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Anyone else tired of the slim fitting trend?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by intent, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Somebody is just mad they can't wear the slim clothes. Go to the gym...

    haha. +1 . exactly.
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ah, this is what it feels like to have minions.
     
  3. MrGimpy

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    Ah, this is what it feels like to have minions.

    Are the minions the slim-fitters or the anti-slims?

    I'm actually tired of the trend of trends. As many above have noted, nothing works for everyone.

    Having said that, I like that more athletic fits in RTW seem to be more available now. I suspect most people on here have > 6-inch drops.
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Are the minions the slim-fitters or the anti-slims?

    I'm actually tired of the trend of trends. As many above have noted, nothing works for everyone.

    Having said that, I like that more athletic fits in RTW seem to be more available now. I suspect most people on here have > 6-inch drops.


    8 inch drop. (im sure 4 for the op, lol)
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Sorry to disappoint you guys but drop has nothing to do with being slim or skinny. In fact, I'd say that most really skinny guys have a very narrow chest and accordingly a very low drop. Another stupid myth. I have a 14" drop and 2.2% body fat btw.
     
  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Sorry to disappoint you guys but drop has nothing to do with being slim or skinny. In fact, I'd say that most really skinny guys have a very narrow chest and accordingly a very low drop. Another stupid myth. I have a 14" drop and 2.2% body fat btw.

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  7. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Damn 2.2%. Have an ice cream or some butter -)

    Yup slim is Jude law.

    It's not athletic. It doesn't have to mean skinny.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Damn 2.2%. Have an ice cream or some butter -)

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  10. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    The basic concept of wearing clothes that are not overly loose is fine enough. I like being able to find clothes that fit passably off-the-rack, though I accept that I will always have to have sleeves taken up.

    However, around here it too often leads to an obsession. Trousers must be razor-thin in the calf, even when a fuller cut has a fine pedigree--thin dandies like Fred Astaire and the Prince of Wales come to mind. Shirts must be darted even when they are plenty slim. I remember when one poster asked about tie width, the answer back was "Slim." Not "moderate," which everyone knows is the right answer, but "slim."

    The emphasis on slim-fitting suits can also be a bit silly--a full chest and narrow waist looks more masculine than an all-over narrow. And pleats make sense, no matter what anyone says.

    Clothes that fit are good, but it would do everyone here well to remember that there are plenty of correct ways to cut clothes, some of which are not borderline-tight and don't make your shoes look huge. And inasmuch as it means style giving way to fashion, I have my doubts about the slim-fitting trend.
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I have a 14" drop and 2.2% body fat btw.

    Moo?


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  12. eg1

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    I am not, nor have ever been, slim -- but then, neither have I ever been trendy.

    That just leaves tired, which I am in spades.
     
  13. Newcomer

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    I am not a big fan of slim fit clothes--I have no problem wearing them, but I just don't like how they look on me. I have broad shoulders and a narrow waist (42 drop 9-10), so it just looks terrible if I wear anything with ultra skinny lapels. With that said, I think the "GQ" look is very obnoxious. It makes me want to cry whenever I open that magazine. That is my idea of the ultra mod look.
     
  14. jamesbond

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    The key word is fit, not slim/skinny.

    It looks bad when everyone, from hipsters to the obese, attempt to sausage themselves into a slim fitting garment that just looks awkward and juvenile. I heard some dumbass ask if the down coat is slim fitting. I hope he freezes.


    Huh? Are you speaking Greece? Down coats (bubble coats) are supposed to be fitted so no air can get underneath them therefore keeping one warm.
     
  15. Bellison

    Bellison Senior member

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    lol, ouch. you're rough!

    Somebody is just mad they can't wear the slim clothes. Go to the gym...
     
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    The key word is fit, not slim/skinny.

    It looks bad when everyone, from hipsters to the obese, attempt to sausage themselves into a slim fitting garment that just looks awkward and juvenile. I heard some dumbass ask if the down coat is slim fitting. I hope he freezes.


    Go wear fucking baggy pants like the Duke of Windsor if that make you feel better.
     
  17. gomestar

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    Go wear fucking baggy pants like the Duke of Windsor if that make you feel better.

    even better

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  18. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Excuse the brutality, but why should we care about a 'trend' anyway?
     
  19. mack11211

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    The fashion for it is ending, actually.

    Check the recent shows of Lanvin and other lines.

    Many designers are showing coats that are still short, but boxier.

    The 80s revival helps promote this.

    It will percolate through the clothing culture over the next few years.

    What genuinely stylish men choose to do or not do is up to them.

    I stand by my sig.
     
  20. bigchris1313

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    8 inch drop. (im sure 4 for the op, lol)

    I'll echo what's already been said: 7"+ drop =/= skinny. Not by a long shot. I have a 10" drop. I'm 6'1" and 293 lbs.
     

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