Originally Posted by Bhowie
How did this go unnoticed for so long?
I'm too polite for my own good
Originally Posted by sellahi22
Barims, I notice that you have consistently excellent fits with your trousers. They are able to achieve an elegant drape without being baggy. What's the secret? My best guess is a combo of silky/superfine fabric + highish rise + slim fit. Is this correct?
Thank you. In this case, you're correct. I'd say the secret is really in getting the waist and seat fittings correct. Sometimes, this involves a really effective belt. I'm also not a great fan of tapering and take pains to avoid pooling. In this case, I think my long limbs count for much (for once)
On the other hand, I wear Oxford Bags-like trousers the rest of the time; I apply the highish rise principle to them and make certain that they don't fall further than the top of my foot
Originally Posted by The_Foxx
Barims, that is some serious style-- I'm certain you blew away everyone else at the event. reminds me of the latest D&G dinner jackets, pretty sure it is a new look for the upcoming season-- very sharp
Thanks, also. I did come close to upstaging the birthday boy (also pictured) a touch, but he wouldn't have cared - we both appreciate dressing up, he is taller and his dance to 'Billie Jean' brought the house down. I do agree that the jacket is rather contemporary - opulent Edwardiana is always ripe for appreciation
As for the other partygoers; well, I was almost certainly alone in the self-tied bow stakes and definitely one of the very few eschewing jeans - but then only the bow ties were stipulated