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Are these pants too high?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RIchard1, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. RIchard1

    RIchard1 Member

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    I don't want to look like I am heading to an 80s disco party. Can you tell me if these pants are too high?
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    Thanks.
     
  2. CommenceFailure

    CommenceFailure Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to tell, but your pants look rather wide below the knees. I think a slightly slimmer pair of pants and a more a fitted shirt would improve the look greatly.

    Maybe consider a more pale shirt and a sport coat?
     
  3. RIchard1

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    Sorry for the poor picture quality.

    They look a bit wide below the knees because directly next to my calves is a behemoth book with a black binding.[​IMG]

    Thanks for the advice though.
     
  4. CommenceFailure

    CommenceFailure Well-Known Member

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    Well either way, I rather like pants with a higher rise. I think especially when everything else fits well pants look better closer to one's natural waist.
     
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    eMacPaul Senior member

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    A picture that goes at least up to your neck would be much better to tell from.
     
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    Disco was basically dead by the 80s.
    I think you mean the 70s.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Days_of_Disco
     
  7. TexasDan

    TexasDan Senior member

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    I don't think they are too high at all, but I prefer a higher rise myself.
     
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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Is it intentional, for the 80's theme, that the shirt looks like it's about 3 sizes too big?
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    Is that the best photograph you can manage to get when seeking help?

    To offer help a full length view, not blurred or merging with the background is essentiaL
     
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    I need to see the overall photo. Your shirt is too big which makes it look even worse.
     
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    Like this, do it. Lots and lots of pastels.
    Welcome to Styleforum.

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  13. RIchard1

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    Once again, sorry for the picture quality. I am a programmer not a photographer.
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    And I do know that the shirt is a bit too big. But, it is to be worn under a wool pullover so the only thing that matters is the collar and cuffs.

    Also, here is a picture of the fabric, if you are interested.
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    It is not really pink as seen in the picture, that is caused by the crappy camera.

    Thank you,

    Richard
     
  14. KObalto

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    Sorry, but the shirt is waaaay too big. It really doesn't matter if you are wearing a sweater over it. "This shirt is fine because I only wear it with a sweater?" How big is the sweater?
     
  15. RIchard1

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    Since it is brand new, do you expect it to shrink sufficiently if I wash it in hot water then throw it in the dryer? It is a 65/35 blend.
     
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  16. KObalto

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    No. You need something far slimmer. 65/35 blend of what? Cotton/poly? It won't shrink much at all. Try some slim fit all cotton shirts.
     
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  17. RIchard1

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    Okay, thanks. I am glad that I got it for very cheap.

    Do you have any suggestions for a tall skinny guy like me?

    (6'1" - 145lbs)
     
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    Things labeled slim fit. And stick to all cotton. Poly isn't the end of the world, but it's something to avoid.

    But you're right in that it won't really matter under a sweater. Or a jacket, for that matter, provided they fit. But if the jacket or sweater comes off, your shirt fits like crap, and it's obvious.

    And the pants are fine, from what I can tell with the crappy photos.
     
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  19. RIchard1

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    Thank you.
     

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