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. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    Is that sport coat a purple label? Looks great, except it looks to me like your trousers are sitting a bit low.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    It's not just that they don't come together--the individual parts don't really work on their own either.

    Overall, the fit on the jacket appears to be pretty good and is certainly superior to most of what you see in this thread. But the skinny lapels and high gorge make you look a lot wider than you probably are--they leave too much open space through your chest and torso.

    The pants have no shape whatsoever. Can I assume these were straight off the rack? I'm not so concerned with the break, which is really more a matter of preference, but that they appear to be cut for a completely different person. Perhaps shortening the back rise would help a little bit.

    Hate the shoes in and of themselves, but regardless, their general design and formality really don't belong here. Black punch-cap oxfords are just so classically business formal that it is really jarring to see them worn with an odd jacket. The "office pants" trousers don't help.
     
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    +1 He seems to pull it off because the rest of the look is spot on. Please say no to pleats.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Someone's been reading too much GQsquire.
     
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    This is because the majority of the posters here spend $$$$ money to get a perfectly tailored jacket then completely F*&#* up the look because for some ungodly reason they are terrified of a "slim"( NOT Skinny pants ) tailored pant.

    Straight or slightly tapered slim pants with very little break + no pleats FTW.

    It looks clean, professional and like you give a damn.
     
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    I don't really think I'm qualified to say if it works or not yet, but I believe this would look better if you pulled up your pants (which I guess you can't do now as they would end up being too short). If you like to wear your pants that low, you should go for low rise...
     
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    I don't think I've owned pleated pants since high school and I'm in my thirties. Wear whatever you think makes you look "good".
     
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    ^^^ Can you please stop spreading this nonsense?

    First of all, pleats serve an important function on trousers. Without them, pants tend to bunch up horizontally above the crotch, to a particularly atrocious effect when sitting.

    Second, pleats are classic to both English (forward pleats) and Italian (reverse pleats) tailoring. A nice suit from a good bespoke tailor is far more likely to be pleated than flat front. You'd have to really argue against your tailor's better sensibilities to get him to make you the latter. In my mind, flat front is the hallmark of the disgusting "slim-fit" RTW trouser. I have no idea why anyone would see that as a paradigm.
     
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    indeed it is :cheers:

    they probs are :embar: i try to hike them up before pics, but my daughter/photog had to get to scholl, only was able to get 1 pic.


    very comprehensive. thank you, i will try and keep those things in mind.

    yes the pants were OTR, but the hems were unfinished. i have never had pants that were not OTR, maybe i will try one day.

    what style shoes would you recommend? my other choice was the C&J edgware, any better iyo?

    also, i am pretty wide irl. :(
     
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    This is wrong on pretty much every level. Thank you for playing.
     
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    Agree.
     
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    I think that people don't like pleats because people are used to buying RTW pants that don't fit. In that context, yes they are horrible and you can probably benefit by getting RTW flat fronts. When pleats are done on pants that are made to fit you it is like comparing apples and oranges.
     
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    And I'm pretty short, so I sympathize. We are both wider than we'd like relative to our verticality. That's exactly why skinny lapels are a particularly bad idea for both of us. I realize they are the trend, but that doesn't make them any better looking or less detrimental to your specific aesthetic.

    For shoes, just pick something less square and that isn't black. Assuming you changed nothing else about this outfit, I would pick ones that are dark brown or burgundy.
     
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    Say yes to pleats... I love forward pleats (which unfortunately I can't find anywhere in Spain) and I think pants look much better with them. Flat fronts might look more fashin forward but that doesn't mean good...
     
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    But in those cases, it is not the pleats that ruin the pants. It's the pants generally sucking.
     
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