Originally Posted by Fuuma
Arrrggg!!! Not another golden ratio shape idealist!!! I don't even like Mafoofan outfit but his answer was perfect and yours a perfect recipee for having absolutely no style.
Thank you, that is a big compliment from members of this board.
Originally Posted by Fade to Black
yeah. i can't think of a greater style atrocity than adhering to a 'golden rule of shape.' Nothing says 'stiff' to me louder than that...
Thank you, I would rather be stiff than ugly.
Originally Posted by rach2jlc
To talk about Yohji again, I remember reading an interview where he said the reason that he doesn't wear that type of "golden ratio" tailored clothing is because it makes him look very small, diminutive... almost like a kid in a suit. As such, he likes a larger proportion because it gives him (in his words) more "presence."
In other words, Yoji used some visual illusions, of line and color, to create a bigger presence and hide his deficiencies at the same time.
Originally Posted by mafoofan
There's no doubt in my mind that proportions are key to making anything look good, but I don't think there's a simple formula to determine them as Mr. Jazzi supposes.
Moreover, I think the question of proportion should only come after discussion of what someone is trying to achieve. Fade to Black and I both have bigger heads. It would be tempting to try and make them look smaller from the viewpoint of 'correctness'. But, a better analysis would first consider whether we are trying to hide the size of our heads in the first place--perhaps we are proudly displaying them in all their glorious largeness. In that case, criticism would be more acutely directed at our objectives than at our execution.
Fade to Black's problem is his slanted shoulders (if I remembered correctly from the picture thread) and your problem is a big head. Two different issues.
Yoji Yamamoto would be an good example of using visual illusions to hide body deficiencies. And assuming you purposefully highlighted your 'features' through impeccable tailoring, congratulations on the job well done.
BTW, do you profess in law or related areas? Beautiful language but never straight to the point.