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post #44851 of 54907
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

For fxh and other high waist aficionados (aka those who know where trousers should sit) - http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2014/01/27/triumphant-return-high-waisted-trousers/
I haven't seen the film yet but the director etc of the film have said they were going for a "future" setting for the film but didn't want to do the one piece jump suits etc - they tried a method often used in films and tv of making some elements off key but not obvious to engender a sense of "differentness" or shifted time in viewers. Perhaps the most well known users of this "going to the future through clothes" is Dr Who. (edit: I mean here famous for NOT using a cliched futuristic look on clothes by relying to and extent on a slight jarring effect of different eras to convey a different time. One of the best for observing this effect is 2001 and Blade Runner. Funnily 2001 is now a long time ago and not in the future - like 1984. Its a confusing old Sci-Fi world isn't it)

In the case of this film they took a higher rise from around the 40/50s and a kind of WW11 look to trousers and a bit loose and not well cut, they also have no ties and generally no collars on shirts and a few other tricks to shift the visual clothing context. I'm told that it works but cant judge for myself yet.

From what photos I've seen the trousers aren't much chop but no doubt some of the hipsters will pick up on the look. I'm told the womens clothing with high rise looks much better and is influencing the ranges of stuff coming out in the near future. But then high waisted womens wear trousers /jeans etc have been around for a few years in a minor way so they will probably take off.

One of the all time best ways to get a fresh look on clothes both classic and modern is to watch a few episodes of Get Smart. Max is always interesting and in some episodes he will be in 3 or 4 different outfits - usually suits and ties. He always has high rise, no break tapered trousers. always well fitted if a little tight for soem tastes and his jackets are short - all showing todays trends are nothing much new. The Chief has a classic Ivy look with OCBDs, dartless jackets with swelled edges and seams, 3/2 buttons, natural shoulders, often grey herringbone, grey flannel trousers and knit ties etc. And 99 is just wonderful in her outfits. KAOS is never well dressed.
Edited by fxh - 1/28/14 at 4:41pm
post #44852 of 54907
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Originally Posted by Arch3r View Post

Yah, doublemonk. Think they did a pretty good job was around a week turn around.
post #44853 of 54907
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

One of the all time best ways to get a fresh look on clothes both classic and modern is to watch a few episodes of Get Smart. Max is always interesting and in some episodes he will be in 3 or 4 different outfits - usually suits and ties. He always has high rise, no break tapered trousers. always well fitted if a little tight for soem tastes and his jackets are short - all showing todays trends are nothing much new. The Chief has a classic Ivy look with OCBDs, dartless jackets with swelled edges and seams, 3/2 buttons, natural shoulders, often grey herringbone, grey flannel trousers and knit ties etc. And 99 is just wonderful in her outfits. KAOS is never well dressed.

+1 on Get Smart.

I always enjoy watching it for Max's and the Chief's clothes and for 99.
post #44854 of 54907
galaxy note 3. I take notes with that.

I prefer rise that sits just below belly button. too high is dorky and too low my shirts get untucked
post #44855 of 54907
Anyone have a source for leather blazer-type buttons in singles? I need some for a cardigan, not a suit. So I need 5 large-ish buttons (brown).

I know about hst (don't seem to have any) and buttons and trim on ebay (only sell suit sets). Also FXH told me once that there is a button shop on Nicholas St in the Melb CBD but I haven't ventured there yet.
post #44856 of 54907
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Anyone have a source for leather blazer-type buttons in singles? I need some for a cardigan, not a suit. So I need 5 large-ish buttons (brown).

I don't know about the one in Melbourne, but I've seen similar buttons in a cloth/haberdashery shop here in Brisbane so hopefully you can get them from the bricks-and-mortar shop that sells buttons and trim.
post #44857 of 54907
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


Also FXH told me once that there is a button shop on Nicholas St in the Melb CBD but I haven't ventured there yet.

Buttonmania in the Nicholas Building, 37b Swanston St.

http://www.buttonmania.com.au/about

Or The Button Shop, or ring Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy.
post #44858 of 54907
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Anyone have a source for leather blazer-type buttons in singles? I need some for a cardigan, not a suit. So I need 5 large-ish buttons (brown).
I know about hst (don't seem to have any) and buttons and trim on ebay (only sell suit sets). Also FXH told me once that there is a button shop on Nicholas St in the Melb CBD but I haven't ventured there yet.
Its in Nicholas Building. Theres a button shop thats ok in Glenferrie Road up the southern end. Theres also one in a funny little shopping strip in suburban North Balwyn that has a fair selection of buttons. If its the plain brown flat buttons then theres plenty around.

Is it the soccer ball woven leather buttons you are after? Try op shops and buy old FJs or tweed sportscoats to snaffle some buttons or ask the op shop ladies if they know where to get some. They might have a jar of them.
post #44859 of 54907
aaah snap - ernesto
post #44860 of 54907
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

galaxy note 3. I take notes with that.
I prefer rise that sits just below belly button. too high is dorky and too low my shirts get untucked

It depends where you belly button is. Its also to some extent a matte of preferences although there is some objective judgments to make as well as my own widely respected (well by PoP if no one else) opinions.

No one has a perfect body. Seems obvious. But also none has a symmetrical body. Again the obvious should be stated - all people differ in body shape and proportions. Dropped hip., dropped shoulder, longer arm on one side, feet facing out, one foot a size larger than the other, one leg longer, etc etc. All RTW clothing is an exercise on hoping to cope for the widest range (or instead to cater for a niche) hence wide long armholes on suits, etc

Rise also depends on if you have along body and short legs or vice versa. If your torso is long compared to legs then a high waist/rise will make your legs look longer. If your body /torso is short then high rise will make you look dorky.

There also current fashion.
At the moment - and for some considerable time - it has been for low rise - too low. So people are accustomed to seeing low rise as normal and anything above that as a bit weird.

Low rise or high rise is to some extent a matter of choice and taste. However extremely low rise which we see around today at all price /quality levels in suits and tailored trousers, in addition to street wear, is problem in that it tends to divide the body into 3 not 2. It creates another, some would say erogenous zone, around the middle, and the sexual reproductive zones, which is partly composed of pelvis and partly of stomach and at the rear buttocks (and sadly crack). Now on some women of a certain shape and carriage this can work, to dramatic effect, but its nearly always erotic in intention and effect. In men it works less so but (butt?) clearly works on some.

Now if you have a piercing or tatt on your midriff then you have filled in the 3rd area of focus. With a crop top, low slung jeans, belly button piercing, a midriff gold chain and taught high pelvic are you are set for the beach and sexual display (or sadly in some cases these days work). However if you are a male over 30 or /and in a suit the 3rd area of focus has nowhere to go. Nothing happens. Its an absence. Low rise trousers on a suit look bad – always will. And it not just my opinion.
post #44861 of 54907

Mid-Rise is just right, IMO.

 

Low rise never looks good on me - always makes me look like I have a big beer gut. Even casually.

post #44862 of 54907
Hi guys,

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Dressed to Kill
post #44863 of 54907
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Mid-Rise is just right, IMO.

Low rise never looks good on me - always makes me look like I have a big beer gut. Even casually.

Same, but I am mid to high for casual and high for formal. Kilts sit nice and high too (higher than high rise).
post #44864 of 54907
Thanks for all the support guys and a special thanks to TBM Gerry and Oli for helping me get through this. Currently my nose has been ripped off at the front and stitched back on. I look like I'm out of a zombie movie.

As per high rise. I do high rise for my suiting pants. For my chinos, which are a streetwear cut I designed through luxire they're mid to high rise. I would never tuck into these though. For jeans I love my mid rise Black Acnes. I need to get some chinos made up for semi formal events and I don't know what I should get. I might just copy my Suit pants. I also think that what helps along with getting the right rise, is no belt loops. Looks a lot better. I only wear belts on jeans.

I'm in the process of trying to measure up and design some shorts. I'll probably go mid to low rise on these.
post #44865 of 54907
Per fhx: Rise also depends on if you have along body and short legs or vice versa. If your torso is long compared to legs then a high waist/rise will make your legs look longer. If your body /torso is short then high rise will make you look dorky.

This is dead right.
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