Anyone else tired of the slim fitting trend?

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  1. gdl203

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    this is what 3% looks like and it can only be held for a few hours because your subcutaneous water levels are near 0

    That guy is fat compared to me. I re-measured this morning and my drop went up to 16". woot woot

    2.2??? thats not even healthy. who measured that?
    I measured it online. With my iPhone
     


  2. Shirtmaven

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    I am ok with slim the super tight is making my life hell.
    the idea of having a dress shirt as close to the skin as a knit shirt does not work.

    the idea of not having any fullness above the waistline in the back makes sitting down impossible with out the shirt pulling every way.

    also the shoulder posture on the boys who want super slim shirts is usually awful
    rolling shoulders do to toomuch computer usage makes everything break.
    Carl
     


  3. gomestar

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    my period stopped when I went below 4% body fat.
     


  4. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    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

    dood that was the Bottega pagoda shoulder -- the height of fashion. It is everywherez.
     


  5. amplifiedheat

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    The real problem is when GQ starts hawking tight tailored clothing under the pretense of slimness:
    http://men.style.com/gq/fashion/slid...ay=false&cnt=1
    That slideshow shows:
    1)a jacket with crazy tightness lines at the waist
    2)trousers with tightness in the crotch and pockets flaring out
    3)another absurdly tight jacket and trousers
    5)the tightest trousers yet. Note also comically short jacket.
    Throughout, sleeves are consistently wrinkled from tightness. Remember that this is an unnaturally thin male model--if this clothing is tight on him, who is it made for?

    Thus, even if the slim-fit trend has its advantages for those of us who know what we're doing, it will inevitably have bad results in the form of men who think tightness=cool.
     


  6. Luddite

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    I'm more concerned with the sweet dinner suit and sneakers and dinner suit and long tie combos there.

    You can wear a tightish suit without looking absolutely fucking ridiculous, but...
     


  7. Spark

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    RE: the GQ approach.

    If I'm not mistaken, I just flipped through an issue that suggested to shop for a suit you needed to "find one that fits, and then buy the next size down."

    Silly me and my tailoring bills - I've been doing it all wrong!
     


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    You're not too bright, are you? When you think you know better than the Duke of Windsor, you know you're a slave to the fashions.
    Are you suggesting that even the Duke of Windsor fell victim by fashion, that his pants went from extremely baggy to not so baggy as time progress? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  9. MatthewN

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    RE: the GQ approach.

    If I'm not mistaken, I just flipped through an issue that suggested to shop for a suit you needed to "find one that fits, and then buy the next size down."

    Silly me and my tailoring bills - I've been doing it all wrong!


    I'm going to assume (i.e. hope) that what they're getting at is that most people misjudge which size fits them and pick something too big (which is often true), and they're suggesting this a a workaround.
     


  10. aznwolvie

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    i agree, i'd say most shoppers in America buy clothes that fit too baggy. I know most of my friends fall victim to this since we grew up wearing baggy clothes being the cool way to dress
     


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    I'm going to assume (i.e. hope) that what they're getting at is that most people misjudge which size fits them and pick something too big (which is often true), and they're suggesting this a a workaround.

    It was in the latest issue, it reads to size down until you know the jacket is clearly too tight and then go up one size. Perhaps a reasonable approach to help with getting away from the baggy issues as a workaround. Sounds like a reasonable approach to those who don't know where to begin.
     


  12. oroy38

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    It's not the clothes that I have a problem with. It's the obsession over the term "slim." There are things labeled as slim fit that simply aren't. People are too worried about whether something is labeled as such rather than if it actually fits. I've seen people choose an inferior piece of clothing that fits terribly but was labeled as slim over a perfectly well fitting piece of clothing that was not labeled as such. What would happen if we simply got rid of the phrase "slim fit?" My guess is that people would actually start judging clothes by fit rather than labels.
     


  13. babygreenspots

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    The times matter though...I think one would not look exactly chic dressed in trousers anywhere near as loose as though worn by the Duke of Windsor, who was more concerned about being elegant than hip, a concept to which most of us do fall victim.

    On a slim person, a trim may be best, but tight is better than baggy, unless the baggy is done in a particularly avant-garde manner. You can't just wear standard, loose-fitting, trousers and expect to look hip - maybe respectable and gentlemanly.
     


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    For men with 28-32 inch waist and slim torso, slim fit clothes have a more tailored look than the regular fit boxy clothes.
     


  15. amplifiedheat

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    The times matter though...I think one would not look exactly chic dressed in trousers anywhere near as loose as though worn by the Duke of Windsor, who was more concerned about being elegant than hip, a concept to which most of us do fall victim.

    On a slim person, a trim may be best, but tight is better than baggy, unless the baggy is done in a particularly avant-garde manner. You can't just wear standard, loose-fitting, trousers and expect to look hip - maybe respectable and gentlemanly.


    Elegant > hip. Classic > chic. Baggy=correctable, tight=feminine=unacceptable.
     


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