Anyone else tired of the slim fitting trend?

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

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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

    Moo?


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  2. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

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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.
     
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    Newcomer Senior member

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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.
     
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    jamesbond Senior member

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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.
     
  5. 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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    vitaminc Senior member

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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.
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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

    even better

    [​IMG]
     
  8. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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

    mack11211 Senior member

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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.
     
  10. bigchris1313

    bigchris1313 Senior member

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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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    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.
     
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    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]
     
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    wetnose Senior member

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

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