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Anyone else tired of the slim fitting trend?

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

  1. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    I'm pretty thin and I like full cuts sometimes. While I really dislike tight pants, I may wear slim jeans one day and baggy tweed the next.
    The SF meetup pics have me in slim pants and coats. Here's one that's more full:
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    Dude, great combo...

    IMHO, you'd look 10x better if your pants were slimmer.

    You're pretty slender, you should show it off!

    That's just me though...

    myke
     
  2. Octavio Interrupted

    Octavio Interrupted Well-Known Member

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    Backlash against a trend is just another trend.
     
  3. Octavio Interrupted

    Octavio Interrupted Well-Known Member

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    Also, BROTHERS AND SISTERS NEED TO DEFINE THEIR TERMS. This is worse than an internet theological debate.
     
  4. hth2002

    hth2002 Senior member

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    I agree people should wear clothes that are too tight. I don't think it's a trend. There have always been people that wear tight clothes that shouldn't.

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  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    I agree people should wear clothes that are too tight. I don't think it's a trend. There have always been people that wear tight clothes that shouldn't.

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    ^i think he best represents his look with that above cut.
    i think this guy (or any fatguy including op) would look better in clothing that slims to his body or is a tad tighter than an actual billowy shirt and pants. that looks even more sloppy. trust me, slim clothing is not only for skinny people. there are slim jeans that go all the way up to size 36-38 waist so just to prove my point.
    always a slimmer profile, whether skinny or fat , will always look cleaner and sharper (albeit if youre fat like above you will still look fat) but at least you dont look like you are wearing one of those moomoo? shirts or pants.
     
  6. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    As a skinny person, the slim fit carried by most big box retailers (e.g. Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyrwhitt, etc.) is an average fit on my body.

    Long live slim fit.
     
  7. amplifiedheat

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    Seems like the only people who don't like slim fitting stuff are fat/overweight people.

    If they had slender physiques, they'd want to wear slim fitting stuff too.

    Go to the gym and lose some weight.

    myke


    You're simply not very smart. I am on the low side of healthy weight--I can hardly find belts small enough for my waist and jackets that don't require a recut. I'm criticizing some of the assumptions behind the trend, and the concept of trendiness in general. That you choose to argue on such a low level is symptomatic of a deeper feeling of inferiority.
     
  8. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    And I disagree. There's a whole slew of lapel widths around. Sure, it's enjoying a revival, but my choice to wear slim-lapelled suits and slimmer ties has more to do with my personal aesthetic rather than a slavery to fashion trends.
    I distrust coincidence. One saw a lot of people "independently rediscovering" the boxy three-button before they started talking about how "slim lapels suit the slimmer man." If you're still wearing narrow lapels after GQ stops hawking them, you'll have my respect.
     
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  10. MetroStyles

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    I distrust coincidence. One saw a lot of people "independently rediscovering" the boxy three-button before they started talking about how "slim lapels suit the slimmer man." If you're still wearing narrow lapels after GQ stops hawking them, you'll have my respect.

    There's also the distinct possibility that no one gives a fuck about having your respect.
     
  11. MatthewN

    MatthewN Well-Known Member

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    I agree people shouldn't wear clothes that are too tight. I don't think it's a trend. There have always been people that wear tight clothes that shouldn't.

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    I think this photo is a poor example of your point - do you really think this man would look better in a larger t-shirt? Men of this shape are not built for t-shirts of any size.

    I think he would look relatively passable in a suit that's closely tailored. I think he would look bad in a suit that drapes like a circus tent and has voluminous trousers. I also think this about pretty much everyone else. IMHO, "slim fit" is relative to the body of the wearer, and should refer to a cut that includes a minimum of excess material beyond that required to permit freedom of movement. With that definition, I think anyone from a stick-like model to the man pictured above would look their best in a slim fit suit.

    Note that "looking your best" doesn't necessarily equate to "looking good"; the guy in the photo will not look all that great in anything, but I maintain that he'll look better in a closely tailored suit than a billowy one that makes him look even larger.
     
  12. sho'nuff

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    I distrust coincidence. One saw a lot of people "independently rediscovering" the boxy three-button before they started talking about how "slim lapels suit the slimmer man." If you're still wearing narrow lapels after GQ stops hawking them, you'll have my respect.

    whatever dude. there's alot of things I and people here like whether it was coincidentally prior to being talked about on GQ, while it was being talked about on GQ, or afterwards. or never on GQ. there are sometimes i say" hey, i like that look in GQ, i will go try it out" sometimes i say, "hey, GQ doesnt mention a word about how i dress , go figure" and sometimes i say"hey, look at what they are showing. that is exactly what i was wearing the other day".
    actually i dont care if you dont trust. no bother to me. honestly i dont know why you think everyone (but you ) is imprisoned and stressed by trends that come and go and/or we so urgently need to prove that we are not or we won't get so and so's respect. just relax. it's clothes.
     
  13. Ajaxv2

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    whatever dude. there's alot of things I and people here like whether it was coincidentally prior to being talked about on GQ, while it was being talked about on GQ, or afterwards. or never on GQ. there are sometimes i say" hey, i like that look in GQ, i will go try it out" sometimes i say, "hey, GQ doesnt mention a word about how i dress , go figure" and sometimes i say"hey, look at what they are showing. that is exactly what i was wearing the other day".
    actually i dont care if you dont trust. no bother to me. honestly i dont know why you think everyone (but you ) is imprisoned and stressed by trends that come and go and/or we so urgently need to prove that we are not or we won't get so and so's respect. just relax. it's [just] clothes.


    HOW DARE YOU?! [​IMG]
     
  14. Crane's

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    So what's being talked about here again? Somewhere in this mess I lost the gist of the OP.
     
  15. laphroaig

    laphroaig Senior member

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    So what's being talked about here again? Somewhere in this mess I lost the gist of the OP.
    All the fashionistas and trendies have gathered in one thread to debate whether we should all be wearing tight or loose clothing. At stake is this months groupthink, and we are having a hard time reaching consensus.
     
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    Crane's Senior member

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    All the fashionistas and trendies have gathered in one thread to debate weather we should all be wearing tight or loose clothing. At stake is this months groupthink, and we are having a hard time reaching consensus.

    I wear both so I'm probably gonna get shot.
     
  17. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    I wear both so I'm probably gonna get shot.

    Who is the Pol Pot of StyleForum?
     
  18. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    I distrust coincidence. One saw a lot of people "independently rediscovering" the boxy three-button before they started talking about how "slim lapels suit the slimmer man." If you're still wearing narrow lapels after GQ stops hawking them, you'll have my respect.

    ^ +1

    Sigh. You need to hang out in the WAYWRN thread more.
     
  19. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

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    Who is the Pol Pot of StyleForum?

    I don't know, I'm just your friendly neighborhood anarchist webmaster causing trouble as usual.
     
  20. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    I don't know, I'm just your friendly neighborhood anarchist webmaster causing trouble as usual.

    Better keep your quirks under wraps. The peasant revolution will favor those who wear brown.
     

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