Originally Posted by LA Guy
I gotta say that you are the only guy I've seen, on the internet or in real life, who can wear Samurais (pretty much any cut) and make them look good. On most guys, they look too high rise, disproportionately big through the thighs, or both. I think that the problem is that the guys who buy Sams (mostly hipster kids) aren't the guys Sams were designed for (beefier thighed worker types.) This looks solid though.
I think braid and ko on SuFu, among a few others, do Sammies right, but I know what you mean. I went on a mini-tirade a while back about how "classic" cuts keep it real and "modern" cuts are perversions annnnnnnnnd...basically I was full of sh**, which I realized soon afterwards. I actually think I have a pretty classic-friendly build, but, again I know exactly what you mean, and this is me eating some crow. Of course, "modern" can mean a lot of things - for example, I doubt the DH19 silhouette, to say nothing of April 77/Cheap Monday, will endure beyond another few years. Not saying it'll be done next spring, but I don't think it has the staying power of something like the SD-103, which has a "modern" low rise and slim cut but will still look good year in and year out.