perfectly average (no overweight anything), so that's not the issue at all. Just, that through experience, I finally figured out that a suit coat is supposed to be a coat - not a "shirt", and pants are supposed to be airy an comfortable - not to dig into you as soon as you try to climbe a stair or sit.

So, although I could wear, say BB "Fitzgerald", the "Madison" is a perfectly fine fit that doesn't make anybody look like a little boy or whatever the present day GQ quip is...

Yeah, i get that there are different aesthetics and whatnot, but from functional point of view, ths slim fitting clothing was just a huge waste of time and money for me...
post #49 of 60

It's nott that the slim fit suits are ridiculous..the wrong body type wearing a slim fit suit is what makes it askew.

post #50 of 60
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Originally Posted by StumpjumperE View Post

So let's see what some of you are talking about--  Is this a ridiculous looking suit?

esq-01-suits-rules-0412-lg-67198880.jpg

This really needs a higher rise (and a slightly longer jacket).
post #51 of 60
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Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post


Actually, this is a borderline case - both the jacket and the pants are barely beyond the point at which they'd be too tight/short. Scratch that - the goddamned suit is just too tight/short.
A few years back, being still young and impressionable, I got interested in suits exactly when GQ started pushing the "slim look". So I was on this wavelength for a long while.
It took me about 4-5 years to figure out that it is simply a brutal marketing gimmick: slim suits neither look good, nor are functional and comfortable. My build is perfectly average (no overweight anything), so that's not the issue at all. Just, that through experience, I finally figured out that a suit coat is supposed to be a coat - not a "shirt", and pants are supposed to be airy an comfortable - not to dig into you as soon as you try to climbe a stair or sit.
So, although I could wear, say BB "Fitzgerald", the "Madison" is a perfectly fine fit that doesn't make anybody look like a little boy or whatever the present day GQ quip is...
Yeah, i get that there are different aesthetics and whatnot, but from functional point of view, ths slim fitting clothing was just a huge waste of time and money for me...

+10 !!

 

Well said..

post #52 of 60
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Originally Posted by Musella View Post

+10 !!

 

Well said..

 

The suit above is not extreme.

 

Slim suits (as pictured above) look perfectly fine on slim men. You get into trouble when people without slim physiques (or muscular guys) attempt to stuff themselves into a slim fit suit.


Edited by Frankie22 - 9/5/12 at 4:53pm
post #53 of 60

So let me add my 2 cents. 

 

As it turns out, I am 5'7" @ 180lbs (athletic but a bit stocky w/ wide shoulders and soccer player legs).  I am 36, so I don't want to be too "cutting edge" fashion wise but I don't want to look like a old man either.  I work in finance, on the buy side (if it matters), and not in fashion.  

 

 

I have found a couple of things that make for a more flattering fit with my body type: 

 

1) Coat length - I look best in a short vs a regular length coat.  However, I need a slimmer fitting suit (otherwise I have to get it taken in a lot) as otherwise I look boxy.  My tailor is my friend.  Additionally, I don't go with regular length coat ever, as it does make my legs look proportionally stumpy and make me look shorter than I am.  But I do make sure my crotch is covered and the jacket covers my bum.  

 

2) Button stance - Drop 7 >>>>>>  a drop 6.  In a short, a drop 6 makes me look too square again.  

 

3) Jacket fit - I wear very tailored shirts and have my suits fit very close to the skin - not uncomfortable, but too loose is not flattering on a shorter squarer frame.  This I find is very important to shorter athletic guys once you find a jacket that fulfills #1 and #2

 

 

In order to standardize this discussion, since the Ralph Lauren Black Label seems to be the standard bearer for slim fitting suits of quality and cut these days, I wear a 40S in RLBL Anthony, almost a perfect fit right off the rack (I own a black sport coat w/ silver buttons and a mid-grey suit).  The 38R is too trim fit and the coat on the 40R is just too long.  And yes, in the 40S my crotch and bum are covered. 

 

 

 

 
post #54 of 60

at 5'8", 130 lbs, slim/skinny fitting suits are not a fashion trend, they're a necessity.  i need high arm-holes, tapered sleeves, smaller shoulders.   just a fact of life for me.    i find the notion 'slim fitting suits are awful' to be a bit ridibulous.     i need slim-fit cuts, otherwise it's not possible for me to look like anything other than a boy in his father's suit.  

post #55 of 60
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Originally Posted by Gwarg View Post


This really needs a higher rise (and a slightly longer jacket).

 

I respectfully disagree.

post #56 of 60
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Originally Posted by JohnnyMarr View Post

I respectfully disagree.
Yeah. Higher rise maybe but the jacket length is fine. It would be fine if it was 1/2" longer as well, but I wouldn't say the current length is wrong.
post #57 of 60
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Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post

Actually, this is a borderline case - both the jacket and the pants are barely beyond the point at which they'd be too tight/short. Scratch that - the goddamned suit is just too tight/short.
A few years back, being still young and impressionable, I got interested in suits exactly when GQ started pushing the "slim look". So I was on this wavelength for a long while.
It took me about 4-5 years to figure out that it is simply a brutal marketing gimmick: slim suits neither look good, nor are functional and comfortable. My build is perfectly average (no overweight anything), so that's not the issue at all. Just, that through experience, I finally figured out that a suit coat is supposed to be a coat - not a "shirt", and pants are supposed to be airy an comfortable - not to dig into you as soon as you try to climbe a stair or sit.
So, although I could wear, say BB "Fitzgerald", the "Madison" is a perfectly fine fit that doesn't make anybody look like a little boy or whatever the present day GQ quip is...
Yeah, i get that there are different aesthetics and whatnot, but from functional point of view, ths slim fitting clothing was just a huge waste of time and money for me...

So you now wear Barack Obama-like suits just coz you don't want your suits to be slim. Lol


On a serious note, if your body type is slim like the guy in the pic then the suits look flattering.
post #58 of 60
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Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post


A few years back, being still young and impressionable, I got interested in suits exactly when GQ started pushing the "slim look". So I was on this wavelength for a long while.
It took me about 4-5 years to figure out that it is simply a brutal marketing gimmick: slim suits neither look good, nor are functional and comfortable.

 

I don't understand... what's the marketing gimmick?  If they look bad and are not functional nor comfortable, why would someone want to buy one, and why would GQ be pushing that?

post #59 of 60
Although this would not be related to slim fit, the exposed ankles on short trousers look god awful as well. Slim suits usually do not drape very well. All I see nowadays are suits that are one size too large or one size too small. The runways these days seem to be all about extremely slim pants and short jackets.
post #60 of 60
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Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post


Actually, this is a borderline case - both the jacket and the pants are barely beyond the point at which they'd be too tight/short. Scratch that - the goddamned suit is just too tight/short.
A few years back, being still young and impressionable, I got interested in suits exactly when GQ started pushing the "slim look". So I was on this wavelength for a long while.
It took me about 4-5 years to figure out that it is simply a brutal marketing gimmick: slim suits neither look good, nor are functional and comfortable. My build is perfectly average (no overweight anything), so that's not the issue at all. Just, that through experience, I finally figured out that a suit coat is supposed to be a coat - not a "shirt", and pants are supposed to be airy an comfortable - not to dig into you as soon as you try to climbe a stair or sit.
So, although I could wear, say BB "Fitzgerald", the "Madison" is a perfectly fine fit that doesn't make anybody look like a little boy or whatever the present day GQ quip is...
Yeah, i get that there are different aesthetics and whatnot, but from functional point of view, ths slim fitting clothing was just a huge waste of time and money for me...

 

This looks certainly good on the model. You see, this particular style suits really slimmer frames, almost modelesque. However, for the average joe, I'm afraid not everyone's comfortable in it.

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