Anyone else tired of the slim fitting trend?

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  1. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    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?
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    No, I'm saying that the Duke of Windsor proves what I've been saying all along, which is that there is more than one correct way for clothes to fit.
     
  2. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Slim? When I ran 30 miles/week and was 20 years younger,
    I wasn't slim. Natural selection seems to have given me a
    body to save me from a famine. So far, no famine.
     
  3. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Wah wah wah skinny lapels anger me wah wah wah. Stfu.
     
  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I can't say I am "tired" of this trend simply because it really doesn't impinge on my being.

    Fashions come and go. Timeless style and elegance endure indefinitely.
     
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    No, I don't really give a shit what others wear. I don't live in a big city so no one is aware of fads less than 3 years old anyway.
     
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    jf23668532 New Member

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    The correct suit is only loose enough to allow moving comfortably, not more or less.
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    The correct suit is only loose enough to allow moving comfortably, not more or less.

    +1. I observed a guy today who intentionally sized down on a suit despite the tailor insisting that it was too small. He and the woman with him wanted it to fit slim. It was a nice suit, but was much too tight.
     
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    I can't say I am "tired" of this trend simply because it really doesn't impinge on my being.

    Fashions come and go. Timeless style and elegance endure indefinitely.


    Well said.
     
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    lemmywinks Senior member

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    I just don't like the people who over do it or the people that just can't pull it off although sometimes I'm scared that that might be me.
     
  10. JayJay

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    I just don't like the people who over do it or the people that just can't pull it off although sometimes I'm scared that that might be me.
    I agree. The guy at the store today purchasing a suit was not thin. Sizing down was not what he should have done. The tailor did his best to get him to get a larger size, but to no avail, unfortunately.
     
  11. amplifiedheat

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    Wah wah wah skinny lapels anger me wah wah wah. Stfu.
    That's not actually an argument, you know. Just good ol' fashioned dickishness.

    The correct suit is only loose enough to allow moving comfortably, not more or less.
    There is this mythical conception of a happy medium. In practice, there is more of a continuum between too tight and too loose. A military cut and a drape cut are both "correct," but have different amounts of fabric.
     
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    luftvier Senior 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]


    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


    I will agree that the fit dosen't work for everybody but looks great on most men. I do not like the skinny style as far as lapels and ties go but as far as fit I do.

    You don't know what I look like, junior.

    I'm against skinny lapels.


    Wah wah wah skinny lapels anger me wah wah wah. Stfu.

    WTF is up with the slim lapel hate? It's a classic look for those of us who are slimmer and who enjoy the trappings of 60s style. I'd take it over the American Psycho look any day.
     
  13. MetroStyles

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    ^^^For the record I was mocking, not hating. I <3 skinny lapels, as I am skinny.
     
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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Timeless style and elegance endure indefinitely.

    As do tautologies.


    - B
     
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    ^^^For the record I was mocking, not hating. I <3 skinny lapels, as I am skinny.
    I was quite aware. Merely a compilation of lapel-related comments.
    As do tautologies. - B
    With this comment, you just won the internet. Congratulations.
     

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