Such an original joke, sudonihm:
right - red and green is much more festive for the season.
i like the jacket, too. But would wear either.
I prefer right, except for the pulling near the waist.
Yep, a good way to hide wider hips is to have a swelled chest/extended shoulders, but very closed quarters. Creates something like this shape:
instead of this:
Isn't that a classic movie? Arnie is just so charismatic. "Star" written all over him. I loved the line about other bodybuilders coming up to him all the time asking for advice, and him saying "Of course, I always give them the wrong advice" as he flashes a winning smile.
Haha yeah that was gold. It's like, he was kind of a dick but at the same time you can't not like the guy.
It's less about taste and more about body shapes for me. Just because I don't like it on myself doesn't mean I don't like it on others. If I had slimmer hips I'd wear open quartered stuff as well, as it looks great if you can pull it off. Same for skinny fit stuff. It can look great on rail thin rockstars, but it doesn't look so good on your average person.
Anyways, I just find open quarters tend to emphasise wide hips, making them look even wider than they already are. For me this overrides any tastes I might have when it comes to stylistic details. You can't really change the shape of your bones, but you can change the shape of your jacket to de-emphasise the hips.
But I guess body types can be tastes as well. If we were having this conversation in the 1700s we'd probably want our jackets to emphasise our hips and bellies to show how wealthy we are. I suppose the V shape has not always been popular. The Greeks did admire it, based on their statues, and seeing as the Romans adopted a lot of Greek culture they probably did too. Body type preferences throughout history is an interesting research topic.