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

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

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  1. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Nonsense. Beanpole figures have just as many fit issues. But that's why there's tailored clothing, right?
     
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  2. ridethecliche

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    That's total hogwash mate.

    You tailor to fit the body, not the other way around. Sure, certain OTR fits might be harder, but plenty of brands don't cut their clothes for waifs as well. lol.

    Personally, I've gained probably 25 lbs since I started posting here. I've gone up a few jacket sizes (from just under a 38 to close to a 42 for some brands), and I honestly think that everything looks better because I actually fill out some of the jackets, the shoulders work better, etc.

    TLDR: It's about the cut. You fit the clothes to the body, not the other way around.
     
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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Only if the person is wearing something that doesn't fit.
     
  4. LoKey

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    There have been plenty of discussion before about ideal physiques. My experience has been mixed. Increased trap size makes otr dress shirts less than ideal. It's not that most people would notice, but it bothers me so I go mtm for shirts. I've also found that padded shoulders don't work well for me and 8 or 10 drop suits are harder to find.

    That said, going mtm, bespoke (like Victor) or just having a good tailor for adustments solves most of these problems. Like most things, muscle mass and ease of fit are on a continuum. Problems exist on the extremes of either end.
     
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    By a lean physique I mean something like this:


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    I did not give you permission to use a picture of me!
     
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    I wonder what happened to the guy. I continued to follow his blog after he quit SF but eventually, even his blog closed shop.
     
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    Bowler Hat by Locke and Co

    Overcoat with detachable mink collar David Reeves own make.

    Gloves by Tough Gloves

    Scarf by Turnbull and Asser
     
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    Not eager to discuss the fit issues on this one....
     
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    :lol:

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    I think that the issue here is that suits now looks very tight. It happened to me when I went from using a 40 to a 44 - 46 but a 32 on the trousers. In fact the trousers of those suits fit nicely but the shoulders of the jacket were small.

    I think that as long as you don't have a Kai Greene or Olympia body you can find something that would fit, adjustments will be needed.
     
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    The Riddler! LOL

    Just kidding. Nice photo there.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Keep in mind that most men are not built like that underwear model, and as such, most RTW items are made to accommodate such a build. The reason guys like that look so good in suits is because they just look good in general.

    If you put an average guy in a perfectly fitted suit, and a model handsome guy with an Adonis like body in a perfectly fitted suit, who is going to look like they look better in tailored clothing?
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Really depends on the look you're going for, Stitchy.
     
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    There's an extremely well documented (of the scientific kind) natural human bias for a slender physique. So I fixed your original statement for you.

    A truly skilled master tailor can craft clothing that best flatters any body type. Those falling on the tails of that distribution curve will find it harder and more expensive to achieve that perfectly tailored fit. And even when they do, the natural human bias will kick in and say that the slender fit looks better.

    And lest we be under any delusion, this bias is alive and well here on this thread and its predecessors -- as I've already remarked before. Don't get me wrong: It's possible for guys falling outside the slender ideal to get approval, and many have, but they've had to overcome an innate obstacle that those falling in the middle of the curve do not.
     
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  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Word, GMMcL. Word.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bear. Like likes like.
     
  17. Tried and True

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    Thank you for the fine elucidation of my nonsensical hogwash. ;)
     
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    Haha yeah, betel is a good example of stuff looking pretty darn good even though he has an insane drop! I thought my drop 10 was big!
     
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    :puzzled:


    Betel looks to be in great shape. He is an example of a person with a more appealing physique.
     
  20. mimo

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    But a hideous personality. He's a terrible human being. Bites the heads off kittens and everything.
     
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