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Anyone else tired of the slim fitting trend?

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

  1. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    What's the definition of slim in this thread? Is it a RLBL like suit or is it a skin tight pair of jeans? The former I consider slim, the later skinny. Slim, I dig. Of course I'm 6'0 and 145-150.
     
  2. 4realyo

    4realyo Active Member

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    I like that there is an option. The boxy, classic fit looks real sloppy on guys who should be wearing a slim fit.

    Not a fan of skinny lapels, though.. [​IMG]
     
  3. wetnose

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    Not a fan of the slim leg...which taper down to the ankle...combined with pointy shoes: UGH
     
  4. onlinematt

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    What's the definition of slim in this thread? Is it a RLBL like suit or is it a skin tight pair of jeans? The former I consider slim, the later skinny. Slim, I dig. Of course I'm 6'0 and 145-150.

    RLBL slim is acceptable. Muscle tops are not.

    I'm glad that dirty hispter fad is coming to a close.
     
  5. Spark

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    The concept of "Slim" seems to be based on a fairly vaporous definition in this discussion.

    If it's the painted on jeans of the smelly hipster archetype or the "soon to be doomed to the rag pile" skinny lapels and ties of some guy like Bill Maher, then count me out at the first available exit....if not sooner

    But if we are talking "fitted," which is something quite different regardless of a gent's size, then I'm in.

    In fact, having had the misfortune of being stranded in O'Hare for 6 hours last week, I could have counted on one hand the number of men whose clothes actually "fit" their physiques.

    An extra 6" of fabric at the hem of pants, yards of excess in the bodies of jackets, and shoulders that were creeping towards the biceps were the rule, not the exception. Don't even get me started on the shoes (and WTF is the blazer-cum-ballcap look?).

    It made me think that if this great nation needs a bailout designed to help the masses, its one based on tailoring not economics.
     
  6. Rosenberg

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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.

    2.2??? thats not even healthy. who measured that? stage ready bf% is like 4%. have you been on epistane or tren for too long?
     
  7. hth2002

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    Waist sizes are so ridiculous that department stores have stopped selling 30" belts, but they offer 42-44" belts now. 20 years ago, you couldn't find belts 42-44" at most department stores.

    I love the slim fitting trend. I can finally buy pants without my tailor saying the seat needs to get taken in. The regular shirts with 44" waist would have looked ridiculous on my 5'7" 140 lb frame, last year. It was even more ridiculous in my younger years, when I weighed 125 lb with a 27" waist and a 35-36" chest.

    The shirt was all bunched up and wrinkled and the side seams would slide either too far back or too far forward.

    Even at my current weight of 150 lbs, I still have problems getting a proper fit with regular fit clothes. My tailor is going to be very rich, if the slim fit trend ends.
     
  8. DLester

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    I am completely on board with slim/fitted. Slim clothing is not a trend if you are slim. Skinny nutcrusher jeans may be out, but that is a different issue.

    No need to buy Lanvin if you like boxy. Save some money and buy a suit from any mall in the country.
     
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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.

    this is what 3% looks like and it can only be held for a few hours because your subcutaneous water levels are near 0
    [​IMG]
     
  10. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    It is styleforum not sarcasmforum.
     
  11. Rosenberg

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    thats not sarcasm. thats what 3-4% really looks like
     
  12. ramuman

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    thats not sarcasm. thats what 3-4% really looks like
    [​IMG] I was referring to gdl203's post not yours.
     
  13. Rosenberg

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    [​IMG] I was referring to gdl203's post not yours.

    oh. in that case, carry on
     
  14. DLester

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    Based on the photos above, I have about 89% body fat.

    It is styleforum not sarcasmforum.

    oh it is most definitely sarcasmforum lol
     
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    well ya... obviously...

    i just like to have any chance to show that pic. so nasty. looks like he has two elbows and fingers under his armpits
     
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    Pants that taper down to 8 inches look very good. Is this considered slim?

    Looks much better than unfitted clothing IMO.
     
  17. furo

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    No healthy man should be under 8% body fat imo

    I was at 5 or 6% when I wrestled and that was just ridiculously unhealthy to live like that.

    I think I'm around 11% now and in the best shape of my life.

    I do think it's funny that we are even discussing this given the vast amount of guys who wear clothes that are too large as was mentioned above

    I can't even think of the last time I saw a guy in a major airport wearing a suit or jacket that didn't bulge a full inch or so off the shoulder
     
  18. laphroaig

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    I have a 4 inch drop. Does that make me slim or fat?
     
  19. Rosenberg

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    I have a 4 inch drop. Does that make me slim or fat?

    your drop alone cant tell you that
     
  20. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    Go wear fucking baggy pants like the Duke of Windsor if that make you feel better.
    You're not too bright, are you? [​IMG] When you think you know better than the Duke of Windsor, you know you're a slave to the fashions.
     

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