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post #1 of 6
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Check out this video of the Nicholas brothers in Stormy Weather:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zBb9hTyLjfM

Like Fred Astaire, their jackets (tails, actually) hug their bodies, collars don't lift in back and shirt sleeves always show just the right amount of cuff. I'm sure the jackets were cut especially for the dance number, but they are a perfect fit none the less.

What's also amazing is that this dance number was filmed in one take as apposed to today's 10-second clips stitched together in post production. An amazing performance!
post #2 of 6
most jackets exhibit those characteristics if they aren't buttoned.
post #3 of 6
All jackets will move around a bit. If they fit really nicely, they seem to magically fall back into place though.
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

most jackets exhibit those characteristics if they aren't buttoned.

 

...agreed....dumb @ss thread facepalm.gif

post #5 of 6
I know Fred Astaire had his jackets cut with extremely high armholes so that it wouldn't lift up when his arms were raised, which they normally are when dancing. However, when his arms we're by his sides, the jacket would crease funny. So, basically, his suits were tailored specifically for dancing.
post #6 of 6
Small high armholes prevent most such movement. This means bespoke full stop.
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