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

Alan Bee

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Imo the pant width is fine, but I'd widen the cuffs and wear darker shoes.
@emptym

As in “widen the hem without widening the knee and give him a flared cut”?

I disagree. The trousers need more fullness from the thighs through the knees to the hem. That way it falls in a straight line and drapes properly. And more importantly, flatter the mans height. He’s very tall and can carry full cut trousers with amazing elegance and grace.

I keep pointing to this guy as a prime example of how a tall man should carry his dress

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I hope you don't mind me disagreeing with you here. I am tall (6'5"), my trousers are slim (almost skinny), and I feel they drape perfectly. I do have a couple of "full" trousers but feel they are baggy (and they are almost the same as in the admittedly great example you posted), so much prefer the slim ones. It is all about getting the right cut. Slim or full comes down to preference, and cannot be objectively ranked.

Here is a proposition that I could get behind and is more in line with your view: between badly cut full vs slim trousers, fullness is preferable.

@emptym

As in “widen the hem without widening the knee and give him a flared cut”?

I disagree. The trousers need more fullness from the thighs through the knees to the hem. That way it falls in a straight line and drapes properly. And more importantly, flatter the mans height. He’s very tall and can carry full cut trousers with amazing elegance and grace.

I keep pointing to this guy as a prime example of how a tall man should carry his dress

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@An Acute Style

I beg to differ. Gentlemen, I keep saying trousers trousers trousers. They can rubbish and excellent coat ...

The man is very tall. He looks like he’s standing on “stilts”

Fuller trousers ....

Alan Bee
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Feel free to beg. The pants drape nicely and there is no appearance of tightness. He’s a slim guy. We don’t all lift.
 

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You’re very much getting me in the mood for the holidays and the binging on tartans that will ensue
Did someone say something about holidays and tartans? Santa and I will think about that.

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We're waiting for someone to say something about Fair Isle socks.
 

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@emptym

As in “widen the hem without widening the knee and give him a flared cut”?

I disagree. The trousers need more fullness from the thighs through the knees to the hem. That way it falls in a straight line and drapes properly. And more importantly, flatter the mans height. He’s very tall and can carry full cut trousers with amazing elegance and grace.

I keep pointing to this guy as a prime example of how a tall man should carry his dress

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Alan Bee
No, just the cuff. They looked like they were about 1.5" and I'd go the full 2". But now that Bernoulli has let us know that he's 6'5", maybe they are 2".

Generally, I too prefer a slightly fuller pant, but I think all kinds can look good.
 

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Did someone say something about holidays and tartans? Santa and I will think about that.

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We're waiting for someone to say something about Fair Isle socks.
My first thought was “I NEED those socks”. Followed very quickly by the same thought about those pants- what tartan are those? It looks familiar
 

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They are 2". I have some trousers with 3" and even 4" (for fun but I may ask the tailor to take it to 3").

No, just the cuff. They looked like they were about 1.5" and I'd go the full 2". But now that Bernoulli has let us know that he's 6'5", maybe they are 2".

Generally I too prefer a slightly fuller pant, but I think all kinds can look good.
 

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I wear my tailoring with sportswear while everyone else is still trying to seek approval for their jacket lengths on Internet forums.

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Back after a two-day hiatus, with moderating temperatures and reduced chance of rain. Today's choice of footwear was determined by the fact that there is a "meet and greet" for Kirby Allison at the Carmina shop near Grand Central early this evening, and I thought it politic to wear something from the shop itself.

Suit - Paul Stuart
Shirt - Trywhitt
Tie - Charvet
Braces - Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - a craft fair outside of Nuestra Senora del Pilar, the Recoleta, Buenos Aires
Pocket square - Harvie & Hudson, London
Shoes - Carmina

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That's A Really Nice Suit! :bigstar: :bigstar: :bigstar:
 

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Hollywood Nights.....

Went to Diehl Marcus & Co in East Hollywood tonight to hear Craig Owens (he's on the right in this picture) "Haunted Los Angeles" presentation.


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Brooks Brothers "Golden Fleece" silk and wool blend jacket, ecru PPBD shirt, and (pre OPH) white cotton and polyester blend trousers, Bow Tie Club tie, generic pocket square, and Allen-Edmonds shoes.

Here's Craig doing his "Haunted Los Angeles" presentation.

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Extra Added Attraction: One more picture from tonight where my shoes show better.

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@samtalkstyle

Sam, you should stop wearing those types of trousers. Not only do they accentuate your knock knees (I have them too), they also draw attention to your “top heaviness”

Try something more like this (your own fit)
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I agree, and am planning to replace the more tapered trousers in my wardrobe with some fuller legs. I'm still adjusting to not having the sight of a taper hugging the natural line of my ankle at the opening, but I do much prefer the proportion a fuller cut gives to my legs. I enjoy the feeling of the fabric moving with my step too.

The ones in my last post are probably the most tapered that I own, and I don't think I will be wearing them again.
 

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