HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    that you, iGent is just a term for gentlemen of the internet.


    lol, thanks steve. glad you were selling it. it was well received!


    nice SC man
     
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  2. Pliny

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    Yeah- what he ^^ said...

    n what I was trying to say earlier re: Cold Eye and Butch wasn't so much whether B was a Y or an X with tapered lower-half or whatever.

    This- Waist suppression often looks better in front-on stills, but not so much in IRL.

    A well-cut looser waisted jacket - esp in lighter fabrics - doesn't cancel a slender (or not) fig underneath cos other peeps see u in 3D and in motion.

    Which is not an argument against bespoke, just that there's a limit to the benefits of waist suppression.




    Good to see those U last bad boys out for some air ^^^
     


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    Tibor, I fourth this(?) at this point. I am struggling with the issues that lufty brings up. Most of my jackets fit me well in the chest and I believe I need to accept that I don't have this huge amazing drop that maybe I thought or wish I had. I am by no means overweight and, Tibor, you are much smaller in frame and stature than me, but I think that in both of our cases a shaped, tapered waist is more appealing than the feminine hourglass look (and I don't mean that in a deragtory manner).

    I guess for me, and my jacket today as an example, I am concerned that if I let the waists of my jacket out too much I will appear shapeless and boxy. Finding the middle group Liam references is hard. I think us younger guys overdo the suppression to show "hey we work out, we are not fat slobs, rawr rawr" and in a way it just makes the proportions look off. Blame GQ or culture or whatever but I think that has alot to do with it. I have big thighs, not because I am overweight but because I run and played sports that beefed them up over the years. I also have a slim waist, but accentuating the difference rather than harmoniously bridging the two is something I am trying to learn and accept. Tips and help along the way from you fine gentleman certaintly help.

    Bottom line, Tibor, you are a well dressed man with a sense of style and personal identity. More modern interpretations of your aesthetic would be more appropriate than trying to push a rounded peg into a squared hole.
     




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    Good stuff.

    The Kappelan pose might be overtaking the Spoo pose- The raised arm really adds to the vibe of the photo.
     
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  6. Willin

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    You spelled it wrong! Epic fail!

    :lol:
     


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    I don't get it.
     


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    Thanks :nodding:

    Didn't get conversation above :embar:
     


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    Tibor - I'd say you need to undo the waist suppression - too much of an hourglass figure. I'd also agree with upr_crust that a smaller brimmed hat might work better with your build.
     


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    I feel like the way you dress does the exact opposite of what you try to accomplish, it makes you look even younger.
     


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