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Let's not, and say we did.

No more (or less) irritating than contemporary western teeny pop music, mind you.

Agreed. It's all rubbish.
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So I'm going to make the case again that I think full-cut pants work much better for me. They are definitely more comfortable and given my oddly shaped legs they seem to be the only way to get a clean vertical line.

 

Compare these two images; same jacket, same shoes, different pants. I think the tapered trousers make the fit look top-heavy whereas the full-cut trousers are more balanced and more in proportion. I wouldn't normally wear a tweed jacket with these particular pants (probably wrong color and fabric) but this should give you an idea of the silhouette at least:

 

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I like the trimmer fit. Is there a middle ground? The opening on those full ones looks enormous
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I prefer nr 2, but it would be better if you could taper them a bit below the knees.
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Nothing at all wrong with full cut trousers, however in pic 2 the closeness of the fit in the upper thigh + the looseness below the knee + the full break gives it a slight bell bottom affect. I agree with Elio that a slight taper below the knee would look nice but I can understand why you wouldn't want to go as slim as in pic 1.

 

Postscript: The slimmer trousers don't seem to fit well at all. Perhaps a better fitting pair would look good despite the slimness.

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I prefer nr 2, but it would be better if you could taper them a bit below the knees.

Agreed. I think the top part of the second pair looks way better, but it could be a bit slimmer at the bottom.
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He has an entirely different body than you have, and his jackets are also cut with much more drape. It makes no sense to post pics of people with different body types as an argument for what would look good on you.

 

We normally don't talk to much about body types on here, but seeing as you're only 5'9", a solid 6 months of lifting while eating let's sat 2900-3000kcal a day could easily see you gain about 8lbs of muscle. This would mean you'll have a more average body, which means you could buy RTW clothes that fit you great, and save 1000s in tailoring costs in the long run! 

 

Anyways, number 1 makes you look slightly top heavy, but number 2 makes you look bottom heavy. Isn't there some kind of happy medium you could try?

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

We normally don't talk to much about body types on here, but seeing as you're only 5'9", a solid 6 months of lifting while eating let's sat 2900-3000kcal a day could easily see you gain about 8lbs of muscle. This would mean you'll have a more average body, which means you could buy RTW clothes that fit you great, and save 1000s in tailoring costs in the long run! 

 

I'm 5'10" but regardless, I find this kind of advice completely useless. That's not going to happen so I don't know why you bother to persist with these suggestions like they haven't been shot down several times already.

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Aaaaaand there it is.

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SVB, the wider leg is certainly a way to address your bowed legs, but I think you might be happier with pants tailored to address that fit issue. I'm pretty sure there are some competent tailors in the LA metro.
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The wider cut pants are better from the top to below the knee. They just need a slight taper below the knee. As is, they look a bit flared at your shoes. But the top 3/5ths are much better.

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Stan I like the first pic better. The second pic looks like both of your legs can fit inside one of those leg holes. I have some pants like your #2 as well - BB Madison fit trousers. They drape well but they look huge from the knee down. Will post some pics.

On another, I picked up two epaulet trousers this weekend and met Mike as well. Good guy.
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

 

I'm 5'10" but regardless, I find this kind of advice completely useless. That's not going to happen so I don't know why you bother to persist with these suggestions like they haven't been shot down several times already.

 

Because you persist with trying to make something of that suit. You've posted it like 3 or 4 times now, and every time the advice is that's is just not the nicest suit, and your regular stuff looks much better on you. It is you who is not taking the advice of like 20+ people. Why are you so attached to that single suit? I get that you're trying something new, we all like to do that once in a while, but sometimes those experiments don't work out, no matter how many times you try or ask about it. Go to a local tailor, get some MTM/bespoke trousers, and use those for Luxire. Problem solved.

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So now you're arguing a different point completely, and it seems like you misunderstood my intention entirely (which still does not justify the bad advice above). I'm asking a question about full-cut pants versus tapered pants and those are the only ones I have at the moment that are cut that way so of course I am using those as an example. Everyone said the tweed jacket was the best fitting jacket I've posted so I'm trying to build on that and determine what pants provide the best balance with that jacket. I get that the YSL suit didn't get a ton of love here but I thought the pants deserved another look on their own in the context of just the cut/silhouette compared to the very tapered look of my other pants. Chiming in with "just work out, bro" completely misses the mark and wouldn't even do anything to change bowed legs. And saying "just go bespoke/mtm" isn't helping either. That's like going onto a car forum and saying "just pay a mechanic. problem solved!"

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