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

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Sorry, but that makes absolutely no sense at all. Dudes that are in shape look great at the beach and in tailored clothing...as long as it's tailored to fit properly.

    Don't you remember Victor?
     
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  2. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    No frills looks pretty good in suits and that dude looks pretty fahking swole.
     


  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    This.
     


  4. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Mcobinad-- Would be interested to see how something from boglioli looks on your frame-- or a wider lapel DB with softer shoulders. Really think your athletic build precludes you from any shoulder padding

    http://mobile.yoox.com/us/49144314NS/item?dept=men#sts=SearchResult&cod10=49144314NS&sizeId=3

    http://www.trunkclothiers.com/clothing/tailoring/caruso-glencheck-db-suit-grey.html

    Tried and True-- that is just silly!

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  5. Tried and True

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    Clothes hang better on a lean physique. The more muscle mass, the more fit issues.
     


  6. EliodA

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


  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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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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  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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


  9. LoKey

    LoKey Senior member

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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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  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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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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