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CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. MrChris

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    Thank's
    Purchased at Jungmann Wilhelm & Neffe in Vienna.
     
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  3. NORE

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    Going on TV Spooner?
     
  4. sugarbutch

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    Very rumpled, end-of-day f'length...

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    Looks very nice but you should get the trouser legs narrowed a bit - they look a bit too full to me
     
  6. sugarbutch

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    Russian Victor suggested the same in the WAYWRN thread. I haven't had any trousers narrowed, so I will probably have the tailor experiment with some others before turning the shears loose on these.
     
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    It's a pretty simple operation and can be done with limited r no cutting at all (so that it can be re-adjusted if needed. Just make sure it's completely pinned all the way down (no lazy shortcuts) and that you're happy with how it looks pinned. I would bring a little more taper too if I were you - the leg opening looks a tad wide as well.
     
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    Confirms it - most definitely in need of a slimming/taper. Coat is rather slimming and clean cut but bottom is too baggy. Just doesn't work (unless you subscribe to the o/o theory of fit)
     
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    Totally disagree with gdl, butch. Slimming the pants will make you look top heavy. No good.
     
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  10. gdl203

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    :confused: are we looking at the same pictures ?

     
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    Yes, his waist isn't narrow enough for slimmer pants, let alone a slimmer cuff opening. I think this can be seen better from the side angle. A surefire way to know if one should have pants slimmed is if they have to have the jacket slimmed at the waist down to the vent(s).
     
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  12. sugarbutch

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    For the record, the side view would look a bit different today. I've lost 25 lbs. since those pics were taken...

    In other news, Vox is the CBD killer today:

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  13. NORE

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    sb, I didn't mean to insult you. It's just some suits/cuts/coats/figures require a fuller pant. Congrats on teh weight loss.
     
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    No offense taken at all, just wanted the debate to proceed based on current facts! :lol:
     
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    Cool. I think gdl has seen the wisdom in my post, tho.
     
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    What Vox has on above is exactly what I am wearing right now as well. Except my tie is a silver grendadine garza fina.
     
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    I have no idea what this means. If you don't see it, then you don't - that's OK with me


    Nope, see above. No comprendo your point


    Sure - but not this one. Coat is lean with clean lines everywhere.

    Even more relevant if subarbutch lost so much weight - there's no point swimming in his pants
     
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    You're losing it, bro. Did you not see that sleevehead/back of the coat? The fact that the jacket seemed to hide extra weight? (confirmed by butch's comment above re weight loss). What you suggested he do is tantamount to when that youngun here had his DB nipped/slimmed and hilarity ensued. Think about it.

    Edit: I just realized that what I say is frequently cut so short that the point is frequently missed so allow me to elaborate:


    Sorry bro (I feel like Foo here) where do you see clean lines everywhere? Do you not see the bulge created by the pocket square (meaning too tight in the chest) and the subsequent pulling at the middle button?
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    the sleevehead situation and the vast folding in the rear of the coat?
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    Also, if the jacket fell straight down in the profile pic (say, from the buttoning point down) or, fell how it did because it was too big, then he would need the jacket slimmed and having the pants also slimmed would be a no-brainer. Not the case here I'm afraid.

    If you still don't get it, ah well. TEHO

    EDIT: To Each His Own.

    :)
     
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  19. Mr. Pink

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    As someone who's been through slimming pants in response to SF comments only to have them all let out again, I'd advise you proceed cautiously. SF has a real preference for slimmer pants. After experimentation, I have a strong preference pants full enough to fill the bottom of the jacket tapering cone-shaped to the shoe. I find it more comfortable and more elegant, but to each his own. Looking at the photos, I would taper the pants slightly from the knee and shorten just a bit.
     

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