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post #136 of 7208
also, in the photos above isn't what astaire is wearing a costume, to some degree?
post #137 of 7208
Yes. I know that his pants were often cut shorter for his films in order to enhance the dancing... I wouldn't be shocked if his jackets were cut slimmer with skinny sleeves as well. In addition, a complicated dance sequence in black tie with low armholes wouldn't look very good.
post #138 of 7208
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Yes. I know that his pants were often cut shorter for his films in order to enhance the dancing... I wouldn't be shocked if his jackets were cut slimmer with skinny sleeves as well.

In addition, a complicated dance sequence in black tie with low armholes wouldn't look very good.

But you can have high armholes and wide sleeves, which is why it is surprising to see him dressed like this for a dance sequence. Proponents of drape insist that big=comfortable.
post #139 of 7208
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Originally Posted by Biscione View Post
Yes. I know that his pants were often cut shorter for his films in order to enhance the dancing... I wouldn't be shocked if his jackets were cut slimmer with skinny sleeves as well.

In addition, a complicated dance sequence in black tie with low armholes wouldn't look very good.

+1. Astaire isn't a good example to model skinny sleeves since dancewear is cut differently. I know the armholes are typically higher and I believe the sleeves and trouser legs are also cut slimmer.
post #140 of 7208
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+1. Astaire isn't a good example to model skinny sleeves since dancewear is cut differently. I know the armholes are typically higher and I believe the sleeves and trouser legs are also cut slimmer.

But is anyone thinking of this when they say how good it looks?
post #141 of 7208
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This just in:



I think the arms are way too skinny. Combined with the skinny trousers, he looks like a blue M&M character. The button stance appears a little too high to me, but I'm less sure about that. I think the colors are perfect. Now I want a navy blue double-breasted blazer.

Foofed:



I just made the sleeves fuller. Better, worse?

you made the sleeves worse -- try making the pants a little longer and a touch fuller to offset the M&Mness...
post #142 of 7208
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post
+1. Astaire isn't a good example to model skinny sleeves since dancewear is cut differently. I know the armholes are typically higher and I believe the sleeves and trouser legs are also cut slimmer.

But it remains that these are probably the images which most often came to mind when referencing Astaire as a style icon.

Besides, I was just raggin on foof for suggesting that he never wore skinny sleeves.
post #143 of 7208
Good to see first year associates at law firms are busy at 11:45 AM...Don't you have to track your time every 12 minutes at least?

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
This just in:



I think the arms are way too skinny. Combined with the skinny trousers, he looks like a blue M&M character. The button stance appears a little too high to me, but I'm less sure about that. I think the colors are perfect. Now I want a navy blue double-breasted blazer.

Foofed:



I just made the sleeves fuller. Better, worse?
post #144 of 7208
For dancing, thinner sleeves can better show off the dancer's lines, where fuller sleeves would obscure them. I've seen costumes in construction for a ballet, and they were supposed to be modern business suits. They had the highest armholes imaginable, like shirts. Some of the Astaire pictures have comparably high armholes, and I wouldn't be surprised if they were made expressly for making him look good while dancing.

--Andre
post #145 of 7208
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Originally Posted by wmb View Post
you made the sleeves worse -- try making the pants a little longer and a touch fuller to offset the M&Mness...


Fixed!

post #146 of 7208
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Fixed!


Now the gloves are too loose...
post #147 of 7208
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post
But it remains that these are probably the images which most often came to mind when referencing Astaire as a style icon.

Besides, I was just raggin on foof for suggesting that he never wore skinny sleeves.

Well, here's a shot of him not dancing:



Fantastic and full, no?
post #148 of 7208
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Originally Posted by claire foorlani View Post
Well, here's a shot of him not dancing:
...
Fantastic and full, no?

They look pretty skinny to me.
post #149 of 7208
Skinnies
post #150 of 7208
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They look pretty skinny to me.

Really? They aren't super full, but the are far fuller than Sartorialist guy's, no?
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