HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Fair feedback. I shall take better care. (The "rumplesteezkin" aspect here was intentional, but not always.)

    I'd also add on these: I'd love to get them slimmed a bit toward the bottom. But they're Borrelli and feature outseam handwork. Can trou be slimmed only on the inside seam, without ruining the crease line? (Maybe a better question in the tailor thread....)
     


  2. Monkeyface

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    A little, but not by much. You'll have to take in both sides if you want to taper them more.

    I don't think tapering is the answer for you though, that would only make you look top heavy. Hell, if I wear trousers with a leg opening below 8.5" I start looking top heavy as well, and I have pretty average proportions.

    Here's my advice:
    1. Get high rise trousers, and I mean seriously high rise. At least belly button height, but the higher the better.
    2. Get at least a single pleat on your trousers. It'll make the trousers drape so much more cleanly, and it'll give you loads more comfort.
    3. Take care of your trousers. Hang out your trousers neatly after every wear, so that the crease aligns perfectly. Get a good steam iron, and a light cloth. Iron the crease of your trousers at least every 10 wears using low heat but lots of steam and with a cloth in between. Should take you 5 minutes per pair of trousers tops.
    4. Stop wearing belts and start thinking about wearing suspenders, it'll add comfort and help your trousers drape better.
    5. All of this means you will probably have to get MTM/bespoke trousers. It's nearly unavoidable.

    Here's an example of silk/linen trousers that are high rise, double pleated and have 9" leg openings, which is considered to be very wide by SF standards. See how they're relatively wrinkle free, and how the high rise and fuller leg looks proportionate? It de-emphasizes my bigger quads (too many squats), elongates my legs and contrary to popular opinion, wider leg openings actually make me look slimmer.

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    Just my $0.02, but doing this would take your fits to the next level.
     
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  3. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. spectre

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    How about a compromise. Something not too wide and not too skinny will last forever.
     


  7. in stitches

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    Lawlz. Thanks, bud.

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    HF - very much like the brown monochrome.

    Braddock - V nice. Especially love that SC.
     


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    You are being sarcastic, naturally. Be careful though, some people might take you seriously.
     


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    Agreed but three roll two is just that little bit more stylish without being outlandish.
     


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    The problem with single breasted peak lapels is they can tend to look too Tom Ford, whose style I despise.
     


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    Thanks guys I've taken my annoying questions to the noodles thread. :p
     


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