or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 642

post #9616 of 30601
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmbezln View Post

I have wide/big/bitch hips and a not-so-wide torso.  My body is just....awkward.  People don't generally notice.

 

What kinds of jeans/pants should I be focusing on buying and where should I be looking at them from?

 

I like the skinny style of pants, but my legs are kind of big and I dont think it would look good to show the natural form of my leg.

 

A pant that was tight in the thighs but them widened up at the bottom to make my body look more "straight" would be amazing

 

 


stay away from the skinny leg jeans. they will just emphasize your hips.
post #9617 of 30601
So wouldn't something like a 'boot cut' be about right? They are pretty much straight from knee to hem.

I know they are not the 'style' right now - but I think they would be worth trying. Especially if you tried a size that was fairly tight in the hip and thigh.

You definitely are on the right track to avoid the skinny pants/ jeans look with your body type.
post #9618 of 30601
The office i work in is a dress shirt, tie and slacks kinda place. The only folks you see wandering around in suits are guests and project managers. I'm pretty comfortable in this environment but feel like wearing something a bit smarter when getting called into an important meeting.

I've been told the easiest way to handle this is to keep a sports coat at work. Put it on on the way to the meeting and you always look sharp.

Predominantly I wear khaki, brown, linen, black and one or two blue slacks to work. Shirts are mostly white, light blue or white with windowpane patterning.

So the question is:

what sports coat do you keep at work? Classic blue blazer? Something in tweed? Any other suggestions?
post #9619 of 30601
Which shoe would be more versatile? I have a dark grey suit, a navy and a linen tan. I kind of like the lighter pair better, except the sole of the shoe. It's a little lighter than I would like.

500
500
500
500

I found these on Gilt for $229 in a size eu38. My feet are extremely small and don't come across nice shoes often, and I think I should pull the trigger on these shoes soon.
post #9620 of 30601
Darker pair are traditionally easier to pull off. Seems you are looking for versatility in a starter shoe and darker brown is a better starting point. Depending on the nature of the sale you can also get both and return one. I know Gilt has attempted to make their return policies bearable in more recent times.
post #9621 of 30601
Quote:
Originally Posted by rms340 View Post

I have a dark grey suit, a navy and a linen tan. I kind of like the lighter pair better, except the sole of the shoe. It's a little lighter than I would like.

i prefer black with dark grey and navy.

the sole edge can be darkened by a cobbler easily.

i'd get the second pair.
post #9622 of 30601
Quote:
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


I dated a girl who worked at J Crew for a few months and in that time accumulated pretty much every color in the rainbow of these guys. I also had the exact same problem as you. Fit great in the shoulders and chest but after a few hours of wearing they began to sag and the drape became unflattering. I brought a couple to my tailor and he was able to slim some of them successfully (some not so much), but really all that meant was that I could get a wear or two out before I had to wash again. I even tried drying one straight up in the dryer but all it really did was shrink the waist band and left the sides even more noticeably baggy.

All and all I have come to the conclusion that these guys are made for layering. I generally throw them over a shirt and under a jacket or SC. My advice would be to ask your tailor (if he's good/comfortable with doing sweaters) if he'd take a crack at it. I was willing to be experimental with mine because I was getting them for like $10 a pop.

I appreciate the detailed response. Very helpful.

Did you find another brand that made similar style v-necks that fit better?
post #9623 of 30601
Does anyone know how the BB Country Club Blazer fits? Specifically if the armholes are "normal" or high? I have a bit of trouble with how high the armholes are on my RLPL blazer, and was hoping the BB Country Club could be a decent pick up for me for now until I shed some weight..

Thanks!
post #9624 of 30601
I'm looking to acquire a nice spring/summer leather jacket. Something thin and fitted looking. On the soft and delicate feeling side (lambskin?)For a rough example here a link to one I like. http://store.dolcegabbana.com/dandg//item/tskay/9BEC955A/cod10/59112451HT

With a budget of 800ish what brands/series would u recommend I further look at.
post #9625 of 30601
Suggestions for ties to wear with a grey glen plaid shirt?
post #9626 of 30601
^
Solid navy or dark brown cashmere?
post #9627 of 30601
There are actually a few that are key to making sure you’re able to pull off your otherwise carefully put together ensembles. Certain socks are only for particular occasions, for example, and certain colors of socks should only be worn with specific outfits.
post #9628 of 30601
I am interested in buying some loafers, and I occasionally read about "lined" or "unlined" loafers. What is the difference and how does it matter? Is this just a matter of comfort? Tradition? Thanks.
post #9629 of 30601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

I am interested in buying some loafers, and I occasionally read about "lined" or "unlined" loafers. What is the difference and how does it matter? Is this just a matter of comfort? Tradition? Thanks.

Most dress shoes have some sort of lining, usually leather in decent ones. So your foot is sitting against a leather liner rather than the same leather you see on the outside of the shoe. In an unlined loafer, that's not there, and the leather you see on the outside is what your foot is against on the inside. Besides just feel (unlined tends to wear cooler, besides texture), an unlined loafer isn't going to have any stiffeners for the upper to hold the toe in a preset flat shape. Any laceup dress shoe is going to have that- notice that all the creasing is on the vamp rather than on the toe? An unlined loafer won't do that, there will be waving and creasing all along the top. Some (including myself) like that look, since it goes along so nicely with the casual nature of the shoe. Others hate it, and get these elaborately lasted things from Edward Green that betray the heritage of the penny loafer.

That said, you can still have a lined model without stiffeners where the lining is just present for warmth.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

So wouldn't something like a 'boot cut' be about right? They are pretty much straight from knee to hem.

I know they are not the 'style' right now - but I think they would be worth trying. Especially if you tried a size that was fairly tight in the hip and thigh.

You definitely are on the right track to avoid the skinny pants/ jeans look with your body type.

No, that's straight leg. Boot cut flares out. Boot cut is bad for that reason, unless you're wearing boots that actually need the extra room under the jean for a giant boot.
post #9630 of 30601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

I am interested in buying some loafers, and I occasionally read about "lined" or "unlined" loafers. What is the difference and how does it matter? Is this just a matter of comfort? Tradition? Thanks.

There's no difference in external appearance. Some say the unlined loafers are a little cooler. The fit might be slightly different so make sure you try them on before buying.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cogitoergo View Post

Predominantly I wear khaki, brown, linen, black and one or two blue slacks to work. Shirts are mostly white, light blue or white with windowpane patterning.

So the question is:

what sports coat do you keep at work? Classic blue blazer? Something in tweed? Any other suggestions?

Navy blazer would be fine with everything except the black trousers. If the blue trousers are too close in shade they will look like a mismatched suit. If you are only going to keep one sport coat you would probably be safe to pair all the above with something like this -

500

http://www.jpressonline.com/sportcoats_pressidential_detail.php?id=J20341R
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)