Are Jackets Getting Shorter?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jyook, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. club_collar

    club_collar Member

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    Call it a trend or whatever, but I think some men will always prefer slightly shorter jackets. I am one of these men because I am not the average height of a male in America.

    Us shorties have to be very careful about wearing clothes that fit so as to avoid looking like we are wearing "dad's clothes"


    i feel the same way, i'm around 165cm and on the skinny side so i always tend to go for a slightly shorter, slim fitted jacket to avoid looking like i borrowed my fathers clothing. I tend to have all my jackets made the same way, not following a trend, just suits my body shape
     


  2. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Senior member

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    Short answer: Yes jackets are getting shorter and slimmer.
     


  3. pvrhye

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    They'll grow a bit when GQ gets tired of Thom Browne.
     


  4. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    Maybe I just have a big behind, I never found low rise trousers comfortable.

    +1. I need a 12 to 13-inch rise to be comfortable. And I'm only 5'9".
     


  5. jyook

    jyook Senior member

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    I do like the slimmer suit/flat front trouser look... I'm not too keen on the shorter jacket length trend...

    BTW, I know that the trend is having no cuffs on the trousers at the moment but I still prefer to have cuffs...
     


  6. GoldenTribe

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    Jesus, you can really tell who's 55 and who's 22 whenever the subject of rise comes up.

    You don't get us, and believe me we don't get you.
     


  7. Warrengardner

    Warrengardner Senior member

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    +1 Love the quote, especially because there's no way to know which group you're in. I see you're in Canada so I assume you're with the 55'rs.
     


  8. yachtie

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    Yep. Thank God. I do get a giggle out of all the fashonistas wearing girlie jackets though. :rotflmao:
     


  9. HughJ

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    Perhaps it's a newb question, but when we're discussing "shorter" jackets, the point of reference is still the "rule of thumb", isn't it? Would a person of average proportion deviate much from that (in either direction)?
     


  10. Harold falcon

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    x2. I hate low rise pants.
    I was told last week that "rule of thumb" is a patriarchal and oppressive term that should not be used.
     
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  11. Axel Ferguson

    Axel Ferguson Senior member

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    Well, that's probably because it is. Oppressive is debatable, but that could definitely be argued.

    However, on jacket length, I still see a lot of shorter stuff around, but you can definitely buy longer. Proportions look better to me with a longer jacket, but to each their own.
     


  12. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Regarding trouser rise, I'm a 20 something, and I prefer high rise trousers to low rise every day. I have quite a few higher rise tailored to slim fit trousers that just look amazing. There is no belt/shirt/tie showing under a buttoned jacket. Without a jacket, my shirt stays tucked in better. Low rise trousers are the worst. They look like pants made for women, and they look ridiculous sitting on your hips. Not to mention, paired with the modern shorter jacket, shirt, and vest length they look even worse.
     
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  13. Liquidus

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    What amount of rise do you consider high and low?
     


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    Angry opposing counsel or a judge?
     


  15. howbah

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    just on the off chance you may not be kidding, the idea that "rule of thumb" means anything other than "an approximate standard of measurement" is false. a simple google search for the phrase will yield dozens of discussions & investigations, all leading to that conclusion. anyone who says otherwise is the victim of a hoax dating from the 1970s.
     


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