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Chic comes in a size.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Iron Chic, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Iron Chic

    Iron Chic Member

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    I have found that a jacket over the size 38 just cannot be considered Chic. Imagine a gentleman wearing a 44 L driving a vintage Italian auto. This is a scene simply without elegance.
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I have found that a jacket over the size 38 just cannot be considered Chic. Imagine a gentleman wearing a 44 L driving a vintage Italian auto. This is a scene simply without elegance.

    Not to encourage your particular brand of stupidity (I've read all your posts and just PMed you) but Cary Grant was much larger than a 38, for starters.
     


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    skalogre Distinguished Member

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    Good grief. Btw, if someone wears 44L there is a good chance he could kick the living daylights out of one of us 38 people so I'd be careful announcing that in a biker bar. You know those people are sensitive about their suit jacket size [​IMG]
     


  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Is the camel clutch chic?
     


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    Is the camel clutch chic?

    Was Nikolai Volkov chic?
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Is the camel clutch chic?

    There is actually a jiujitsu move affectionately nicknamed the camel clutch, which is not unlike the Iron Sheik's version, except applied from the front. Seeing that it is designed to break a man's neck effectively and efficiently, I would say that it is a very minimalist move - very Helmut Lang, imho - stripped down killing. So yes, very chic.
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Was Nikolai Volkov chic?

    His hat was very chic.
     


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    I have found that a jacket over the size 38 just cannot be considered Chic. Imagine a gentleman wearing a 44 L driving a vintage Italian auto. This is a scene simply without elegance.

    I don't know what's especially chic about being a midget. Nothing wrong with it, either, of course. But nothing special, either.
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I wear a 38 and am 6'1, SGladwell.

    Iron Chic, are you for real? I've seen your other posts and frankly you come off as either a troll or a gimmick account.
     


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    I have found that a jacket over the size 38 just cannot be considered Chic. Imagine a gentleman wearing a 44 L driving a vintage Italian auto. This is a scene simply without elegance.

    What about just "chic" wih a lowercase "c"?

    Usually, the guys I see with vintage Italian autos are 52 S's . . . of course they're usually driving the tow truck or flatbed. [​IMG]
     


  11. SGladwell

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    I wear a 38 and am 6'1, SGladwell.

    Seriously? Not 38L at least? I'd imagine that it's pretty hard to find clothes in your size with sufficiently long limbs. Even as someone of the same height who vacillates between a 42L and 44R, that's occasionally a problem. Sleeves, especially, are often cut too short on RTW.
     


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    Well, 38 being my general chest size for coats. It's anywhere between a 38R and 38L, and usually a sleeve alteration can take care of any problems if there's no faux buttonholes present (those annoy me to the greatest extent when the sleeve isn't quite the right length).
     


  13. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    what a chic piece of turd this guy. it will be chic to see somebody wearing a 50L jacket beat the living crap out of this dumbass.

    pardon my temporary loss of civility.
     


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    it's too bad that he's such a mo-mo because the username and avatar were both pretty cool.
     


  15. Sgt. Chic

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    I have found that a jacket over the size 38 just cannot be considered Chic. Imagine a gentleman wearing a 44 L driving a vintage Italian auto. This is a scene simply without elegance.

    Pedestrian Chic does not exist I am afraid; but perhaps one day a vintage Italian omnibus will be accepting passengers in San Francisco.
     


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