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Vintage fit vs Classic fit vs Slim fit

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am so confused lately on the difference between Vintage fit vs Classic fit vs Slim fit?
Can someone please give me an idea on what the difference is?
post #2 of 10
in terms of what garment? shirts? jeans?

I have tops and bottoms that go by all 3 distinctions
post #3 of 10
I like classic vintage slim fit.

Jon.
post #4 of 10
vintage fit is old fit classic fit is timeless fit slim fit is between skinny and normal morphology fit
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
meaning shirts
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife View Post
vintage fit is old fit
classic fit is timeless fit
slim fit is between skinny and normal morphology fit
Haha.

I don't think there's much difference besides different companies defining the same thing in different ways.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I hate how all this new stuff is coming around...
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
I like classic vintage slim fit.

lol

actually the Levis 1947 or 1966 501xx would be just that ^^^
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by soundwave.42 View Post
meaning shirts

in this context, they're just terms that manufacturers can use. they have no real meaning in of themself. they only have meaning in the context of whatever manufacturer you are talking about.

BB uses slim fit to identify their slimmer shirts. the term is used to distinguish from their traditional fit. for size 16, which I wear, traditional fit is something like 52.5 in the chest, while slim fit is 47.5 to 48 inches around in the chest (I'm guessing on the traditional fit, since I wear the slim fit). similar terms usually are tailored fit (used by Lands' end to indicate a shirt of similar dimensions as BB's slim fit), trim fit (used by Paul Fredrick), and fitted (used by Tyrwhitt, and slimmer than the three I just noted)

I think vintage fit is kind of a made up term - I think J. Crew uses vintage fit with their polo shirts, to indicate a tapered/tailored shirt. But I'm sure others use it to indicate baggier items, or just a shirt that's made off a "vintage pattern". I'm suspect classic fit is treated similarly.
post #10 of 10
Classic/Traditional fit = normal
Vintage/Retro(lacoste)/Slim/Custom (polo)/ Fitted / etc... = slim

You're just going to need to get familiar with the brands and learn what means what, or ask a SA.
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