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post #9616 of 27523
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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

 

 


Try this thread for jeans questions:

http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/91068/denim-101-for-men-s-clothing/0_30
post #9617 of 27523
Bought a couple J. Crew 95% cotton/5% cashmere V-neck sweaters (these: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sweaters/cottoncashmere/PRDOVR~29235/29235.jsp). They fit good in the shoulders but slightly baggy in the body. Will they shrink after washing and laying flat to dry, or will the fact that these should never enter a dryer preclude them from ever becoming smaller and fitting better?

Thanks!
post #9618 of 27523
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Originally Posted by cardguy View Post

Bought a couple J. Crew 95% cotton/5% cashmere V-neck sweaters (these: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sweaters/cottoncashmere/PRDOVR~29235/29235.jsp). They fit good in the shoulders but slightly baggy in the body. Will they shrink after washing and laying flat to dry, or will the fact that these should never enter a dryer preclude them from ever becoming smaller and fitting better?

Thanks!

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.
post #9619 of 27523
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 #9620 of 27523
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 #9621 of 27523
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 #9622 of 27523
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.

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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 #9623 of 27523
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 #9624 of 27523
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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 #9625 of 27523
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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 #9626 of 27523
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 #9627 of 27523
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 #9628 of 27523
Suggestions for ties to wear with a grey glen plaid shirt?
post #9629 of 27523
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Solid navy or dark brown cashmere?
post #9630 of 27523
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.
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